Dr. Wieslaw K Binienda, F. ASCE


Dr. Wieslaw K Binienda, F. ASCE

Title: Editor-in-Chief Journal of Aerospace Engineering, ASCE
Professor and Chair
Department: Civil Engineering
Office: ASEC 216
Phone: (330) 972-6693
Fax: (330) 972-6020
Email: wbinienda@uakron.edu
Website: http://www.ecgf.uakron.edu/~civil/people/binienda/
SSRN: http://www.uakroncivil.com/researchlab
Curriculum Vitae: Download in PDF format


Biography

Education

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, 1987
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, 1985
M.S. in Motor Vehicles and Heavy Duty Machines, Warsaw Technical University, 1980

Professional Experience

Managerial

Civil Engineering Department, University of Akron

  • Chairman (2003 – present)
  • Interim Chairman (2000 – 2003)

Gas and Turbine Research and Testing Laboratory, University of Akron

  • Co- Director (2003 – present)

Aerospace Division, ASCE

  • Executive Committee Chairman (2008 -2009)
  • General Chair of  2008 Earth & Space International Conference
  • Technical Co-Chair of  2006 Earth & Space International Conference
  • Member of Executive Committee (2005 – present)
  • Chairman of the Advanced Composite Materials and Structures Committee (2000 – 2005)
  • Deputy Chairman of the Advanced Composite Materials and Structures Committee (1998 – 2000)

Journal of Aerospace Engineering, ASCE

  • Editor-in-Chief (November 2010 – present)
  • Associate Editor for Composite Materials and Advanced Structures (2008 -2011).

Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials (SDM) Conference Liaison Committee, ASCE

  • Chairman (2008 – present)
  • Student paper Competition Chairman – SDM Conference 2010
  • Associate Chairman (2005 – 2008)
  • Secretary (2000 – 2005)

University of Akron

  • Senator (1999 – 2002)

Academic Experience

University of Akron

  • Professor, Department of Civil Engineering (2000 – present)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering (1993 – 2000)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering (1988 – 1993)

Drexel University

  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Mechanical Engineering Department (1987 – 1988)

Temple University

  • Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department  (1986 – 1987)

Warsaw Technical University

  • Research Assistant, Motor Vehicles and Heavy Duty Machines  (1980 – 1982)

Academic Service

The University of Akron

  • Supercomputing Committee, Ohio Supercomputer Center  (1993 – present)
  • Resource Committee, Ohio Supercomputer Center  (1993 – present)
  • Software Committee, Ohio Supercomputer Center  (1993 – present)
  • Wellbeing Committee (2000 – 2004)
  • Research Committee (2000 – 2004)
  • Student Policy Committee (1998 – 1999)
  • Advisory Committee for Electronic Delivery System (1994 – 1995)
  • Hearing Board Pool (2007 – present)

 The College of Engineering

  • Dean’s Advisory Research Committee and Space Committee (2000 – present)
  • New Programs in Architecture Engineering Committee (2000 – present)
  • Construction Engineering Committee (2000 – present)
  • Aerospace Engineering Committee (2000 – 2006)
  • Search Committee for the Dean of the College of Engineering (1999 – 2001)
  • Graduate Curriculum Committee (1994 – 1995)
  • Engineering Computer Policy and Management Committee (1993 – 1999)

 The Civil Engineering Department

  • Oversight of all committees of the Civil Engineering Department as Interim Department Chair and -Department Chair (2000 – present)
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (1996 – 2000)
  • Structural Group Planning Committee (1994 – 2000)
  • Department Search Committees (1994 – 2000)
  • Structural Group Equipment Committee - Materials and Structures Group (1994 – 2000)
  • Graduate Committee (1994 – 1998 )

Awards

  • NASA Lewis Research Center Fellowship (Summer 1989 and  1990)
  • The University of Akron Certificate for The Collaborative Performance Review Process Training for Supervisors (June 18, 2001)
  • College of Engineering Outstanding Researcher Award – Granted by the peer group in the College of Engineering (April 25, 2002)
  • The University of Akron Fifteen Year Award (May 7, 2003)
  • NASA “Turning Goals Into Reality Award” for valuable contribution to Jet Engine Containment Concepts and Blade-Out Simulation Team and Exceptional Progress Toward Aviation Safety (September 2, 2004)
  • Certificate of Achievement for Faculty Mentor/Learning Assistant Partnership (2004, 2005)
  • Akron Public School Certificate – International Baccalaureate Task Force Certificate (July 10, 2005)
  • ASCE 2006 Certificate of Appreciation in recognition for outstanding service.
  • 2007 Educational Talent Search Certificate for the University of Akron’s “College for a Day” Program.
  • ASCE Fellow  - awarded November 9, 2007.
  •  Polonia Technica Certificate of Appreciation September 12, 2007.
  •  “2008 Gold Award” - American Polish Engineering Association.
  • NASA Glenn Patent Award for “Strain Rate Dependent Analysis of Polymer Matrix Composites STRANAL-PMS Version 2” – LEW-17910-1, June 3, 2009.
  • NASA Glenn Technical Brief Award for “A Modeling Technique and Representation of Failure in the Analysis of Triaxial Braided Carbon Fiber Composites” – LEW-18435-1 June 10, 2009.
  • The Louis A. Hill, Jr. Award, April 15, 2010.
  • ASCE Aerospace Division 2010 Outstanding Professional Service Award.
  • ASCE Aerospace Division 2011 Outstanding Technical Contribution Award.

External Committees

  • BUGC Human Resources Task Force, Greater Cleveland Partnership (2003 – present)
  • Technical Advisory Committee for FOSBEL, Inc. (1991 – 1994)
  • ASCE Aerospace Division Executive Committee member (2004 – 2010)
  • Member of the Organizing Committee of International Scientific-Technical Conference, “Advance in Petroleum and Gas Industry and Petrochemistry” – Lviv 2009
  • Expert Evaluator for the Foundation of Polish Science,  2008 – present
  • SDM Conference Organizing Committee member and Chair of The Best Student Paper Committee – for 2010 SDM Conference, Orlando FL.

Professional Development

  • NSF Workshop for Engineering Materials Laboratory Teaching – NWU 1989
  • ExCEEd – during CE Head and Chairs meeting 2005

Leadership

  • Led ASCE Aerospace Division, organize Earth and Space Conferences, Sessions for Engineering Mechanics and SDM Conferences, Responsible for Student Paper Competition in 2010 SDM Conference.
  • Developed a project for the formation of the Intelligent Gas Turbine Engine Research Center (1$M equipment funding)– $2M for New Lab Building for the College, Co-director (2003 – present)
  • Created Advisory Council for the Civil Engineering Department (2000 – present)
  • Fundraised for undergraduate scholarships via CFCE (distributed scholarships for over $70k per academic year) ( 2000 – present)
  • Hired faculty members who rank in  the College of Engineering as the highest in publication record and research funding at their ranks  (2002)
  • Initiated a proposal led by the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Akron for the formation of a Transportation Center in cooperation with Ohio University, University of Cincinnati, Central Ohio University, University of Dayton and Case Western Reserve University (2000). Funding at level 0f $2M received for 2006-2010.
  • Secretary - South Shore Yacht Club (2007-2008). 


Research Accomplishments

Current Research Activities

Analysis of the Polish Governmental Plane Crash in Smolensk, Russia, on April 10, 2010

Status Report on Smolensk Crash

High Velocity Impact on Composite Structures (Laminates, Braided Fabrics and Composites) 
Characterization of Aging Influence on Braided Composites
Fracture mechanics and damage growth in composite materials 
Stress and deformation analysis in FRP, MMC, BMC and rubber composite materials 
Filament winding process development and analysis 
Explicit FEA of Composite Structures - Impact Perforation Analysis 
Nano-coating processing and analysis 
Application of Advanced Composites for Retrofitting of Concrete Structures 
Functionally Graded Layers Analysis

Research Facilities and Research Group

High Velocity Impact Lab (Gas Gun; Aramis System; Shearography Vacuum Chamber for NDE, Aging Chamber, MTS, etc.)

Computing softwares (ABAQUS, ANSYS, LS-DYNA, PATRAN etc.)

Funded Research Projects

Publications

List of published works and professional presentations


Courses

  • 702:801 Plates and Shells
  • 710:802  Advanced Composite Mechanics
  • 610:803  Introduction to Composite Mechanics
  • 682:701  Elasticity
  • 694:702  Damage Mechanics in Composites
  • 694:703  Design with Advanced Composite Materials
  • 694:704  Polymer Composites for Civil and Structural Engineering.
  • 101:001  Tools for Engineering Lab
  • 201:002  Statics
  • Internet Lecture, available at http://www.ecgf.uakron.edu/~civil/statics
  • 202:003  Introduction to Mechanics of Solids
  • 380:001  Engineering Materials Lab 


Students

Past Students and Research Topics

Current Students - Lee Kohlman, Brina Blinzer,  Zhoupei Hu, Chris Zhang, Walter Nie, Chao Zhang