School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Amir Ameli

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada, 2011
  • M.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2004
  • B.A.Sc in Mechanical Engineering, University of Tabriz, Iran, 2001

Joined WSU Tri-Cities in 2015 from the University of Toronto

Academic Interests


  • Machine Design
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Experimental Design
  • Mechanics of Composite Materials
  • Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Statics
  • Dynamics


  • Multifunctional polymer nanocomposites
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Bioproducts
  • Smart materials and structures
  • Advanced polymer-based foams
  • Mechanics of materials
Recent Publications
  • Y.  Kazemi, A.R. Kakroodi, A. Ameli, T. Filleter and C.B. Park; Highly stretchable conductive thermoplastic vulcanizate/carbon nanotube nanocomposites with segregated structure, low percolation threshold and improved cyclic electromechanical performance, Journal of Materials Chemistry C (1-Year Impact Factor, IF:5.26), 2018, doi: 10.1039/C7TC04501H
  • Y. Kazemi, A.R. Kakroodi, S. Wang, A. Ameli, T. Filleter, P. Pötschke and C.B. Park; Conductive network formation and destruction in polypropylene/carbon nanotube composites via crystal control using supercritical carbon dioxide, Polymer (United Kingdom) (IF:3.68), 2017; 129, 179-188, doi:10.1016/j.polymer.2017.09.056
  • J. Christ, N. Aliheidari, A. Ameli and P. Pötschke; 3D printed highly elastic strain sensors of multiwalled carbon nanotube/thermoplastic polyurethane nanocomposites; Materials and Design(IF:4.00), 2017; 131, 394-401, doi:10.1016/j.matdes.2017.06.011
  • N. Aliheidari, R. Tripuraneni, A. Ameli and S. Nadimpalli; Fracture resistance measurement of fused deposition modeling 3D printed polymers; Journal of Polymer Testing (1-Year Impact Factor, IF:2.35), 2017; 60, 94-101, doi: 10.1016/j.polymertesting.2017.03.016
  • A. Ameli, Y. Kazemi, S. Wang, C.B. Park and P. Pötschke; Process-microstructure-electrical conductivity relationships in injection-molded polypropylene/carbon nanotube nanocomposite foams, Composites Part A Applied Science and Manufacturing (IF:3.72), 2017; 96, 28-36, doi: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2017.02.012
  • N. Hossieny, V. Shaayegan, A. Ameli, M. Saniei and C.B. Park; Characterization of hard-segment crystalline phase of thermoplastic polyurethane in the presence of butane and glycerol monosterate and its impact on mechanical property and microcellular morphology, Polymer (IF:3.56), 2017; 112, 208-218, doi: 10.1016/j.polymer.2017.02.015
  • O.R. Patil, A. Ameli and N.V. Datla; Predicting environmental degradation of adhesive joints using a cohesive zone finite element model based on accelerated fracture tests, Invited, International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives (IF: 1.96), 2017; 76: 540-560, doi: 10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2017.02.007
  • A. Javdani, V. Pouyafar, A. Ameli and A.A. Volinsky; Blended powders semisolid forming of Al7075/Al2O3 composites: Investigation of microstructure and mechanical properties, Materials and Design (IF:3.50), 2016;109:57-67, doi:10.1016/j.matdes.2016.07.042
  • A. Ameli, M. Arjmand, P. Pötschke, B. Krause and U. Sundararaj; Effects of synthesis catalyst and temperature on broadband dielectric properties of nitrogen-doped CNT/PVDF nanocomposites, Carbon (IF:6.20), 2016;106:260-278, doi:10.1016/j.carbon.2016.05.034
  • V. Shaayegan, A. Ameli, S. Wang and C.B. Park; Experimental observation and modeling of fiber rotation and translation during foam injection molding of polymer composites, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing (IF:3.72), 2016;88:67-74, doi:10.1016/j.compositesa.2016.05.013
  • M. Arjmand, A. Ameli, U.-T. Sundararaj; Employing nitrogen doping as innovative technique to improve broadband dielectric properties of carbon nanotube/polymer nanocomposites, Featured as Back Cover Photo, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering (IF:2.78), 2016;301:555-565, doi:10.1002/mame.201500365
  • A.R. Kakroodi, Y. Kazemi, W. Ding, A. Ameli, C.B. Park; Poly(lactic acid)-based in situ microfibrillar composites with enhanced crystallization kinetics, mechanical properties, rheological behavior, and foaming ability, Biomacromolecules (IF:5.75), 2015; 16: 3925-3935, doi: 10.1021/acs.biomac.5b01253
  • M. Nofar, A. Ameli and C.B. Park; A novel technology to manufacture biodegradable polylactide bead foam products, Materials and Design (IF:3.50), 2015; 83:413-421, doi: 10.1016/j.matdes.2015.06.052
  • M. Nofar, A. Ameli and C.B. Park; Development of polylactide bead foams with double crystal melting peaks, Polymer (IF:3.56), 2015; 69: 83-94, doi: 10.1016/j.polymer.2015.05.048
  • A. Ameli, S. Wang, Y. Kazemi, C.B. Park and P. Pötschke, A facile method to increase the charge storage capability of polymer nanocomposites, Nano Energy (IF:10.33), 2015; 15: 54-65, doi: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2015.04.004
  • A. Ameli, M. Nofar, D. Jahani and C.B. Park; Development of high void fraction polylactide composite foams using injection molding: Crystallization and foaming properties, Chemical Engineering Journal (IF:5.3), 2015; 262: 78-87, doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2014.09.087
  • D. Jahani, A. Ameli, M. Saniei, W. Ding, C.B. Park and H. Naguib; Characterization of the structure, acoustic property, thermal conductivity, and mechanical property of highly expanded open-cell polycarbonate foams, Featured as Back Cover Photo, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering (IF:2.78), 2015; 300: 48-56, doi: 10.1002/mame.201400125

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