Matheus obtained his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Federal University of São João del-Rei in 2022. During his undergraduate studies, he conducted research on convolutional neural networks, electronic loads, and reinforcement learning.

After one year as a programming and electronics teacher, he joined COER in 2023 as a PhD student, participating in the SFI-funded research programme: "Simultaneous stabilization and wave energy harvesting for a floating offshore wind/wave platform."