Matt Miller

Technical Consultant


  • 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

Role at Cawthron

Matt is a technical consultant working in the analytical services research and development team. He applies his expertise in marine oils and natural product chemistry to provide practical solutions for innovative companies that Cawthron collaborates with.

Matt is highly skilled in techniques such as gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS), Iatroscan, thin layer chromatography – flame ionised detection (TLC–FID), high performance liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (HPLC–MS), and many other spectroscopy techniques.

Outside the laboratory, Matt is a keen fisherman and has a passion for music (working on radio in three different countries), but he spends most of his time entertaining his young son.

Technical skills, experience and interests

Ten years' experience in lipid chemistry; in particular, oils from marine sources, including expertise in:

  • 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.

Sustainable aquaculture project leadership aimed at sourcing novel marine oils for use in aquaculture, nutraceuticals and food.

Professional affiliations

  • President of the Australasian section of the American Oil Chemists' Society (AAOCS)
  • Member of the Oils & Fats Specialist Group of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry

View Matt's ResearchGate profile

Publication links

+64 3 548 2319
[email protected]