Matthew is a Research Associate in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Toronto. He oversees the cardiovascular biomechanics research projects in the lab. The overall goal of these research projects is to apply engineering principles to clinical research problems in cardiology, cardiac surgery, and vascular surgery to improve patient outcomes. Current projects focus on aortic fluid and solid mechanics, congenital heart diseases, and medical device development. These research projects are being carried out under the co-supervision of Dr. Thomas Forbes, a vascular surgeon at the University Health Network, and in collaboration with researchers at Toronto General Hospital, the Hospital for Sick Children, the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Utah, and Claremont Graduate University. Before joining the ATOMS lab, Matthew was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Prof. Craig Simmons’ Cellular Mechanobiology Laboratory at the University of Toronto from September 2011 to August 2013. Matthew holds an M.A.Sc. (2004) and a Ph.D. (2011) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ottawa, and a B.Eng. (2001) in Biological Engineering from Dalhousie University.