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Robert Amaro

Research Interests:
Major research interests center around deformation of materials including elastic, inelastic, time-dependent, fatigue and fracture particularly at the micromechanics level.  Particular areas of interest include environmental-fatigue interactions and modeling thereof.

Recent Publications:

Amaro, R.L., Antolovich, S. D., Neu, R. W. Staroselsky, A., On thermo-mechanical fatigue in single crystal Ni-base superalloys. Procedia Engineering, 2010. 2(1): pp. 815-824.

Antolovich, S. D., Amaro, R. L., Neu, R. W., Staroselsky, A.,On the Development of Physically Based Life Prediction Models in the Thermo Mechanical Fatigue of Ni-base Superalloys. Proceedings of Sixth International Conference on Materials Structure & Micromechanics of Fracture, Brno, CZ, June 28-30 2010; Key Engineering Materials, V465, 2011: pp. 47-54.

Amaro, R. L, Antolovich, S. D., Neu, R. W., Fernandez-Zelaia, P., Hardin, W. G.,  Thermomechanical Fatigue and Bithermal-Thermomechanical Fatigue of a Single Crystal Superalloy. International Journal of Fatigue- in Review.

Amaro, R.L., Antolovich, S. D., Neu, R. W., Physics-based Life Model for Thermomechanical Fatigue in Single Crystal Turbine Blades. Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures- in Review.
Robert Amaro


Research Engineer
Materials Reliability
Structural Materials

Employment History:

July 2011- Present: Materials Research Engineer, Materials Reliability Division, NIST, Boulder, CO.

2009-2011: Lab Technician, Mechanical Properties Research Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.

2004-Present: Consulting engineer to various structural, civil, and mechanical engineering firms. 

2005-2007: Partner, Monsoon Ventures design/build engineering firm, Tucson AZ.

1999-2003: Project Designer, Various Design/build firms catering to zoos, aquariums and amusement parks.


PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 2010.
MS, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 2008.
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 2005.
AS, Engineering, Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ, 2003.

Phone: 303-497-7582
Email: robert.amaro@nist.gov
Fax: 303-497-5030