Iggy Matheson

University Fellows Cohort Member, 2019-2020
PhD Student, Aerospace Engineering
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Iggy is a doctoral student in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University, followed by a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Utah State University. A recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, he is interested in orbital mechanics - how orbits are described, how they evolve, and how they can be designed. Iggy’s previous research includes a CubeSat project that led to the creation of the BYU Space Group, designing a portable oven for composites repair for which Boeing has a patent pending, and a master thesis addressed interstellar probe navigation using angles-only measurements. Outside of aerospace pursuits, he enjoys reading classic novels and history as well as cycling, swimming, and collecting Lego sets.