Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University, 2007
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University, 1999
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer, Colorado, #0062614
  • Professional Engineer Civil, Florida, #67680
  • Professional Engineer Civil and Structural, Louisiana, #PE.0031540
  • Professional Engineer, Missouri, #2020000272
  • Professional Engineer, Mississippi, #18371
  • Professional Engineer Civil and Structural, Oklahoma, #29136
  • Professional Engineer, South Carolina, #37428
  • Professional Engineer Civil, Texas, #105474
  • Professional Engineer, Virginia, #402054652
Academic Appointments
  • Adjunct Instructor, Louisiana State University, 2008-Present
  • Louisiana Board of Regents Doctoral Fellowship, Louisiana State University, 2003-2006
Professional Honors
  • Outstanding Young Civil Engineer, Louisiana Section of ASCE, 2012
Professional Affiliations
  • Co-Chair, ASCE/PIP Task Committee for On-Shore Modularization
  • Co-Chair, ASCE Task Committee on Wind Induced Forces, which is responsible for the ASCE guide publication, Wind Loads for Petrochemical Facilities
  • ASCE Task Committee that developed the guide publication, Engineering Investigations of Hurricane Damage (2012-2014)
  • ASCE Baton Rouge Branch: Program Director (2012-2013), Education Director (2008-2012), LSU Practitioner Advisor (2007-2011)

Dr. Amoroso is a licensed civil and structural engineer specializing in analysis and design, risk assessment, and failure investigations of buildings and structures. His infrastructure experience includes designing and load rating bridges, performing independent technical reviews of new bridge designs, bridge failure analysis, roadway geometric design, retaining wall design, and evaluation of surface drainage. He has also investigated the design and performance of municipal and industrial wastewater treatment structures.

Dr. Amoroso has designed and evaluated commercial, institutional, and industrial structures. He has assessed damage to these structure types due to wind, storm surge and waves, fire, ground settlement, water intrusion, and material degradation such as wood decay and steel corrosion. Dr. Amoroso has investigated damage caused by hurricanes affecting the U.S. Gulf Coast, including Ivan (2004), Katrina (2005), Rita (2005), Gustav (2008), Isaac (2012), Michael (2018), Laura (2020), Delta (2020), and Ida (2021).

Dr. Amoroso's doctoral research on wind loads for petrochemical structures contributed to the revision and update to ASCE's guide publication, Wind Loads for Petrochemical and Other Industrial Structures. Experience evaluating structural damage due to wind, storm surge and waves informed Chapter 5 of ASCE's Engineering Investigations of Hurricane Damage: Wind versus Water, which he co-authored.

As an Adjunct Instructor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Louisiana State University, Dr. Amoroso has taught "Mechanics of Materials" and "Introduction to Civil Engineering."