Wieslaw Kazimierz Binienda

Mechanical engineer, educator

Born Aug. 20, 1956, Kolo, Poland; came to U.S., 1982; son of Karol and Danuta (Karpowicz); married Maria (Szonert); children: Aneta, Konrad.

Education: Master of Science (M.S.), Technical University of Warsaw (Poland), 1980; Master of Science (M.S.), 1985, Ph.D., 1987, Drexel University, Philadelphia (PA).

Career: assistant prof., Technical University of Warsaw, 1980-82; graduate assistant, 1983-87, postgraduate fellow, 1988, Drexel University; assistant prof., 1988-93, associate prof., 1993 -, University of Akron (OH); consultant, Goodyear, Loral, Stomil Debica, Fosbel, Acro-Med, Inc.

Author: numerous articles in professional journals, i.a. in: International Journal of Fracture Mechanics, Journal of Composite Materials, ASTM-STP, ASME, Computational Mechanics Journal, Composites Engineering Journal.

Honors: grants, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 1980, University of Akron, 1988-89, Ohio Aerospace Institute, 1990, EPIC, 1991; summer faculty position at NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland (OH).

Affiliation: Roman Catholic.

Languages: Polish, English, Russian.

Hobbies: tennis, horseback riding, skiing.

Office: University of Akron, Deptartment of Civil Engineering, Auburn Science and Engineering Center, Akron OH 44325

From: "Who's Who in Polish America" 1st Edition 1996-1997, Boleslaw Wierzbianski editor; Bicentennial Publishing Corporation, New York, NY, 1996