Dr Matt Carré

MEng, PhD

Dr Matt Carré

Reader in Mechanical Engineering

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Faculty: Engineering

Research expertise

  • Human interaction with objects and devices

  • Design and measurement of haptic properties

  • Design and development of sports equipment


Telephone: +44 114 222 7839

Email: M.J.Carre@sheffield.ac.uk

University profile


Matt is an alumnus of the department, having completed a masters degree here in 1996 and a PhD in 2000. He is now a Reader in the department and second year tutor. He has previously acted as Editor of the international journal, Sports Engineering.

Current research projects

  • Tennis shoe-surface interactions (sponsored by EPSRC and the International Tennis Federation).

  • "UNITISS" – Understanding interactions of human tissue with medical devices (sponsored by a Marie-Curie EU grant and in collaboration with Philips).

  • Improving design and performance of medical examination gloves (sponsored by Polyco).

  • Using optical coherence tomography (OCT) to understand the properties that affect the friction of human skin.

  • Improving handling of kitchen tools for older people (sponsored by the White Rose Network).

  • "HATV-I" – Developing haptics in assistive technology for the visually-impaired (sponsored by an internal EPSRC pump-priming grant).

  • Use of vibro-tactile feedback in electronic devices for the ageing population.

  • CT-FE modelling of bone fractures.

  • "VOICES" – Validation of injury mechanisms in children using engineering simulations (sponsored by Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust).