Matthew H. Everhart, Ph.D., is a technical advisor in the firm’s Chemical Patent Prosecution group. With research experience spanning the decade prior to joining the firm, Dr. Everhart has a deep intuitive command of polymer science, materials science, synthetic chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and analytical chemistry – and has headed everything from multi-institutional, interdisciplinary collaborations to fast-paced, industrial projects. By leveraging this strong intellectual foundation with his passion for science writing and communication, Dr. Everhart is able to efficiently prosecute the extraordinary inventions that clients entrust to the firm.
For example, Dr. Everhart has prosecuted adhesives, agricultural agents, automotive components, circuit boards, cleaning solutions, industrial processes, lubricants, magnets, metallic compositions, OLED displays, paints, plastics, polymers, semiconductor devices and compositions, shape memory materials, solar cells, solid-state batteries, working fluids, and 3D-printing compositions; and has personal research experience including polymer synthesis (e.g., ATRP, FRP), organometallic catalysis, materials characterization (e.g., rheometry, SEM, AFM, NMR, GC-MS, DLS, TGA, DSC), acoustically active materials, biomedical materials, soft robotics, molecular machines, semiconductor device fabrication, enhanced oil recovery, and polymer brushes, composites, and gels.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- UNC Research Fellow, 2014-2018
- Elected Associate Member of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, Williams College Chapter of The Society, 2011
- Class of 1960 Scholar in Chemistry, Williams College, 2010
- Summer Research Fellow, Leiden University (sponsored by Williams College), 2010
- Summer Research Fellow, Williams College, 2009
Speeches/Events, Articles, Publications
- “Encoding tissue mechanics in silicone,” Science Robotics, 2018, http://robotics.sciencemag.org/content/3/18/eaat7175
- “Mimicking biological stress-strain behavior with synthetic elastomers,” Nature, 2017, https://www.nature.com/articles/nature23673
- “From adhesion to wetting: contact mechanics at the surfaces of super-soft brush-like elastomers,” ACS Macro Letters, 2017, https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsmacrolett.7b00419
- “Submicrometer-encapsulation of NaBH4 by dopamine end-functionalized polystyrene: gas generation at oil-water interfaces,” Chemistry of Materials, 2016, https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b04624
- “Epoxidation of alkenes bearing a carboxylic acid group by iron complexes of the tetradentate ligand N,N’-dimethyl-N,N’-bis(2-pyridyylmethyl)-1,2-diaminoethane and its derivatives,” Inorganica Chimica Acta., 2014, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0020169313006919
- Sigma Xi, Member, 2011-2018