Amanda S. Wu

Email: wu36@llnl.gov
Phone: +19254220573

Education and Professional Experience

  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Delaware, DE 2009
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California, CA 2004
  • Technical Staff Member, Materials Engineering Division

Research Interests

Materials development and characterization with an emphasis on tailored functionality; fiber reinforced composites, additively manufactured metals, and polymer-particle systems for direct ink writing.

Selected Publications

Wu AS, Brown DW, Kumar M, Gallegos GF, King WE (2014) An experimental investigation into additive manufacturing- induced residual stresses in 316L stainless steel. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 45A:6260-6270

Wu AS, Chou T-W (2012) Carbon nanotube fibers for advanced composites. Materials Today 15(7-8):302–310

Wu AS, Coppola AM, Sinnott MJ, Chou T-W, Thostenson ET, J-H Byun, B-S Kim (2012) Sensing of damage and healing in three-dimensional braided composites with vascular channels. Composites Science and Technology 72(13):1618–1626

Wu AS, Nie X, Hudspeth MC, Chen WW, Chou T-W, Lashmore D, Schauer M, Tolle E, Rioux J (2012) Strain rate-dependent tensile properties and dynamic electromechanical response of carbon nanotube fibers. Carbon 50(10):3876–3881

Wu AS, Chou T-W, Gillespie Jr. JW, Lashmore D, Rioux J (2012) Electromechanical response and failure behavior of aerogel-spun carbon nanotube fibers under tensile loading. Journal of Materials Chemistry 22(14):6792-6798

Lim AS, Lopatnikov SL, Wagner NJ, Gillespie Jr. JW (2011) Phenomenological modeling of the response of a dense colloidal suspension under dynamic squeezing flow. Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics 166(12-13):680-688

Lim AS, Melrose ZR, Thostenson ET, Chou T-W (2010) Damage sensing of adhesively-bonded hybrid composite/steel joints using carbon nanotubes. Composites Science and Technology 71(9):1183-1189

Lim AS, Lopatnikov SL, Wagner NJ, Gillespie Jr. JW (2010) Investigating the transient response of a shear thickening fluid using the split-Hopkinson pressure bar technique. Rheologica Acta 49:879-890

Professional Memberships

  • The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society
  • American Society for Composites
  • Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering

Honors and Awards

  • Center for Composite Materials R. L. McCullough Scholars Award, University of Delaware (2010)
  • Ph.D. Scholarship Award, American Society for Composites (2008)
  • 1st Place, Student paper symposium, 11th International Congress of the SEM (2008)
  • 1st Place, Student paper symposium, 53rd International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition (2008)
  • Center for Composite Materials Director’s Award, University of Delaware (2008)
  • 1st Place, Student paper competition, Baltimore-Washington SAMPE Student Nite (2008)
  • Center for Composite Materials Progress Award, University of Delaware (2007)
  • 1st Place, Student poster competition, ASC 21st Annual Technical Conference (2006)