Dr. Amjad Almansour is an Aerospace Ceramic Materials Research Engineer in the Materials and Structures Division at the NASA John H. Glenn Research Center (GRC) in Cleveland, OH, USA. He received his BS degree in mechanical engineering (ME) in 2006 from Mu’tah University in Al-Karak, Jordan, MS degree in ME in 2009 from the University of Dayton in Dayton, OH, USA and Ph.D degree in ME in 2017 from the University of Akron in Akron, OH, USA.
Almansour has developed micromechanical models, test methods, and non-destructive sensing and evaluation techniques for characterizing the durability of structural ceramic matrix composites (CMC) with environmental barrier coatings (EBCs) and their constituents’ behavior during thermomechanical creep loading in an oxidative environment. He has supported NASA programs/projects addressing the use of SiC/SiC for aircraft engine hot section components, and SiCf/SiC for other advanced propulsion systems or air frame applications. He also supported NASA Electrified Aircraft Propulsion (EAP) through developing lightweight composite conductors and additive manufacturing of high-power density ceramic battery electrodes.
Almansour is an organizer of several symposiums at the International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC), Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology (PACRIM) and National Space and Missile Materials Symposium (NSMMS). He serves as a member of the ECD Award committee and NSMMS steering committee. He also mentors and advices several graduate and undergraduate students.