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Krzysztof Stanisław Jóźwik

 

 

Krzysztof Jóźwik is Director of the Institute of Turbomachinery, Lodz University of Technology, and Head of the Division of Medical Apparatus. On April 18, 2008 he was elected Vice-rector for Education for the period 2008-2012. Since December 18, 2008 he has held the post of TUL Professor.

 His professional activities focus in particular on biomedical engineering, especially blood flow, artificial organs and biomeasurements. He is also active in the field of renewable energy resources and modern power generation technologies, retrofits and revamps of turbomachines. He is a mechanical engineer capable of employing up-to-date numerical and computer aided design methods. The wide scope of his projects and experience, including very broad and close cooperation with industry, reflects his versatile interests.

 Prof. Krzysztof Stanisław Jóźwik, DSc, PhD, was born on December 30, 1962. In 1987 he defended his MSc thesis at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Lodz, and was awarded a distinction. A few days later, he started work at the Institute of Turbomachinery, TUL: initially as a designer, from the end of 1989 as a trainee assistant and a year later as an assistant. In 1998, after defending his PhD dissertation, also at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, he began working as a lecturer.

 In 1998, he was appointed Head of the Division of Medical Apparatus. On October 23, 2006 he defended his DSc dissertation, entitled ‘Mechanical heart valve with a nanocrystalline diamond layer’ at the Council of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. His doctoral research employed the latest techniques in materials engineering, especially surface engineering, including the application of a nanocrystialline diamond layer on a titanium alloy, durability tests on the valve prototype and numerical simulations of the flow through the valve. A comparison of the experimental results with the numerical simulations was also performed. A particularly rewarding outcome of that project was the fact that at the beginning of December 2007 the decision was made to grant funds for the governmental project ’Polish Artificial Heart’.  In the framework of that project, Krzysztof Jóźwik was responsible for the design and manufacturing of heart valves, based on the research conducted for his DSc, and for the development of a compressor with appropriate overpressure and underpressure for the control system of Ventricle Assist Devices (VADs).

 Krzysztof Jóźwik has authored or co-authored more than 170 papers published in foreign and Polish journals and conference proceedings, and three monographs  devoted to turbomachines, artificial heart valves and modelling of blood  flow. His publications fall mainly within two fields: biomedical engineering, biomeasurements and power engineering, including renewable energy resources, on one hand, and issues connected with higher education, organization and management in education, on the other. He also cooperates on regular basis with ‘Życie Uczelni’, the journal issued by the  Lodz University of Technology for its academic community. He has headed 12 research projects and has been the main executor in eight projects, including two target-aimed projects. He has also headed or cooperated in more than 200  R&D industrial projects and provided technical expertise for numerous companies in different branches of industry. In particular, he has been engaged in wide and fruitful cooperation with foreign companies such as Dresser-Rand and Airbus Helicopters, involving interdisciplinary teamwork to meet the high standards required.

 In November 2006, the University of Coventry (Great Britain) appointed Krzysztof Jóźwik to the post of Visiting Professor for a period of five years. In 2014 the title of professor was conferred upon him by the President of Polish Republic.

 Since 2002, Krzysztof Jóźwik has been working extensively on establishing student exchanges with European universities. He has prepared and finalized 12 agreements on student exchanges, including Coventry University. In the years 1999-2002, Krzysztof Jóźwik was the representative of the TUL Rector for international students. Simultaneously, he was the representative of the Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the International Faculty of Engineering (IFE). Within the years 2002-2008, he was Vice-dean for Student Affairs and a member of the Council of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. He was also in charge of foreign cooperation at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. 

 Since 2003, Krzysztof Jóźwik has been a member of the Rector’s Commission working on a strategy for development of the computer system used at the Lodz University of Technology for tracking student progress in their studies, enrolments, formation of groups, accounting of fees, accommodation and recruitment.

 Since 2005, he has been a member of the TUL Senate. During that time, he has co-authored two new programmes of studies (following changes introduced by the New Act on Higher Education). He is a co-author of the Biomedical Engineering programme and of the Mechanical Engineering and Applied Computer Science programme, both in English. In the two-cycle system of studies, he has prepared first-cycle programmes for Mechanics and Machine Design in English and for Management and Production Engineering in Polish. Within the framework of these newly developed programmes of studies, he is the head and the supervisor of several courses taught in English, for which he has prepared the syllabi and implemented modern teaching methods (project-based learning). He is also a co-author of regulations concerning post-graduate studies and of two chapters of the Lodz University of Technology Charter.

Krzysztof Jóźwik is a member of the Polish Society of Biomedical Engineering, the Polish Association of Biomaterials, Tissue and Cell Engineering Society, European Society for Artificial Organs and since 2000 he has been a member of the Educational Section of the Committee of Metrology and Measurement Apparatus of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He has been invited to deliver lectures at the Imperial College in London (Great Britain) and at the University in Liberec (Czech Republic), University of Gent (Belgium), University of Leeds and Cranfield (Great Britain). In 1999 he took part in a series of workshops at the Helmholtz University at RWTH Aachen (Germany). Since 2008 he has been a member of ASME.

 Within the period  2007-2017, Krzysztof Jóźwik was a representative of the Lodz University of Technology, the University of Lodz and the Medical University of Lodz, on the Board of the Lodz Regional Park of Science and Technology Ltd., and contributed to its significant development.

 Krzysztof Jóźwik conducts lectures in Polish and English for first-cycle studies, BSc and MSc studies and PhD studies. He also conducts diploma seminars for students at the Faculty of International Engineering. He has supervised more than 70 BSc and MSc diploma theses. He also supervises practical training of students at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering who study in English. Krzysztof Jóźwik has supervised nine PhD dissertations and is now supervising six more.

 

 

 
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