Dr. Wieslaw K Binienda, F. ASCE

Dr. Wieslaw K Binienda, F. ASCE

Title: Professor and Chair
Dept/Program: Civil Engineering
Office: ASEC 216
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 chair of the Civil Engineering department and the Co-Director of the Gas and Turbine Research and Testing Laboratory. He has been recognized by NASA for the Turning Goals Into Reality Award and he received the Award for Outstanding Service from the Institute of International Education Scholar Rescue Fund. Dr. Binienda is a Fellow with the American Society of Civil Engineers.


Energy impact simulation, fracture and damage of materials with emphasis on advanced composites, explicit and implicit finite element analysis, smart materials, structural design as well as optimization, characterization and constitutive equation development for ceramics, metals and polymer matrix composites, analysis of the Polish governmental plane crash in Smolensk, Russia on April 10, 2010


  • 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 Polytechnic University 1980


Statics, Mechanics of Solids, Materials Lab, Mechanics of Composite Materials, Advanced Mechanics of Composite Materials , Damage in Composite Materials, Plates and Shells