Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Wilmanski

home address: Rue Diderot 4, D-13469 Berlin, Germany,

Coordinates: 52°36'02.76'' N, 13°19'13.94'' O.

krzysztof.wilmanski(AT), krzysztof_wilmanski(AT)

Field of research: continuum mechanics and thermodynamics



Born on March,1, 1940 in Lodz, Poland, genealogy (pdf-file).

Matura in 1957 in the T. Kosciuszko Secondary School (III LO, Lodz, Poland).

MSc in 1962 at the Civil Engineering Department, Technical University of Lodz, (PL, Lodz, Poland).

Graduated in 1965 at the Technical University of Lodz (Poland). Field: Continuous Models of Discrete Systems.

Habilitation in 1970 in the Polish Academy of Sciences (IFTR, Warsaw, Poland). Field: Nonlocal Continuum Mechanics.

Venia legendi, University of Essen, 1995.

Venia legendi, Technical University Berlin (TU-Berlin), Germany, 1998.

1996-2005 Head of the Research Group ``Continuum Mechanics'' in WIAS, (Berlin); since March 1, 2005 - retired,

2005-2010 Professor of Mechanics at the University of Zielona Gora (Institute of Building Engineering), (Poland).

2010- affiliation by Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Prozess- und Verfahrenstechnik (TU-Berlin), (Germany) and ROSE School, Centre for Post-Graduate Training and Research (ROSE School), (Italy).

Main research fields: axiomatic and kinetic foundations of continuum thermodynamics, theory of mixtures, phase transformations in solids, non-newtonian fluids, acoustic waves in continua, crystal plasticity and the evolution of textures, thermodynamics of porous materials.

Some visiting posts: postgraduate at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore (USA, 1969-70), visiting professor at the University of Baghdad (Iraq, 1972-74), von Humboldt stipend (Germany, 1979), fellow at Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (WIKO) (Germany, 1984-1985), visiting professor at the University of Paderborn (Germany, 1986-87), research fellow at the University of Hamburg-Harburg (Germany, 1987-90), the Technical University of Berlin (Germany, 1991-92), and the University of Essen (1992-1996).

Lady Davis Prize (Lady Davis) - research at Technion, Haifa (Israel, 2006) with Prof. M. Rubin and Prof. B. Landkof; teaching graduate courses on thermodynamics.

First-Grade Prize of the Rector of the University of Zielona Gora for scientific achievments in the year 2008

Teaching: Mechanics, continuum thermodynamics, physics of structures, Undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Zielona Gora, the Technical University Berlin and the ROSE School Pavia.

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Some lectures and courses

Some publications and reports:

2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, Books

List of publications (pdf-file)

CV (pdf-file)


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Krzysztof Wilmanski