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Dr Matt Grote BEng, PgDip, PhD

Research Fellow in Transport and the Environment

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Dr Matt Grote is a Research Fellow in the Transportation Research Group within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

His research interests are primarily concerned with the effects of transport systems on the environment, in particular the impacts of atmospheric emissions from vehicles and practical methods for reducing their detrimental effects.  Prior to entering academia, he worked for fifteen years as a pilot for a large, global airline, giving him extensive practical experience of aviation operations.

BEng, Aeronautical Engineering, University of Bristol, 1995.

PgDip, Surveying, University of Reading, 2010.

EngD, Transport and the Environment, University of Southampton, 2017.

Research interests

He is involved in several areas of research:

1) How emissions models can be used to quantify tailpipe emissions from road traffic during the assessment of potential changes to the transport system.


2) How aviation regulators and the global airline industry are working to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from aircraft operated worldwide.

3) Developing practical methods for identifying suitable locations for the provision of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in urban areas, research undertaken in collaboration with Southampton City Council as part of their ambition to install charge points for use by city residents who lack off-street parking for convenient home charging.


4) Understanding the direction of future developments in both urban traffic control and transport modelling through interviewing expert stakeholders and analysing their opinions.

5) Working with Southampton City Council and private businesses in and around Southampton to develop sustainable strategies for managing freight vehicle activity, in particular to tackle the problem of air pollution caused by road traffic.


6) Investigating the benefits of integrated logistics involving the use of drones (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, UAVs) alongside traditional last-mile delivery solutions based on a case study of transportation of NHS pathology samples and medicines.

Research group

Transportation Group

Research project(s)



Doctoral Research Projects

Professor Preston is interested in supervising Doctoral Students in three broad areas: Transport Economics and Policy Transport, Energy and the Environment Project Economics and Management

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Dr Matt Grote
Engineering, University of Southampton, Southampton Boldrewood Innovation Campus, Burgess Road, Southampton, SO16 7QF

Room Number : 176/4001/B1

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