Dr. Bogusz J Bienkiewicz
Dr. Bienkiewicz has served on faculty of the Department of Civil Engineering, Colorado State University (CSU) since 1982. Before joining CSU he has served on faculty of Technical University of Gdansk, Poland. Currently he also serves as Director of Wind Engineering and Fluids Laboratory, Colorado State University.
His research interests include: wind engineering and fluid mechanics, structural engineering, probabilistic methods, experimental and computer modeling, and international programs. His teaching experience includes: natural hazards and hazards mitigation, engineering mechanics-statistics and dynamics, mechanics of soilds, structural engineering, fluid dynamics, wind engineering, vibrations of mechanical systemns, random vibrations, structural dynamics and earthquake engineering transport phenomena, experimental fluid mechanics and computational fluid dynamics.
Dr. Bienkiewicz has been involved in the development of experimental techniques for wind-tunnel modeling of turbulent flows and evaluation of wind effects on buildings, long-span bridges and other structures. His current activities include experimental and numerical studies of bluff body aerodynamics and flow-structure interaction, wind-induced loading and response of buildings and building components, long-span bridges, and structural response control. He has published over 120 papers and technical reports.
Dr. Bienkiewicz has been egaged in collaborative activities involving researchers from Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Texas Tech University, University of Colorado at Boulder and researchers in Japan. He is one of the orignators of the International Wind Engineering Forum, an organization established in 1994 to promote and facilitate international exchange of technical information and collaborative activities in Japan, U.S. and in other countries. He was a 1994 recipient of the Award for Foreign Specialists, funded by the Science and Technology Agency of Japan, and a 1994 Award of the Japanese Association for Wind Engineering.
His professional service includes: President and Vice-President of American Association for Wind Engineering (AAWE), Secretary/Treasurer of the West-Central Wind Research Consortium, Editor of the Wind Engineer, the Newsletter of AAWE, and Associate Editor of teh ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering. Fort his contributions to wind engineering he was awarded in 2005 the Distinguished Service Award, awarded once every four years by American Association for Wind Engineering. He is a member of a number of U.S. and international professional and honorary organizations including AAAs, AAWE, AIAA, ASCE, ASEE, ASME, Japan Association for Wind Engineering and Sigma Xi