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Department of Maritime and Mechanical Engineering

Dr Christian Matthews

Dr Christian Matthews

Telephone: 0151 231 2246



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.


2011, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PGCert
2007, University of Liverpool, Uk, PhD
2003, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, MEng


Journal Articles

Cummings AD, rothwell G, matthews C. 2016. How well does a linear static finite element analysis predict measured strains from a nuclear package tie down system during rail transportation Proceedings - Institution of Mechanical Engineers,

Feng J, Matthews C, Zheng S, Yu F, Gao D. 2015. Hierarchical Control Strategy for Active Hydropneumatic Suspension Vehicles Based on Genetic Algorithms ADVANCES IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, 7 >DOI >Link

Rachmanto T, Allanson D, Matthews C. 2014. Step Response Identification for a Batch Reaction Vegetable Oil Transesterification Advanced Materials Research, 974 :357-361 >DOI

T R, D A, C M, I J. 2014. Monitoring of Biodiesel Transesterification Process Using Impedance Measurement International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing, 2 :265-271 >DOI

Rachmanto T, Allanson D, Matthews C, Jenkinson I. 2013. Measuring Mass Transfer on Biodiesel Process by Means of Impedance Measurement Applied Mechanics and Materials, 391 :467-472 >DOI

Cummings AD, Krywonos J, Purcell P, Rothwell G, Matthews C. 2013. Filtering and analysis of accelerations and strains measured on a tie down system of a heavy nuclear transport package during a routine rail journey Packaging, Transport, Storage and Security of Radioactive Material, 24 :23-35 >DOI

Zhong QC, Matthews C, Nguyen PL, Clarke S. 2010. Low-cost rapid control prototyping paradigm IET Seminar Digest, 2010 :1269-1273 >DOI

Matthews C, Dickinson PB, Shenton AT. 2009. Chassis Dynamometer Torque Control: A Robust Control Methodology SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars - Mechanical Systems, 2 :263-270 >DOI

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

Matthews C, Dickinson PB, Shenton AT. Chassis Dynamometer Torque Control System Design by Direct Inverse Compensation 6th Biennial UKACC International Control Conference (ICC'06)

Engagement & Impact

External committees:

Committee name: Steering Committee, Organisation: New-ACE, Position: Steering Committee Member, URL:

Membership of professional bodies:

Chartered Member, Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Teaching qualification:

Title of qualification gained: PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education