Matthew graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from UNSW. His study focused on the automotive engineering industry. However, in early 2012 Matthew came across Calix, and, while it wasn’t in his plans to work for a small technology company, the company’s profile and promise were extremely alluring.
The cutting-edge, innovative, and dynamic approach of the company was unlike any other he had seen before and Matthew instantly knew he needed to work for Calix.
On starting with Calix in 2012, Matthew’s role was the mechanical engineer for the Calix Flash Calciner (CFC), from the conceptual process design through to the commissioning and first production runs. Following the CFC’s completion, Matthew was involved in the development of the ACTI-Mag product, spending many hours helping to develop the production process and first manufacturing plant at Calix’s main production site located in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria. Having gained experience developing the process for the ACTI-Mag product, Matthew was then put in charge of developing and delivering a high-volume output ACTI-Mag production facility in Queensland. The project was developed under budget and ahead of schedule.
At the end of 2016, Matthew was seconded to the European branch of Calix to work on the LEILAC project. Matthew was placed in charge of delivering the Calix component of the FEED stage and developing the budget for the project. With the consortium approving the budget and the project moving into the detailed design and procurement stage, Matthew was placed in charge of delivering the mechanical components of the project, which will begin construction in mid-2018.
On returning back to Australia, Matthew was placed in charge of Calix’s development program for an electric calciner for processing innovative battery materials. The program ran to schedule and was delivered early and under budget.
In 2019 Matthew moved into the Engineer Team Leader role, managing the engineering team based in Australia to help support the development of Calix’s core technology, the European development program and local water business.
Outside of Calix, Matthew hasn’t lost his passion for automotive engineering, and is currently working on restoring a series 2 Fiat X1/9.