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Quentin Allen

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Quentin Allen is an Assistant Professor of Manufacturing Engineering. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from BYU and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah. His research involves tribology (friction and wear of interacting surfaces) and biomaterials. He is particularly interested in surface engineering and understanding how manufacturing processes affect the microstructure, properties, and tribology of metal and ceramic materials used in orthopedic implants.


  • Q. Allen, B. Raeymaekers, Convergence of (soft) elastohydrodynamic lubrication simulations of textured slider bearings, Lubricants vol. 11 (3) 2023. p. 92.
  • Q. Allen, B. Raeymaekers, Soft EHL simulations of lubricant film thickness in textured hard-on-soft bearings considering different cavitation models, in the context of prosthetic hip implants, Tribology Letters vol. 69 2021. p. 118.
  • Q. Allen, B. Raeymaekers, Surface texturing of prosthetic hip implant bearing surfaces: A review, ASME Journal of Tribology vol. 143 (4) 2021. p. 040801.
  • Q. Allen, B. Raeymaekers, The effect of texture floor profile on the lubricant film thickness in a textured hard-on-soft bearing with relevance to prosthetic hip implants, ASME Journal of Tribology vol. 143 (2) 2021. p. 021801.
  • Q. Allen, B. Raeymaekers, Maximizing the lubricant film thickness between a rigid microtextured and a smooth deformable surface in relative motion, using a soft elasto-hydrodynamic lubrication model, ASME Journal of Tribology vol. 142 (7) 2020. p. 071802.
  • Q. Allen, T. Nelson, Microstructural evaluation of hydrogen embrittlement and successive recovery in advanced high strength steel, Journal of Materials Processing Technology vol. 265 2019. p. 12-19.