Jan Taler

Cracow University of TechnologyPoland

I am a Professor at the Cracow University of Technology. My main fields of activity are mechanical engineering and thermal power engineering. The Cracow University of Technology is the only place of my work. At present I am the chair of the Power Plant Technology. I have been holding this position for the last 15 years. My professional career history is as follows: - MSc degree – Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Cracow University of Technology-1974 - PhD degree- Cracow University of Technology -1977 - DSc degree- Cracow University of Technology – 1987 - Professor title – 1994 - nomination as full professor – 1996. b. Positions in scientific and professional organizations - member of the Council of Polish Science (2005-2008) - vice chairman of the Thermodynamics and Combustion Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences (2008-2010) - member of the Thermodynamics and Combustion Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences (since 2002 until now) - member of the Committee of Energy Problems of the Polish Academy of Sciences (since 2002 until now) - member of the Polish Association for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (since 1983 until now) - member of the Association of Polish Mechanical Engineers (since 1977 until now) - vice-president of the Association for Education of Specialists in Construction of Power Plant Machinery (since 2003 until now) c. Scientific CV I was born on 25 March, 1950 in Stara Kuźnica. I graduated with distinction from Technical College for Mechanical Engineering in Kielce in 1969. Then, I started my studies of mechanical engineering at the Cracow University of Technology. In 1974, I obtained an MSc with distinction in mechanical engineering. The title of my MSc thesis was: Experimental study of heat recovery boiler after steel converter. I got a job as research assistant at the Division of Power Plant Machinery. In 1977, I finished my Ph.D. thesis entitled: Analysis of transient temperature and stress distributions in water-wall tubes of boilers working under high and variable thermal loads. I obtained a D.Sc. degree in 1987 in discipline: mechanics. The title of the D.Sc. thesis was: Simulation of steam boilers with natural circulation allowing for thermal stresses. I have been working as a full professor for the last 12 years. My researches in the field of heat transfer engineering and thermal power engineering encompass: • Inverse heat conduction problems • Measurement of heat flux and heat transfer coefficient • Ash fouling and slagging in steam boilers • Boiler dynamics of large steam boilers • Numerical modelling of superheaters working under steady-state and unsteady conditions • Thermal stresses • Structural analysis of power engineering equipment by the Finite Element Analysis (FEM) • Monitoring of power boilers • Remnant life of pressure elements of boilers working under creep conditions I was the leader of 7 research projects, which were financed by the Committee of Scientific Researches or Ministry of Science and Higher Education. I guided the project Monitoring system for stress calculation and residual lifetime prediction (COST 538 - High Temperature Plant Lifetime Extension, 2005 – 2008 ). d. Scholarships • Scholarship of DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch-Dienst - Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Verfahrenstechnik und Dampfkesselwesen, 1981-1982, 10 months • Scholarship of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation- Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Verfahrenstechnik und Dampfkesselwesen, 1984-1985, 18 months • Scholarship of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation- Universität Stuttgart, Staatliche Materialprüfungsanstalt, 1989, 6 months • TEMPUS Programm, Technische Universität München, Lehrstuhl A für Thermodynamik, 1995, 2 months • TEMPUS Programm, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Institut für Wärme- und Brennstofftechnik, 1995, 2 months

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