Prof. Wieslaw Ostachowicz is the Head of Machine Mechanics Centre and the Head of Mechanics of Intelligent Structures Department. The Department specializes in various NDT and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) methods, vibration control, damage assessment, structural dynamics, smart materials and structures, composite structures, fracture mechanics, working in this filed theoretically and experimentally. Recently the research has been concentrated on SHM using guided elastic waves, the Spectral Finite Elements for damage assessment in structures, fibre optic sensors and sensing as well as intelligent materials.
Professor Wieslaw Ostachowicz received the Honorary Membership of the Polish Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (PTMTS). Honorary Membership was awarded for his significant contributions to the development of Polish Mechanics and contributions to the Society. As confirmation of the Honorary Member award the PTMTS General Secretary Professor Witold Elsner handed Professor Wieslaw Ostachowicz the diploma and a membership card (No. 193) during the IMP PAN Scientific Board meeting on October 29, 2015.
Professor Wiesław Ostachowicz with his team was awarded the 1st place in The Dragon-STAR Innovation Award.This prize is awarded for outstanding European-Chinese cooperation in research and innovation.
Dr P. Kudela and Prof. W. Ostachowicz
together with Boeing Company received European patent
- Structural health monitoring system.