Dr. Wieslaw K Binienda, F. ASCE

Dr. Wieslaw K Binienda, F. ASCE

Title: Professor
Dept/Program: Civil Engineering
Office: ASEC 216 (Lab Gas Turbine Testing Facility)
Phone: (330) 972-6693
Email: wbinienda@uakron.edu
Website: http://blogs.uakron.edu/binienda/
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Dr. Binienda joined UA in 1988. He is the Co-Director of the Gas and Turbine Research and Testing Laboratory. He received the 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; the ASCE Aerospace Division 2010 Outstanding Professional Service Award; the ASCE Aerospace Division 2011 Outstanding Technical Contribution Award; and the ASCE 2013 Richard R. Torrens Award for excellent editorial leadership of the Journal of Aerospace Engineering.  Dr. Binienda is a Fellow with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).


Fracture Mechanics of Aerospace Materials, High Energy Impact, Composite Materials Characterization, FEA, CFD, Multiphysics Simulations


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University 1987
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University 1985
  • B.S./M.S., Motor Vehicles and Heavy Duty Machines, Warsaw Polytechnic University 1980


Plates and Shells, Advanced Composite Mechanics, Composite Mechanics in Civil Infrastructure, Elasticity, Damage Mechanics in Composites, Design with Advanced Composite Materials, Polymer Composites for Civil and Structural Engineering, Statics, Introduction to Mechanics of Solids, Engineering Materials Lab

Distance Learning Courses Developed:

Introduction to Mechanics of Solids, Composite Mechanics in Civil Infrastructure, Elasticity, Advanced Composite Mechanics

Development of Distance Learning Courses:

Mechanics of Solids, Nuclear Engineering (4 courses)