3M Corporate Scientist Matt Scholz Bio

Matt Scholz

Biography

Matt graduated from the U of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. He has a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.  Matt has been with 3M Healthcare for 32 years.  He has worked in infection prevention research and development for 18 years.  

Matt has been integrally involved with introduction of numerous 3M products including:

          ScotchcastTM Plus Casting tape used to repair broken bones, 

          Scotchcast splints and cast padding used to stabilize fractures, 

          IobanTM EZ Delivery incise drape used in most critical surgeries, 

          AvagardTM Presurgical hand antiseptic and Avagard D healthcare antiseptic rub,  AseptexTM Antifog Antireflective face shield masks used in surgery,

          One Step Presurgical patient skin antiseptic, 

          3M Skin and Nasal Anstiseptic used to reduce infections, and

          Scotch Blue Painters tape with Edge lock.

Matt is a member of the 3M Carlton Society named after Richard P. Carlton a former 3M CEO.

Matt is a coinventor on over 130 issued US patents.    He is currently a Corporate Scientist in the Infection Prevention Division Laboratory working to develop Infection Prevention products. His work is presently focused on saving lives by preventing healthcare associated infections.

Matt is the proud father of three great kids: Katie 26, Sam 18, and David 18.