Matthew Ringuette

Associate Professor

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Aerospace Engineering

Contact Information

327 Jarvis Hall



Ph.D., Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology, 2004

Research Interests

Experimental fluid mechanics, bio-inspired propulsion for autonomous vehicle design, unsteady vortex dynamics, fluid-structure interactions and energy harvesting, coherent structures in turbulent boundary layers, and hypersonics.


  • Carr, Z. R., DeVoria, A. C., and Ringuette, M. J. "Aspect Ratio Effects on Rotating Wings: Circulation and Forces." J. Fluid Mech., Vol. 767, 2015, pp. 497-525.
  • Dufrene, A., Holden, M., and Ringuette, M. J. "Microwave Shock-Speed Diagnostic Development and Analysis of Expansion Tunnel Viscous Effects." AIAA J., Vol. 53, No. 3, 2015, pp. 573-587.
  • DeVoria, A. C., Carr, Z. R., and Ringuette, M. J. "On Calculating Forces from the Flow Field with Application to Experimental Volume Data." J. Fluid Mech., Vol. 749, 2014, pp. 297-319.
  • Carr, Z. R. and Ringuette, M. J. "The Flow Structure of Low-Aspect-Ratio Rotating Wings from Dye Visualization." AIAA J., Vol. 52, No. 5, 2014, pp. 1081-1086.
  • DeVoria, A. C. and Ringuette, M. J. "The Force and Impulse of a Flapping Plate Performing Advancing and Returning Strokes in a Quiescent Fluid." Exp. Fluids, Vol. 54:1515, 2013.
  • DeVoria, A. C. and Ringuette, M. J. "On the Flow Generated on the Leeward Face of a Rotating Flat Plate." Exp. Fluids, Vol. 54:1495, 2013.
  • Carr, Z. R., Chen, C., and Ringuette, M. J. "Finite-Span Rotating Wings: Three-Dimensional Vortex Formation and Variations with Aspect Ratio." Exp. Fluids, Vol. 54:1444, 2013.
  • DeVoria, A. C. and Ringuette, M. J. "Vortex Formation and Saturation for Low-Aspect-Ratio Rotating Flat-Plate Fins." Exp. Fluids, Vol. 52, 2012, pp. 441-462.