Dr Matt Carré

Reader in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering


Research Expertise:

  • Human interaction with objects and devices
  • Design and measurement of haptic properties
  • Design and development of sports equipment


Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 7839
Email: M.J.Carre@sheffield.ac.uk
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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).