Matthew is a student at RMIT studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure, Hons) and is nearing the completion of his degree. Throughout his studies, he has had the opportunity to explore a wide variety of engineering topics. Water engineering, geotechnical engineering and geospatial science courses have provided foundational skills to build upon in projects at Alluvium.

During his Capstone honors project, Matthew had the opportunity to work on the design of a water sanitation device for use in remote Northern Vietnam as a part of the New Colombo Plan. Through research, site visits and data collection, the importance of water infrastructure, water policy and water equity for the health of natural systems and people was clear. Further research projects into Biodiversity Sensitive Urban Design and Water Sensitive Urban Design turned this interest area into a passion.

Matthew is now applying the skills gained during his studies to projects at Alluvium and honing his skills in 12D, TUFLOW, AutoCAD, GIS, and other essential environmental software.