Dr. Matt Oehlschlaeger received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech (2000), and M.S. (2002) and Ph.D. (2005) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. He joined the faculty at Rensselaer in 2006, where since 2014 he has served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs within the School of Engineering and as a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. His research focuses on energy and environment, where he has advanced the understanding of chemical kinetic behaviors of alternative fuels and developed novel methods for non-intrusive optical sensing for the environment and industrially processes.
Oehlschlaeger has co-authored over 100 papers, led government- and industrial-funded research programs, and garnered several national awards, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from President Obama in 2009. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Engineers (ASME) and serves as Specialty Chief Editor for Frontiers in Aerospace Engineering and as an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants.