The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech

Matthew J. LeVine

Matthew J. LeVine is a man of many hats. He has spent much of the past decade in pursuit of a balance between his artistic side and his scientific side. After spending 3 years studying Music Composition at Emory University, Matthew came to Georgia Tech to pursue his dual degree in Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech. His undergraduate career culminated with a 1st place finish in the AIAA 2009-2010 Undergraduate Team Space Design Competition as Project Manager for his senior design group's Space Weather Experimental PlaTform (SWEPT) for measuring and characterizing the Magnetotail Region about the L2 libration point. After working for Dr. Michelle Kirby part time as an undergrad, Matthew joined ASDL in the Fall of 2010, continuing his support for EDS. In whatever spare time is left, Matthew exercises his musical side as the Music Director for Georgia Tech's premiere all male a cappella group, Sympathetic Vibrations, or SympVibes as they are affectionately called by their fans. In whatever free time is left after all that, Matthew is an avid Major League Baseball fan and a loyal supporter of the Tampa Bay Rays. GO RAYS!!!

Research Interests

While Matthew's deep rooted interests lie in space, stemming from his undergraduate experiences, the majority of his ASDL work has been in support of EDS. As a part-time undergraduate worker, Matthew aided in the development and improvement of the Low Speed Aerodynamics code, with the goal of calibrating it to match ESDU documents. His summer and graduate work has focused on airport noise via the use of ANOPP and characterizing its sensitivity within the EDS Environment. In addition, Matthew's Grand Challenge work included serving as Project Manager for a team in support of the More Electric Aircraft initiative under the wing of the AIAA EOASys Program Committee. Matthew's curiosities include Orbital Mechanics and Space Propulsion Devices, with a particular interest in alternatives to chemical rockets such as electric propulsion devices.

Education and Work Experience

  • B.A., Music, 2007, Emory University, Magna Cum Laude
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, 2010, Georgia Institute of Technology, Summa Cum Laude

Matthew also participated in a summer internship at SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. in support of the Advanced Concepts Group under Dr. Brad St. Germain. Major tasks included coding a Multi-Revolution Lambert solver in Java for the Bullseye Software, as well as development of an Excel and VBA based takeoff and landing simulator.



  • LeVine, M., Benegalrao, S., Lewis, S., Morocoima, G., Hansen, D., and Rooks, S., Space Weather Experimental PlaTform (SWEPT), AIAA Space 2010 Conference and Exposition, Anaheim, CA

Awards and Honors

  • 1st Place: 2009-2010 Undergraduate Team Space Design Competition. Project Manager for the Space Weather Experimental PlaTform (SWEPT).
  • 2010-2011 Georgia Tech President's Fellowship

Memberships and Service

  • AIAA
  • Tau Beta Pi