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Faculty Profile

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Name: Zbigniew Bzymek
Title: Associate Professor
Department: Mechanical Engineering
E-Mail: zbig@engr.uconn.edu
Personal/Lab Website: http://me.engr.uconn.edu/faculty/bzymek-zbigniew/
Program/Department Website: http://me.engr.uconn.edu/faculty/bzymek-zbigniew/
Office Telephone: (860) 486-2275

Keywords | Categories: biotechnology, Brief Theory of Inventive Problem Solving, computer analysis of structures, Conceptual Design Theory, manufacturing automation, Mechanical Engineering, nanotechnology, size reduction

Professional Summary

Developer of Conceptual Design Theory, Designer and Constructor of Structures, Researcher and Educator of Engineers; PhD., Bridge Building and Design 1968 – Warsaw University of Technology, M.Sc. in Civil Engineering 1959, Warsaw University of Technology; M.Sc., Structural Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 1961.

As a result of extensive research put together several packages of programs for stress and deflection analysis of structures. Published the first book in Polish (translated to Hungarian) on computer analysis of structures, which also was one of the first in Eastern Europe. Conducted over 50 invited lectures and seminars on the topic at universities, computational centers and design offices in Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Soviet Union, Germany, UK, US, China, Australia, Dubai, Mexico and Canada.

Modernized the CAD and Manufacturing Automation courses taught at University of Connecticut, developed a CAD &CAM Laboratory at UConn, – one of the most unique and significant on the East coast. For the contribution into computer multicolor drawing was awarded a title of Computer Graphics Pioneer. Is working on design theory, made changes to the Altshuller’s method developing BTIPS (Brief Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) to be applied in engineering education and practice. Contributed into the conceptual design by introducing Principle of Size Reduction, Principle of Miniaturization, Principle of Nanotechnology and Principle of Biotechnology. Conducts research on solving problems with conflicting constrains. Together with his students received several recognitions and industrial awards as well as the Second National ASME Award for design achievements. Published over 150 papers, books and articles. His conference papers were presented in the US, Canada, Japan, Australia, Mexico, New Britain, Poland and other European countries. Associate Member of Engineering Committee of the Polish Academy of Science. ASME Fellow.