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Lab Site of Konstantin Matveev

Research Group of Prof. Matveev (PhD Caltech, ASME Fellow)

 

Our main research thrust is Hydrogen Systems. We work on fundamental and applied aspects of producing, storing, transporting and utilizing hydrogen. We lead large industry-academia R&D programs in this field, conduct basic research funded by federal and state agencies, and carry out projects for world-leading energy, aerospace and high-tech companies.

However, this webpage mainly reflects our R&D in other areas, such as High-Performance Marine Vehicles and Unmanned Mobile Platforms. Our efforts in Marine Systems are focused on aero-hydrodynamics, dynamics, and design of advanced marine craft, including air-lubricated hulls, hydrofoils, amphibious platforms, and other concepts. In the area of Unmanned Systems, we conduct modeling and experiments of unconventional aircraft, rovers, tanks, boats, and underwater vehicles. We extensively use 3D printing, composites and lattice-structures in fabrication and microcomputers for vehicle control and data collection.

Our research work is supported by

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Department of Energy (DOE)

Office of Naval Research (ONR)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation (JCATI)

We also provide consulting services for industry and participate in SBIR/STTR projects and large multidisciplinary programs.

Video clips below illustrate some of our unmanned vehicles and elements of fabrication.