Matthew S. Reynolds, Nortel Networks Assistant Professor


Matthew S. Reynolds

Matt Reynolds received S.B., M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees from MIT, and was a Motorola Fellow at the MIT Media Lab from 1997-2002. Matt co-founded the RFID systems firm ThingMagic Inc. in 2000 and served as Chief Technology Officer from 2002-2007. He returned to academia as a Senior Research Scientist at Georgia Tech prior to joining the Duke faculty as an Assistant Professor in January 2008. Matt is also co-founder of the energy conservation firm uSenso Inc, acquired by Belkin Inc. in 2010, and has 12 issued and over 30 pending patents.

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PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2003
M.Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1999
SB, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1998
Research Interests:

Prof. Reynolds' research interests include RFID, ultra-low power sensing and computation, energy harvesting, wireless power transfer (WPT), and smart materials, surfaces, and spaces.


Sensing and Sensor Systems
Computer Engineering
Electronic Devices
Smart Technology
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

Best Paper Award, ACM Ubicomp 2012
Best Paper Award, IEEE RFID 2012
Celebration of Engineering and Technology Innovation (CETI) Award, FIATECH, May, 2011
Best Paper / Best of CHI Nominee, International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2010), 2010
Best Paper Award, ACM Ubicomp 2010, 2010
Best Paper Award, International Conference on Pervasive Computing, 2008
Best Paper Nominee, IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computing, 2008
Best Paper and Best Presentation Awards, ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, 2007
Motorola Fellow, MIT Media Lab, 1999-2002
First place, AUVSI International Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Competition, 1998, 1999
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. J. Hunt, T. Driscoll, A. Mrozack, G. Lipworth, M. Reynolds, D. Brady, D. Smith, Metamaterial Apertures for Computational Imaging, Science, vol. 339 no. 6117 (January 18, 2013), pp. 310-313 .
  2. S. Thomas, R. Harrison, A. Leonardo, and M. Reynolds, A Battery-Free Multi-Channel Digital Neural/EMG Telemetry System for Flying Insects, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, vol. 6 no. 5 (October, 2012), pp. 424-436 .
  3. S. Thomas, E. Wheeler, J. Teizer, M. Reynolds, Quadrature Amplitude Modulated Backscatter in Passive and Semipassive UHF RFID Systems, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 60 no. 4 (April, 2012), pp. 1175-1182 .
  4. S. Thomas and M. Reynolds, A 96 Mbit/sec, 15.5 pJ/bit 16-QAM Modulator for UHF Backscatter Communication, Proceedings IEEE RFID 2012 (April 3, 2012), pp. 185-190 .
  5. S. Thomas, R. Harrison, A. Leonardo, M. Reynolds, A battery-free multi-channel digital neural/EMG telemetry system for flying insects, Proc. IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conf. (November 10, 2011), pp. 229-232 .