Michael Allshouse

Associate Teaching Professor ,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering



  • 201 SN
  • 617.373.2138

Research Focus

Nonlinear dynamics, geophysical fluid dynamics, computational fluid mechanics, disaster response, experimental fluids


  • 2013 PhD in Mechanical Engineering, MIT
  • 2010 MSc in Mechanical Engineering, MIT
  • 2008 BSc in Mechanical Engineering, MIT

Professional Affiliations

  • American Physics Society
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematicians

Research Overview

Nonlinear dynamics, geophysical fluid dynamics, computational fluid mechanics, disaster response, experimental fluids

Selected Research Projects

  • Analyzing Vertical Ocean Transport with Lagrangian Coherent Structures
    • –  Principal Investigator, Office of Naval Research

Selected Publications

  • M.R. Allshouse, H.L. Swinney, Dependence of Internal Wave Bolus Transport on Pycnocline Thickness, Geophysical Research Letters, 2020, e2020GL086952
  • G. Salvador-Vieira, M.R. Allshouse, Internal Wave Boluses in a Continuously Stratified, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 885, 2020, A35
  • M. Filippi, M. Budisic, M.R. Allshouse, S. Atis, J-L. Thiffeault, T. Peacock, Using Braids to Quantify Interface Growth and Coherence in a Rotor-Oscillator Flow, Physical Review Fluids, 5, 2020, 054504
  • A. Taqieddin, M.R. Allshouse, A.N. Alshawabkeh Editors’ Choice–Critical Review–Mathematical Formulations of Electrochemically Gas-Evolving Systems, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 165, 2018, E694-E711
  • F.M. Lee, M.R. Allshouse, H.L. Swinney, P.J. Morrison Internal Wave Energy Flux from Density Perturbations in Nonlinear Stratifications, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 856, 2018, 898-920
  • M.R. Allhouse, et al., Impact of Windage on Ocean Surface Lagrangian Coherent Structures, Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 17(3), 2017, 473-483
  • M.R. Allshouse, F.M. Lee, P.J. Morrison, H.L. Swinney Internal Wave Pressure, Velocity, and Energy Flux from Density Perturbations, Physical Review Fluids, 1(1), 2016, 014301
  • M.R. Allshouse, T. Peacock, Lagrangian Based Methods for Coherent Structure Detection, Chaos, 25, 2015, 097617


Oct 12, 2021

Announcing Fall 2021 PEAK Experiences Awardees

Several engineering students and science students mentored by COE faculty are recipients of Northeastern’s Fall 2021 PEAK Experiences Awards. The PEAK Experiences Awards are a progressively structured sequence of opportunities designed to support learners as they continue climbing to new heights of achievement in undergraduate research and creative endeavor throughout their Northeastern journeys. ASCENT AWARDS […]

Sep 01, 2016

New Faculty Spotlight: Michael Allshouse

Michael Allshouse joins the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering department in Fall 2016 as an Assistant Professor.

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