Dorota Kozanecka graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Lodz, obtaining a title of MSc with distinction in the specialization of Automatics.
She started her first job at the Institute of Vehicles, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, TUL, in the Electronics Division where the laboratory apparatus for diesel engines test stands was designed.
In 1975 she began to work at the Institute of Turbomachinery at the Division of Metrology that deals with measurements in turbomachines.
In 1983 she defended with distinction her PhD dissertation entitled: Analysis of accuracy of the measurement path processing of the measurement-information system. The dissertation was related to the problem of signal transmission and commutation along measuring paths.
She took part in numerous research projects devoted to selected problems of modern metrology and technology, as well as design of systems, also measurement and control apparatus, aimed at development of new and already existing special devices, programs and procedures necessary in the measurement process automation in flowing media, as well as development and improvement of measurement techniques for chosen energy generation parameters.
In 1993 she went for scientific training to France to Laboratoire de Mécanique des Solids in Ecole Centrale de Lyon. Her scientific activities were focused then on experimental investigations and numerical modeling of mechanical structure dynamics. After the return to Poland, she began to deal with the design and investigations of nonconventional support systems of machine rotors, especially mechatronical magnetic bearing systems of magnetic bearings, in cooperation with the Division of Diagnostics and Automation of Turbomachinery at the Institute of Turbomachines. Her background in the field of electronics and automation was very important to start this cooperation.
In June 2000 she was conferred upon a title of Doctor of Science by the Council of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, TUL, for her dissertation entitled: Digitally controlled magnetic bearing.
In 2003 she got a post of the TUL Professor.
Now Prof. D. Kozanecka conducts investigations at the Division of Diagnostics and Automation of Turbomachinery. They are devoted to problems of mechatronic technology of magnetic bearing systems in rotary systems in machines characterized by special performance demands. As a result, numerous test stands of model machines with rotors supported in magnetic bearings have built. She is one of the founders of the unique laboratory of magnetic bearings that was established at the Institute of Turbomachinery. She has authored or co-authored numerous papers in scientific journals, home and foreign conference proceedings and reports ordered by the industry. The subject scope of her investigations is strictly connected with industrial applications. Consequently, she takes part in projects ordered by the industry and devoted to machine model and performance investigations.
She headed three projects granted by the Committee for Scientific Research, Poland, and took part as the main executor in further four projects in the Division of Diagnostics and Automation of Turbomachinery. Since November 2007 she has headed the next project in the field of active magnetic bearing systems.
Prof. Dorota Kozanecka is the head of PhD Course in Structure and Operation of Machines at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, TUL. She conducts courses for PhD students at this course as well as for students of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Power Generation, Mechatronics, Mechanics and Machine Operation. Also, she teaches in French at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, TUL. She is a supervisor and a co-founder of the field of studies: Power Generations. She is supervising two PhD theses as well.
Prof. Dorota Kozanecka is a member of numerous commissions and associations, namely:
Ø Education Commission of Metrology Committee, Polish Academy of Sciences
Ø Board of Polish Association for Measurements, Automatics and Robotics POLSPAR
Ø Lodz Scientific Society
Ø Editorial Committee and Editor of Cieplne Maszyny Przepływowe – Turbomachinery.
Ø Lodz Scientific Society
Ø Scientific Council of Aviation Institute, Warsaw, since June 2007.