Matt obtained his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2006 from Boston University and his M.S in Applied Biomedical Engineering from the JHU EP program in 2016. Matt is currently the Senior Staff Engineer at the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI), where he manages technical staff and develops facilities and programs that perform impact testing on protective materials, geologic materials and biological tissues. This includes the HyFIRE facility where materials can be impacted at speeds up to Mach 20 and the events can be characterized with high-speed imaging, spectroscopy, and flash radiography. Matt also leads the design of the new AIMD facility to implement AI strategies and high throughput techniques for materials development. Some of the biomechanics work he has done in HEMI include designing and building a small shock tube for dynamic inflation of porcine eyes and the design of a pendulum tester and sensors to evaluate the effects of impacts on the optical nerve in cadaver heads. Prior to working at HEMI, Matt tested construction materials for the National Association of Homebuilders. 

Matt is a Baltimore native and enjoys spending time with his family and dog, Paxton. He enjoys hiking, biking, cooking and exploring Baltimore and the outdoors with friends and family. 

Education History

  • B S Mechanical Engineering, Boston University
  • M S Applied Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Work Experience

Senior Staff Engineer, JHU Whiting School of Engineering

Professional Organizations

Aeroballistics Range Association
Society for Experimental Mechanics