Matthew Roy attained an undergraduate degree in Integrated Engineering and a Masters in Mechanical and Materials Engineering from Western University, followed by a PhD in Materials Engineering from the University of British Columbia in Canada. He has worked on a number of industry-driven research projects throughout which focussing on design, advanced manufacturing and materials processing.
He joined the University of Manchester in 2013 as a Research Associate in weld modelling where he coordinated research into predicting and characterising residual stress and weld metallurgy. In 2014, he assumed the post of Lecturer in Materials for Demanding Environments to support a new EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training. This new centre is aimed at developing interdisciplinary approaches required to address materials challenges in the oil and gas, aerospace and nuclear sectors.
His principal research interests are advanced manufacturing and materials processing, linking processing methodology to the in-service life of resulting components. His research topics include incremental metal forming, casting, welding and other near-net shape manufacturing methods involving thermomechanical processing.