Biographic data
  • Nationality: Polish
  • Date and place of birth: June 22, 1950, Siemianowice Śląskie, Poland
  • Marital status: married
  • Wife: Zenobia Nowak (Nikiel)
  • Daughter: Małgorzata Nowak (1979)
  • Son: Michał Nowak (1984, 2007)
Degrees
  • Professor (Polish - profesor tytularny), 2005
  • DSc (Polish - dr habilitowany), Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Power and Mechanical Engineering, 1993
  • PhD (Polish - dr nauk technicznych), Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Power and Mechanical Engineering, 1978
  • MEng chemical engineering (Polish - mgr inż. konstrukcja aparatury chemicznej), Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Chemical Technology and Engineering, 1974
Employment record
  • Full Professor (Polish - profesor zwyczajny), Silesian University of Technology, since October 2007. Also Full Professor, University of Naples "Parthenope", since June 2019.
  • V-ce Director for Education - (Polish - Z-ca Dyrektora d/s Dydaktyki), Silesian University of Technology, since September 2006 untill September 2017
  • Professor (Polish - profesor nadzwyczajny z tytułem naukowym), Silesian University of Technology, since May 2005
  • Professor (Polish - profesor nadzwyczajny), Silesian University of Technology, since May 1, 2003 till April 4, 2005
  • Associate Professor (Polish - adiunkt ze stopniem dr hab.), Silesian University of Technology, February 15, 2003 - May 1, 2003
  • Professor (Polish - profesor nadzwyczajny), Silesian University of Technology, since 1995 till February 15, 2003
  • Professor (Polish - profesor nadzwyczajny), Silesian School of Economics and Languages, Katowice, 2001-2004, part-time
  • Visiting professor, Wessex Institute of Technology, UK, 15 months between 1986-1992
  • Visiting research fellow, Wessex Institute of Technology, UK, 3 month in 1991
  • Associate Professor (Polish - adiunkt ze stopniem dr hab.), Silesian University of Technology, 1993-1995
  • Assistant Professor (Polish - adiunkt), Silesian University of Technology, 1978-1993
  • Assistant Professor (Polish - adiunkt) Łódź University of Technology, 1978-1981, part-time
  • PhD student, Institute of Thermal Technology, Silesian University of Technology, 1975-1978
  • Trainee, Institute of Thermal Technology, Silesian University of Technology, 1974-1975
  • Trainee, Design Office of Fire Resistant Materials PIPROMOG, Gliwice, 1974
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 Total Works in Publication List  126  119  278
 Number of Works Cited  90  81  149
 Sum of the Times Cited  913  1043  2117
 Average Citations per Work  10.1  8.76  7.03
 h-index  18  18  23
 
Guest Editor

 

  1. International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. 18, Number 3/4, 2008
  2. Computer Assisted Methods in Engineering and Science, Vol. 20, Number 2, 2013
  3. Computer Assisted Methods in Engineering and Science, Vol. 20, Number 3, 2013
  4. International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. 24, Number 4, 2014
  5. Computer Assisted Methods in Engineering and Science, Vol. 21, Number 3/4, 2014
  6. Computer Assisted Methods in Engineering and Science, Vol. 22, Number 3, 2015
  7. Computer Assisted Methods in Engineering and Science, Vol. 22, Number 4, 2015
  8. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Volume 745, 2016
  9. International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. 27, Issue 3, 2017
  10. International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. 27, Issue 5, 2017
  11. Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 54, Number 8, August 2018
Chairman and co-chairman of the international scientific conferences
  1. J.S. Szmyd, J. Spalek, T.A. Kowalewski, A.J. Nowak 7th European Thermal-Sciences Conference organised under auspices of the EUROTHERM Committee, 19-23 June 2016, Krakow, Poland.
  2. A.J. Nowak, J. Banaszek, B. Sarler (eds) Numerical Heat Transfer 2015 (NHT2015), organised under auspices of the EUROTHERM Committee as the Eurotherm Seminar No 109. Warsaw, Poland.
  3. I. Szczygieł, A.J. Nowak International Conference on Inverse Problems in Engineering, ICIPE 2014, Kraków, Poland.
  4. A.J. Nowak, R.A. Białecki (eds) Numerical Heat Transfer 2012, Proceedings of the Special Interest Conference of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS), September 4-6, Wrocław, Poland, 2012.
  5. A.J. Nowak, R.A. Białecki (eds) Numerical Heat Transfer 2012Book of Abstracts, The Special Interest Conference of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS), September 4-6, Wrocław, Poland, 2012. 
  6. A.J. Nowak, R.A. Białecki, G. Węcel (eds) Numerical Heat Transfer 2005, Proceedings of the Eurotherm 82 Seminar, September 13-16, Cracow, Poland, Zakłady Graficzne Politechniki Śląskiej, 2005.
  7. A.J. Nowak (ed) International Workshop for PhD Students: Advanced Numerical Techniques in Energy Transfer, Instytut Techniki Cieplnej, Gliwice, Zakłady Graficzne Politechniki Śląskiej, 2005.
  8. A.J. Nowak, C.A. Brebbia, R.A. Białecki, and M. Zerroukat (eds) Advanced Computational Methods in Heat Transfer V, Cracow, Poland, Comp. Mech. Publications, 1998.
  9. L.C. Wrobel, G. Comini, C.A. Brebbia, and A.J. Nowak (eds) Advanced Computational Methods in Heat Transfer IV, Udine, Italy, Comp. Mech. Publications, 1996.
  10. L.C. Wrobel, C.A. Brebbia, and A.J. Nowak (eds) Advanced Computational Methods in Heat Transfer III, Southampton, UK, Comp. Mech. Publications, 1994.
  11. L.C. Wrobel, C.A. Brebbia, and A.J. Nowak (eds) Vol. 1 - Heat Conduction, Radiation and Phase Change, Comp. Mech. Publications and Elsevier Applied Science, Advanced Computational Methods in Heat Transfer II, Milan, 1992.
  12. L.C. Wrobel, C.A. Brebbia, and A.J. Nowak (eds) Vol. 2 - Natural/Forced Convection and Combustion Simulation, Comp. Mech. Publications and Elsevier Applied Science, Advanced Computational Methods in Heat Transfer II, Milan, 1992.
  13. L.C. Wrobel, C.A. Brebbia, and A.J. Nowak (eds) Vol. 1 - Heat Conduction, Convection and Radiation, Comp. Mech. Publications and Springer-Verlag, 1990, 1st International Conference on Advanced Computational Methods in Heat Transfer, Portsmouth, 1990.
  14. L.C. Wrobel, C.A. Brebbia, and A.J. Nowak (eds) Vol. 2 - Natural and Forced Convection, Comp. Mech. Publications and Springer-Verlag, 1990. 1st International Conference on Advanced Computational Methods in Heat Transfer, Portsmouth, 1990.
  15. L.C. Wrobel, C.A. Brebbia, and A.J. Nowak, (eds) Vol. 3 - Phase Change and Combustion Simulation, Comp. Mech. Publications and Springer-Verlag, 1st International Conference on Advanced Computational Methods in Heat Transfer, Portsmouth, 1990.  
Member of journal and book series Scientific Editorial Boards
  • Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements
  • International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flows
  • The Archive of Mechanical Engineering
  • International Editorial Board of International Series on Computational Engineering
Reviewer for scientific journals
  • Mathematical Problems in Engineering  
  • Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
  • The Journal of Applied Physiology
  • Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements
  • International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
  • International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
  • International Journal Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flows
  • Numerical Heat Transfer
  • Journal of The Royal Society, Interface
  • Electronic Journal for Boundary Elements
  • Energy - The International Journal
  • Journal of Mechanical Engineering
  • Transaction of IFFM
  • Institute of Physics - Inverse Problems
  • Institute of Physics - Applied Physics
  • Archives of Thermodynamics

My Elsevier Reviews Profile is avilable here

Reviewer of PhD theses, DSc dissertations and reviewer in promotion to the professor position
  • reviewer of 21 PhD theses (Dr Nehad A. Hussen Al-Khalidy - Silesian University of Technology, Dr Damian Słota - Silesian University of Technology, Dr Leszek Pająk - AGH University of Science and Technology, Dr Leszek Hożejowski - Kielce University of Technology, Dr Aleksander Nawrat - Silesian University of Technology, Dr Marek Bartoszek - Silesian University of Technology, Dr Małgorzata Król - Silesian University of Technology, Dr Jacek Jamborski - Silesian University of Technology, Dr Krzysztof Sikora - University of Bielsko-Biała, Dr Piotr Krawczyk - Warsaw University of Technology, Dr Mirosław Seredyński - Warsaw University of Technology, Dr Maciej Woś - West Pomeranian University of Technology, Dr Arkadiusz Ryfa - Silesian University of Technology, Dr Witold Wróbel - AGH University of Science and Technology, Dr Agnieszka Cebo-Rudnicka -  AGH University of Science and Technology, Dr Piotr Warzecha - Częstochowa University of Technology, Dr Łukasz Pyrda - AGH University of Science and Technology, Dr Daniel Trzebiński - Silesian University of Technology, Dr Edyta Trzebińska - Silesian University of Technology, Dr Mateusz Korpyś - Silesian University of Technology, Agnieszka Samson - Technical University of Łódź)
  • external examiner of PhD (Dr Ana Beatriz de Carvalho Gonzaga e. Silva - COPPE, da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Dr Simona Di Fraia - Università degli Studi di Napoli “Parthenope”, Italy; Dr Mohamed Salahudeen - Università degli Studi di Napoli “Parthenope”, Italy; R. Bindhu - Anna University, Cenre for Research, Chennai, India)
  • reviews of 7 DSc dissertations (Dr hab. Irena Wilkosz - Silesian University of Technology, Dr hab. Ryszard Korycki - Technical University of Łódź, Dr hab. Dorota Bzowska - Institute of Fundamental Technological Problems in Warsaw, Dr hab. Marcin Janicki - Technical University of Łódź, Dr hab. Edyta Hetmaniok - Silesian University of Technology, Dr hab. Beata Hadała - AGH University of Science and Technology, Dr hab. Robert Kubica - Silesian University of Technology)
  • reviewer in 5 promotions to professor (Dr. Ted A. Conway - promotion to the rank of Professor, University of Central Florida, USA, Dr. Daniel Lesnic - application for a Readership in Applied Mathematics, Leeds University, UK, Prof. Krzesztof Grysa - promotion to the rank of Full-time Professor, Kielce University of Technology, Poland, Prof. Norbert Sczygiol - promotion to the rank of Full-time Professor, Częstochowa University of Technology, Prof. Tadeusz Telejko - promotion to the rank of Full-time Professor, AGH University of Science and Technology)
Reviewer of research projects and publishing reviews
  • National Science Centre expert - call in March 15, 2013
  • National Science Centre expert - call in September 15, 2012 
  • reviewer of 17 projects financed by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education
  • reviewer of 2 final reports in projects financed by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education
  • reviewer of 1 NSF (USA) project
  • publishing review of 1 monograph
Invited papers
  • over 25 invited papers at international scientific conferences and workshops
  • over 40 seminars at scientific institutions. This includes: IBM Watson Research Centre (USA), International Flame Research Foundation (NL), Universities in London, Leeds, Sheffield, Swansea (UK), Ljubljana (Slo), Orlando (USA), Lisbon (P), Erlagen (D), Lausanne (CH) and many others
Memberships of Sections of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Section of Thermodynamics, Committee of Thermodynamics and Combustion PAS
  • Section of Computer Methods in Mechanics, Committee of Mechanics PAS
  • Subsection of Numerical Fluid Mechanics, Section of Fluid Mechanics, Committee of Mechanics, PAS
  • Subsection of Optimization & Control, Committee of Mechanics PASi
  • Committee of Energy Engineering, Katowice branch of PAS
Memberships of scientific societies