Matthew completed a Bachelor of Science in Medical, Forensic and Analytical Chemistry from Victoria University, graduating with First Class Honours in 2003. In 2009 Matthew was awarded a PhD for his research which focussed on applying a combination of theoretical and analytical chemistry techniques to gain fundamental insights into a range of biomolecular interactions.
Following the completion of his PhD in 2009, and up until he joined Spruson & Ferguson in 2016, Matthew was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation at Victoria University. His research focussed primarily on membrane-based water treatment technology, including elucidating mechanisms of organic fouling, studying micropollutant reactions with chemical disinfectants and developing processes for the recycling of used polymeric membranes. He also supervised PhD candidates in the areas of food chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering and analytical chemistry during this time.
Matthew has presented his research at various international conferences and has had his work published in a number of leading peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
Matthew is a qualified Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney and a registered Australian Trade Mark Attorney.