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Andrzej Katunin

He is an associate professor at the Silesian University of Technology, Department of Fundamentals of Machinery Design. He graduated with honors from the Silesian University of Technology in 2008 in the field of Mechanics and Machine Design. In 2012, he defended his doctoral dissertation with honors in the discipline of Mechanics, and in 2015 he obtained habilitation in the discipline of Machine Design and Operation in the field of non-destructive testing of materials at the same university.

The main scientific interests of Prof. Katunin include problems of fatigue and fracture of composite materials, including thermal effects occurring in these processes, non-destructive testing of materials and methods of damage identification, methods of signal and image analysis applied to processing the results of non-destructive testing, multi-functional composite materials, e.g. for aircraft applications. For over 10 years, he has been actively popularizing science, mainly in the field of fractal geometry, which he is also involved in scientifically.

Prof. Andrzej Katunin managed or participated in many research projects financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, National Science Centre, National Centre of Research and Development, Foundation for Polish Science, and German Research Foundation. As part of his scientific and research work, he completed several internships at foreign centers: three short-term internships at TU Dresden (Germany) under the FNP START scholarship and projects implemented in 2009, 2012, and 2013; one-year internship (4 short-term visits) at the University of Porto (Portugal) as part of the FNP Mentoring program in 2013-2014; six-month internship at the University of Lisbon (Portugal) as part of the Bekker Programme financed by the National Agency of Academic Exchange in 2020-2021 and a monthly internship at the École Centrale de Nantes (France) as part of the French government scholarship in 2021. Prof. Andrzej Katunin has been awarded many times for his scientific and popularizing activities. He obtained, inter alia, FIAT awards for his master thesis (2009) and doctoral thesis (2013), he was twice awarded the START FNP scholarship (2012, 2013), and he was also awarded the Polityka scientific award in the field of technical sciences (2017) and the scholarship of the Minister of Science and Higher Education for outstanding young scientists ( 2018). He was also awarded seven times by the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology for his scientific, organizational, and teaching activities. As part of his popularization activities, he was awarded twice for a popular science article in the "Complicated and simple" competition organized by the Forum Akademickie magazine (2010, 2012), he was awarded 3rd place in the FNP INTER popularization competition (2015), and was a laureate of the Popularizer of Science competition in the category Scientist (2018). Currently, he is a member of several jurys in popular science competitions of local and national range. He is a member of the European Society for Composite Materials, the Polish Society of Composite Materials, and the Polish Society of Technical Diagnostics (from 2022 a member of the Management Board) and a member of the editorial boards of the journals Mechanics of Composite Materials, Shock and Vibration, Journal of Composites Sciences, Diagnostyka.

He actively publishes the results of his research in journals and books, he is the author of over 100 works in periodicals indexed in the WoS database, and six books, including one popular scientific. More information can be found in the ResearchGate and LinkedIn profiles. ResearchGate profile oraz LinkedIn.