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).