Sławomir Żółkiewski is an associate professor in the Institute of Engineering Processes of Automation and Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Silesian University of Technology. His duties and obligations focus on theoretical and practical research on the fields of mechanics, automation, robotics and mechatronics. His efforts and personal engagement at the university have been already awarded five times by the Rector for excellent organization, didactics and scientific achievements. He has realized over thirty scientific, didactic or R&D projects, revised, monitored and evaluated ca. 300 of research projects. Numerous articles published (>100) in the international journals and scientific books are the result of the group work or his individual one. Moreover he is an author of a patent application and co-author of five scientific books.