Permanent Commission for the History of Mechanism and Machine Science

Mission & Organization

The Permanent Commission for the History of Mechanism and Machine Science envisions to bring thoughts and developments from ancient to modern previous times back to consciousness of current research and teaching to spark new developments through the tapping of arcane wisdom. To this end, the Permanent Commission for the History of Mechanism and Machine Science supports the republishing and refurbishing of classical works of reference, the dissemination of historic material in the area of mechanism and machine science, and the promotion of activities in the field of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science and supervises and implements the archiving procedures of the Federation. New members in the Permanent Commission for the History of Mechanism and Machine Science, in particular of young researchers, are very welcome.

New applications for membership in the Permanent Commission for the History of Mechanism and Machine Science can be submitted to


Function Name Affiliation
Chair Prof. Alessandro Gasparetto DPIA – Dipartimento Politecnico di Ingegneria e Architettura
Università degli Studi di Udine
Via delle Scienze 206
33100 Udine
Deputy chair Prof. Yibing Fang Institute for the History of Natural Science
Chinese Academy of Science
55 Zhong-guan-cun East Road
100190 Beijing


Name Affiliation
Australia Prof. Nong Zhang Hefei University of Technology
Brazil Prof. DSc. Agamenon Rodrigues Eufrasio Oliveira Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Brazil João Carlos Mendes Carvalho Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
China-Beijing Prof. Baichun Zhang Chinese Academy of Sciences
China-Beijing Prof. Zhen Lu Beihang University
China-Taipei Prof. Tsung-Yi Lin Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology (STUST)
China-Taipei Prof. Yu-Hsun Chen National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
France Dr. Raffaele Pisano Lille University
Germany Prof Dr-Ing. Burkhard Corves RWTH Aachen University Aachen
Greece Prof. Evangelos Papadopoulos National Technical University of Athens
Greece Assoc. Prof. Thomas G. Chondros University of Patras
Italy Prof. Walter Franco Politecnico di Torino
Italy Prof. Giovanni Mimmi Universitа degli studi di Pavia
Italy Prof. Marco Ceccarelli University of Rome Tor Vergata
Japan Hidetaka Kuroki Hiraiwa Sangyo Co. Ltd
Korea Prof. Jae Kyung Shim Korea University
Korea Prof. Moon Hwo Seo Konkuk University
Lithuania Prof Dr. Rymantas Tadas Tolocka Kaunas University of Technology
Mexico Prof. Mario Acevedo Universidad Panamericana
Netherlands Prof. Teun Koetsier Vrije University of Amsterdam
Poland Prof. Józef Wojnarowski Silesian University of Technology
Poland Prof. Teresa Zielinska Warsaw University of Technology
Poland Prof. Janusz Wawrzecki Academy of Humanities and Economics In Lodz
Russia Prof. Alexander Evgrafov St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University
Russia PhD. Denis Kozlikin St.Petersburg State Polytechnic University
Russia Prof. Olga Vladimirovna Egorova Bauman Moscow State Technical University (MGTU)
Russia Asst. Prof. Pavel A. Andrienko Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnical University
Russia Asst. Prof. Valentin Tarabarin Bauman Moscow State Technical University
Serbia and Montenegro Prof Dr-Ing. Nenad Zrnic University of Belgrade
Spain Prof. Francesc Ferrando Piera Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona
Spain Prof. Higinio Rubio University Carlos III of Madrid
Spain Prof. Juan Carlos Fortes Garrido Universidad de Huelva, Campus de la Rabida
Spain Prof. Juan I Cuadrado Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
Spain Prof. Rafael López García University of Jaen, Campus las Lagunillas
Turkey Dr. Irem Aslan Seyhan Kutlubey-Yazıcılar Kampüsü, Bartin University
Turkey Prof. Dr. Melek Dosay Gökdoğan Dil ve Tarih Coğrafya Fakülyesi, Ankara University
UK Prof. Jian Dai King’s College, London
USA Prof. Bahram Ravani University of California-Davis
USA Prof. Francis Moon Cornell University
USA Prof. Gordon Pennock Purdue University, West Lafayette

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