Prof. Amde M. Amde
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
A. James Clark School of Engineering
University of Maryland, USA
Prof. Amde M. Amde did his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Mechanics from Johns Hopkins University in 1970, Master of Science in Structural Engineering from University of California at Berkeley in 1971 and Ph. D in Structural Engineering from Suny at Buffalo in 1976. He has been involved in research in the area of structural stability for the past twenty years.
His research has focused on stability of prestressed arches and large-size dome structures. His work has led to a proposed expandable, self-erecting composite structure for terrestrial and extra-terrestrial applications. He holds a U.S. patent for the proposed structure. He has also done some of the pioneering research on integral abutment bridges and jointless bridges under the sponsorship of Federal Highway Administration & of Departments of Transportation in Iowa and in Maryland.More recently
Prof. Amde has been active in research in the area of masonry structures. His ongoing research in the masonry area includes investigation into the use of polymer and other admixtures to enhance the properties of mortar, and numerical modeling of masonry. His other research activities have included investigation of turbine missile impact in nuclear reactor power plants, under the sponsorship of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and experimental investigation of the effects of lightning on concrete.