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Engineering educator

Zbigniew Marian Bzymek, Polish engineering educator. Achievements include research in computer graphics, structural analysis, bridge and machine design and theory of engineering design and problem solving; introduced multithickness and multicolor computer graphics representation in structural analysis systems; introduced principles of miniaturization, nanotechnology and biotechnology in problem solving in engineering.

Background

Bzymek, Zbigniew Marian was born on August 5, 1935 in Warsaw, Poland. Came to the United States, 1981. Son of Stefan and Stefania (Turek) Bzymek.

Education

Master of Science in Engineering, Politechnika Warszawska, Warsaw, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Science, Politechnika Warszawska, Warsaw, 1967. Master of Science in Engineering, University Michigan, 1961.

Career

Assistant Politechnika Warszawska, 1961, senior assistant, 1961-1967, adjunct, 1967-1973, docent, 1973-1981. Associate professor, director Computer-aided Design & The Communications Advertising and Marketing, Expert Systems Laboratory University Connecticut, Storrs, since 1981. Consultant Head Management Center for Highway Data Processing, 1978-1981.

Designer bridge section Transproject, Warsaw, 1961-1963.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in computer graphics, structural analysis, bridge and machine design and theory of engineering design and problem solving. Introduced multithickness and multicolor computer graphics representation in structural analysis systems. Introduced principles of miniaturization, nanotechnology and biotechnology in problem solving in engineering.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (Hungarian and Polish) Application of Computers in Structural Analysis, 1966, others. Translator (from Russian): Structural Analysis by Means of Digital Computers, 1970. Section editor (monthly) Drogownictwo, 1977-1981.

      Head editor Research Reports on Automatization of Structural Design, 1974-1981. Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2nd National Design award, medal 2010), International Organization for Science and Technology (chairman Computer-aided Design/The Communications Advertising and Marketing committee 1987-1992), New York Academy of Sciences, Association for Computers Machinery (special interest group graphics 1982), Polish Academy of Science (member civil engineering committee, computer graphics pioneer, award 1976), Society of Building Engineers (Stefan Bryla award 1977).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Tennis, skiing, sailing, coin collecting/numismatics.

Connections

Married Danuta Jaworska, October 22, 1966. Children: Malgorzata, Dorota, Zbigniew Wojciech.

father:
Stefan Bzymek

mother:
Stefania (Turek) Bzymek

spouse:
Danuta Jaworska

children:
Malgorzata Bzymek

Dorota Bzymek

Zbigniew Wojciech Bzymek