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  • Re: Prof.Morecki's death

    Dear all,
    On the behalf of the Polish Society of Biomechanics I would like to
    inform you of the sudden death of prof. Adam Morecki.

    It is with deepest sorrow that we have to inform that

    Professor Adam Morecki


    died suddenly of heart infarct 20th May, 2001.

    He was known as a meritorious, outstanding teacher
    of students both at Warsaw University of Technology
    and at various Polish and foreign universities. For
    many years he headed the Department of Theory of
    Machines and Robots at the Faculty of Power and
    Aeronautical Engineering. He was a tutor for many
    generations of engineers and several dozens of Ph.D.
    students graduated under his supervision. Being an
    excellent scientist and engineer Professor A. Morecki
    was one of the architects of the Polish school of
    theory of machines and mechanisms and a founder of
    the Polish school of engineering biomechanics and
    robotics. He published over 300 scientific works,
    including monographs and handbooks, he created
    several unique designs and supervised several Polish
    and international research projects.

    Professor A. Morecki, being commonly recognized
    by the international scientific community as an
    authority, was a member of international scientific
    boards of institutes, societies and journals, including
    the International Center for Mechanical Sciences
    (CISM) in Udine. Serving on different organizations
    was a vital part of his scientific activity; e.g., he was a
    Secretary General and then a President of the
    International Federation for the Theory of Machines
    and Mechanisms, he founded and was the first
    President of the Polish Society of Biomechanics. He
    also served as a President of the Polish Committee
    for TMM at Polish Academy of Sciences, a
    President of the Committee of Robotics POLSPAR,
    and a Vice-President of the Committee for
    Automatics and Robotics PAS. Prof. A. Morecki
    was also a member of the Committee for Scientific
    Title and Degrees in Poland.

    His remarkable achievements in the fields of science,
    education and organization were many times
    awarded by Polish and foreign authorities and
    institutions. He bore a title of Honoris Causa Doctor
    at the University of Mining and Metallurgy in
    Krakow. Prof. A.Morecki was a member of
    Engineering Academy in Poland. He received a
    prestigious Engelberger Award in the field of
    Robotics as well as was decorated with the
    Commander’s and Knight’s Crosses of the Order of
    the Rebirth of Poland as well as with the National
    Education Medal.

    We have lost not only an excellent scientist, but also
    an inspiring teacher, a respectable Colleague and a
    warm-hearted Friend.

    We join
    Professor Zofia Morecka and her family
    in sorrow and express our deepest sympathy

    Board of Directors and Employees
    of the Institute of Aeronautics and Applied
    Mechanics, Warsaw University of Technology

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