Matthew Kuester

Postdoctoral Research Associate

  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2014
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2012
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2009

Aerodynamics, Aeroacoustics, Boundary Layer Stability & Transition

  • 2014-Present Postdoctoral Research Associate, Aerospace & Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech

Wind Turbine Aerodynamics & Aeroacoustics

  • Lift, drag, moment, and transition measurements on airfoil models
  • Verification and validation of wind tunnel results
  • Trailing edge noise measurements
  • Unsteady aerodynamics of pitching airfoils

Roughness & Boundary Layer Transition

  • Bypass transition caused by large surface roughness, and the growth of the subsequent turbulent wedge
  • Enhancement of Tollmien-Schlichting waves by surface roughness
  • Aeroacoustics of airfoils with surface roughness
Dr. Matthew Kuester
  • (540) 231-5444
  • mkuester@vt.edu
  • Aerospace and Ocean Engineering (MC0119)
    McBryde Hall, RM 610, Virginia Tech
    225 Stanger Street
    Blacksburg, VA 24060