Czestochowa University of Technology,
Professor Jacek Przybylski is a specialist in applied mechanics. At the early stages of his work for the Czestochowa University of Technology his scholarly research interests included the reliability theory of mechanical objects and the fatigue theory. Over the last thirty years he has been mainly concerned with the stability and vibration of mechanical systems. During that period he has published his doctoral and postdoctoral theses and many technical papers and articles. He has also been conducting research into other subject areas, such as the theoretical and experimental investigations of vibration of the divergence-pseudoflutter systems, computer aided design of mobile cranes and resonance boxes of musical instruments as well as the interaction problems between the supports of truck cranes and the ground of particular rheological properties. In the last ten years his investigation has been focused on the influence of the piezoelectric actuation on the static and dynamic behaviour of mechanical systems, including the geometrically non-linear systems. His work in the above areas has been published in a large number of various Polish and international highly reputable journals. Moreover, he has published as an author or co-author seven research monographs in the field. Professor’s didactic activities cover lectures, classes, workshops, seminars and laboratory classes on mechanics, mechanics of materials, theory of vibrations, and computer aided design. He is the author of curriculum-oriented textbooks, laboratory instructions and concepts of many laboratory and didactic stands for graduate and postgraduate students at various stages of higher education. Other activities include being a supervisor who mentors postgraduate students preparing for their PhD examinations. For his scientific and didactic activities Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education has awarded him two individual and three collective prizes. He has also been awarded twelve prizes by the Rector of CUT.
Physics, Materials Engineering