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Matt Allen


350B EB
Provo, UT 84602


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Matt Allen is a Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Brigham Young University.  Prior to that he taught for 15 years in the department of Engineering Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from BYU, M. S. and PhD degrees from the Georgia Tech in 2005 and was a post-doc at Sandia National Laboratories.  He enjoys playing sheep’s head (Bavarian card game) during breaks at IMAC, trying new kinds of ice cream and skiing, hiking, biking or almost anything to do with mountains.


2001 – 2005 Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Georgia
Ph.D./M.S. in Mechanical Engineering:
Ph.D. Thesis: “Global and Multi-Input-Multi-Output (MIMO) Extensions of the Algorithm of Mode Isolation (AMI)”
Advisor: Dr. Jerry H. Ginsberg

1994 – 95, 98 – 2001 Brigham Young University Provo, Utah
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering:
Research in Vibrations, Materials Science and Heat Transfer.

Professional Experience

Brigham Young University, Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, 2021 – present

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Professor, Engineering Physics Dept. 2019 – 2021

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Associate Professor, EP Dept. 2013 – 2019

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Assistant Professor, EP Dept. 2007 – 2013

Sandia National Laboratories, Postdoctoral Appointee 2005 – 2006

See for a listing of current and former students. I am often looking for qualified students; please email me your resume if you are interested.

Courses taught at BYU:

ME EN 335 Dynamic Systems Modeling

ME EN 273 Kinematics

additional courses TBD

Courses taught at UW-Madison

ME/EMA 540 Experimental Vibration and Dynamic System Analysis

EMA 542 Advanced Dynamics

EMA 545 Mechanical Vibrations

EMA 610 Structural Finite Element Model Validation

EMA 642 Satellite Dynamics

EMA 747 Nonlinear and Random Mechanical VIbrations

EMA 615: Nanomechanics

IntEng 102: Introduction to Society’s Engineering Grand Challenges

See for further information.