Matthew Putman is a musician, scientist, producer and author currently living in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Marine and two children. He is a Researcher at Columbia University, and the founder and CEO of the company Nanotronics Imaging. His area of scientific focus includes advanced materials, and nanosystems. He teaches courses on new unique ways to use nanoparticles in polymers for the creation of flexible electronics, bio-scaffolds, flexible solar panels and other cutting edge areas of material science. Nanotronics Imaging is a growing business in high resolution Imaging company that is currently providing unique process control and research tools for the semiconductor industry as well as life sciences.
As a musician he has received acclaim from for his first album “Perennial” which was released in August 2008, and the quintet called "The Gowanus Recordings." Matthew is an inventor who holds patents in several areas including a new microscope with extremely high resolution. He has co-authored technical papers, and received the American Chemical Society Best Paper Award. He was an owner of the technology company Tech Pro which was purchased by Roper Industries in 2008. Matthew is a published poet, whose book "Magnificent Chaos" has just been published and is available.
Matthew has worked as a music, theatre and film producer. In the 1990's he produced a monthly series of readings of new works at Lincoln Center. He also worked with playwrights such as Israel Horovitz whom he managed the Gloucester Stage Company with in 2000. Matthew was a producer of the off-Broadway play “Perdita”, by Pierre-Marc Diennet, with his wife Marine which played at the Lion Theatre on Theatre Row. Matthew and Marine have also worked together as Associate Producers of the award winning film “Definition of Insanity”. Matthew is an Executive Board Member of The Montauk Observatory, and a founding benefactor and advisor of the "World Science Festival”. He is also an Artist in Residence for Imagine Science. Matthew is recently an adviser for the not-for profit The Cure Is Now. Matthew is an adviser and investor in Plexus Entertainment Group, a leader in online movie distribution.
Currently Matthew is working an affordable test for cervical cancer to be used in Sub Saharan Africa. He is also composing a ballet based on the life of Kurt Godel.