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Matthew CumminsAdjunct Lecturer


Matthew Huang Cummins has built a career around bridging the worlds of art, science, manufacturing, and education.  In addition to his work at Northwestern and as an e-learning consultant, Matthew is currently Artist-in-Residence at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.

Prior to his art and teaching, Matthew spent ten years consulting with global manufacturing and design companies on creative uses of CAD (Computer-Aided Design) and KBE (Knowledge-Based Engineering) software.  Today, his art practice leverages the same toolsets but redirects them toward artistic collaborations with industrial partners.  For inspiration, he draws on his background in materials and his study of atomic geometries.

Matthew's curiosity has led him from a childhood in Western Michigan to life experiences as varied as a trans-continental bicycle trek and a sailing adventure across the Indian Ocean.  He lived in California and the Pacific Northwest before making his home in south Evanston, where he now resides with his wife and two daughters.


BS, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

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