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Ph.D. Student in Aeronautics and Astronautics, admitted Spring 2017
BioMatthew Clarke is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is a Tau Beta Pi Fellow and holds an M.S. in AA from Stanford and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Howard University. His research focuses on aircraft design with an emphasis on the analysis and optimization of vehicles for regional and urban air mobility. His work also encompasses system modeling of novel battery technologies for electric propulsion applications. Outside of his doctoral work, Matthew dedicates his time to addressing issues surrounding underrepresented minority matriculation and retention in STEM fields, serving as both graduate student recruiter for the School of Engineering and a mentor through the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education. Matthew is a former president of the Black Engineering Graduate Student Association, and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).