Amanda S. Wu

Email: wu36@llnl.gov
Phone: +19254220573

Education and Professional Experience

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

Research Interests

Materials development and characterization with an emphasis on fiber reinforced composites, laser powder bed fusion metals, and rheological behavior of polymer suspensions.

Selected Publications

Wu AS, Brown DW, Clausen B, Elmer JW (2017) The influence of impurities on the microstructure and mechanical properties of additively manufactured U-6 wt. % Nb alloy. Scripta Materialia 130:59-63

Quan Z, Wu AS, Keefe M, Qin Z, Yu J, Suhr J, Byun J-H, Kim B-S, Chou T-W (2015) Additive manufacturing of multi-directional preforms for composites: opportunities and challenges. Materials Today 18(9):503-512

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

  • Award of Excellence for Significant Contributions to the Stockpile Stewardship Program, National Nuclear Security Administration, 2014
  • Award of Excellence for Significant Contributions to the Stockpile Stewardship Program, National Nuclear Security Administration, 2014 (separate award from above)
  • 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
  • Presidential Scholarship, University of Southern California 2000-2004