Matt worked as a Lead Engineer at Ford’s Product Development Facility in Geelong during the 1990s and completed his PhD at Deakin University in collaboration with Ford Stamping Operations in 2001. He lectured at Deakin University before founding his own company, Applied Research and Development, specialising in engineering design services. Matt subsequently co-founded Carbon Revolution in 2007 and was Managing Director until 2012 and Head of Technology Development until 2013. Until recently, Matt was Director of Technology at Sykes Racing.