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Matthew Allen

Expert in dynamics and vibration of structures such as aircraft, launch vehicles, bridges, etc..., test methods and modeling to avoid failure.

Associate Professor, Engineering Mechanics Program College of Engineering Work: 608-890-1619 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Dynamics and vibration of launch vehicles and testing and engineering to avoid failure during launch
  • Noise and vibration of machinery including wind turbines, engines, generators, vehicles, etc...


  • Invited to join NASA's National Engineering and Safety Center to provide oversight for the new Space Launch System
  • Principal investigator on over $2.9M of funded research
  • Creator of various algorithms that are used internationally to facilitate testing and modeling of dynamic structures