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dr inż. Łukasz Starzak +48 42 631 27 24



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Lukasz Starzak was born in Lodz, Poland, in 1977. He graduated from secondary school in his native city in 1996 and entered the Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Lodz University of Technology (at present the Faculty of Electrical, Electronic, Computer and Control Engineering), choosing Electronics and Telecommunications as his field of study. While studying, he spent one semester at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées in Toulouse (France) and took an internship of 6 months at the Laboratoire d'Analyse et d'Architecture des Systèmes (CNRS). He graduated with honours in September 2001 upon presenting his MSc thesis entitled Problèmes de modélisation de la diode PIN dans les logiciels de CAO (Problems of PIN diode modelling in CAD software).

He has been with the Department of Microelectronics and Computer Science since 2002, where he has been an assistant professor since 2010. His scientific interests include computer modelling of power semiconductor devices, power electronic converter analysis and design (especially when connected to energy-efficient lighting or alternative energy sources), analogue and digital control systems, measurement systems and electro-magnetic compatibility of switched-mode power electronic converters.

He obtained his PhD degree in 2010 from the Lodz University of Technology (TUL) upon defending the thesis Modelling of high power semiconductor devices with special consideration of structure spatial parameters. He authored or co-authored 11 scientific journal papers (two of which in high SCI rank journals), 25 conference papers (three of which were awarded), two chapters in books of international scope. He took part in realisation of two completed and two ongoing projects, both Polish state and EU-funded. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Apart from scientific activities, he is interested in teaching and in education management. He has been the Power Electronics Laboratory supervisor since 2003. In this function, he oversaw a profound modernisation of laboratory classes, co-authored the new course concept as well as educational resources and experimental setups. He worked on the development of study curricula for two-cycle programmes. At present, he co-ordinates the elective course blocks belonging to the "Power Circuits" path within the Industrial Electronic Systems course group. Since 2004, he has been the co-ordinator of practical training exchange with the Lviv Polytechnic National University, Lviv, Ukraine. He has co-authored one textbook. He has supervised 53 BSc and MSc theses, two of which have been awarded in a best thesis contest.

During 2004–2005 L. Starzak was the Council Vice-President of the Doctoral Self-Government at TUL; he represented PhD students in the Faculty Council as well as represented TUL in the National Doctoral Representation. As a Self-Government delegate, he took part in preparation and realisation of the WIDDOK project, where TUL received a funding of about 0.5 million Euro from the European Union for PhD grants, intensifying cooperation with industry and promoting PhD study.

His private hobbies include active tourism, history and culture of Central-Eastern Europe, history of Lodz, 19th/20th century painting and architecture, and public transport.