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.


Blade element momentum theory for a skewed coaxial turbine
Elfering, K., Metoyer, R., Chatterjee, P., Mazzoleni, A., Bryant, M., & Granlund, K. (2023), OCEAN ENGINEERING, 269.
Implications of Spatially Constrained Bipennate Topology on Fluidic Artificial Muscle Bundle Actuation (vol 11, 82, 2022)
Duan, E., & Bryant, M. (2023, February), ACTUATORS, Vol. 12.
Modulation and Annihilation of Aeroelastic Limit-Cycle Oscillations Using a Variable-Frequency Disturbance Generator
Hughes, M. T., Gopalarathnam, A., & Bryant, M. (2023, February 7), AIAA JOURNAL.
Numerical Study of Circular-Cylinder Disturbance Generators with Rigid Splitter Plates
Jenkins, M., Babu, A. V. S., Bryant, M., & Gopalarathnam, A. (2023, October 31), AIAA JOURNAL.
Analytical wake model for coaxial dual-rotor turbines
Hassan, M., Bryant, M., Mazzoleni, A., Ramaprabhu, P., & Granlund, K. (2022), 2022 OCEANS HAMPTON ROADS.
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).
Characterization of the Steady-State Operating Conditions of Tethered Coaxial Turbines
Williams, V. O., Bryant, S., Agrawal, S., Mazzoleni, A. P., Granlund, K., Ramaprabhu, P., & Bryant, M. (2022), 2022 OCEANS HAMPTON ROADS.
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.
Demonstration of a Towed Coaxial Turbine Subscale Prototype for Hydrokinetic Energy Harvesting in Skew
Agrawal, S., Williams, V. O., Tong, X., Hassan, M., Muglia, M., Bryant, M., … Mazzoleni, A. P. (2022), 2022 OCEANS HAMPTON ROADS.
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).

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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