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Matthew Kuester

Research Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., 2014, Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • M.S., 2012, Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • B.S., 2009, Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University
Dr. Matthew Kuester
Aerospace and Ocean Engineering (MC0119)
McBryde Hall, RM 610, Virginia Tech
225 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24060
  • AOE 3044: Boundary Layers & Heat Transfer (Fall 2019, Fall 2020)
  • AOE 4474: Propellers & Turbines (Spring 2020)
  • AOE 4634: Wind Turbine Technology (Spring 2019)
  • AOE 5104 Advanced Aero/Hydrodynamics (Fall 2017)
  • ENGE 4984 Special Session: Innovation Capstone, Wind Turbine Team (Fall 2017)
  • AOE 3014 Aero/Hydrodynamics (Fall 2015, Fall 2016)
  • 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
  • Assistant Research Professor, Virginia Tech, Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering (2016-Present)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Virginia Tech, Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering (2014-2016)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Texas A&M University, Aerospace Engineering (2014)