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consultant , Science educator

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.


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


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.


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.


  • Other Work

    • 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.


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).


Married Janina Walaszek, April 2, 1947.

Marc Szewalski

Barbara Maria (Saalburg) Szewalski

Janina Walaszek