Jerzy Kaleta

kaleta_jerzyPhD DSc Jerzy Kaleta
Wroclaw University of Technology
Institute of Materials Science and Applied Mechanics
Smoluchowskiego 25, PL 50-370 Wroclaw, Poland
tel. +48 71 / 320 34 26 fax. +48 71 / 321 12 35
e-mail: mailto:jerzy.kaleta@pwr.wroc.pl

Present position: Director, IMSAM, Wroclaw University of Technology

Research interests:

  • Fatigue
  • Energy Hypothesis of Fatigue.
  • Measurement of Energy and Damping.
  • Application of Cross Effects in Fatigue (Villari Effect, Thompson Effect).
  • Magnetovision, new NDT in Fatigue and Fracture.
  • Magnethoreological Fluids.
  • Giant Magnetostrictive Materials (GMM).
  • Plasticity Induced Martensitic Transformation (PIMT).

Education:

  • M.Sc. Institute of Materials Science and Applied Mechanics (IMSAM), Wroclaw University of Technology, 1974
  • Ph.D. Institute of Materials Science and Applied Mechanics (IMSAM), Wroclaw University of Technology, 1978
  • D.Sc. Institute of Materials Science and Applied Mechanics (IMSAM), Wroclaw University of Technology, 1998

Experience:

  • Scientific Assistant, IMSAM, Wroclaw University of Technology, 1975-1978.
  • Assistant Professor, IMSAM, Wroclaw University of Technology, 1978-1998.
  • Associated Professor, IMSAM, Wroclaw University of Technology, 1998—
  • Visiting Professor, Essen University of Technology, Germany, 1986-1987
  • Director of the Students International Exchange Committee of Wroclaw University of Technology, 1979-1982.
  • Vice Director for Scientific Research and Collaboration with Industry, IMSAM, Wroclaw University of Technology, 1996-1999.
  • Director, IMSAM, Wroclaw University of Technology, 1999-

Selected publications:

  • Monograph ”The Experimental Foundations of Energetical Fatigue Hypothesis Formulation”, (in Polish), 1998.
  • Monograph ”Measurements of Irreversible Transformations Characteristics in Materials Under Cyclic Loading”, (in Polish), 2000.
  • 76 papers

Languages: Polish, German, English, Russian

Professional Membership and Activities:

  • Member of Polish Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.
  • Member of Society of Experimental Mechanics (USA).
  • Member of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde (Germany).
  • Member of Deutsche Verein für Materialkunde (Germany).

Professional Honors and Awards:

  • 5 Prizes of the President of the Wroclaw Technical University.
  • Head of Research Project ”Energy Accumulation and Cyclic Deformation and Microstructural Changes in Metals with Regular Face Centered Lattice”, Research Grant of Polish Government Scientific Committee, 1990-1991.
  • Head of Research Project ”Villari Effect in Fatigue Process in Ferritic-Pearlitic Steel”, Research Grant of Polish Government Scientific Committee, 1992-1994.
  • Head of Research Project ”Nondestructive Examinations of Ferromagnetics under Cyclic Loading”, Research Grant of Polish Government Scientific Committee, 1999-2002.
  • Head of Research Project ”Construction of Types of Movable High Pressure Composite Vessels for Methane”, Research Grant of Polish Government Scientific Committee, 1999-2002.
  • Head of Research Project ”Villari Effect in Fatigue Process in Ferritic-Pearlitic Steel”, Research Grant of Polish Government Scientific Committee, 1991-1991.
  • The Polish Coordinator of the joint Polish-German Research Project entitled ”Magnetic and Thermal Examination to Determine Fatigue Characteristics of Metallic Materials”, Essen University – Wroclaw University of Technology, 1997-1999.
  • The Polish Coordinator of the joint Polish-German Research Project entitled ”Cyclic Plasticity Induced Martensitic Transformation”, Siegen University – Wroclaw University of Technology, 1999-2001.
  • Member of Consortium of PHARE Programme, Poland National Programs 2001; Objective Internal Market; ”Conformity Assessment and Standardization”.