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Pierre-Mertiny

Pierre Mertiny, PhD, PEng

Professor, Associate Chair (Undergraduate)

Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

About Me

Education:

  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, U. Alberta (2005)
  • Dipl.-Ing. Mechanical Engineering, U. Hannover, Germany (1999)

Awards/Honors:

  • 2018 August-Wilhelm Scheer Visiting Professorship, Chair of Carbon Composites, Technical University Munich, Germany
  • 2016 – 2019 Vargo Teaching Chair, University of Alberta
  • 2016 August-Wilhelm Scheer Visiting Professorship, Chair of Carbon Composites, Technical University Munich, Germany
Professional Activities:

  • 2018 – 2017 Chair, Pressure Vessel and Piping Division, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • 2018 – 2017 Vice-Chair, Pressure Vessel and Piping Division, ASME
  • 2015 – present Advisor EcoCar Student Team, Faculty of Engineering
  • 2015 – present    Secretary, Canadian Association for Composite Structures and Materials (CACSMA)
  • 2014 – present    Student Liaison and Newsletter Editor, ASME Northern Alberta Section
  • 2013 – 2017 Programs Chair, ASME Pressure Vessel and Piping Division
  • 2011 – 2013 Membership Chair, ASME Pressure Vessel and Piping Division
  • 2011 – 2014 Chair, ASME Northern Alberta Section
  • 2011 – present DAAD Research Ambassador at the UofA (German Academic Exchange Service)
  • 2009 – 2014 Coordinator at the University of Alberta for the International Summer School "On the Cutting Edge of Sustainable Energy Supply" at Technical University of Freiberg, Germany


Research

Dr. Pierre Mertiny has focused his research on advanced polymer composite materials, including material behavior, damage mechanisms, failure prediction and structural health monitoring under multiaxial loadings; nanocomposite materials and adhesively bonded joints. Component fabrication by filament winding is a particular area of expertise.

Of special interest is the filament-winding manufacturing method and its application to the fabrication of components with rotational symmetry.

Research projects primarily involve components for the energy sector, e.g. piping and vessels, energy storage flywheels.

Further information about Dr.Mertiny's research can be found on the Webpages of the Advanced Composite Materials Engineering Group.