Matt Gordon

Matthew Gordon

Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering

  • Faculty
  • Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering

What I do

Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering


Engineering Education, Chemical Vapor Deposition

Professional Biography

Dr. Gordon received all of his degrees (BS, MS, and PhD) in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. He joined the University of Arkansas as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering in 1992 and worked his way up to Professor and Interim department Head before joining DU as Professor and Chair of Mechanical and Materials Engineering in the Fall of 2011.

Licensure / Accreditations

Professional Engineer

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • American Society of Engineering Education

Areas of Research

Engineering Education, Chemical Vapor Deposition, Electronic Packaging

Key Projects

  • Development of a Crystalline Alumina Coating for Cutting Tools using a Novel Inverted Cylindrical Magnetron Sputtering Technique



  • Low-temperature deposition of mixed-phase alpha alumina by physical vapor deposition without a chrome template layer
  • Creative Employer and University Programming: Creating Workforce Ready Internship Candidates
  • Novel Sophomore Assessment Modeled after FE Exam


  • Fred M. Carter Award
  • Outstanding Researcher in Mechanical Engineering
  • Citizen of the Year Award
  • Faculty Advisor of the Year