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Directors of the Structural Dynamics Research Group:

Photo of M.S. Allen Dr. Matthew S. Allen
535 Engineering Research Building
1500 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1609
Office: 608/890-1619, Fax: 608/263-7451
http://sd.engr.wisc.edu/
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539 Engineering Research Building
1500 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1609
Office: 608/262-5724, Fax: 608/263-7451
kammer@engr.wisc.edu

Current Graduate Students

Portrait Benjamin Moldenhauer (bmoldenhauer@wisc.edu )
B.S. Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics, UW-Madison, May 2017
Portrait Iman Zare Estakhraji (zareestakhra@wisc.edu)
M.Sc. Structural Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic (Amirkabir University of Tech)
B.Sc. Civil Engineering, Isfahan University of Tech
Portrait Aabhas Singh (singh36@wisc.edu)
B.S. Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics, UW-Madison, December 2016
Portrait Wesley Scott (wscott2@wisc.edu)
B.S. Engineering Mechanics, UW-Madison, May 2016
Portrait Dan Piombino (piombino@wisc.edu)
B.S. Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics, Milwaukee School of Engineering, May 2016
Matt Bonney (msbonney@wisc.edu)
Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, UW-Madison, August 2017
Dissertation: Uncertainty Quantification in Dynamical System Design using Reduced Order Models
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, UW-Madison
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Iowa

B.A. Physics, University of Iowa
Portrait Robert Lacayo (lacayo@wisc.edu)
M.S. Student, Engineering Mechanics
B.S. Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics, UW-Madison, May 2014
Formerly: Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
Portrait Christopher VanDamme (cvandammes@wisc.edu)
M.S. / PhD Student, Engineering Mechanics
B.S Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics, UW-Madison, May 2015
Winner Best Student Paper Award, AIAA Student Conference, April 2016
Winner Best Student Paper Award, AIAA Student Conference 2017

Current Undergraduate Research Assistants:

Portrait Mitchell Wall (mwall4@wisc.edu)
Undergraduate Student, Engineering Mechanics, expected graduation: May 2020
Portrait Emily Jewell (ejewell@wisc.edu)
Undergraduate Student
Winner of 2016 Hilldale Fellowship
Portrait Danielle Ezop (ezop@wisc.edu)
Undergraduate Student, Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics
Lucas Jarman (ljarman@wisc.edu)
Undergraduate Student, Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics
Alumni: Research Scientists
Portrait Dr. Daniel J. Segalman
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Alumni: Graduate Research Assistants
Portrait Daniel Roettgen (droettgen@wisc.edu)
PhD, Engineering Mechanics, UW-Madison, December 2016

M.S. Ohio State University, April 2012
B.S. University of Kentucky, June 2009

Currently: Post Doct. at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
Thesis: “Experimental Dynamic Substructuring Using Nonlinear Modal Joint Models
Portrait Joseph Schoneman (schoneman@wisc.edu)
M.S. Engineering Mechanics, UW-Madison, August 2016, Thesis: Advances in Modal Substructuring of Geometrically Nonlinear Assemblies
B.S. Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics, UW-Madison, May 2014
Currently: ATA Engineering, Huntsville, AL
ProfilePicture4 David Ehrhardt
Ph.D. Engineering Mechanics UW-Madison, 2015
Thesis: An Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Nonlinear Normal Modes in Geometrically Nonlinear Structures

M.S. Bradley University, August 2011 
B.S. Bradley University, May 2009
Currently: Post Doctoral Research Associate at University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Portrait picture coming soon Sean Kelly
M.S. 2014, Engineering Mechanics
Currently: Cummins Emissions Solutions, Stoughton, WI
Portrait Ryan Harris
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Dec. 2014.
Thesis: Experimental Determination of Nonlinear Normal Modes of a Circular Perforated Plate
Currently: Astronautics Corporation of America, Milwaukee, WI
cropped_profpic Robert J. Kuether (rjkeuth@sandis.gov)
Ph.D.
Engineering Mechanics, UW-Madison, 2014
Thesis: Nonlinear Modal Substructuring of Geometrically Nonlinear Finite Element Models

M.S. Engineering Mechanics, UW-Madison, 2010
B.S. Engineering Mechanics, UW-Madison, 2009Winner of AIAA and ASME Best Student Paper Award
Currently: Senior Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
Hamid Ardeh Hamid A. Ardeh (hamid.ansari.ardeh@gmail.com)
Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineering, 2014, Thesis: Geometrical Theory of Nonlinear Modal Analysis
Thesis Presentation: Geometrical Theory of Nonlinear Modal Analysis
M.Sc. in Mechanical Eng. University of Tehran, Iran
B.Sc. in Mechanical Eng. University of Tehran, Iran
Currently: Wolfram Inc, Illinois, USA
Yang Photo Shifei Yang (shifeiy@gmail.com)
Ph.D  Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013. Thesis: Modal Identification of Linear Time Periodic Systems With Applications to Continous-Scan Laser Doppler Vibrometry
M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013.
M.S. Mechanical engineering, Southeast University, China, 2009
B.S. Mechanical engineering, Southeast University, China, 2006
Adam Moya
M.S., Engineering Mechanics, Dec. 2013
Thesis: Modal and Optical Characterization of a Concentrating Solar Heliostat

Currently: Sandia National Labs, Albuquerque, NM
Deaner, Brandon Picture Brandon J. Deaner
M.S., Engineering Mechanics, May 2013
Thesis: Modeling the Nonlinear Damping of Jointed Structures Using Modal Models

B.S. Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics, UW-Madison, 2011
Currently: Mercury Marine, Fon du Lac, WI
Dan Rohe Picture Daniel Rohe
M.S., Engineering Mechanics, December 2012
B. S. Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics, UW-Madison, 2011
Currently: Senior Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
Mike Sracic Michael W. Sracic (sracic@msoe.edu)
Ph.D. UW-Madison 2011, Thesis: A New Experimental Method for Nonlinear System Identification Based on Linear Time Periodic Approximations
M.S.  UW-Madison 2008, Thesis: A New Experimental Modal Analysis Method using Continuous Scan Laser Doppler Vibrometry and Impact Excitation,
B.S. Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics, UW-Madison 2007
Currently: Faculty, Milwaukee School of Engineering
Photo P.C. Penegor Peter C. Penegor
M.S., Engineering Mechanics, UW-Madison
Previously: Test Engineer at Cummins Emissions Solutions, Stoughton, WI
Currently: Lockheed Martin, Denver, CO
Photo of A. Gasparoni Andrea Gasparoni
Visiting Ph.D. Student from Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
Thesis Completed Spring 2010
Portrait Elizabeth J. Bergman Reinke
M.S.  UW-Madison 2006  (Research described on Publications page)
B.S. University of Texas – Austin

Alumni: Undergraduate Research Assistants:

Portrait Lorraine Guerin (lguerin@wisc.edu)
Undergraduate Student, Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics
B.S. Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics, UW-Madison, Anticipated May 2015
Awarded Astronaut Scholarship in 2015
Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship in 2016
Portrait Adrien Bossogo-Egoume (bossogoegoum@wisc.edu)
Undergraduate Student
Portrait picture coming soon Kurt Hoppmann (khoppmann@wisc.edu)
Undergraduate Student
Portrait Joseph Schoneman (schoneman@wisc.edu)
Undergraduate Student, Engineering Mechanics
B.S. Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics, UW-Madison, May 2014
Ladwig, Stacy Picture Stacy M. Ladwig (smladwig@wisc.edu)
Undergraduate Student, Engineering Mechanics
B.S. Engineering Mechanics, UW-Madison, May 2014
Portrait Harrison Gindlin
B.S. Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics, UW-Madison, 2011
Currently: Zachry Engineering, Minneapolis, MN
Aguilar, D. A. Picture David A. Aguilar (daguilar@wisc.edu)
M.S., Engineering Mechanics, UW-Madision, 2011
B.S. Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics, UW-Madison, 2009
Currently: Mechanics Engineer at Cummins Emission Solutions, Stoughton, WI.
Frentrup, Hendrik Hendrik Frentrup (hendrik.frentrup@gmail.com)
Undergraduate Student, Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics, also Undergraduate Student, University of Stuttgart
Thesis:  Uncertainty Quantification Calibration of AFM Probes Due to Non-uniform Cantilevers
Currently: Post Doc, Imperial College, London
Portrait Scott A. Miller (smiller5@wisc.edu)
Undergraduate Student, Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics May 2010,
Currently with United Launch Alliance, Boulder, CO.
Portrait Elliott B. Locke
B.S. Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics, UW-Madison 2009

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