• 2010-14: BA, MMath student, St. Catharine's College, University of Cambridge
  • 2014-present: PhD Student, DAMTP, University of Cambridge


Matthew is a PhD student in the DAMTP Fluid Mechanics research group, working on granular flows. Current work focusses on the effect of granular segregation on the internal structure of desert sand dunes.

Related work includes experimental studies of segregation-induced granular fingering and of avalanche flow statistics in the intermittent regime, fieldwork in the Qatari desert in collaboration with Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medical College- Qatar, and a CASE studentship with Schlumberger Gould Research, investigating the effect of sand dune structure on exploratory seismic surveys.