Keegan Moore, PhD

Dr. Keegan Moore

Contact Information:

City Campus (Lincoln)
Nebraska Hall W336
(402) 472-5969

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Assistant Professor

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
  • B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Akron, Akron, OH


1. April 2020 - Prof. Moore receives a competitive Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship to work on wave interactions in stacked concrete slabs. Research will be carried out in partnership with the Air Force research Laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base in Eglin, FL.

2.  November 2019 - Prof. Moore awarded a competitive slot in the Faculty Fellowship Program in Israel sponsored by Jewish National Fund. Prof. Moore will travel to Israel with other US faculty members to meet and form collaborations with Israeli professors and researchers. 

Curriculum Vitae (CV):

Areas of Research and Professional Interest

  • Theoretical and experimental nonlinear dynamics and vibrations
  • System identification and model updating
  • Data-driven modeling and identification
  • Advanced signal processing focusing on empirical mode decomposition methods
  • Non-reciprocal acoustics and nonlinear energy guiding
  • Aeroelasticity and dataa-driven flutter analysis

Research Profiles:

Courses Taught

  • MECH 416/816: Engineering Acoustics
  • MECH 373: Engineering Dynamics
  • MECH 975: Advanced Vibrations

Selected Publications

  1. A. Singh, K.J. Moore, “Characteristic Nonlinear System Identification of Clearance Nonlinearities in Local Attachments,” Nonlinear Dynamics, (accepted).
  2. K.J. Moore, “A Reduced-order Model for Loosening Mechanics of Axial Joints,” ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, 86(12):121007, 2019.
  3. K.J. Moore, “Characteristic Nonlinear System Identification: A Data-driven Approach for Local Nonlinear Attachments,” Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 131:335-347, 2019.
  4. K.J. Moore, A. Mojahed, L.A. Bergman, A.F. Vakakis, “Local Nonlinear Stores Induce Global Effects in the Dynamics of an Experimental Model Airplane,” AIAA Journal, 57(11):4953-4965, 2019.
  5. K.J. Moore, M. Kurt, M. Eriten, D.M. McFarland, L.A. Bergman, A.F. Vakakis, "Direct Detection of Nonlinear Modal Interactions From Time Series Measurements," Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 125:311-329, 2019.

  6. K.J. Moore, M. Kurt, M. Eriten, D.M. McFarland, L.A. Bergman, A.F. Vakakis, "Wavelet-Bounded Empirical Mode Decomposition for Measured Time Series Analysis," Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 99:14-29, 2018.

  7. K.J. Moore, J. Bunyan, S.H. Tawfick, O.V. Gendelman, S. Li, M. Leamy, A.F. Vakakis, "Non-Reciprocity in the Dynamics of Coupled Oscillators with Nonlinearity, Asymmetry and Scale Hierarchy," Physical Review E, 97(1):012219, 2018.

  8. K.J. Moore, A.F. Vakakis, "Wave Non-Reciprocity at a Nonlinear Structural Interface," Acta Mechanica, 229(10):4057-4070, 2018.