A leading academic from the School of Engineering, whose work on nonlinear dynamics is renowned worldwide, has been elected to a prestigious role in his home country.
Professor Marian Wiercigroch FRSE, the Sixth Century Chair at the School of Engineering, was elected to the Council for Technical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences* for a period of three years.
In his appointment letter, Professor Jerzy Duszynski, the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences, congratulated Professor Wiercigroch on his election to the body, describing his appointment as “a reflection of scientific achievements and academic standing in the area of science and engineering.”
Professor Wiercigroch said: “I was truly moved by this recognition, in particular as it comes from the National Academy of my home country of Poland.”
Professor Igor Guz, the Head of the School of Engineering, added: “I was delighted to see Marian recognised by the Polish Academy of Sciences, which is an equivalent to the Royal Society in Poland.
“His work on the area of nonlinear dynamics of engineering systems is highly regarded worldwide.”
*The Polish Academy of Sciences was founded in 1951 and is a major scientific advisory body that operates through elected leading scholars and research institutions. It is the most prestigious of Poland's learnt societies, with 520 fellows across five departments.