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    Dr. Maciej Kumosa 

    John Evans Professor, University of Denver


    Director, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center

    Director, National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Novel High Voltage/High Temperature Materials and Structures

    Phone: 303.871.3807 Email: mkumosa@du.edu

    Dr. Kumosa's CV

    Academic Title

    PhD, University of Wroclaw, Poland

    Office Information 

    2450 S. Gaylord Street  Metallurgy Rm 102  Denver, CO  80208     
  • Description

    In the past, Dr. Kumosa worked six years (1985-1990) at the University of Cambridge in England. Between 1990 and 1997 he was a Professor of Materials Science and Electrical Engineering at the Oregon Graduate Institute in Portland, Oregon.

    Dr. Kumosa's research includes experimental and numerical failure analyses of advanced composite systems for electrical and aerospace applications. He has performed sponsored research for a variety of private and federal funding agencies in the US including NSF, AFOSR, NASA, EPRI, GE Aircraft Engines, BPA, WAPA, APC, PGE, LM, Tri-State, and several others.

    DR. Kumosa has published over 110 publications in major international composites, materials science, applied physics, applied mechanics and IEEE journals, plus  another 100  in international conference proceedings, engineering magazines, industrial reports, websites  and others. He has also supervised fifteen Ph.D. and fifteen MS theses. Dr. Kumosa is on the Editorial Board of Composites Science and Technology, the #1 international journal in composite materials with the highest Impact Factor.

    Personal interests: mounting living, gardening, piano, world history, investing, fly fishing, etc.

  • Areas of Research

    Dr. Kumosa's primary research interests are related to the application of advanced  composite systems in extreme environments (such as very high and very low temperatures, high voltage, stress/strain, moisture, corrosion, ozone, UV radiation, or other degradation conditions).

    Under these extreme conditions, both man-made and natural composites for aerospace, electrical, automotive, bioengineering, construction, electronic, etc. applications disintegrate with time changing their physical, chemical and mechanical properties.

    Dr. Kumosa is especially interested in developing both experimental and numerical multiscale tools, which could be used to predict and prevent these changes in a variety of composite structures based on polymers, silicone rubbers and novel metals.

    Most of the above research issues are being presently investigated in Dr. Kumosa’s  new  National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Novel High Voltage/High Temperature Materials and Structures (www.hvtcenter.org).