Matt Smith, PhD received his doctorate in Nanoscale Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama, with a second major in Physics. He has six years of experience in research roles covering a diverse range of fields, including computational physics, machine learning application, and sub-wavelength optics theory. His Ph.D. research consisted of theory and python simulations, primarily in the areas of optical vortex fields, superresolution, and optical coherence conversion using surface plasmons. Dr. Smith’s work has resulted in three publications on simple mathematical methods of constructing superoscillatory vortex fields and superresolution lenses, as well as the discovery of the optical coherence bandgap effect.