Christian Matthews received his MEng degree in Mechanical Systems & Design Engineering from the University of Liverpool, UK in 2003. He subsequently joined the Powertrain Control Group as a postgraduate research student where his research interests were modelling, system identification and robust control methodologies applied to powertrain systems and transient powertrain testing systems. He received his PhD from the University of Liverpool in December 2007 for his thesis entitled 'Identification and Robust Control of Automotive Dynamometers'.
In November 2006, he joined add2 ltd where he was a senior systems engineer specialising in Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) and Rapid Control Prototyping (RCP) technologies and applications. During this time he acted as a company representative in a joint TSB funded research project between add2, The University of Warwick, QinetiQ and Jaguar Land Rover entitled 'Evolutionary Validation of Complex Systems' (EVoCS).
In August 2009, Christian was appointed as a lecturer in engineering at Liverpool John Moores University where he is responsible for teaching mechatronics, dynamics and control. In August 2013 he was appointed as Principal Lecturer in Engineering and Technology.
He is a member of the national steering committee of the ‘Network for New Academics in Control Engineering’ (New-ACE), a Chartered member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and the Society of Automotive Engineers and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.