BA, Williams College; MS, Ph.D., University of Maryland
My research interests include oceanic and atmospheric dynamics; understanding the fate, transport, and impact of plastic pollution on freshwater systems; data assimilation; remote sensing; hyperspectral vehicle tracking; and cardiac electrical dynamics.
In the News
September 28, 2021
Researchers receive funding to research and address how plastic ends up in Great Lakes
Professor Christy Tyler from the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences and Associate Professor Matthew Hoffman from the School of Mathematical Sciences secured two NOAA Marine Debris Program awards to lead interdisciplinary projects with big environmental implications.
July 30, 2021
Swimming in plastic
Crain's Detroit Business interviews Matthew Hoffman, associate professor of mathematical sciences, about how microplastics are appearing in a disturbingly wide range of places in the Great Lakes Basin.
June 2, 2021
New study finds plastic waste in the sea mainly drifts near the coast
Scientists have developed new models that show plastic waste is accumulating differently in oceans than previously believed. A new study illustrates that far more plastic pollution than previously thought remains near the coast or ends up on beaches.