The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech

Matthew Prior

Matthew Prior is a PhD student at ASDL, funded under the GE University Strategic Alliance. Matt also served as a teaching assistant for Dr. Mavris' classes, AE6343 and AE6373, during the Fall 2008 and Fall 2010 semesters.

Research Interests

Matt's PhD research involves:

  • Gas Turbine Cycle Design
  • Turbomachinery design
  • Model fidelity selection
  • Uncertainty propagation
  • Robust design methods

Other interests include:

  • Unconventional thermodynamic cycles
  • Gas dynamics
  • Aircraft design

Education

  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, 2006, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, 2009, Georgia Institute of Technology

Publications

Conference

  • Prior, M.A., Stults, I.C., Daskilewicz, M.J., Duncan, S.J., German, B.J., Mavris, D.N., 'A Design Methodology Enabling the Efficient High-Fidelity Design of Combined Cycle Power Plants,' ASME Energy Sustainability 2009, San Francisco, California, July 19–23, 2009
  • Akram, F., Prior, M.A., Mavris, D.N., 'Improved Submerged Inlet Conceptual Design Process Using Data Mining and Surrogate Modeling,' AIAA Infotech@Aerospace 2010, Atlanta, Georgia, Apr. 20-22, 2010
  • Akram, F., Prior, M.A., Mavris, D.N., 'Design Space Exploration of Submerged Inlet Capturing Interaction Between Design Parameters ,' 28th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, Chicago, Illinois, June 28-1, 2010
  • Akram, F., Prior, M.A., Mavris, D.N., 'Improved Technology Impact Modeling Through Technology Synergy Matrices,' 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Orlando, Florida, Jan. 4-7, 2011
  • Akram, F., Prior, M.A., Mavris, D.N., 'An Improved Methodology for Gas Turbine Technology Portfolio Planning, Including Technology Synergy Matrices and Real Options Analysis,' 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Orlando, Florida, Jan. 4-7, 2011
  • Akram, F., Prior, M.A., Mavris, D.N., 'An Application of Evidence Theory to Subject Matter Expert Based Technology Portfolio Analysis,' Infotech@Aerospace 2011, St. Louis, Missouri, Mar. 29-31, 2011
  • Akram, F., Prior, M.A., Mavris, D.N., 'A Comparison between Monte Carlo and Evidence Theory Approaches for Technology Portfolio Planning,' Infotech@Aerospace 2011, St. Louis, Missouri, Mar. 29-31, 2011

Awards and Honors

AIAA Undergraduate Team Space Transportation System Design Competition, 1st Place, 2005

Memberships and Service

AIAA, Student Member
ASME, Student Member