Lech A. Bukowski is a professor for Management Engineering at the University of Dąbrowa Górnicza (Poland). His area of interest includes System Science, and especially Systems Engineering, Quality and Reliability Engineering, Resilience Engineering and Industrial Logistics. He has published more than 230 scientific papers and he is the author or co-author of 12 monographs in Polish, English and German language as well as six patents. He conducted many research and implementation works in the above mentioned areas, among others as the head of two international grants, five Polish grants and several dozen research and development projects in Poland and Germany.
In 2003 prof. Bukowski received an honour of Professor Honoris Causa in the Technical University Clausthal (Germany). He is an active member of the Scientific Committees of many international congresses and conferences (e.g. chairman of the Conference Total Logistic Management since 1996) and member of the editorial boards of scientific periodicals. Since 2002 prof. Bukowski has been a member of the Siemens Award Chapter. He has been invited to academic institutions as a Visiting Professor in such countries as: the United States of America, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia.
His professional career began in the Chemical Company “Azoty Tarnów” and continued as head of the research group at the Metallurgical Company “Nowa Huta” in Cracow. From 1976 to 1994 he was a lecturer at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics) and in the meantime (from 1981 to 1987) he worked as an Assistant Professor at the Technical University Clausthal in West Germany. In a time-period from 1994 to 2003 he worked as a Professor of Engineering and a Head of the Department for Systems Quality and Reliability and a Director of the Institute of Control Engineering. From 2003 to 2013 prof. Bukowski worked at the Faculty of Management in the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow as a Head of the Chair of Systems Engineering (2003 – 2006), a Head of the Chair of Management Engineering (2006-2012) and a Dean of the Faculty (2005 – 2012). Since 2013 he has been working in the University of Dąbrowa Górnicza as a Director of Business Engineering Center.