Matt Carpenter

Matt Carpenter

Senior Associate
Vehicle Engineering
Philadelphia
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Mr. Carpenter specializes in motor vehicle incident investigation and root cause determination. He is proficient in capturing data from a multitude of sources to develop an understanding of the human and vehicle factors leading to an incident. Mr. Carpenter has an extensive background in determining root cause analyses of components, modules, systems, and systems-of-systems.

Prior to joining Exponent, Mr. Carpenter worked as a senior system integration engineer of transmission shift-by-wire systems at General Motors. In this role, he performed vehicle verification testing to ensure the shift-by-wire system met customer expectations, and he led root cause investigations into issues with system functionality. This experience developed Mr. Carpenter’s expertise in automotive incident investigation, system-to-system communication and interactions, and Design for Six Sigma.

Before joining GM, Mr. Carpenter worked as a lead design engineer of nacelle actuation systems at The Boeing Company. During this time, he was involved in the design, testing, certification, and support of mechanical and hydraulic actuation systems across the commercial airplane portfolio. This experience developed Mr. Carpenter’s expertise in component failure investigation, computer-aided design (CATIA), system modeling (MATLAB Simulink), and project management.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2010
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2010
  • 2010 J.A. Bursley Prize Scholarship for leadership in mechanical engineering

    2009 Lloyd H. Donnell Scholarship for academic excellence in solid mechanics, dynamics and fluid mechanics

Patents

US Patent 9,890,739: Controlling Nozzle Areas of Variable Area Fan Nozzles, issued February 13, 2018 (with JJ Jackowski, KE Karnofski).

Prior Experience

Senior System Integration Engineer, General Motors, 2016–2019

Lead Design Engineer, Boeing, 2011–2016

Independent Researcher, Human Biomechanics and Controls Laboratory, University of Michigan, 2010

Professional Intern, Dow Corning, 2010

Engineering Summer Intern, Shell Oil Company, 2008 & 2009

Professional Affiliations

SAE International

Additional Information

Additional Education Training

Bosch CDR Tool Technician Training, Institute of Police Technology and Management – University of North Florida, 2020

Architecture and Systems Engineering Professional Certificate Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018

Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Black Belt, 2018

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2010
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2010
  • 2010 J.A. Bursley Prize Scholarship for leadership in mechanical engineering

    2009 Lloyd H. Donnell Scholarship for academic excellence in solid mechanics, dynamics and fluid mechanics