Poland, European Union

Prof. D.Sc. Ph.D. Eng. Ryszard Pałka is the head of the Department of Power Systems and Electrical Drives, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, at the West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin.

Professional Experience

Scientific Assistant; Institute of Electronics and Computer Science, TU Szczecin; since 1976

Scholarship of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; Institute of Electrical Machines, Traction and Drives, TU Braunschweig, Germany (Prof. Herbert Weh); 1983-1984 and 1987

Scientific Assistant; Institute of Electrical Machines, Traction and Drives, TU Braunschweig, Germany; 1987-2005

Professor; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Szczecin University of Technology, Poland; 1992-1997 and since 2006

Head of Department of Power Systems and Electrical Drives, Faculty of Electrical Engineering,  West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Poland since 2010

Visiting professor, Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute, Changwon, South Korea; 2012

Vice-Rector for Organization and Development, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Poland; 2012-2016

Vice-President of the Societas Humboldtiana Polonorum; since 2016

Member of the Scientific Council of the Electrotechnical Institute, Warsaw, Poland, since 2017

Member of the Committee on Electrical Engineering, Polish Academy of Sciences

Areas of Research

Electrical machines, numerical field calculations, optimization of electromagnetic fields

High temperature superconductivity: superconducting machines, superconducting bearings

Memberships

IEEE, International Compumag Society, Polish Society of Theoretical and Applied Electrical Engineering, Polish Society of Applied Electromagnetism, Societas Humboldtiana Polonorum.