Tomasz Arciszewski

Professor Emeritus, Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering Department, George Mason University/ Successful Education LLC

Tomasz Arciszewski

Professor Emeritus, Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering Department, George Mason University/ Successful Education LLC

Biography

He is a global interdisciplinary scholar who has been at the forefront of inventive engineering and education for the last 46 years. His career has taken him around the world and the results of his research have been presented in close to 180 publications, including journal and technical articles, books, and conference proceedings. His two most recent books are related to engineering creativity (“Successful Education. How to Educate Creative Engineers,” Successful Education LLC, 2009, and “Inventive Engineering. Knowledge and Skills for Creative Engineers,” CRC Press, 2016). He is also an inventor with patents in Canada, Poland, and USA. Professor Arciszewski’s research has been supported by grants from the NSF, NASA and DTRA as well as by the industry. His most recent project (2012-2013) with Dr Robert Youmans (GMU Department of Psychology) was on the “Transdisciplinary Theory of Inventive Designing” and was jointly funded by the NSF EAGER Program and the GMU Centre for Consciousness and Transformation, where he has been actively involved for several years. He has also hands-on design experience, gained in Poland and Switzerland. Over the last several years, he has become involved with several institutions in Poland. He has been serving as an advisor to the President of the Polish Chamber of Commerce and has been working with a number of Polish technical universities, including those in Kielce, Krakow, Bialystok, and Wroclaw. The speaker earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Structural Engineering in 1970, and his Ph.D. in 1975, all from the Warsaw University of Technology. Before joining George Mason University in 1994, he was a member of the faculty at Wayne State University for 10 years. Prior to 1984, he held teaching positions in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Nigeria, and in the Department of Metal Structures at the Warsaw University of Technology.

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