Joachim L. Grenestedt
Phone: (610) 758-4129
Fax: (610) 758-6224
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
Appointed to Lehigh Faculty: 2000
D.Sc. Lightweight Structures, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, 1996
Ph.D. Lightweight Structures, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, 1992
M.Sc. Engineering Physics, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, 1987
Related experience - teaching, industrial, etc.:
Fellow Researcher, Brown Boveri Research Center, Switzerland, 1987
Research Associate, Kyoto University, Japan, 1987-1989
Fellow Researcher, ABB Corporate Research Baden, Switzerland, 1989-1990
Visiting Researcher, Japan National Aerospace Laboratory, Japan, 1990-1991
Research Associate, Dept. of Lightweight Structures, KTH, Sweden, 1991-1992
Research Engineer, Dept. of Aeronautics, KTH, Sweden, 1992-1998
Researcher (one week a month), Dept. of Technology and Resource Management, Mid Sweden University, Sweden, 1998-1999
CEO, ANCOS Aerospace and Naval Composite Structures AB, Sweden, 1991-2000
Research activities, consulting, patents, etc.:
Analytical, numerical, and experimental research on mechanics of composite materials and structures.
Technical consultant to over 25 companies, including: Alfgam Engineering (Sweden), Karlskronavarvet (Sweden), System3R (Sweden), Swedish Defense Material Administration, Brayton Point Power Plant (PA, USA).
One patent for peel stopper in sandwich structures; two others pending.
Scientific and professional societies of which a member:
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
International Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (ISSMO)
Materials Research Society (MRS)
New York Academy of Sciences
Pi Tau Sigma (honorary member)
Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
Society for Sandwich Construction
Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering
Honors and awards:
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Award
Tekn. dr. Marcus Wallenberg Award
Lehigh University Class of 1961 Professorship, 2001-2003
Who's Who in the World
Who's Who in America
2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England
Best Paper Award for the paper: Grenestedt, J.L., "Reducing warpage in organic substrates," IMAPS Symposium, June 5, 2003.
Recent PhD and MS Thesis and/or Projects Supervised:
(contact the department for a copy)
2007 - Matthew G. Kampner, MS Thesis, "On Using Corrugated Skins to Carry Shear in Sandwich Beams"
2006 - Eric Hahn, MS Thesis, "On Variable Depth Infusion Channels in Sandwich Cores"
2005 - Jun Cao, PhD Thesis, "Fiber Reinforced Composites/Steel Hybrid Ship Structures"
2005 - Jack Reany, MS Thesis, "Wrinkling of Corrugated Skin Sandwich Panels"
2005 - Drew Truxel, MS Thesis, "Mechanical Testing of Vacuum Infused Specimens"
2003 - Christopher T. Wonderly, MS Thesis, "Investigation of Composite Materials and Structures for Marine Applications"
2003 - Burak Bekisli, MS Thesis, "New Concepts in Sandwich Structures: A New Balsa Core and Zebra Skin" 2002 - Joseph D. Melograna, MS Thesis, "Joining of Composite and Steel Structures"