VIP Biography for
Zbigniew M. Bzymek, Ph.D.
|Zbigniew M. Bzymek, Ph.D.|
|Industry||Bridge and structures and mechanical designer, educator|
|Current Organization||University of Connecticut|
|Type of Organization||University|
|Major Product||Higher education, engineering|
|Area of Distribution||Connecticut|
|University/Degree||M.S., Engineering, University of Technology, Warsaw, 1959; M.S., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1961; Ph.D., Engineering, University of Technology, Warsaw, 1967|
|Born||August 5, 1935, Warsaw, Poland|
|Honors & Awards||1st 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 Works||120 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|
|Affiliations||American 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 & Sports||Tennis, skiing, sailing, coin collecting|
|Career Accomplishments||Achievements 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 History||Assistant 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|
|Children||Malgorzata, Dorota, Zbigniew Wojciech|
|Married||October 22, 1966|
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