Dr. Matthew Clarke currently resides in Calgary, Alberta, Canada where he is an assistant professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary and where he enjoys spending time in the mountains, running marathons, playing music and hurtling head first down the bobsled track at 70 mph.
As a faculty member of the Schulich School of Engineering, Dr. Clarke is actively involved in energy related research and is pioneering methods to recover methane gas from naturally occurring deposits of gas hydrates. When the results of this research come to fruition, it will add an abundant and globally dispersed new source of natural gas to the global energy market.
Dr. Clarke holds a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering and a PhD in Chemical Engineering. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Art History to complement his technical background. In his free time, Dr. Clarke is an elite marathon runner and has competed in races in Canada, USA, Sweden, Iceland and Finland. Dr. Clarke is also an accomplished musician who regularly performs jazz on the saxophone, trumpet and guitar.