Maria Slomiana

Maria Slomiana, PhD, MScE, MSc ME, BSME

  • Associate Professor

Programs I Teach


  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics (1984)
    Drexel University (PA)
  • MSc, Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics (1979)
    University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • MScME, Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering (1975)
    Warsaw Technical University, Poland
  • BSME, Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering (1975)
    Warsaw Technical University, Poland

About Me

My teaching area includes courses in solid mechanics and applied engineering mathematics. I believe a good professor is dedicated to her/his students and devotes time and energy to them. Good teaching is teaching not only the "book knowledge," but also a "life knowledge." 

In my career, I have done what I can to inspire and encourage my students to learn and develop passion for learning and good interpersonal skills. Each student is unique, so we need to keep that in mind.

Research Interests

My research interests include mechanics of composite materials, damage initiation and growth in composite laminates subjected to static and fatigue tensile and compressive loads, theoretical and experimental fracture mechanics, mechanical behavior of materials, strength and failure analysis, and applied mathematics.


  • Slomiana, Maria. "Senior Design in Mechanical Engineering Program at Widener University." Presentation at Rzeszow Technical University, 2011.
  • Maffia, Gennaro J., Maria Slomiana, and Davis, John F. "Recent Advances in Collagen Based Technologies." Journal of the American Leather Chemists Association 97, no. 2 (2002): 74–82.
  • Wang, A.S.D., Maria Slomiana, and R.B. Bucinell. "Delamination Crack Growth in Composite Laminates." Delamination and Debonding of Materials, ASTM STP 876, (1985): 135–167.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Helicopter Society (AHS), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Society of Electrical Engineers (ASEE)


  • Grants for support Aero Design Projects (2013, 2012, 2010)
  • ASME Certificate of Recognition for 25 years of Contribution to the Mechanical Engineering Profession & Society (2010)
  • Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Professor of the Year (1986–1987), ASME Award, Widener University