• Matt Hutchins

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Matt graduated from the University of Reading with an MChem Chemistry with a year in industry. During the year in industry, he was located at Ilika plc, where he conducted a project on the optimisation of solid state battery deposition using physical vapour deposition (PVD). After graduating, he went back to work at Ilika and was responsible for quality control of solid state battery materials. Following this, he worked at the global R&D hub for British American Tobacco. Prior to joining AAPS CDT, Matt was working at the Royce Hub, Henry Royce Institute at the University of Manchester as the chemical materials design (CMD) technician. He was also part of the lab sustainability team at the Royce Hub, with the lab achieving Gold LEAF (lab efficiency assessment framework) status in 2023.

Sustainability has been an important part of Matt's life for the past few years - this has involved many trips to the refill shop, browsing Vinted for clothes, and nagging others about ways they can be more conscious of their environmental impact. Their motivation for joining AAPS CDT is to utilise their background in chemistry to create a more sustainable future.

Outside of the lab, Matt's interests include urban planning, public transport, motorcycles, films and video games. He has also been into coffee since 2021 and owns a fancy manual grinder.



  • I am good at converting height between cm and feet/inches.
  • I went to see a concert at Wembley the night before my final university exam at 9am. 
  • I can turn my hands almost 360 degrees.

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