Czeslaw Kazimierz Kajdas, Polish chemistry professor, researcher. Achievements include development of negative-ion-radical action mechanism approach that is effectively applied in accounting for many specific tribochemical findings.
Kajdas, Czeslaw Kazimierz was born on June 15, 1932 in Wilno, Poland. Son of Kazimierz and Stefania (Kondratowicz) Kajdas.
Degree in Chemical Engineering, Silesian Polytechnic Institute, 1954. Master of Science in Engineering Chemistry, Silesian Polytechnic Institute, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, Silesian Polytechnic Institute, 1964.
Doctor of Science in Chemistry, Institute Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, 1968.
Assistant professor Silesian Polytechnic Institute, Gliwice, Poland, 1964—1968. Associate professor Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute Chemistry, Warsaw, 1968—1969, Warsaw University of Technology, 1972—1975, professor, 1994—2006. Associate professor, mechanical engineering department Kielce Technology University, 1975—1978.
Director Petroleum Research Center, Plock, 1970—1975. Director organic materials science department Radom Technology University, 1978—1981, vice president, 1982—1985, professor, since 1991. Visiting professor Magdeburg Technology University, Germany, Virginia Polytechnic Institute State University, 1986—1987, researcher.
Chairman Polish Tribology Council, 1982—1987. Chairman, Tribochemistry section Polish Chemical Society. Tech advisor fuels, lubricants and tribology, chief technical advisor world project used oil recycling United Nations Industrial Development Organization, 1990—1992.
Visiting scientist Institute Organic Chemistry, Leipzig, Germany, French Petroleum Institute. Researcher Austrian Competitive Center Tribology, Wiener Neustadt, Chiba Institute of Technology, Tsudanuma, Japan, Ohio State University, Columbus, Lanzhou Institute Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Visiting professor mechanical engineering department Tchiba Institute of Technology, Tsudanuma, Japan, 2006.
Achievements include development of negative-ion-radical action mechanism approach that is effectively applied in accounting for many specific tribochemical findings.
The multidisciplinary nature of tribology, the conflicting theories and approaches to it found in the literature, plus the fact that definitions of the same phenomenon often differ widely, prompted the authors to compile this work.
Author: Solid Petroleum Hydrocarbons, 1972. Chemistry and Physico-chemistry of Petroleum, 1979, Basics of Fueling and Lubrication of Vehicles, 1983, Lubricants and Additives, 1993. Co-author: Encyclopedia of Tribology, 1990.
Contributor chapters to books, over 60 papers in field.
Married Maria Aleksandra Jaronczyk, January 4, 1959. 1 child Hanna Danuta Kajdas-Duda.