Matt leads the UCL BEAMS research facilitation team and oversees the coordination and support of major funding bids. Prior to joining UCL he worked for EPSRC in the Engineering and Research Infrastructure Programmes, where he looked after the areas of Built Environment and e-Science, respectively. Matt has a particular interest in group facilitation techniques to generate creative research ideas. A materials scientist by background, he has a PhD in electroceramics from EPFL in Switzerland. He joined UCL in June 2011.