Due to the decision from September 23th 2017, the President of Poland Andrzej Duda granted the title of the professor to Mr Jerzy Rojek, Ph.D., D.Sc. from the Department of Information and Computational Science.

Prof. Jerzy Rojek - expert in mechanics, especially in numerical methods for analysis of nonlinear problems in mechanics of continuous and discrete media. In 1985 he graduated from the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering of the Warsaw University of Technology, he received his PhD in 1993 and habilitation in 2008 at the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences (IPPT PAN).

In 1993-1996 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) in Barcelona, in 2009-2012 a visiting professor at the Graz University of Technology. Employed at IPPT since 1996, at present he is the head of the Division of Computational Methods in Nonlinear Mechanics in the Department of Information and Computational Science. Since 2014 he is the Deputy Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences.

His main scientific interests comprise new formulations of the finite and discrete element methods and their application to modelling of materials at various scales, contact mechanics, structural dynamics and coupled problems. Practical applications of developed models and computer programs include powder metallurgy, sheet metal forming and geomechanics. Prof. Rojek was a principal investigator and coordinator of several national and international research projects.

Supervisor of two PhD theses (at IPPT PAN and UPC-BarcelonaTech). Author of around 150 peer-reviewed articles, including over 30 in the journals from the JCR list. Member of editorial boards of two international journals, member of scientific committees of many international conferences. Member of the Committee on Mechanics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in 2011-2014 and 2015-2018. In 2017 elected the President of the Managing Board of the Polish Association for Computational Mechanics.