Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Research Scientist

Role at Cawthron

Dr Matt Miller is a research scientist who plays a pivotal role in marine lipid and bioactives research. He applies his expertise in marine oils and natural product chemistry to identify, understand, and commercialise these natural resources, and to provide practical solutions for the innovative companies that Cawthron collaborates with. Matt is the principal investigator for the High Value Nutrition National Science Challenge funded project, “Musseling Up: 2.0”. Matt says “the end goal of this research is to provide validated Greenshell™ mussel health claims that can add value to exports.” 

Technical skills, experience and interests

  • Lipid oxidation
  • Omega 3 biochemistry
  • Analytical oil chemistry
  • Marine oil processing
  • Enzymatic transformations of oils
  • Novel antioxidants
  • Oxidative volatiles identification/quantification
  • Phystosterols
  • Regiospecific analysis of oil
  • Analysis of intact lipids, lipidomics and marine algae lipid biosynthesis

Professional affiliations

  • President of the Australasian section of the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AAOCS)
  • Vice chair of the Health and Nutrition division of the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS)
  • Member of the Oils & Fats Specialist Group of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry


  • PhD (Aquaculture/Chemistry). University of Tasmania, 2008
  • BSc (Honours, 1st class, Natural Products Chemistry). The University of Melbourne,1998
  • BSc. The University of Melbourne, 1997
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