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Mechanical engineering educator

Michael Peter Wnuk, American Mechanical engineering educator. Israeli Lady Davis scholar, 1992; U. Cambridge Distinguished Visiting scholar,1970, U. Belgrad exchange scholar, 1980, Fulbright scholar U. Skopje, Yugoslavia, 1991. Executive director American Association for Advancement Polish Culture, Milwaukee, since 1983. Member American Academy Mechanics, New York Academy Sciences, American Society Engineering Education, Sigma Xi.

Background

Wnuk, Michael Peter was born on September 12, 1936 in Katowice, Poland. Came to the United States 1966. Son of Marian and Franciszka (Zaluski) Wnuk.

Education

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Technology University Krakow, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, Technology University Krakow, 1962. Master of Science in Theoretical Physics, Jagiellonian University, 1965.

Career

Teaching assistant physics, Technology U. Krakow, 1959-1962; Adjunct Professor physics, Technology U. Krakow, 1962-1964; assistant professor physics, Technology U. Krakow, 1964-1966; assistant professor mechanic engineering, South Dakot State University, Brookings, 1966-1967; associate professor, South Dakot State University, Brookings, 1967-1968; senior research fellow, California Institute Technology, Pasadena, 1968; associate professor mechanic engineering, South Dakot State University, Brookings, 1969-1976; professor, South Dakot State University, Brookings, 1976-1982; professor mechanic engineering, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, since 1982. Director, coordinator summer school on "Nonlinear Mech. Facture", CISM, Udine, Italy, 1989.

Co-founder, lecturer Summer School on Fracture Mechanics, Yugoslavia, 1980-1989.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author, editor: Nonlinear Fracture Mechanics, 1990.

Membership

Executive director American Association for Advancement Polish Culture, Milwaukee, since 1983. Member American Academy Mechanics, New York Academy of Sciences, American Society Engineering Education, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Renata Jadwiga, June 7, 1964. 1 child, Jennifer.

father:
Marian Wnuk

mother:
Franciszka (Zaluski) Wnuk

spouse:
Renata Jadwiga

child:
Jennifer Wnuk