Amanda Bao in the News

1. "First of two experts says Pittsford rail bridge seems OK", Democrat & Chronicle, September 12, 2014

2. "Bridge deterioration", WHAM-TV (channel 13), May 13, 2014

3. "Amanda Bao has a concrete idea to make bridges stronger", Democrat & Chronicle, May 1, 2013

4. "All shook up", University News, April 1, 2013

 

Biography

Amanda Bao, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management and Safety Department. She joined RIT in 2010. Prior to her position at RIT, she was a bridge structural engineer at Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. and Michael Baker Corporation. She is a licensed professional engineer in New York and Colorado, United States. At RIT, she teaches structural engineering courses including structural analysis, dynamics, structural loads and systems, steel design, reinforced concrete design and elementary structures. Her research interests include experimental and numerical modeling of infrastructure materials, soil-structure interaction, seismic behavior of bridges, soil liquefaction and teaching innovations. She is an active member in American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

 

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2006

Masters of Science in Structural Engineering, Tianjin University, China, 2001

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Tianjin University, China, 1998

 

Appointments

06/2016 to present: Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management and Safety, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

08/2010 to 05/2016: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management and Safety, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

04/2010 to 08/2010: Structural Engineer, Michael Baker Corporation, Lakewood, CO

06/2006 to 04/2010: Structural Engineer, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Denver, CO

06/2003 to 05/2006, Research Assistant, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO

06/2005 to 09/2005, Research Assistant, Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA

08/2002 to 05/2003, Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO

 

Professional Registration

Professional Engineer in New York: License No. 091108

Professional Engineer in Colorado: License No. 42643

 

Research Interest

Soil-Structure Interaction in Bridges and Buildings, Constitutive Modeling of Infrastructure Materials, Finite Element Analysis, Soil Liquefaction, and Seismic Behavior of Bridges. See Publications

 

Honors and Awards

Provost's Learning Innovations Grant, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2012-2013

RIT START Research Award, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2012

University Fellowship, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2003 to 2006

Engineering Excellence Fund Grant, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2004