Matthew has an undergraduate and MSc in Chemical Engineering. His masters research was in the bioengineering field and included the design of algal reactors to improve growth while ensuring low energy usage. The possibility of carbon capture and utilisation within these systems was considered. Since completing his studies Matthew has worked as a research assistant in the Centre for Bioprocess Engineering Research (CeBER) at UCT with a specific focus on the production of bioenergy through anaerobic digestion and waste water remediation. Since joining The Green House he has been involved in projects relating to greenhouse gas inventory development and reporting, carbon footprinting, landscape approach mitigation planning and municipal training for carbon reporting.