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History and mission of Polish Scientific Society of Combustion Engines


It is the awareness of the currently difficult material as well as intellectual conditions of the development of both theory and practice in technology within the situation of political transformation involving our country that encourages scientific and engineering communities responsible for this state of affairs to enhance their activities.

The outstanding Polish tradition which derives from both the nineteenth century entrepreneurship supported by pure and technical sciences and the twentieth century experience in the formation and development of the engineering industry requires the continuation of works of the previous generations. It is not favored by the economic situation of the country in the first place, and the state of the Polish industry, in particular. At the moment, numerous production plants that are unable to cope with the competitive Western capital and the requirements of the market economy are being sold out or changing the character of their trade activity. At the same time, however, one can observe a great interest of engine manufacturers in investment in Poland, as it is demonstrated by the construction of factories of combustion engines for various applications.  In the near future, about 1.5mln diesel engines of well-known global companies are to be produced in Poland. This demonstrates the appreciation of the Polish technical know-how and staff preparation for the production of the most modern items, among which combustion engines constitute not only one of the most basic link in the systems of conversion of energy into mechanical work, but they are also decisive in the civilizational development of the country by combining the knowledge from various scientific disciplines.

Consequently, on Dec 9, 2001, the participants of the IX National Scientific Symposium “Automotive Environmental Problems” in Warsaw took the initiative to appoint Polish Scientific Society of Combustion Engines, whose aim would be to integrate engineering and scientific human resources associated with combustion engines used not only in automotive industry, but also in shipbuilding, industrial equipment, agriculture, recreation, and others. The above initiative was supported by a declaration of the current editorial team of “Combustion Engines” quarterly, operating at HCP Metal Works in which they expressed their readiness to transfer the rights to the title and the historical heritage of the journal onto the Society representing the community of combustion engines. On the other hand, BOSMAL  Automotive Research & Development Institute Ltd, which has in its operations numerous well-established contacts with the engine industry home and abroad, agreed to let their premises for the headquarters of the Society. The Statute was developed as a result of the formal-legal measures and in 2002 Polish Scientific Society of Combustion Engines was registered in the National Court Register... read more

 


 

Awards


The PSSCE award for the author of an outstanding doctoral dissertation.

Polish Scientific Society of Combustion Engines has established the annual PSSCE award for the author of an outstanding doctoral dissertation in order to honor the memory of Professor Zygmunt Szlachta. In order to take part in the contest for the Professor Zygmunt Szlachta Award of Polish Scientific Society of Combustion Engines for the Author of an Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in the passing year, the supervisors of dissertations or the heads of institution which granted the degree (for instance deans, or heads of a research-and-development institution) should submit the following documentation of doctoral dissertations:
- a copy of the doctoral dissertation,
- reviews of the dissertation originating from the PhD program,
- the resolution of the Faculty Council or Scientific Council which granted the degree of doctor.

 

THE RULES FOR GRANTING THE PROFESSOR ZYGMUNT SZLACHTA AWARD OF

POLISH SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY OF COMBUSTION ENGINES

FOR THE AUTHOR OF AN OUTSTANDING DOCTORAL DISSERTATION IN THE FIELD OF COMBUSTION ENGINES

 

1. The Award of Polish Scientific Society of Combustion Engines for the Author of an Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation was established to honor the memory of Professor Zygmunt Szlachta.


2. The award is granted annually by the PSSCE Board at the request of the Award Committee.


3. The Award Committee is appointed by the Board from among its members. The Committee consists of three members, including the Chairperson, appointed by the Board.


4. The subject of the Award granted for a given calendar year are doctoral dissertations in the field of combustion engines, on the basis of which the PhD  degree in technical sciences is awarded in the given calendar year.


5. The award is in the form of a diploma and is of a financial character. It is the Board who annually decides about the amount of the financial Award  in the form of a resolution.


6. The documentation of the doctoral dissertation which forms the basis for consideration of the candidate for the Award shall be submitted by the supervisor of the PhD program or the head of the institution which granted the degree (for instance a dean, or head of a research-and-development institution).


7. The documentation of the doctoral dissertation, constituting the basis for considering the candidate for the Award shall include:
- a copy of the doctoral dissertation,
- reviews of the dissertation originating from the PhD program,
- the resolution of the Faculty Council or Scientific Council which granted the degree of doctor.


8. The annual deadline for submitting documentations of the doctoral dissertations constituting the basis for considering the candidates for the Award passes on March 31 in the following year (named the year of granting the Award)  concerning the dissertations being examined.


9.  The place of submission of the documentation concerning the doctoral dissertations constituting the basis for considering the candidates for the Award is the registered office of the Society – email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


10. The Committee shall scrutinize the applications for the Award on the basis of the submitted documentation and opinion prepared by an independent researcher designated by the Committee.


11. The final date for the wording by the Committee of the request for granting the Award is April 30 of the year of awarding.


12. The final date for granting the Award by the Award Board is June 30 of the year of awarding.


13. Depending on the event organized by the Society, The Award is handed during the General Assembly of the Society, the Board Meeting or a scientific event (conference, seminar) organized by the Society in the period between Oct 1 and Dec 31 in the year of granting the Award, or during other important celebration of the PhD student’s university (institute).


14.  The Award shall be presented by the President of the Society or by a member of the Society’s Board appointed by the Board through a resolution.

 

Winners

2010
Marcin Zacharewicz DEng. from Polish Naval Academy in Gdynia for the doctoral thesis entitled: “The Diagnostic Method of Working Spaces of a Marine Engine on the Basis of Gas-dynamic Parameters of the Channel Supplying a Turbo Compressor”
Supervisor: Prof. Zbigniew Korczewski,  D.Sc., Eng.

Jakub Czajka DEng. from Poznan University of Technology for the doctoral dissertation entitled: “Experimental Evaluation of the Formation and Spreading of Flame in a Confined Space in Highly Swirling Medium"
Supervisor: Prof. Krzysztof Wisłocki D.Sc., Eng.

2012
Paweł Wojewoda DEng. from Rzeszow University of Technology for the doctoral thesis entitled: "Methodology of the internal combustion engine selection for the selected hybrid city bus configuration"
Supervisor: Prof. Kazimierz Lejda D.Sc., Eng.

 

2014

Piotr Bera DEng. from AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow for the doctoral thesis entitled: "Fuel consumption analysis in dynamic states of the engine with use of artificial neural network"

Supervisor: Prof. Jan Szybka D.Sc., Eng.

 

2016

Przemysław Borowski DEng. from Poznan University of Technology for the doctoral thesis entitled: "The identification of mixture creation and combustion system in dual injector system with gasoline direct injection"

Supervisor: Prof. Ireneusz Pielcha D.Sc., Eng.