Robert Jankowski - Biographical note - MOST Wiedzy


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prof. dr hab. inż. Robert Jankowski


He was born on December 26, 1968 in Gdynia. A graduate of the High School at the Consulate of Poland in Benghazi, Libya (1987), a student at the Gdańsk University of Technology (MSc studies, 1987-1991 and 1992-1993), University of Sheffield, England (BSc studies, 1991-1992), University of Roskilde, Denmark (MSc course, 1993) and University of Tokyo, Japan (PhD studies, 1994-1997).

From the beginning of his professional career associated with the Gdańsk University of Technology: Trainee Assistant (1992-1993), Assistant (1993-1994), Assistant Professor (1998-2010), Associate Professor (2010-2017), Professor (since 2018). At the Gdańsk University of Technology, he also obtained the DSc (habilitation) degree (2007) and the title of professor in technical sciences (2014).

His research interests are mainly related to earthquake engineering and dynamics of metal structures. He is the author/co-author of over 300 scientific publications, and his h-index is equal to 25 (Web of Science - Core Collection), 28 (Scopus), 31 (Google Scholar). He also has 2 patents granted. He participated in 10 research projects financially supported by domestic and foreign institutions (including 2 times as project manager, 4 times as deputy manager and 1 time as team leader). He was a supervisor of 8 completed doctoral dissertations (including 2 times as a co-supervisor abroad), currently he is a supervisor of 4 doctoral dissertations in progress and a supervisor of 2 PhD students in doctoral school. He is a member of the editorial boards of 11 scientific journals and a member of 5 expert teams and committees. He was a reviewer of 14 PhD dissertations (including 4 for foreign universities), prepared 5 reviews in DSc (habilitation) procedures and 4 opinions in procedures for granting the title of professor.

He held a number of functions at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Gdańsk University of Technology: Dean’s Representative for Extramural Studies (2002-2005), Dean’s Representative for Implementation of Teaching in Foreign Languages (2008-2012), Vice-Dean for Education (2012-2016), Vice Head of Department of Metal Structures and Construction Management (2016-2017). Currently, he is the Head of Department of Construction Management and Earthquake Engineering and the Head of Doctoral (PhD) Studies. At the University he is the Deputy Director of the Doctoral School for Education, Quality and PQF. He was also a member of the Rector's Commission for ECTS (2002-2003), the University Recruitment Commission (2000-2005) and the Senate Committee for Education (2012-2016). In addition, the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Member of the Board of the Gdańsk Branch of the Polish Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2018), Member of the Main Audit Commission of the Polish Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (from 2019), Member of the Board and Deputy Secretary of the Board of the Polish Earthquake Engineering Group (2009-2012, from 2012), Member of the Metal Structures Section of the Committee of Civil Engineering Polish Academy of Sciences (since 2017).

He was awarded 21 times with individual awards of the Rector of the Gdańsk University of Technology for scientific and didactic activities. He received the award of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, Natural Resources and Forestry (1994), the award of the Gdańsk Scientific Society (1998), the scholarship of the Foundation for Polish Science (1999), the award of the IV Department of Technical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences (2008), the prize of prof. W. Nowacki for outstanding scientific achievements of the Warsaw Branch of the Polish Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (2015). He was awarded the Bronze Cross of Merit (2006) and the Medal of the National Education Commission (2011).

Privately, husband of Monika, father of two sons: Kacper and Kajetan. His hobby is sport (volleyball, cycling, tennis, skiing).

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