Bachelor of Science in Mech. Engineering, Technology U., Warsaw, 1936; Master of Science in Aero. Engineering, Technology U., Warsaw and Lodz, 1947; D in Applied Sciences, Polish Academy Sciences, 1959; Doctor of Science in Applied Mechanics, Technology U., Cracow, 1962.
Assistant, Lot Polish Airlines, Warsaw, 1947;
head laboratory, Aero. Institute, Warsaw, 1947-1952;
head laboratory, Institute Metallography, Warsaw, 1952-1954;
deputy professor, head laboratory, Polish Academy Sciences, 1954-1959;
head laboratory, Building Research Institute, Warsaw, 1959-1962;
visiting professor mechanics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1963-1965;
professor mechanics, U. Waterloo (Ontario Canada), 1965-1983;
Adjunct Professor, U. Waterloo (Ontario Canada), 1983-1986;
Distinguished professor emeritus, U. Waterloo (Ontario Canada), since 1987. Chairman International Symposium Experimental Mechanics, U. Waterloo, 1972, director Institute for Experimental Mechanics, 1983-1986.
Chairman 10th Canada Fracture Conference, 1983. Honorary advisory professor Chongqing (Sichuan, China) U., since 1988. Honorary professor.Shanghai (China) College Architectural and Municipal Engineering, since 1988.
Honorary Chairman.Internat. Conference on Advanced Experimental Mechanics, U. Tianjin, People's Republic of China, 1988. Co-chairman Second International Conference on CompositesEngring., New Orleans, 1995.
Visiting professor in France, Federal Republic Germany, Slovenia, United States of America, China. Consultant in field.
Served with Polish Army, 1939. Fellow Society Experimental Mechanics (M.M. Frocht award 1978), Canada Society for Mech. Engineering (H.G. Duggan medal 1986).
Member Gesellschaft AngewandteMathematik und Mechanik, New York Academy Sciences, Society Engineering Science, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Association Professional Engineers Ontario.
Married Aleksandra-Anna Szal, October 29, 1949. Children: Marek Jerzy, Maciej Zenon.