Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Amanda S. Wu

Research Scientist
Materials Science Division

 +1 925-422-0573

PhD Materials Science and Engineering
University of Delaware
BS Mechanical Engineering
University of Southern California

Professional Experience

  • Materials Scientist, Physical and Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Professional Memberships

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

Research Interests

Experimental materials science with an emphasis on uranium alloys, polymer suspensions and fiber reinforced plastics; materials processing via additive manufacturing and electron beam cold hearth refining; strain rate dependent material behavior.

Honors and Awards

  • R&D 100 Winner, Zirconia Electrochemical Hydrogen Safety Sensors—LANL with LLNL and Hydrogen Frontier, Inc., 2017
  • WTE/DTED Spot Award, Group award for U-6Nb Additive Manufacturing Team, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2017
  • Director’s S&T Award, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2016
  • Award of Excellence for Significant Contributions to the Stockpile Stewardship Program, National Nuclear Security Administration, 2015
  • Award of Excellence for Significant Contributions to the Stockpile Stewardship Program, National Nuclear Security Administration, 2015 (separate award from above)
  • Center for Composite Materials R. L. McCullough Scholars Award, University of Delaware, 2010
  • PhD 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

Selected (Recent) Publications

Zhang W, Lan X, Leng J, Wu AS, Zhang F, Bryson TM, Cotton C, Gu B, Sun B, Chou T-W (2018). Shape Memory Behavior and Recovery Force of 4D Printed Textile Functional Composites. Composites Science and Technology 160:224–230.

Durban MM, Lenhardt JM, Wu AS, Small IV, W, Bryson TM, et al. (2017). Custom 3D printable silicones with tunable stiffness. Macromolecular Rapid Communications 39:17005563.

Invited—Brosha E, Romero CJ, Poppe D, Williamson T, Kreller C, Mukundan H, Glass R, Wu AS (2017). Field Trials Testing of Mixed Potential Electrochemical Hydrogen Safety Sensors at Commercial California Hydrogen Filling Stations. Journal of the Electrochemical Society 164(13):B681–B689.

Wu AS, Small W, Bryson TM, Cheng E, Schulze S, Duoss E, Wilson TS (2017). 3D printed silicones with shape memory. Nature Scientific Reports 7:4664.

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.

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, 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 Technology71(9):1183–1189.

Lim AS, Lopatnikov SL, Wagner NJ, Gillespie Jr. JW (2010). An experimental investigation into the kinematics of a concentrated hard-sphere colloidal suspension during Hopkinson bar evaluation at high stresses. Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics 165(19–20):1342–1350.

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.

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