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Leon Mishnaevsky Jr, is a Senior Scientist at the Department of Wind Energy, Technical University of Denmark. Author of 3 monographs (”Micromechanics and Nanosimulation”, Springer, ” Computational Mesomechanics of Composites”, Wiley) and more than 120 research papers in peer reviewed journals. H-index: 24. Scopus ID 7004128548.

L.M. has been a Principal Investigator in a number of projects, including the EU FP7 Project "Virtual Nanotitanium", Columbia -Stanford-DTU network "Multiscale multiphysics computational mechanics", Danish-Japanese project " Graphene and CNT based composites", Sino-Danish project “ High reliability of large wind turbines via computational micromechanics ", Danish-Nepali project “ Wind energy technologies in Nepal ”,  and others. Leader of Work Package “Nano/Micromechanics” in "Danish Centre for Composite Structures and Materials for Wind Turbines”.

Chairman/Organizer of many international symposia and conferences, including Symposium on Multiscale Computational Analysis of Complex Materials (MCACM),   2017, Denmark,  on Nanoengineered composites,  2015,  Roskilde, Denmark, on  Materials for Wind Energy Applications,  2012, Beijing, International Conference on Computational Modelling of Nanostructured Materials (ICCMNM-2013), Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 3-6.9.2013 and others.

LM has held visiting professor/visiting scholar positions at M.I.T.  and Rutgers (USA), University of Tokyo (Japan) and Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Arts et Metiers (France). Prior to joining Risø, he worked as a Heisenberg Fellow (”portable associate professorship” of German Research Council) at the University of Stuttgart, and at the Darmstadt University of Technology. He received his doctorate from the USSR Academy of Sciences, and his Dr. - Habil. degree in Mechanics from the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany.


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Since 2005 -DTU, Risø National Laboratory/Risø Campus, Senior Scientist; 2003-2005 - Darmstadt University of Technology, Heisenberg Fellow (“portable associate professorship” of German Scientific Council, DFG); 1996-2005- University of Stuttgart (Germany), Materials Testing Institute (MPA) (03-05-  Heisenberg Fellow, 98-02 -  Rsch Associate, 96-98 –Humboldt Rsch Fellow); 1996 - 99 - Max-Planck Institute for Metal Research (Germany), Research Scientist;  1994 – 95- Vienna University of Technology (Austria), Institute of Mechanics, Postdoc;  1981 – 94- Inst. Superhard Materials (Ukrainian Acad. Sci, Kiev). Rsch Scientist, Engineer, Technician



2004- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. Materials Science & Engnrng, Visiting Scholar; 2003- Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Arts et Metiers (ENSAM, Paris, France), Invited Professor ; 2002 -Rutgers University, Dept. Mechan & Aerospace Engnrng (USA). Visiting Research Professor; 2001 - Science University of Tokyo, Computational Mechanics Lab, Visiting Scholar;  2000 - University of Tokyo, Dept. Aeronautics & Astronautics, Visiting Scientist; 2000 - Synergy Ceramics Lab, Natl Industrial Research Inst. Nagoya (Japan). Visiting Scientist

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  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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