Class of 2010-2011
Purdue University, 2009
Agricultural Machine Systems Engineering
Matt joined the ESTEEM program in Fall 2010 and his capstone thesis project was EcoPace Light Controls. The focus of the project was the commercialization of an on-demand roadway light control system that reduced running costs and carbon footprint while maintaining safety for drivers and pedestrians. After ESTEEM Matt worked in various engineering roles. As a recent graduate he worked in engineering software consulting with PTC and engineering forensics with Exponent. Those experiences have brought Matt to his current position with Komatsu as a service engineer for heavy construction equipment. At Komatsu he is responsible for troubleshooting and resolving complex equipment problems as well as collaborating across business units to prevent future issues. Matt uses many methods and technologies to solve problems but ESTEEM has left a lasting impact on him. ESTEEM pushed Matt to step outside his boundaries and question normalcy. He now sees inefficiencies and setbacks as opportunities for reflection and growth.