Matthew is a lead R&D engineer for Vertical takeoff / Vertical landing rocket development with experience in ground fueling, manufacturing, and product development. His current activities include working to bring new technologies to this industry and creating the next generation of aircraft refueling equipment; he has 3 provisional patent applications in progress. Matt has experience in metallurgy, additive manufacturing, materials and casting through work on Jet Engines and a tooling company he co-founded. Rapid-D uses additive manufacturing to create precision aerospace injection molding dies and fixtures for single crystal turbine blades. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BS in Engineering Mechanics.