B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (2017) – Louisiana State University
M.S. in Aerospace Engineering (2020) – Texas A&M University
Allen is a graduate student at Texas A&M University in the Aerospace Engineering Department. In May 2017 he graduated from Louisiana State University with a Degree in Mechanical Engineering and minor in Aerospace Engineering, where he also worked under NASA’s Lousiana Space Grant, LaSPACE. At LaSPACE Allen worked on several space-borne projects, including atmospheric radiation payloads, a payload to correlate terrestrial gamma flashes, lightning strikes, and electric fields (COTEL), and a video streaming system for the August 2017 Solar Eclipse. He has worked at Texas A&M on utilizing Shape Memory Alloys as embedded sensory particles and cables for damage detection in aircraft and civil infrastructure. He is currently a Graduate Research Assistant as Texas A&M, where he is working on mission-driven Biomimetic Design Optimization of morphing rotorcraft.
Allen Davis, Mirmilad Mirsayar, Darren Hartl, “Structural health monitoring using embedded magnetic shape memory alloys for magnetic sensing,” SPIE, April 2019.
Brady Edmiston, Allen Davis, Mirmilad Mirsayar, Darren Hartl, “Control of thermal deflection in concrete structures using iron-based shape memory alloys,” SPIE, April 2019.
Allen Davis, Mirmilad Mirsayar, Emery Sheahan, Darren Hartl, “Structural health monitoring for DOT using magnetic shape memory alloy cables in concrete,” SPIE, March 2018.
Allen Davis, Mirmilad Mirsayar, Darren Hartl, “A novel structural health monitoring approach in concrete structures using embedded magnetic shape memory alloy components,” Construction and Building Materials, December 2021.