Matthew R. Gevaert, Ph.D.
CEO & Co-founder of KIYATEC Inc.
Parish: St. Mary's
Bio: Dr. Matthew (Matt) Gevaert is Chief Executive Officer of KIYATEC Inc., a life sciences company commercializing advanced three-dimensional (3D) cell culture plasticware and cell-based diagnostics. Possessing a background which combines both business and technology, he led the commercialization of Clemson University’s biomedical and biotechnology intellectual property portfolio for nearly 5 years, working with both entrepreneurial start-ups and large, industry leading corporations. Currently Matt serves as president of SCMedTech, the industry organization for South Carolina’s medical device and technology companies.
Gevaert grew up in Ontario, Canada and graduated from the University of Waterloo with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Chemistry. He also holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in Bioengineering from Clemson University. Matt has held a variety of professional roles with 3M, Dow Chemical, and Merck, and has additional experience as sole proprietor of Edge Biomedical, a biomaterials consulting practice. He maintains current appointments as adjunct professor in the Clemson University Department of Bioengineering and as visiting professor in the Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership, where he teaches graduate courses in technology and biomedical entrepreneurship for scientists, engineers and professional business students.