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Introduction of Jerzy Komorowski

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Jerzy Komorowski is currently President of his consulting company JPWK Aerospace. On December 31, 2017, Jerzy Komorowski retired as Director General of Aerospace Research Center of the National Research Council Canada (NRC Aerospace). He has lead NRC Aerospace since 2005. Prior to that he was the Director of the Structures, Materials and Propulsion Laboratory at NRC (2002-2005); and leader of NRC’s Structures Group (1998-2002). He joined NRC Aerospace - formerly known as the National Aeronautical Establishment - in 1982 as a Research Officer.  

During his career, he has published more than 100 reports, journal and conference papers. His early research was focused on experimental strain analysis, as well as environmental effects in composite and metallic materials. In the 1990s, he was active in the field of non-destructive inspection, developing new optical inspection methods and pioneering models of the impact of corrosion on the integrity of aircraft structures. As Director of the Structures, Materials and Propulsion Laboratory, Mr. Komorowski helped it to become one of the leading research centres for holistic structural integrity design.  

Mr. Komorowski is a member of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute; the Canadian member of the NATO Science and Technology Organization Advanced Vehicle Technology Panel (AVT); and past Chair of the AVT Support Committee. He served as the Canadian National Resource Specialist at the Aerospace Engineering Group of The Technical Cooperation Program. From 2001 to 2011 he was Canadian National Delegate to ICAF (International Committee on Aeronautical Fatigue and Structural Integrity).

As General Manager of NRC’s Aerospace portfolio, Mr. Komorowski served on the boards of directors of the Aéro Montréal - an industry cluster organization; and the Green Aviation Research & Development Network. He currently serves on the board of EnviroTREC - the Canadian Environmental Test Research and Education Centre; and is also Deputy Chair of the Steering Committee of the Canadian Aerospace Environmental Technology Road Map.

Jerzy Komorowski graduated from Warsaw University of Technology with a Master in Applied Mechanics in 1976. Prior to that he went to school in Poland and in Ethiopia. He is also a graduate of National Research Council Canada LEAD Executive Challenge program.


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