Leszek A. Dobrzański

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https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7584-8917

Biography

Prof. Leszek Adam Dobrzański, DSc, PhD, MSc, Eng, M Dr HC, was born on 4th September 1947 in Gliwice, Poland, where he resides permanently. He graduated from 5th Secondary School in Gliwice in 1965. He graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice on 15th March 1971, being awarded with the diploma with a distinction. He completed his PhD thesis under the supervision of Prof. Jan Adamczyk, a Honorary Professor of the Silesian University of Technology and then distinguished with the Award of Minister, and defended it in 1977. He completed his DSc dissertation and defended it in 1990. The President of Republic of Poland conferred to him the title of professor in 1995. He was conferred a title of Doctor Honoris Causa in 1999 at the University of Ruse in Bulgaria, again in 2007 at the Khmelnitsky National University in Khmelnitsky in Ukraine and again in 2016 at the University in Miskolc in Hungary. He is an academician - since 1992 he has been a foreign Fellow of the Ukrainian Academy of Engineering Sciences, since 1999 of the Slovak Academy of Engineering Sciences, since 2005 he has been a Fellow and President of the World Academy of Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, and since 2012 he has been a Fellow and since 2016 he has been a Vice President of the Academy of Engineering in Poland. He is a Fellow of the Materials Science Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences {PAS) and the President of the Metallic Materials Section of this Committee, and a Member of several Sections of the Metallurgy Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and Committee of Machine Design of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Permanently, since 1971, he has been working at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Poland being already since 1968 a junior assistant - as a holder of the scientific scholarship. Having got a job, he used to work as an assistant in 1971-1972, as a senior assistant in 1972-1977, as an assistant professor in 1977-1990, as a docent in 1990- 1991, and in 1991-1998 as an associate professor. Since 1998 he has been the full professor of the Silesian University of Technology. In 1997-2013 Prof. Leszek Adam Dobrzański, was the Director of the Institute of Engineering Materials and Biomaterials of the Silesian University of Technology, and simultaneously - in 1991-2013 was the Head of the Division of the Materials Processing Technology, Management, and Computer Techniques in Materials Science. Since 1999 he has been the head of Doctoral Studies at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. Prof. Leszek Adam Dobrzanski, was elected, for three terms - in 1990-93 and 1999-2005, a Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology, performing also in 1993-1996 the function of Vice- Dean - First Deputy Dean of the Faculty. In 2012-2013 he was the Vice-Rector for Science and Industrial Co- operation of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. Moreover, in 1995-1998 he was also a full professor and a Vice-Rector for Research of the Academy of Computer Science and Management in Bielsko-Biała, Poland, in 2008-2009 he worked as a full professor in the Institute of Physical Education and Physiotherapy of the Opole University of Technology in Opole, Poland, and in 2014-2015 he worked as a full professor and a Vice-Director for International Co-operation of the Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technology in Krakow, Poland in the structure of the Ministry of Economy of Poland. Prof. Leszek Adam Dobrzański, can speak English, Italian, Russian and Latin. He is an expert and a lecturer of the Association of Polish Mechanical Engineers {SIMP) in the field of Materials Science and Heat Treatment, an Expert of European Union in Steel and Coal Programme, an expert of numerous scientific programmes realized in Poland by the National Science Centre {NCN), the National Centre for Research and Development {NCBiR), the National Information Processing Institute {OPI), the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development {PARP) and the Foundation for Polish Science {FNP). Prof. Leszek A. Dobrzański has been awarded by the President of Poland with the following Crosses: Commander's, Officer's and Knight’s of the Order of of Polonia Restituta, and with the Golden and Silver Crosses of Merit, and also by the Ministries of Polish Government with the Medal of National Education Commission and Medal for contributions to the Machine Industry. Prof. Leszek A. Dobrzański has been awarded by the Kingdom of Belgium with Commander's Cross of the Order „Merite de l'Innovation”, the William Johnson International Gold Medal by the Dublin City University, the Gold Medal of Albert Schweizer of the World Academy of Medicine, the Gold Medal of Tadeusz Sendzimir, Gold Medal of Ferdinand Martinengo and many others.

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