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Professor Bogdan Wendler, D. Sc., Ph. D.,

Head of Coatings' Engineering Division

 

Bogdan Wendler was born in 1941 in Pabianice (Poland). He received the M.Sc. degree in theoretical physics from Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, University of Lodz in 1963, the Ph.D. degree in Materials Science from Mechanical Engineering Faculty of the Lodz University of Technology (LUT) in 1977, the D. Sc. degree he has got in 2001 from the State Committee for Scientific Degrees and in 2004 he has got the title of Associate Professor of the LUT from the Senate of the LUT.

 

In 2002 he has created the Division of Coatings Engineering in the Institute of Materials Science of the LUT. Since 1967 until the present day he has been working in the Institute of Materials Engineering of the Lodz University of Technology on the posts of assistant, signor assistant and adjunct (except for the period 1987 - 1990, during which he has held the post of the lecturer in Materials Science in the University Centre of M'Sila in Algeria) and in 2002 he has been appointed to a post of the Head of the Coatings' Engineering Division in the Institute of Materials Engineering by the Rector of the Lodz University of Technology.

 

During his career in the LUT he has been giving lectures on Solid State Physics, Metal Physics, Materials Engineering, Crystallography, X-Ray Structural Analysis, Physical Methods and Technics of Materials Analysis as well as of PVD and CVD Methods in Materials Engineering in three languages: English, French and Polish. From the very beginning he has been involved in organising several laboratories in the Institute: (1) Solid State Physics; (2) X-Ray Structural Analysis; (3) Thin Solid Films; (4) Auger Spectrometry; (5) PVD and CVD methods of Coatings' Deposition.

 

Beginning from 1979 he has changed his specialisation into the domain of physical methods of thin films deposition and starting from 1982 into the domain of hard carbide and nitride coatings on steels. In that latter one he has designed and accomplished several installations for hard coatings deposition by means of physical methods included in 2002 into the Division of Coatings' Engineering being from the very beginning under his supervision to the present day. During the period 1982 - 1986 he has been involved in several State Projects aimed in deposition of hard coatings on steels. During the period 1993/94 and 1997/98 he was Coordinator of two Projects supported by the State Committee for Scientific Research concerning his own technology of deposition of single as well as nanocrystalline modulated multilayer coatings of carbides, carbonitrides and nitrides on HSS steels and of one Polish - French Project (in the frame of the bilateral Polish - French POLONIUM Programme) devoted to the same subject. During the period 1996 - 1997 he has participated as well in the State Project concerning tribological properties of hard surface layers on steels. During the years 2001/2002 he was the principal executor of a joint project of the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy in Cracow and of the Lodz University of Technology supported by the State Committee for Scientific Research concerning modern refractory coatings on steel with diffusion barriers. In the years 2002/2004 he took part as executor of the Polish State project concerning intermetallic refractory NiAl, FeAl and TiAl coatings with small additions of other elements. During the years 2003/2005 was the co-ordinator of two projects sponsored by the State Committe for Scientific Research: "New metal matrix composite material reinforced by ceramic particles based on Ti6Al4V/TiN system" and "Nanocrystalline refractory ?-TiAlX coatings on Ti-alloys". Actually he is a co-ordinator of one State Committee project concerning SiC, SiN and SiCN protective coatings on steels and an executor in another one concerning functionally graded coatings.

 

He is the first author of 6 and co-author of 1 patent and of more than 115 scientific papers in the domain of coatings deposition and has presented his works as well as invited lectures during more that 50 international conferences.

 

During the period 1997-1999 he has been the plenipotentiary of the Rector of the LUT for the students from abroad, and, at the same time, the plenipotentiary of the Dean of the Mechanical Engineering Faculty of the LUT for Students' Foreign Exchange of the Faculty. He has been supervisor of more than 50 students for Master Engineer and Engineer Degrees in Materials Engineering (including 3 students from France and 3 from Algeria) as well as of 15 students in the frame of the IAESTE exchange with abroad.

 

His record includes:

  • Knight's Cross No. 1697 from the King of Belgium Albert Charles Baudouin (2002)
  • Gold Cross of Merit Award from the Minister of Education of Poland;
  • The Prizes, Cups and the Diplomas of Honour from the Minister of Education and from the President of the State Committee for Scientific Research for popularization of polish scientific achievements abroad in the years 2000-2006;
  • Tadeusz Sendzimir Medal of Honour No. 162 from the Association of Polish Inventors and Rationalizers for important scientific output and outstanding achievments in implementation of innovations (2005);
  • Silver Honour Mark of Distinction from the Association of Polish Inventors and Rationalizers (2002);
  • Silver Honour Mark of Distinction from the Association of Polish Engineers and Technicians (2002);
  • Gold Medal with Mention from the Jury of International Invention Fair in Seoul (2004)
  • Medal GENIUS'2004 from the International Jury during International Invention Exhibition in Budapest, Hungary, 2004;
  • Bronze Medal from the International Jury during International Invention Fair in Geneva, Switzerland (2004)
  • Medal INTARG and Diploma from the Jury of Economy and Scientific Invention Fair INTARG'2003 in Katowice, Poland, 2003)
  • Medal of Honour for commemoration of 10 years from foundation of the Centre for International Education in the Lodz University of Technology (2003)
  • Gold Medal with Mention from the Jury of International Invention Exhibition INVENTICA in Jassy, Roumania (2002)
  • Gold Medal Brussels-EUREKA'2002 from the Jury of the 51st World Exhibition of Inventions and Innovations in Brussels (2002);
  • Silver Honour Mark of Distinction from the Association of Polish Inventors and Rationalizers (2002);
  • Silver Honour Mark of Distinction from the Association of Polish Engineers and Technicians (2002);
  • Award from the Jury of the Quality Improvement Competition in the PHILIPS Lighting Pabianice S.A. enterprise (2002);
  • Gold Medal with Mention during the 50th World Exhibition of Innovations, Research and New Technology BRUSSELS-EUREKA'2001 in Brussels, 2001.
  • M. Curie-Skłodowska Gold Medal from the Jury of the International Invention Exhibition in Gdynia (1998)
  • Medal INTERTECHNOLOGY'1998 during Inventions and Innovations Fair organized in the Lodz University of Technology (1998);
  • Person of Merit Award of the Lodz University of Technology from the Rector of the LUT (1997);
  • GOLDEN KEY Award of London and Attestation of Excellence from the Jury of the International Invention Exhibition in London in 1997;
  • Certificate of APPRECIATION from the Carnegie-Mellon University in Pitsburg, USA (1997);
  • 1st Award of the Rector of the Technical University Lodz during 1st "Science - to Industry Fair Lodz'97" (1997);
  • Co-founder and Deputy-Editor of the bilingual polish-english bulletin of the Polish UNESCO-Unispar Working Group "Polski Rynek Innowacji/Polish Innovation Market" (20 Nos in the period 1997-2001);
  • Editor of the booklet "High Technology Offers'96" (in English) informing of the innovative offers of the Members of Staff of the Lodz University of Technology (1996)
  • Membership of Organising or Scientific Committees of National and International Conferences;
  • Membership of the Board of the Section of the Surface Plasma Treatment of the Polish Vacuum Society (3 tenures in the years 1997-2003);
  • Secretary of the Organising Committee: Ist Conf. on Modern Surface Technologies, Lodz-Spala, 20-23.10.1994 and Editor of the Conference Proceedings as well as a member of the Organising Committee of the IInd Conf. on Modern Surface Technologies, Lodz-Spala, 21-24.09.2000
  • Member of the Intl. Programme Committees: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th Intl. School on "Modern Plasma Surface Technologies" in Koszalin-Mielno (Poland) in the years 1995 - 2002.
  • Altogether 30 prizes of the Rector of the Technical University of Lodz in the period 1967 - 2006.

 

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