Dr. Sebastian Koziolek is a young faculty in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the Wroclaw University of Technology in Poland. Presently, he is a Visiting Professor in our Department working with Dr. Tomasz Arciszewski in the area of inventive engineering. His present research is focused on the development of a new method for building a formal design representation space and a new inventive design method incorporating elements of various heuristics methods and the principles of big thinkers such as Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Genrich Altschuller, and others. In November 2010, he organized a Synectics Session with graduate, undergraduate, and Ph.D. students from several George Mason University Departments. Based on his research at GMU, Dr. Koziolek has been working on four journal and conference articles, including:
- Conceptual Design with the use of selected heuristic methods;
- Intersection: a key to Inventive Engineering;
- Synectics Building of Representation Space: a key to Computing Education; and
- Inventive Design and Tile glazing process.
Dr. Koziolek is a global scholar in the area of inventive engineering applied to complex mechanical engineering problems. For example, in 2002 he was a visiting scholar at Nottingham Trent University as a part of the Socrates-Erasmus European Program. Also, in 2006 he worked as a Leonardo da Vinci International Intern for a mechanical engineering company in Ireland. Dr. Koziołek has published over 25 scientific articles, and participated in 24 sponsored research projects. He is a recipient of an award from the President of Wroclaw University of Technology for his Ph.D. Thesis (Quality Assessment Method of Designing Process of Mechanical Objects).
Professor Koziolek’s current research and teaching interests are:
- Inventive Design and Engineering Creativity
- Mechanical Engineering
- Industrial, Biological, and Computer Engineering
- Knowledge Acquisition, International Networking and Cooperation
- Quality Assessment and Management