Paweł Kudela
Paweł Kudela
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    O4/Z1 - Zakład Mechaniki Struktur Inteligentnych
    Tytuł/Stopień Naukowy:
    dr hab. inż.
    Profesor IMP PAN
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  • Dane osobiste

    Dr Pawel Kudela was born in 1979 in Wadowice, Poland. He studied computer mechanics at the Cracov University of Technology in years 1999-2004. In 2004 he obtained a master degree from the Department of Civil Engineering with specialization in the Computer Mechanics. In 2005 he started working at the Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery in Gdansk as a young research assistant. In 2009 he obtained a PhD. title in Mechanics from the same Institute and his PhD. thesis was awarded by the Head of the Institute Prof J. Mikielewicz. In 2016 he obtained habilitation degree. In 2019 he was appointed to the position of associate professor of the Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences.

    Scientific interests

    • Elastic wave propagation modelling using Spectral Element Method
    • Damage modelling
    • Parallel GPU computation
    • Signal processing and enhancement of damage visualisation for Non-destructive Testing and Structural Health Monitoring
    • Mechanics of composite structures
    • Metamaterials
    • Acoustic lenses and Lamb wave focusing


    2005-now Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery, Gdansk, Poland

    • Associate Professor of IMP PAN (1.05.2019)
    • Habilitation in mechanical engineering (8.12.2016)
    • Doctor of technical sciences in the field of mechanics (2.04.2009)
    • PhD thesis: Damage detection in selected composite elements by the elastic wave propagation method, supervisor: Prof. Wiesław Ostachowicz

    1999-2004 Cracow University of Technology, Cracow, Poland

    • Department: Civil Engineering
    • Specialisation: Computer Mechanics
    • MSc (9.12.2004)

    Academic career

    2005-now: Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery

    • 1.05.2019 - now: Associate Professor of IMP PAN
    • 1.06.2019 - 30.08.2019: Visiting scholar at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Institute of Physics, Dr. Jochen Moll
    • 1.05.2009 - 1.05.2019: Research associate
    • 2013 (one week): Visiting scholar at University of Bologna, Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering, Prof. Alessandro Marzani
    • 2011/2012: Visiting scholar in Structures and Composites Laboratory at Stanford University, Prof. Fu-Kuo Chang
    • 2008-2010: Collaboration with Boeing R&T Europe (contracted research)
    • 2005-2009: Research assistant
    • 2009-2019: Research associate (from 1.05.2009)

    Involvement in international projects

    • ARTIMA: Aircraft reliability through intelligent materials application, 2005-2008, European Commission , FP6, investigator.
    • EUROCORES: Smart sensing for structural health monitoring, European Science Foundation, 2006-2009, investigator.
    • ENCOMB: Extended Non-Destructive Testing for Composite Bonds, 2010-2014, European Commission, FP7, investigator.
    • BOHEME: Bio-Inspired Hierarchical MetaMaterials, 2020-2023, H2020-FETOPEN, investigator.
    • Fusion of Models and Data for Enriched Evaluation of Structural Health, 2020-2024, Alphorn SNSF-NCN, investigator.

    Leadership of National Projects

    • 2019-2021 NCN Opus 15 2018/29/B/ST8/00045 (1,1 mln PLN) Elastic constants identification of composite laminates by using Lamb wave dispersion curves and optimization methods
    • 2019-2021 NCN Opus 16 2018/31/B/ST8/00454 (0.9 mln PLN) Feasibility studies of artificial intelligence-driven diagnostics

    Top 10 publications (last 10 years)

    1. P. Kudela, M. Radzienski, P. Fiborek, T. Wandowski, Elastic constants identification of woven fabric reinforced composites by using guided wave dispersion curves and genetic algorithm, Composite Structures, 249, 112569, 2020.
    2. P. Kudela, M. Radzienski, W. Ostachowicz, Z. Yang, Structural Health Monitoring system based on a concept of Lamb wave focusing by the piezoelectric array, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 108, 21–32, 2018.
    3. P. Kudela, M. Radzienski, W. Ostachowicz, Impact induced damage assessment by means of Lamb wave image processing, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 102, 23-36, 2018.
    4. S. Sikdar, P. Kudela, M. Radzienski, A. Kundu, W. Ostachowicz, Online detection of barely visible low-speed impact damage in 3D-core sandwich composite structure, Composite Structures, 185, 646-655, 2018.
    5. P. Kudela, T. Wandowski, P. Malinowski, W. Ostachowicz Application of scanning laser Doppler vibrometry for delamination detection in composite structures, Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 99, 46-57, 2017.
    6. L. De Marchi, A. Marzani, J. Moll, P. Kudela, M. Radzienski, W. Ostachowicz, A pulse coding and decoding strategy to perform Lamb wave inspections with multiple simultaneous excitations, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 91, 111-121, 2017.
    7. Z. Yang, M. Radzienski, P. Kudela, W. Ostachowicz, Fourier spectral-based model curvature analysis and its application to damage detection in beams, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 84, 763-781, 2017.
    8. Z. Yang, M. Radzienski, P. Kudela, W. Ostachowicz, Two-dimensional modal curvature estimation via Fourier spectral method for damage detection, Composite Structures, 148, 155-167, 2016.
    9. P. Kudela, Parallel implementation of Spectral Element Method for Lamb wave propagation modeling, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 106(6), 413-429, 2016
    10. P. Kudela, M. Radzienski, W. Ostachowicz, Identification of cracks in thin-walled structures by means of wavenumber filtering, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 50-51, 456-466, 2015.

    Research monograph

    W. Ostachowicz, P. Kudela, M. Krawczuk, A. Zak, Guided Waves in Structures for SHM: The Time-Domain Spectral Element Method, John Wiley & Sons, 2012, ISBN-13: 978-0-470-97983-9.

    Book chapters

    1. W. Ostachowicz, P. Kudela, Elastic waves for damage detection in structures, Chapter in: New Trends in Vibration Based Structural Health Monitoring, Deraemaeker A., Worden K. (eds), Springer, Vienna, New York, p. 247-300, 2010, ISBN 978–3–7091–0398–2.
    2. C. Dan, P. Kudela,  Temperature Compensation Methods for Elastic Wave Based SHM, Chapter in: Recent Progress in Flow Control for Practical Flows, Springer, Cham, Switzerland, 2017, ISBN 978-3-319-50567-1.

    Accomplished courses

    • 21-25 June 2010, International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Udine, Italy, Wave Propagation in Linear and Nonlinear Periodic Media: Analysis and Applications;
    • 21-25 April 2008, The University of Sheffield, UK, Advanced Lecture Series on Structural Health Monitoring
    • 10-14 October 2005, International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Udine, Italy, Dynamic Methods for Damage Detection in Structures
    • 25 November 2018, Coursera, Deep Learning Specialization,

    Reviewer of articles for international journals

    1. Structural Health Monitoring – an International Journal
    2. Smart Materials and Structures
    3. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures
    4. Journal of Sound and Vibration
    5. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing
    6. Journal of Composite Materials
    7. Science and Engineering of Composite Materials
    8. Applied Mathematical Modelling
    9. Advances in Engineering Software
    10. International Journal of Solids and Structures
    11. International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration
    12. Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures
    13. Structural Engineering and Mechanics, An International Journal
    14. Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation
    15. Sensors

    Prizes, Awards and Fellowships

    • Outstanding Reviewer for Smart Materials & Structures, 2018
    • Reviewer of the Year 2017 for Smart Materials & Structures
    • Outstanding Reviewer for Smart Materials & Structures, 2016
    • Team member awarded First Place of the Dragon-STAR Innovation Award, 2015.
    • 1-year postdoctoral scholarship at Stanford University, USA, founded by the Foundation for Polish Science in the frame of KOLUMB program, 2011–2012
    • 1-year scholarship founded by the Foundation for Polish Science, 2010
    • 1-year scholarship founded by the Foundation for Polish Science, 2009


    • Co-author of Polish patent PAT.231005 entitled "Method of detection and localisation of defects in elements of structures", 07.12.2016
    • Co-author of Polish patent PL211916B1 entitled "Method and device for damage localisation in structural elements" , 07.10.2008
    • Co-author of European patent EP2485026 (A1) "Structural Health Monitoring System" submitted by Boeing R&T Europe, 08.08.2012.
    • Co-author of Polish patent W.122756 "Matrix for damage localisation in structures"

    International collaboration

    • Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, Z. Yang (modal methods, guided waves)
    • Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, M. Miniaci  (metamaterials)
    • University of Bologna, L. de Marchi and A. Marzani (guided waves, signal processing)
    • Goethe University in Frankfurt, J. Moll (guided waves, signal processing)


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