Ph.D. California Institute of Technology. Aeronautics and Applied Mathematics. 1988.
M.S. California Institute of Technology. Aeronautics. 1983.
B.Sc. Imperial College, University of London, U.K. Aeronautics. 1982.
ACGI. City and Guilds Institute, London, U.K. 1982.
Dr. Waas' current research interests are damage tolerance analysis of composite materials and components made of composite materials, nanocomposites, structural engineering, biomaterials and bioengineering, and structures and mechanical components operating under "hot" conditions. His recent research activities have emphasized damage tolerance and durability assessment of aerospace structures including experiments and modeling, design and assessment of adhesively bonded joints, design of lightweight actively cooled airframe walls for hypersonic vehicles, the manufacturing and mechanical properties of nanotube reinforced composites and the static and dynamic behavior of textile composites for aerospace and automotive applications.
Beghini A, Bazant ZP, Waas AM, et al. Initial postcritical behavior of sandwich columns with low shear and transverse stiffness, COMPOSITES PART B-ENGINEERING 39 (1): 159-164 2008.
Song S, Waas AM, Shahwan KW, et al., Braided textile composites under compressive loads: Modeling the response, strength and degradation , COMPOSITES SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 67 (15-16): 3059-3070 DEC 2007.
Salas KI, Waas AM, Convective heat transfer in open cell metal foams , JOURNAL OF HEAT TRANSFER-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME 129 (9): 1217-1229 SEP 2007.
Podsiadlo P, Kaushik AK, Arruda EM, A.M. Waas et al., Ultrastrong and stiff layered polymer nanocomposites, SCIENCE 318 (5847): 80-83 OCT 5 2007.
Gustafson PA, Bizard A, Waas AM, Dimensionless parameters in symmetric double lap joints: An orthotropic solution for thermomechanical loading , INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES 44 (17): 5774-5795 AUG 15 2007.
Mora RJ, Waas AM, Evaluation of the Micropolar elasticity constants for honeycombs, ACTA MECHANICA 192 (1-4): 1-16 2007.