University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

School of Freshwater Sciences

Matthew C. Smith

Assistant Professor, School of Freshwater Sciences

Phone: 414-382-1700
Fax: 414-382-1705


PhD, Microbiology, University of Tasmania, 2003
BSc w/Honors, Microbiology, University of Tasmania, 1997
BSc, University of Tasmania, 1996

Research interests

  • Automation of molecular biological methods and instrumentation development
  • Developing in situ sensor technology for the detection of biological and chemical
    targets in the marine environment

Recent and selected publications

  • David Fries, Matthew Smith and Stan Ivanov (2010). Flex PCBMEMS for system size
    miniaturization. IEEE-ICIT 2010 Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on
    Industrial Technology.
    Viña del Mar, Chile 14th to 17th March 2010.
  • Mark V. Brown, Gayle K. Philip, John A. Bunge, Matthew C. Smith, Andrew Bissett,
    Federico M. Lauro, Jed A. Fuhrman and Stuart P. Donachie (2009). Microbial
    community structure in the North Pacific Ocean.
    The ISME Journal 3: 1374-1386.
  • Ashley Shade, Cayelan C. Carey, Emily Kara, Stefan Bertilsson, Katherine D. McMahon
    and Matthew C. Smith (2009). Can the black box be cracked? The augmentation of
    microbial ecology with high-resolution, automated sensing technologies.
    The ISME
    Journal 3: 881–888.
  • Matthew C. Smith and David P. Fries (2008). A field-able RNA extraction and
    purification procedure.
    Journal of Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology
    16: 21-29.