NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF AEROSPACE

Amanda Murtha


Amanda Murtha
Tel: +1 (757) 864-4099; Fax: +1 (757) 864-8914
Email: amurtha@nianet.org

Research Interests

  • Investigating novel technologies to improve material performance in aircraft and space structures;
  • Aeronautics and Exploration Systems
  • Focusing on the development and characterization of various high performing materials;
  • Materials Science
  • Formulating commercially available products and novel chemical synthesis; and
  • Characterization, to include: analytical and mechanical tests, such as
    • Thermogravimetric analysis,
    • Differential scanning calorimetry,
    • Thermomechanical analsysis,
    • High-resolution scanning with an electron microscope,
    • Nuclear magnetic resonance,
    • Infrared spectroscopy, and
    • Optical microscopy.   

Education

B.S. Biology, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA (2006)

B.S. Chemistry, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA (2006)

Current Research

Murtha works to design, synthesize and characterize novel monomers and polymers with unique properties for aerospace applications.

BUSINESS WITH NIA

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