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Witold Gutkowski

researcher , civil engineering educator

Witold Gutkowski, Polish civil engineering educator, researcher.


Gutkowski, Witold was born on September 13, 1928 in Warsaw, Poland. Son of Tadeusz and Estera (Bourdeau) Gutkowski.


Master of Science, Warsaw University of Technology, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy, Warsaw University of Technology, 1961. Habilitation, Institute Fundamental Technology Research, Warsaw, 1965.


Assistant professor Warsaw University of Technology, 1961-1963. Associate professor Institute of Fundamental Technology Research, Warsaw, 1963-1972, professor, since 1972. Visiting assistant professor University Delaware, Newark, 1967-1968.

Visiting professor University Wyoming, Laramie, 1981-1982. Assistant director Institute Fundamental Technology Research, Warsaw, 1970-1977. Consultant Institute for Building Mechanization, Warsaw, since 1976.


  • Author: (book) Regular Lattice Structures, 1973 (National Science prize 1974). Contributor articles to professional publications. Editor: (proceedings of International Union Theoretical and Applied Mechanics symposium) Discrete Structural Optimazation, 1994.

    Member editorial board international journals Engineering Optimization, since 1997, Structural Optimization, since 1997, Space Structures, since 1985.


With Polish undergrd. army and Polish Army in the West, Warsaw, Italy, Great Britain, 1943-1947. Member Polish Academy of Sciences (correspondent member 1976-1991, full member since 1991, chairman committee of mechanics 1988-1992), International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (member executive council 1974-1992, member editorial board since 1990, member advisory board since 1993), International Union Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (general assembly).


  • Other Interests

    Cooking, gardening.


Married Jadwiga Borkowska, August 10, 1952 (divorced June, 1984). Children: Krystyna, Grzegorz. Married Maria Blonska, October 6, 1984.

Tadeusz Gutkowski

Estera (Bourdeau) Gutkowski

Jadwiga Borkowska

Maria Blonska

Krystyna Gutkowski

Grzegorz Gutkowski