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://blogs.uakron.edu/binienda/
SSRN: http://www.uakroncivil.com/researchlab


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).

Journal of Frontiers in Aerospace Engineering

  • Editorial Board Member (July 2013-present)

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.
  • Polish American Engineering Association Certificate of Recognition, May 6, 2012.
  • Recognition Letter from Mary Taylor Liet. Governor of the State of Ohio dated April 24, 2012, for "contributions to advancing the field o aerospace engineering, philanthropic and leadership efforts."
  • “Polish American Heritage Award” from the Polish American Congress, Illinois Division, October 19, 2012.
  • Person of the Year 2012 from Gazeta Polska.
  • Honorary Member of the President Lech Kaczynski Academic Club in Krakow, 2012.
  • The 2013 Richard R. Torrens Award, by the ASCE Subcommittee on Technical Advancement, in recognition of excellent editorial leadership and for contributions to the enhancement of the Journal of Aerospace Engineering.
  • Award for Outstanding Service from the Institute of International Education Scholar Rescue Fund, November 2013.
  • Honorary Member of the President Lech Kaczynski Academic Club in Poznan, 2014.
  • Distinguished Fellow of Kosciuszko Foundation Collegium of Eminent Scholars, 2014.

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.
  • Expert of the Steering Committee on Digital Thread, Integrated Information Systems, Big Data, Analytics and Visualization, and High Performance Computing under the US
    President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), Advanced
    Manufacturing Initiative AMP 2.0

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