Westpomeranian University of Technology, Poland
Ryszard Sikora received the B.Sc. in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Szczecin in 1954, M. Sc. from Silesian Technical University of Gliwice in 1956 and Ph. D. from the Technical University of Gdansk in 1967. Since 1955 to 1962 he was employed in Electrical Design Office in Szczecin.
Prof. R. Sikora started to work at Technical University of Szczecin (now Westpomeranian University of Technology – WUT) in 1957, where he works still. He was organizer and long time chairman of Department of Theoretical Electrotechnics and Informatics. He received professor position in 1971. Currently he is full professor in Electrical Engineering and Informatics at WUT. Additionally he was employed in the Academy of Economy and Informatics in Lodz and in Electrical Institute in Warsaw. Since late sixties of 20th century till now he has been leading many Polish and European scientific projects in electrical engineering and nondestructive evaluation.
Prof. R. Sikora was member of two committee Polish Ministry of Science and High Education. For many years he acts as elected member of Electrical Engineering Committee of Polish Academy of Science and as a member of editorial board of two Polish scientific journals: Archives of Electrical Engineering and Electrical Review as well as several local and international Scientific Committees. He is author or co-author of three editions of academic book “Electromagnetic Field Theory”, several student textbooks, several academic monographs and several hundred Polish and international scientific papers. Prof. R. Sikora collaborates with many Polish and foreign universities. In 1999 Prof. R. Sikora was elected member of World Federation of Nondestructive Evaluation Center (Iowa State University, USA).
Prof. R. Sikora received several distinctions of Polish states and professional organizations. In 1999 Prof. R. Sikora was awarded by Volta Silver Medal (University of Pavia, Italy) and in November 2007 by JSAEM Award (Japan Society of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics). In April 2008 Prof. R. Sikora was honored with Doctor Honoris Causa academic degree of Technical University of Szczecin.