Dr. Allison is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineer Department at the University of Alabama. Dr. Allison co-leads the Advanced Materials Diagnostics Laboratory where he is involved in characterizing the structure-property-processing relations of a variety of material systems to support basic and applied research projects. The research examines many different material systems including ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, ceramics, cementitious materials, biomaterials, and bio-inspired nanocomposites across multiple length scales at quasi-static and dynamic loading rates.

Prior to joining the University of Alabama, Dr. Allison spent 5 years as a Research Mechanical Engineer at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC).  Before ERDC, Dr. Allison performed research at Sandia National Laboratories and NASA-Marshall while completing his dissertation at Mississippi State University. Dr. Allison has a BS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Mississippi State University.



Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Alabama