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IMAC Attendees 2018 (Photo at iFly)

Director of the Structural Dynamics Research Group:

Photo of M.S. Allen Dr. Matthew S. Allen
525 Engineering Research Building
1500 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1609
Office: 608/890-1619, Fax: 608/263-7451
https://engrsd.wiscweb.wisc.edu/
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Current Graduate Students

Portrait Kyusic Park (kpark93@wisc.edu)
M.S. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University, 2011
B.S. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University, 2009
Portrait Michael Kwarta (kwarta@wisc.edu)
M.S Mechanical Engineering, UW Madison, May 2017
B.S Mechanical Engineering, University of Technology, Poland, 2014
Portrait Drithi Shetty (ddshetty@wisc.edu)
B.T. Mechanical Engineering, VJTI Mumbai, May 2017
Portrait Benjamin Moldenhauer (bmoldenhauer@wisc.edu)
B.S. Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics, UW-Madison, May 2017
Portrait Seyed 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

Current Undergraduate Students

Portrait Alexandra Kissel (akissel@wisc.edu)
Undergraduate Student, Applied Mathematics, Engineering and Physics (AMEP) with a certificate in computer science, expected graduation: May 2020
Portrait Ben McLean (mmclean3@wisc.edu)
Undergraduate Student, Applied Mathematics, Engineering and Physics (AMEP) with a certificate in computer science, expected graduation: May 2020
Portrait Mitchell Wall (mwall4@wisc.edu)
Undergraduate Student, Engineering Mechanics, expected graduation: May 2020

Alumni: Faculty & Research Scientists

Picture of D. C. Kammer Dr. Daniel C. Kammer
539 Engineering Research Building
1500 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1609
Office: 608/262-5724, Fax: 608/263-7451
kammer@engr.wisc.edu
Portrait Dr. Daniel J. Segalman
Profile at MSU

Alumni: Graduate Research Assistants

Portrait Christopher VanDamme (cvandammes@wisc.edu)
M.S. / PhD, Engineering Mechanics, UW-Madison, August 2019
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: ATA Engineering, San Diego, CA
Portrait Robert Bradley (rhbradley@wisc.edu)
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, UW-Madison, Expected graduation: May 2019
B.S. Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics, UW-Madison, May 2018
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
Portrait Dan Piombino (piombino@wisc.edu)
M.S. Engineering Mechanics, UW-Madison, May 2018
B.S. Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics, Milwaukee School of Engineering, May 2016
Portrait Varshini Kamaraj (akamaraj@wisc.edu)
M.S. Aerospace Engineering, San Diego State University, May 2016
B.E. Aeronautical Engineering, Anna University, India, May 2012
M.S. Engineering Mechanics, UW-Madison, Dec. 2017
Currently: PhD student in Industrial Engineering at UW-Madison
Portrait Wesley Scott (wscott2@wisc.edu)
M.S. Engineering Mechanics, UW-Madison, Dec. 2017
B.S. Engineering Mechanics, UW-Madison, May 2016
Currently: ATA Engineering
Portrait Fabian Gruber (fabian.gruber@tum.de)
Visiting Ph.D. Student from Technical University of Munich, Chair of Applied Mechanics, Munich, Germany
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Munich, October 2013
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Munich, September 2011
Currently: Ph.D. Student Technical University of Munich, Chair of Applied Mechanics
Matt Bonney (msbonney@wisc.edu)
Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, UW-Madison, August 2017
Dissertation: Uncertainty Quanti?cation 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)
B.S. Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics, UW-Madison, May 2014
Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories, 2014-2015
M.S., Engineering Mechanics, Aug 2017
Thesis: “An Investication on Iwan Models For Capturing The Amplitude-Dependent Behavior of Structure With Bolted Joints
Currently: ATA Engineering
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

Thesis: “Experimental Dynamic Substructuring Using Nonlinear Modal Joint Models
Currently: Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
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: Ehrhardt Engineering LLC / Air Force Research Laboratory
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, 2009
Winner 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
Currently: Praxair
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
Currently: Lecturer at MATC

Alumni: Undergraduate Research Assistants

Portrait Danielle Ezop (ezop@wisc.edu)
B.S. Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics, May 2019
Currently: Incoming Flight Deck Engineer, Boeing, Seattle, WA
Portrait Alecio Madrid (amadrid@wisc.edu)
B.S. Applied Mathematics, Astronomy, Computer Science, Physics, UW-Madison, May 2019
Portrait Melissa Schmidt-Landin (schmidtlandi@wisc.edu)
B.S. Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics, UW-Madison, December 2018
Currently: M.S. Student, Engineering Mechanics, UW-Madison
Portrait Emily Jewell (ejewell@wisc.edu)
B.S. Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics, UW-Madison, May 2018
Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship 2018-2021
Awarded Tau Beta Pi Fellowship
Awarded Hilldale Fellowship

Winner of 2017 USRA Frederick Tarantino Memorial Scholarship Award
Fall 2018-Present: PhD program in Aerospace Eng. at Stanford Univ.
Lucas Jarman (ljarman@wisc.edu)
B.S in Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics, May 2017
Currently: PhD Student at Georgia Tech
Portrait Lorraine Guerin (lguerin@wisc.edu)
Undergraduate Student, Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics
B.S. Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics, UW-Madison, May 2015
Awarded Astronaut Scholarship in 2015
Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship in 2016
M.S. Stanford University, 2018
Currently: ATA Engineering
Portrait Adrien Bossogo-Egoume (bossogoegoum@wisc.edu)
B.S. Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics, UW-Madison, 2017
Currently: United Launch Alliance

Portrait Kurt Hoppmann (khoppmann@wisc.edu)
B.S. Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics, UW-Madison, 2017
Currently: United Launch Alliance

Portrait Joseph Schoneman (schoneman@wisc.edu)
B.S. Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics, UW-Madison, May 2014
Later completed an M.S. in this research group.
Ladwig, Stacy Picture Stacy M. Ladwig (smladwig@wisc.edu)
B.S. Engineering Mechanics, UW-Madison, May 2014
Currently: Spectrum Brands, Middleton, WI
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