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Zbigniew M. Bzymek, Ph.D.

Member PhotoZbigniew M. Bzymek, Ph.D.
IndustryBridge and structures and mechanical designer, educator
TitleAssociate Professor
ExpertiseEngineering design
Current OrganizationUniversity of Connecticut
Type of OrganizationUniversity
Major ProductHigher education, engineering
Area of DistributionConnecticut
University/DegreeM.S., Engineering, University of Technology, Warsaw, 1959; M.S., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1961; Ph.D., Engineering, University of Technology, Warsaw, 1967
BornAugust 5, 1935, Warsaw, Poland
Honors & Awards1st Prize for Design Competition, Society of Transportation Engineers 1974; 2nd National Design Award, ASME; Polish Academy of Science Award 1976; Stefan Bryla Award 1977, Society of Building Engineers
Published Works120 articles, 10 books including "Materials for Bridge Design" (with A. Brenneisen) text for students and engineers in Polish; "Application of Computers in Structural Analysis", 1966 (Hungarian and Polish); "Concrete Bridge Design" (with J. Grycz and W. Marks); co-author of "Concrete Building", vol. IV
AffiliationsAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); International Organization for Science and Technology; New York Academy of Science; Association for Computers Machinery; Society of Building Engineers; Associate Member of Engineering Committee, Polish Academy of Science
Hobbies & SportsTennis, skiing, sailing, coin collecting
Career AccomplishmentsAchievements include pioneering research in computer graphics, computer analysis of structures, theory and practice of engineering, especially bridge design; Research Director and Group Leader of Computer-Aided Design of bridges and structural analysis of stresses and deformations; Author and co-author of several software packages; In Poland worked with design and consulting firms and was an advisor to several Polish agencies and the Warsaw Office of the United Nations; In the U.S.: patent expert, expert witness in Federal Court, computer graphics pioneer, recipient of machine design industrial awards, educator and researcher in engineering design, contributor to Brief Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (BTIPS)
Work HistoryAssistant Professor 1961, Senior Assistant Professor 1961-67, Adjunct Professor 1967-73, Docent 1973-81, University of Technology, Warsaw (Politechechnika Warszawska); Associate Professor, Director CAD & CAM Laboratory, University of Connecticut since 1981
ChildrenMalgorzata, Dorota, Zbigniew Wojciech
SpouseDanuta Jaworska
MarriedOctober 22, 1966
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