Prof. Ph.D., D. Sc. Józef E. Sienkiewicz | Gdańsk University of Technology

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Prof. Ph.D., D. Sc. Józef E. Sienkiewicz

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Dean of the Faculty of Applied Physics and Mathematics

academic degree/title

  • Professor (2002),
  • DSc – Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Faculty of Physics and Astronomy (1993),
  • PhD – University of Gdańsk, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics (1984),
  • MSc – University of Gdańsk, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry (1978)


  • Gdańsk University of Technology: associate professor (1996–2006), full professor (since 2007),
  • University of Gdańsk – PhD student (1979–1982), assistant (1982–1983), assistant professor (1984–1995),
  • Gdańsk University of Technology – PhD student (1978–1979)

academic positions

  • Vice-Rector for Science (2012–2016),
  • Dean of the Faculty of Applied physics Mathematics (2008–2012),
  • Vice-Dean for Science at the Faculty of Applied Physics and Mathematics (2002–2008),
  • Vice-Dean for Education at the Faculty of Applied Physics and Mathematics (1996–1999),
  • head of the Department of Theoretical Physics and Quantum Computer Science (since 1996)

foreign internships and research stays

  • Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (2016–2017),
  • Kassel University of Technology, Germany (1997, 1999),
  • University of Oxford, UK (1993, 1994, 1996, 1997),
  • University of Paris, France (1990),
  • University of Windsor, Canada (1986–1988, 1990–1991)

membership in scientific societies

  • member of the Polish Physical Society,
  • member of the European Physical Society

institutional functions

  • member of the Steering Committees of the European Science and Technology Cooperation: "Chemistry with ultra-short pulses and free electron lasers" (2008–2012), "XUV / X-ray light and fast ions for ultra-fast chemistry" (2013–2016), "Attosecond Chemistry" (2019–2023)

the most important scientific achievements

  • development and application of a relativistic multi-configuration method for scattering electrons and positrons on atoms,
  • description of the influence of electrons from a continuous spectrum on the electric dipole moment of an atom (EDM),
  • co-discoverer of a stable numerical algorithm for solving the Dirac equation

scientific profile

  • author of 60 scientific articles and one monograph on topics related to atomic-molecular physics and chemical physics,
  • supervisor in eight completed doctoral dissertations,
  • reviewer in five procedures for the title of professor,
  • manager of six KBN projects and two from the EU,
  • Most Wiedzy
  • ResearcherID

awards and distinctions

  • Gold Medal of Merit for the Gdańsk University of Technology (2019),
  • Medal of the National Education Commission (2006),
  • Gold Cross of Merit (2000),
  • GUT Rector's awards for scientific, didactic and organizational achievements