MS Students

Iggy Matheson

Education

BS Brigham Young Univ

2016

Aerospace Engineering

Before graduating from BYU in 2016, Iggy Matheson was involved with projects such as a CubeSat design team, a school-sponsored rocket contest, and a national space systems design competition.  His senior design project, which involved composites manufacturing technology, has a pending Boeing patent.  As a freshman, he operated a USU-designed boiling experiment aboard a NASA microgravity research aircraft.  His master's research examines orbit determination uncertainty for the Breakthrough Starshot laser sail interstellar probe concept.

Awards

2016-2019

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Publications and Presentations

I. Matheson. "Report for 2011 URCO Funded Experiment: Video Measurements of Micrometer-Scale Vapor Bubble Jets in Microgravity."
USU Digital Commons, July 2011.

I. Matheson. "MATLAB Implementation of a First-Order Compressor Sizing Tool."  UTSR Workshop, Blacksburg VA, November 2016.

University Turbine Systems Research Gas Turbine Industrial Fellowship

2016

M.P. Walton, I. Matheson, T. Hinckley, T. Peterson.  
"Astrovo 1: A Spherical Imaging CubeSat Prototype."  
AIAA Region VI Student Conference, Reno NV, March 2015.

R.J. Martineau, L. Hillyard, I. Matheson, J.R. Dennison, H. Ban.

"Development of Optimal Bubble-Seeding Microheaters and Video System to Study Nucleate Boiling Heat Transfer in Microgravity."  

USU Student Showcase, Logan UT, March 2011.

2016

BYU undergraduate research grant

2011

USU undergraduate research grant