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Wanda Lewis

Postal Address:
Prof W J Lewis
School of Engineering
University of Warwick
+44 (0)24 76 523138
+44 (0)024 76 418922
W dot J dot Lewis at warwick dot ac dot uk

Education / Qualifications

PhD in Structural Engineering, CNAA, Wolverhampton, UK, 1982
MSc in Foundation Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK, 1976
Dip. Ing. in Civil Engineering (1st class), University of Opole, Poland, 1973
Diploma in Economics (with distinction), Technical School of Economics, Opole, Poland, 1969

Appointments held

Reader, School of Engineering, University of Warwick
1997- 2004 Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering, University of Warwick
1986-1997 Lecturer, Department of Engineering, University of Warwick, UK
1983-1986 Graduate Structural Engineer, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, UK
1982-1983 Teacher of Mathematics, St Peter's Collegiate School, Wolverhampton, UK
1976-1982 Research Assistant, The Polytechnic, Wolverhampton, UK
1973-1975 Research Assistant and Assistant Lecturer, University of Opole, Poland

Membership of learned or professional societies

Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers
Chartered Engineer, Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers
Member of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS)
Member of Structural Morphology Group (under the auspices of IASS)
Member of TensiNet European Network
Member of EPSRC Peer Review College, elected 1 January 2003 for 3 years

Teaching Interests

Advanced Structural Forms
Civil Engineering Materials

Administrative Duties

Member of School Research and Innovation Working Group 2004-

Member of Accommodation and Facilities Management Committee

Head of Civil Engineering (C&M Division) 2001-2003 and 1998 - 1999

Chair of Degree Programme Panel for Civil Engineering and Engineering and Business Studies 2001-2003 and 1998-1999.

Member of the Undergraduate Degrees Committee 2001-2003 and 1998-1999

Member of Technical Committee (C&M Division) since 2002

Co-ordinator for EC research support in the Department 1998-2001

Research Interests

Design of prestressed cable nets and membranes,
Computational Modelling of Minimum Energy Forms

Research Projects

2007-2009 Stress Computation, Visualisation and Measurement in: 1- Design of free-form fabric structures 2 - Fine art restoration and novel artist materials; 3 - Digital art/imagery. Principal Investigator. Courtauld institute of Art as Co-investigator. AHRC/EPSRC funded, under 'Designing for the 21st Century'.
2004-2007 Force Follows Form; Principal Investigator. EPSRC funded
2002 Suspension Bridges - a Case of Form-finding; Principal Investigator. Research and Teaching Development Fund, University of Warwick.
1998-2001 The Problem of Form-finding for Automotive Convertible Hoods and Related Aero-structures Problems; Principal Investigator. Funded by Jaguar Cars, Coventry
1998-2000 DELITE - Design of Lightweight Tension Membranes. Principal Research Performer with 5 European partners. Funded by the European Commission, CRAFT Contract BRST.CT98-5166


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