A headshot photo of David Mathias

David Mathias

I’m a self-motivated and technically capable Engineering PhD graduate with experience in project management and team leadership. I’m adept at handling uncertainty in tasks and I enjoy working as part of a team to solve challenging, technical problems.

The focus of my PhD research was on physical prototyping in the product development process and how it can be quicker, cheaper and more flexible by combining 3D printing and LEGO.

I'm working on my first start-up, Eatii, which aims to make food shopping easy by choosing the meals you want to eat not the ingredients you have to buy.

After nearly two decades skiing, including a season in Zermatt, CH, two years running the University of Bristol Snowsports Club, and a season in Wanaka, NZ, I am still excited every time I head out to the mountains. More recently, I’ve been making a shift towards touring and backcountry skiing to explore and play in the mountains.


Adobe Creative Suite
3D Printing
Computer Aided Design
JS & React Native
Flask & Django
Graphics & Design
Languages & Frameworks


2016 - 2019

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

University of Bristol, UK


Level 2 NZSIA Ski Instructor

Rookie Academy, Wanaka, NZ

2012 - 2016

MEng (1st Class Hons) in Mechanical Engineering

University of Bristol, UK



Smartletics Tempo

An intuitive metronome app designed to easily guide exercise rep tempos.


Outside Hour

A minimalist weather app that finds you the best time to get outside for your 1 hour of government sanctioned exercise. Developed during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown.


Transport Modelling

I created an interactive map to visualise transport isochrones and deprivation within Bristol.


Thesis Tracker

I developed a LaTeX CI pipeline that would build and upload the thesis PDF to an S3 bucket and post the word count to my website.