Matthew Bryant

Associate Professor

Dr. Bryant is interested in a multidisciplinary approach that combines smart materials, dynamical systems, and fluid-structure interaction phenomena to create novel systems for energy harvesting, sensing, and actuation.

In addition to research and teaching, Dr. Bryant enjoys outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, kayaking, and nature photography.


Autonomous Closed-Loop Experimental Characterization and Dynamic Model Validation of a Scaled Underwater Kite
Abney, A., Reed, J., Naik, K., Bryant, S., Herbert, D., Leonard, Z., … Vermillion, C. (2022), JOURNAL OF DYNAMIC SYSTEMS MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 144(7).
Control of a dynamic load emulator for hardware-in-the-loop testing of fluidic artificial muscle bundles
Mazzoleni, N., Kim, J. Y., & Bryant, M. (2022), BIOINSPIRATION, BIOMIMETICS, AND BIOREPLICATION XII, Vol. 12041.
Design, analysis, and validation of an orderly recruitment valve for bio-inspired fluidic artificial muscles
Vemula, D., Kim, J. Y., Mazzoleni, N., & Bryant, M. (2022), BIOINSPIRATION & BIOMIMETICS, 17(2).
Experimental Investigation of Boundary Condition Effects in Bipennate Fluidic Artificial Muscle Bundles
Hart, R., Duan, E., & Bryant, M. (2022), BIOINSPIRATION, BIOMIMETICS, AND BIOREPLICATION XII, Vol. 12041.
Implications of Spatially Constrained Bipennate Topology on Fluidic Artificial Muscle Bundle Actuation
Duan, E., & Bryant, M. (2022), ACTUATORS, 11(3).
Leading-edge-vortex tailoring on unsteady airfoils using an inverse aerodynamic approach
Suresh Babu, A. V., Narsipur, S., Bryant, M., & Gopalarathnam, A. (2022), PHYSICS OF FLUIDS, 34(5).
Motor unit buckling in variable recruitment fluidic artificial muscle bundles: implications and mitigations
Mazzoleni, N., Kim, J. Y., & Bryant, M. (2022), SMART MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES, 31(3).
Control and Control Allocation for Bimodal, Rotary Wing, Rolling-Flying Vehicles
Finite wing lift during water-to-air transition
Weisler, W. A., Waghela, R., Granlund, K., & Bryant, M. (2021), PHYSICAL REVIEW FLUIDS, 6(5).
Genetic Algorithm-Based Optimal Design of a Rolling-Flying Vehicle
Jenkins, T., Atay, S., Buckner, G., & Bryant, M. (2021), JOURNAL OF MECHANISMS AND ROBOTICS-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 13(5).

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  • KH2 Vehicle Development - Phase I: Outer-Mold-Line Geometry, Aerodynamic Analysis, and Wind Tunnel Testing
  • MAARCO – Multi-terrain Amphibious ARCtic ExplOrer
  • Control of Aeroelastic Structures via Prescribed Aerodynamic Disturbances
  • Mobile UAS Mothership for Subterranean Mapping and Monitoring
  • CAREER: Muscle-Inspired Load-Adaptive Actuation for Compliant Robotics
  • Autonomous Sensing Platforms for Subterranean Mapping and Monitoring
  • Design, Fabrication and Testing of Smart Material Carrier Basket Arrays (smCBAs) for Automated Analysis of 3D Cell Cultures
  • Aerodynamic and Aeroelastic Behavior of Wings in the Presence of Upstream Vortical and Viscous Disturbances
  • Aerodynamic Forces on Slender Body in Supersonic Cavity
  • Vortex-Enhanced Flow Energy Extraction through Wake Interactions
Matthew Bryant