Dr. Matt Kuester
College of Humanities and Sciences
UMHB Box 8008
Dr. Kuester joined the UMHB Faculty in 2022 after serving as a Research Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech for the previous six years. He earned his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2014. Dr. Kuester has research interests in the fields of renewable energy, aerodynamics, and boundary layer stability/transition. His current research focuses on the effect of small-amplitude surface roughness on the growth of disturbance waves in low-speed boundary layers, with applications in wind energy and aeronautics. In addition to his work at UMHB, Dr. Kuester enjoys spending time with his wife and son, visiting family, jogging, solving math puzzles, and trying new restaurants. Dr. Kuester is a member of Light of Christ Anglican Church in Georgetown, TX.
Subjects TaughtIntroduction to Engineering, Introduction to Engineering Fundamentals, Introduction to Computing, Engineering Mechanics: Statics, Mechanics of Materials, Introduction to Materials Science, Fluid Mechanics
Degrees EarnedPh.D. (Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University); M.S. (Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University); B.S. (Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University)
Aerodynamics, Boundary Layer Stability/Transition, Renewable Energy, Aeroacoustics, Leadership of Engineering Teams, Engineering Pedagogy