Amir Ameli, Assistant Professor

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Aboutaleb AmeliAssistant Professor, College of Engineering and Computer ScienceFloyd 130509-372-7442
  • 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
  • Experimental Design
  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites
  • Manufacturing


  • Multifunctional polymer composites: processing and characterization
  • Additive manufacturing of polymer nanocomposites
  • Nano/micro-structured materials for fuel cells, batteries, and supercapacitors
  • Smart materials and devices for sensors and actuators
  • Green composites for biomedical applications and environmental sustainability
  • Advanced cellular composites for electromagnetic, thermal, and acoustic insulation
  • Mechanics of additively manufactured materials
Recent Publications
  • Arjmand, A. Ameli, U.-T. Sundararaj; Employing nitrogen doping as innovative technique to improve broadband dielectric properties of carbon nanotube/polymer nanocomposites, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering (1-Year Impact Factor, IF:2.78), doi: 10.1002/mame.201500365
  • 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), Article ASAP, November 4, 2015, doi: 10.1021/acs.biomac.5b01253
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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:4.3), 2015; 262: 78-87, doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2014.09.087
  • (Featured on Back Cover) 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, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering (IF:2.78), 2015; 300: 48-56, doi: 10.1002/mame.201400125
  • Ameli, M. Nofar, S. Wang and C.B. Park; Lightweight polypropylene/stainless-steel fiber composite foams with low percolation for efficient electromagnetic interference shielding, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (IF:6.72), 2014; 6(14): 11091-11100, doi: 10.1021/am500445g
  • Ameli, M. Nofar, C.B. Park, P. Pötschke and G. Rizvi; Polypropylene/carbon nanotube nano/microcellular structures with high dielectric permittivity, low dielectric loss, and low percolation threshold, Carbon (IF:6.20), 2014; 71: 206-217, doi: 10.1016/j.carbon.2014.01.031
  • Ameli, D. Jahani, M. Nofar, P.U. Jung and C.B. Park; Development of high void fraction polylactide composite foams using injection molding: Mechanical and thermal insulation properties, Composites Science and Technology (IF:3.57) 2014; 60: 88-95, doi: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2013.10.019
  • H. Mahmood, A. Ameli, N. Hossieny and C.B. Park; The interfacial tension of molten polylactide in supercritical carbon dioxide, Chemical Thermodynamics (IF:2.68), 2014; 65: 69-76, doi: 10.1016/j.jct.2014.02.017
  • Nofar, A. Ameli, and C.B. Park; The thermal behavior of polylactide with different D-lactide content in the presence of dissolved CO2Macromolecular Materials and Engineering (IF:2.78) 2014; 299 (10): 1232-1239 doi: 10.1002/mame.201300474
  • Jahani, A. Ameli, P.U. Jung, M.R. Barzegari, C.B. Park and H. Naguib; Open-cell cavity-integrated injection-molded acoustic polypropylene foams, Materials and Design (IF:3.50), 2014; 53: 20-28, doi: 10.1016/j.matdes.2013.06.063
  • Nofar, A. Tabatabaei, A. Ameli and C.B. Park; Comparison of melting and crystallization behaviors of polylactide under high-pressure CO2, N2, and He, Polymer (IF:3.56), 2013; 54: 6471-6478, doi: 10.1016/j.polymer.2013.09.044
  • Ameli, P.U. Jung and C.B. Park; Electrical properties and electromagnetic interference shielding effectiveness of polypropylene/carbon fiber composite foams, Carbon (IF:6.20) 2013; 60: 379-391, doi:10.1016/j.carbon.2013.04.050
  • Hossieny, A. Ameli and C.B. Park; Characterization of expanded polypropylene bead foams with modified steam-chest molding, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research (IF:2.59), 2013; 52: 8236–8247, doi: 10.1021/ie400734j
  • Ameli, P.U. Jung and C.B. Park; Through-plane electrical conductivity of injection-molded polypropylene/carbon fiber composite foams, Composites Science and Technology (IF:3.57), 2013; 76: 37-44, doi: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2012.12.008
  • Ameli, D. Jahani, M. Nofar, P.U. Jung and C.B. Park; Processing and characterization of solid and foamed injection-molded polylactide with talc, Cellular Plastics (IF:1.66), 2013; 49: 351-374, doi: 10.1177/0021955X13481993
  • Jhin, S. Azari, A. Ameli, N.V. Datla, M. Papini and J.K. Spelt; Crack growth rate and crack path in adhesively bonded joints: Comparison of creep, fatigue and fracture, Adhesion and Adhesives (IF:1.77) 2013; 46: 74-84, doi: 10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2013.05.009
  • Azari, A. Ameli, M. Papini and J.K. Spelt; Adherend thickness influence on fatigue behavior and fatigue failure prediction of adhesively bonded joints, Composites A: Applied Science and Manufacturing (IF:3.07),  2013; 48: 181-191, doi: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2013.01.020
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