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Introduction of Andrzej Wojtas (Ph.D.)

 

Andrzej Wojtas was born in 1958 in Wroclaw, Poland where he completed his secondary education and studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Wroclaw. In 1981 he moved to the Netherlands where he continued at the Department of Materials Sciences at the Delft University of Technology and in 1989 he presented his Master's thesis on the evaluation of residual stresses using the the Barkhausen Noise Analysis. He then joined American Stress Technologies Inc. as applications engineer and continued in research and marketing. In 1992 he moved to Germany from where he supported the European customers of Stresstech Oy in fundamental research and industrial applications of BNA. After years of research and numerous publications he presented his doctor's dissertation at the Military Institute of Armoured Vehicle and Automobile Technology, in Poland. The following five years as the Head of European Operations Andrzej was responsible for marketing as well as for scientific support to Stresstech's customers and sales representatives. He has initiated and chaired six international conferences on the applications of the BNA technique and participated in several European societies for residual stress analysis. In May 2005 Andrzej joined the MFN Trainer Team. He lectures residual stress evaluation methods and their application in the optimisation and process control of shot peening. In 2006 Andrzej accepted the position of the Chief Editor of MFN. Since 2009 Andrzej is an independent consultant to various European aerospace and automotive companies.

 
 
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