40 under 40 — Matt Crossan
Theta Phi, 2015 — Recognized in: 2020
Matt Crossan was a member of the Theta Phi Chapter at Western University where he earned a B.Esc ’15 and M.ESc ’18 in Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Currently, Matt competes as a Simulation and Performance Engineer with Mahindra Racing in Formula E – the world’s premier all-electric racing series. Prior to working in Formula E, Matt competed in Formula One as a Simulation Engineer for the Renault F1 Team during the 2017-2019 Seasons. He was initially selected for a placement with Renault after winning the INFINITI Engineering Academy as the top Engineer in Canada. His love for motorsport began during his time at Western University where he built and raced six formula-style race cars around the world with the Western Formula Racing team.
It has always been Matt’s passion to develop technology for a more sustainable future, and now with Formula E, he is able to combine this with his passion for racing to accelerate change towards and electric future. The Championship’s aim is to raise awareness, inspire change, and contribute to reducing global carbon emissions and urban air pollution.
Matt was introduced to Zeta Psi by his Father, Larry Crossan (Alpha Psi ’81) who heard the Theta Phi Chapter was restarting at Western. Matt recounts his time as an undergraduate:
“Joining the Theta Phi chapter was a truly life-changing experience. The brothers at my chapter helped pushed me out of my comfort zone and to develop my leadership skills. Some of my best memories are from LTI’s and trips to visit other Chapters. I learned so much from such a diverse group of men and they were always extremely supportive of my passions. My advice for young Zetes would be to challenge and support your brothers in achieving their dreams, and to strive to be a better person today than you were yesterday.”
Check out the following links for some insight into Matt’s line of work:
- Academy Insider (Insight into Matt’s job at Renault F1 Team)
- Drive to Survive (Netflix Trailer)
- And We Go Green (Trailer about Formula E)
- Formula E for Beginners
- Mahindra Racing (Everything You Need to Know)