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The Team

Who We Are


Simulation for Success

MTS-CFD Ltd was founded in 2012 by three engineers Matt, Tom and Sylvie.

The founders have extensive experience in the field of computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer. This expertise has been applied to a wide variety of projects as diverse as valves, oceanography, cold stores and vaping pens   Give us a call today and see how we can support your project.

Tom Scanlon BEng PhD FHEA MImechE


After a first degree in Environmental Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, Tom undertook a Ph.D. in Vortex Shedding Flowmeter Pulsating Flow CFD Studies at the same university. Subsequently, he was awarded a JM Lessels scholarship from the Royal Society of Edinburgh for a one-year post-doctoral position at the Institute de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse, France in the field of numerical oceanography. The IMechE presented Tom with the Alfred Rosling Bennett Premium and Charles S Lake Award in 2003 for CFD in applied aerodynamics. In 2013 Tom returned from an EPSRC-funded sabbatical in the USA carrying out fundamental research in rarefied gas dynamics at the University of Michigan and the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in California. He was a senior lecturer in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Strathclyde specialising in heat transfer, fluid mechanics and applied CFD from 1994-2017

Matt Stickland BSc PhD FHEA FIMechE


After a first degree in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Manchester, Matt worked for BAE Systems (Military Aircraft) at Warton in Lancashire in the WInd Tunnel Department working on projects which included EAP, EFA (Typhoon), Tornado and HOTOL . After leaving BAE in 1990 Matt worked for YARD Consulting Engineers in Glasgow working on modeling the heat and fluid flows in Advanced Gas Cooled reactors during on-load refueling. In 1991 Matt accepted a lectureship in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. He was awarded a PhD for his research into 3D imaging and its application to fluid flow visualisation. For his research in the field of experimental and computational fluid dynamics he was awarded the 2003 AR Bennett Premium/CS Lake Award and the 2004 T A Stewart-Dyer Prize/Frederick Harvey Trevithick Prize. He has published over one hundred journal and conference papers. In 2022 Matt left the University of Strathclyde to focus full time on his directorship with the Engineering consultancy firm MTS CFD

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