Dr. Matthew W. Turner
Research Engineer

(256) 824-4629 Phone
(256) 824-4322 Fax

301 Sparkman Drive
Shelby Center 136
Huntsville, AL 35899



Matthew W. Turner is a Research Engineer at the University of Alabama in Huntsville’s Center for Modeling, Simulation and Analysis. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from UAH in 2007. His dissertation focused on the three-dimensional numerical modeling of a diagonal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) accelerator for use in propulsion applications. 

Dr. Turner received his M.S.E in Mechanical Engineering from UAH in 2001, with a thesis that focused on the inductive measurement of plasma jet electrical conductivity. His previous research includes magnetic flux compression for use in propulsion applications, pulsed detonation ignition systems, and the mixing of supersonic streams in a Strutjet propulsion system. Dr. Turner was the UAH Von Braun Propulsion Fellow from 1998 to 2000, a NASA Graduate Student Research Program Fellow from 2000-2005, the 2001 UAH Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Graduate Student of the year, and the recipient of the AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award in 2002. He also received his B.S.E in Mechanical Engineering from UAH in 1998. 

At CMSA, Dr. Turner’s research interests include propulsion research and propulsion systems engineering and modeling.