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Piotr Wach

Piotr Wach, Polish engineering educator, rector. Recipient Medal of National Education, Minister of Education, 1999, Chevalier Cross of Restitution of Poland, President of Poland, 2001, Honorary Senator, Hochschle fur Technik Stuttgart, Germany, 2001-2002.


  • Wach, Piotr was born on November 23, 1944 in Boryslaw, Lwow, Poland. Son of Jozef Wach, Ilona Wach.

  • Education

    • Master of Science in Engineering, Politechnika Slaska, Gliwice, Poland, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, Akademia Gorniczo-Hutnicza (Academy Mining & Metallurgy), Krakow, Poland, 1974. Habilitation Dr, Akademia Gorniczo-Hutnicza (Academy Mining & Metallurgy), Krakow, Poland, 1983.


    • Assistant professor Politechnika Slaska, Gliwice , Poland, 1968—1972, University Slaski, Katowice, Poland, 1972—1975. Associate professor Politechnika Opolska, Opole, Poland, 1975—1983, assistant professor Poland, 1984—1998, professor Poland, since 1998. Dean Politechnika Opolska, 1984—1990, rector, Poland, since 1999.

      Member accreditation commission University of Technology Accreditation Commission, Krakow, Poland, since 1998. Visiting professor University of Technology Delft, Netherlands, 1993—1995.


    • Author: Fractional-Slot Windings of Air Corps Machines, 1997. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Member Main Council of Higher Education, Warsaw, 1996—1999, PHARE Steering Committee, Vienna, 1998—2000, Multi-Country Higher Education Co-operation Programme, Twente, Netherlands, since 2000. Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Polish Society Electrical Engineers.



    Mountain climbing, bicycling, literature.


    • Married Irena Marta Solowka. Children: Lukasz, Szymon.
    • father: Jozef Wach Wach
    • spouse: Irena Marta Solowka
    • children: Lukasz Wach
    • Szymon Wach
    Piotr Wach
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    Born November 23, 1944
    (age 73)
    • 1968
      Politechnika Slaska
    • 1974
      Akademia Gorniczo-Hutnicza (Academy Mining & Metallurgy)
    • 1983
      Akademia Gorniczo-Hutnicza (Academy Mining & Metallurgy)
    • 1968 - 1972
      Assistant, professor Politechnika Slaska
      Gliwice, Poland
    • 1972 - 1975
      Assistant, professor Politechnika Slaska
      Katowice, Slaskie, Poland
    • 1975 - 1983
      associate, professor Politechnika Opolska
      Opole, Opolskie, Poland