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MFN Trainer Team

Introduction of Andrzej Wojtas (Ph.D.)

Andrzej Wojtas was bo in 1958 in Wroclaw, Poland where he completed his secondary education and studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Wroclaw. After moving to the Netherlands he continued at the Department of Materials Engineering at the Delft University of Technology where in 1989 he presented his Master's thesis on the evaluation of residual stresses using 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. As the Head of European Operations Andrzej is responsible for marketing as well as for scientific support for Stresstech's customers and sales representatives. He has initiated and chaired four inteational conferences on the applications of the BNA technique and participates in several European societies for residual stress analysis.In May 2005 Andrzej will join the MFN Trainer Team. In his courses he will cover the residual stress evaluation methods and their application in the optimisation and process control of shot peening.