Reader in Mechanical Engineering
- Human interaction with objects and devices
- Design and measurement of haptic properties
- Design and development of sports equipment
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).