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Robert Szewalski

Robert Szewalski, Polish science educator, consultant. Decorated Commander Polonia Restituta, 1960; recipient Medal of Independence, Center Board, 1928, Gold Medal of Merit, Tchechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 1970, Individual 1st Class State prize of Science, 1980, Medal of Copernicus, Polish Academy of Sciences, 1986.

Background

  • Szewalski, Robert was born on August 16, 1903 in Nisko, Poland. Son of Marc and Barbara Maria (Saalburg) Szewalski.

  • Education

    • Master of Science, Technology University, Lwow, Poland, 1929. Doctor of Technology Sciences, Technology University, Lwow, Poland, 1935. Habilitation, Technology University, Lwow, Poland, 1938.

      Doctor (honorary), Technology University, Gdansk, Poland, 1977. Doctor (honorary), Technology University, Poznan, Poland, 1983.

    Career

    • From assistant professor to professor Technology University, Lwow, 1927-1945. Professor Wroclaw University, 1947-1949, Technology University, Gdansk, 1945, dean shipbuilding department, 1950-1951, rector, 1951-1954. Director Institute Fluid Flow Machines Polish Academy of Sciences, 1953-1970.

      Consultant Institute Fluid Flow Machines, Gdansk, since 1970. Visiting professor Stuttgart University, 1975, Brown University, Providence, 1976.

    Works

    • Author: Theory of Machines, 1954, Advanced Problems in Steam Turbine Engines, 1978. Contributor over 200 science papers. Inventor high efficiency steam power cycles and technical.

    Membership

    Volunteer War of Independence, 1920. With Polish Air Force, 1939. Fellow American Society Mechanical Engineers (life), Institute Mechanical England London.

    Member Polish Academy of Sciences (correspondent member 1952-1960, president Gdansk branch since 1984), Gdansk Science Society (full president Gdansk branch 1971-1973, honorary president 1978), Polish French Society (vice president 1960-1970).

    Connections

    • Married Janina Walaszek, April 2, 1947.
    • father: Marc Szewalski
    • mother: Barbara Maria (Saalburg) Szewalski
    • spouse: Janina Walaszek
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    Born August 16, 1903
    Died February 9, 1993
    (aged 89)
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    • 1929
      Technology University
    • 1935
      Technology University
    • 1938
      Technology University
    • 1977
      Technology University
    • 1983
      Technology University
    • 1927 - 1945
      From assistant, professor to professor Technology University
    • 1945
      professor, Wroclaw University
      Gdansk, Pomorskie, Poland
    • 1947 - 1949
      professor, Wroclaw University
    • 1950 - 1951
      professor, Wroclaw University
    • 1951 - 1954
      professor, Wroclaw University
      Rector, Arkansas, United States
    • 1953 - 1970
      director, Institute Fluid Flow Machines Polish Academy Sciences
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