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Zbigniew Cywinski

educator , structural engineer

Zbigniew Cywinski, Polish structural engineer, educator. Achievements include research in theory of thin-walled members of variable stiffness; research in bimoment distribution method; research in paradox of torsional buckling; research in perforated hybrid I-beams; research in architectural and civil engineering heritage; research in service life and aesthetics of bridges, construction sustainability, engineering edn.

Background

Cywinski, Zbigniew was born on February 12, 1929 in Torun, Poland. Son of Piotr Pawet Cywinski and Irena (Mazurkiewicz) Cywinska.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Technology University Gdansk, Poland, 1953. Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Technology University Gdansk, Poland, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, Technology University Gdansk, Poland, 1964.

Doctor of Science in Engineering, Technology University Wroclaw, Poland, 1968.

Career

Instructor, assistant professor Technology University Gdansk, 1953—1965, assistant professor, 1966—1970, associate professor, 1973—1979, professor structural engineering, 1980-1987, 88-00, professor emeritus, since 2001, head postgraduate division faculty civil engineering, 1974—1975, vice dean faculty civil engineering, 1975—1978, dean faculty civil engineering, 1984—1987, 1993—1999. Consulting engineer University Baghdad, Iraq, 1965—1966. Assistant professor University Mosul, Iraq, 1970—1973.

United Nations Educational expert Ministry Education, Mogadishu, Somalia, 1979—1980. Professor University Tokyo, 1987—1988. Second lieutenant Polish Armed Forces, 1950-1952.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in theory of thin-walled members of variable stiffness. Research in bimoment distribution method. Research in paradox of torsional buckling.

    Research in perforated hybrid I-beams. Research in architectural and civil engineering heritage. Research in service life and aesthetics of bridges, construction sustainability, engineering edn.

Works

  • Author: Structural Mechanics I, 1973 (Ministry award, 1976), Structural Mechanics II, 1976, 100 Years of the Technical University Education in Gdansk 1904-2004, 2004. Editor (proceedings): Preservation of the Industrial Heritage, 1993 (Rector award, 1994), 1995, 1999. Reviewer in field.

    Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.

Membership

Fellow: American Society of Civil Engineers. Member: Polish Society Bridge Engineers, International Association Bridge and Structural Engineering (alternate delegate to permanent committee since 1994), Polish Society Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (head regional council 1990-1992).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Archaeology, travel, oriental studies, mushroom hunting.

Connections

Married Helena Wilczynska, April 11, 1956. Children: Ewa Kido, Iwona Cywinska-Suska, Piotr, Anna Choroszkiewicz.

father:
Piotr Pawet Cywinski Cywinska

mother:
Irena (Mazurkiewicz) Cywinska

spouse:
Helena Wilczynska

children:
Ewa Kido Cywinski

Iwona Cywinska-Suska Cywinski

Piotr Cywinski

Anna Choroszkiewicz Cywinski