Matthew Beatty BEng
PhD Research Student
Matthew started his academic journey at Loughborough University in October 2017, where he was enrolled into the Systems Engineering undergraduate bachelor’s degree. Matthew finished this degree, achieving first class honours in 2021, and obtained a role as a postgraduate PhD student. During his time at Loughborough University, he underwent a research project with Loughborough University in collaboration with Direct Line in the summer of 2019 and he is also currently working part-time as a research associate.
Matthew’s research is looking into the need to use automated, battery dismantling systems with human collaboration to re-purpose, sort and grade batteries from electric vehicles for second life applications. With his research, he is looking to identify the priorities and barriers in relation to the research and development in automated disassembly, sorting, and testing of electric vehicle batteries to provide an insight on how to handle the forecasted, exponential growth of electric vehicle batteries without having to resort to landfill.