Matthew joined the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) as a Defence Scientist in 2006. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) and Bachelor of Computer Science (with Honours) from The University of Melbourne.
Between 2015 and 2019, Matthew was responsible for the day-to-day management of the collaborative defence research project on Marine Hydrodynamics between Australia’s DSTG and Japan’s Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA), the first of its kind between the two countries.
He has successfully worked with project partners to plan and conduct joint hydrodynamic experiments in Australia and Japan, and is completing PhD studies in this field through the University of Tasmania.
Prior to working in hydrodynamics, Matthew worked in non-destructive evaluation, specialising in the automated ultrasonic inspection of aircraft structures for fatigue crack detection. His work allowed the Royal Australian Air Force and the Royal Air Force to make informed decisions about the management and inspection of their fleet and test wings.