BS, MS, Tianjin University (China); Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder
Amanda Bao is an Associate Professor in Civil Engineering Technology at Rochester Institute of Technology. She got her PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2006. Dr. Bao started teaching at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2010 and she regularly teaches structural engineering courses including Structural Steel Design, Bridge Design, Structural Analysis and Dynamics. Prior to RIT, she worked as a bridge structural engineer in Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. and Michael Baker International in Denver, CO for 5 years, and she is a licensed professional engineer in Colorado and New York. Dr. Bao’s research interests are focused on practical research needs in bridge engineering related to resiliency and sustainability of bridges and evaluation of aging infrastructure. She has extensive research experience in finite element modeling and lab testing of structures and published more than 20 research papers.
In the News
April 14, 2021
Amanda Bao: Building bridges as an engineer and a teacher
Associate Professor Amanda Bao brings extensive experience in building bridges and strong connections to students to her classroom, and she is being honored with a 2021 Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching.
November 22, 2019
How the FIU tragedy could change bridge construction projects
Construction Dive talks to Amanda Bao, associate professor in civil engineering technology, about typical bridge design procedures.