1890-1965prof. WITOLD WIERZBICKI

1967-2003prof. ANDRZEJ ZIABICKI

He was graduated from the Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Wrocław (1956), 1960 – doctoral degree, 1965 – habilitation, 1974 – professor. Assistant in the Institute of Organic Chemistry in Wrocław (1955-1956), head of the laboratory in the Institute of Synthetic Fibers in Jelenia Góra and Gorzów Wlkp. (1956-1958), head of Polymer Physic Laboratory in the Institute of General Chemistry in Warsaw (1959-1967). Employee of IPPT PAN. He created the school of polymer physics in IPPT PAN in the field of fundamental research on structure formation and properties of polymers. Lectured at the Warsaw University, Department of Physic (1967-1969). He was visiting professor in the Department of Polymer Chemistry, Kyoto University and in the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Palermo. Scientific authority in the field of structure formation and properties of polymers in technological processes, in particular in processes of fiber formation. Author books and scientific publications (over 200). Member of European Physical Society, The Society of Rheology, International Committee of Rheology, International Society for the Interaction between Mathematics and Mechanics, Polish Chemical Society, Polish Physical Society, Polish Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. Member of the editorial committees of Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, Journal of Rheology, Fiber World, Fibres in Eastern Europe. Honoured with the S.G. Smith Medal of the Manchester Textile Institute, the Jan Zawidzki Medal of the Polish Chemical Society, Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, Golden Cross of Merit.

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