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Marek Pindera

Professor
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Systems and Information Engineering
Office location and address
Thornton Hall D-214
351 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.S. ​University of Waterloo, Mechanical Engineering Department, 1975
M.S. ​University of Waterloo, Mechanical Engineering Department, 1976
Ph.D. ​Virginia Tech, Engineering Science and Mechanics Department, 1981
Microstructural Effects in Tayloring the Response of Engineered Bio-Materials
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
September 01, 2010 – February 28, 2013
CE 2300: Statics
Credits: 3
Basic concepts of mechanics: systems of forces and couples: equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; analysis of structures: trusses, frames, machines; internal forces, shear and bending moment diagrams; distributed forces; friction, centroids and moments of inertia; principle of virtual work; and computer applications. Cross-listed as MAE 2300. Prerequisite: PHYS 1425.
MAE 2300: Statics
Credits: 3
Basic concepts of mechanics, systems of forces and couples: equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; analysis of structures: trusses, frames, machines; internal forces, shear and bending moment diagrams; distributed forces; friction, centroids and moments of inertia; introduction to stress and strain; computer applications. Cross-listed as CE 2300. Prerequisite: PHYS 1425. Corequisite: APMA 2120.
MAE 2310: Strength of Materials
Credits: 3
Normal stress and strain, thermal strain, shear stress, shear strain; stress and strain transformations; Mohr's circle for plane stress and strain; stresses due to combined loading; axially loaded members; torsion of circular and thin-walled closed sections; statically indeterminate systems; deformation, strains and stresses in beams; beam deflections; column stability . Prerequisites: MAE 2300, APMA 2120.
CE 2310: Strength of Materials
Credits: 3
Normal stress and strain, thermal strain, shear stress, shear strain; stress and strain transformations; Mohr's circle for plane stress and strain; stresses due to combined loading; axially loaded members; torsion of circular and thin-walled closed sections; deformation, strains and stresses in beams; beam deflections; column stability; energy concepts in mechanics. Cross-listed as MAE 2310. Prerequisite: CE 2300, APMA 2120.
APMA 3080: Linear Algebra
Credits: 3
Analyzes systems of linear equations; vector spaces; linear dependence; bases; dimension; linear mappings; matrices; determinants; eigenvalues; eigenvectors; coordinates; diagonalization; inner product spaces. Prerequisite: APMA 2120 or equivalent.
CE 4990: Civil Engineering Research and Design
Credits: 3
Team-based project course focusing on design or research effort with focus in a CEsub-discipline. Involves the study of an open-ended project, including problem formulation, development of methodology, data collection from physical experiments and/or models, analysis and interpretation, and formulation of conclusions/solutions. Requisites: 4th Year Standing Civil Majors and Assignment by CEE dept.
CE 4995: Civil Engineering Research
Credits: 1–4
Study of a civil engineering problem in depth by each student using library, computer, or laboratory facilities. The project is conducted in close consultation with departmental faculty and involves survey, analysis, or project development. Progress reports and a comprehensive written report are required. May be repeated if necessary. Prerequisite: Contact individual professor for Instructor Permission.
CE 6710: Advanced Mechanics of Materials
Credits: 3
Reviews basic stress-strain concepts; constitutive relations. Studies unsymmetrical bending, shear center, and shear flow. Analyzes curved flexural members, beams on elastic foundation, torsion, bending, and twisting of thin walled sections. Taught concurrently w/ AM 6010. Prerequisite: Undergraduate mechanics and mathematics.
CE 6750: Mechanics of Composite Materials
Credits: 3
Analyzes the properties and mechanics of fibrous, laminated composites; stress, strain, equilibrium, and tensor notation; micromechanics, lamina, laminates, anisotropic materials, classical lamination theory, stiffness and strength, interlaminar stresses, fabrication, and test methods; thermal stresses, analysis, design and computerized implementation. Taught concurrently with AM 6650. Prerequisite: CE 2310 or equivalent and a computer language
CE 6993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–12
Detailed study of graduate course material on an independent basis under the guidance of a faculty member. Master's-level graduate students. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
CE 6995: Supervised Project Research
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to project research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary. Master's-level graduate students. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
CE 7500: Special Topics in Civil Engineering
Credits: 1–12
Detailed study of special topics in civil engineering. Doctoral-level graduate students. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
CE 7993: Independent Research in CE
Credits: 1–12
Detailed independent study of graduate course material under the guidance of a faculty member. Doctoral-level graduate students. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
CE 7995: Supervised Project Research
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to project research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary. Doctoral-level graduate student. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
CE 8001: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For graduate students who will be GTA for a course taught by CE faculty who have granted Instructor Permission for that section. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
CE 8999: Thesis
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to master's thesis research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
CE 9999: Dissertation
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission

USA Vice-Chair of the International Forum for Functionally Graded Materials 2002-2006

NASA Innovation Awards 2004, 2000, 1997, 1996

Best Paper Award from the ASCE Aerospace Division 1998

The Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship Award 1997

Gordon Conference General Lecture 1996

University of Virginia Harrison Award 1996

NASA/OAI & NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Awards 1993, 1992, 1991

G. H. Duggan Medal from the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineers 1986