Adelaide, January 2008
FIRST NAME Andrzej (Andrew)
School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes
tel. +61 8 8302 3932, fax +61 8 8302 3384
Politechnika Lubelska, Instytut Informatyki, ul Nadbystrzycka 36B, 20-618 Lublin, Poland
tel. 081 525 2046, fax 081 538 1349
1989 - D.Sc. (higher doctorate) in Electrical Engineering, Warsaw Technical University
1978 - Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Warsaw Technical University
1972 - M.Eng.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Warsaw Technical University
1971 - Graduate Diploma in Education, University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska in Lublin
1970 - B.Eng. (Hon) in Electrical Engineering, Lublin Technical University (formerly Lublin
University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia
9 August 1993 – current Professor of Electrical Engineering
Lublin University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information
Technology, Lublin, Poland
1 October 2006 - current Professor of Information Technology
University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia
1 April 2006 – 31 March 2007 Acting Deputy Head of School of Electrical and
(12 months) Information Engineering
17 August 2002 to 31 March Head of School of Electrical and Information
2006 Engineering, reappointed after a selection process
(3 years, 7 months)
26 February 2000 to 16 August Head of School of Electrical and Information
(2 years, 6 months)
1 July 1996 to 25 February Head of School of Physic and Electronic Systems
(3 years, 7 months)
1 January 1994 to 30 June 1996 Head of School of Electrical Engineering
Curtin University of Technology, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Perth,
9 January 1992 to 31 July 1993 Senior Lecturer
Lublin Technical University, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Lublin, Poland
1 October 1990 to Professor and Head of Department of Computer Science
31 December 1991
(1 year, 3 months)
1 October 1989 to Associate Professor and Head of Department of Computer
30 September 1990 Science
1 September 1988 to Director of the University’s Computing Centre
31 October 1989
(1 year, 1 month)
1 October 1970 to Junior Assistant, Assistant, Senior Assistant and Assistant
30 September 1989 Professor
Shinshu University, Faculty of Engineering, Nagano, Japan
4 July 2007 to 3 August 2007 Visiting Professor
Kanazawa University, Faculty of Engineering, Kanazawa, Japan
30 March 2003 to 30 Visiting Professor
Doshisha University, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto, Japan, Kyushu University, Faculty
of Engineering, Fukuoka, Japan, Toronto University, Department of Electrical
Engineering, Toronto, Canada, Lublin Technical University, Lublin, Poland
4 July to 22 December 1998 Visiting Professor
Physikalisch-Technische Budesanstalt (German National Physical Laboratory),
1 March 1991 to 30 May 1991 Visiting Professor
1 December 1990 to 28 Senior Research Fellow (funded by Deutscher
February 1991 Academischer Austausch Dienst (German Academic
(3 months) Exchange Service)
University of Wales, Wolfson Centre for Magnetics Technology, Cardiff, Wales
1 June 1990 to 39 June 1990 Visiting Senior Fellow (funded by the British Council)
1 October 1986 to 30 April Senior Research Fellow (funded by the British Science and
1987 Engineering Research Council)
Kanazawa University, Department of Electrical Engineering, Kanazawa, Japan
1 March 1980 to 30 September Postdoctoral Fellow (funded by the Japanese Ministry of
Vienna Technical University, Department of Electrical Machines and Drives, Vienna,
1 October 1975 to 30 Research Associate (funded by the Austrian Ministry of
September 1976 Science and Research)
MAJOR RESEARCH INTERESTS
2. Information technology
3. Engineering education
PUBLICATIONS, REPORTS, SEMINAR LECTURES, ETC
1. 21 books, monographs, book chapters and software sets
2. 84 journal papers
3. 199 conference papers
4. 60 research and consultancy reports
5. 44 invited lectures
6. 45 seminar lectures
7. 10 patents and patent applications
8. 3 theses
RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1. Over 70 projects successfully completed in the field of electrical engineering, information
technology and education.
2. Leadership of 43 technical and educational research and development projects attracting over
3. Almost 6 years of full-time international research in the field of electromagnetism, IT and
engineering education at:
Kanazawa University, Japan, (3 years, 3 months);
Doshisha University, Japan (3 months);
Shinshu University, Japan (one month);
University of Toronto, Canada (1 month);
Kyushu University, Japan (1 month);
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Braunschweig, Germany (6 months);
University of Wales, College of Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales (7 months);
Vienna Technical University, Austria (1 year).
4. Over 30 years of research laboratory experience in electromagnetic measurements and
development of electromagnetic devices.
5. Advanced experience in computing and programming (FORTRAN, ALGOL, Pascal,
Assembler, Structured BASIC, virtual instrumentation and graphical languages).
6. 17 professional experience periods (up to 6 months each) in industry.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND SCHOLARLY OUTPUT
1. Over 35 years of teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate level (full-time,
part-time, distance education, external and on-line) at Lublin Technical University, Curtin
University of Technology, University of South Australia, Doshisha University and Kanazawa
University delivering lectures, seminars, tutorials, practicals and supervising projects.
2. Selected courses developed and taught (out of 19):
Operating Systems, first year (Lublin)
Management of IT Enterprises, second year, M.Eng. (Lublin)
Electrical Design, third year (Lublin and Curtin);
Electrical Machines, second year (Curtin);
Electromagnetic Energy Conversion, second year (UniSA);
Electromagnetic Compatibility, M.Eng. (Doshisha), undergraduate elective and M.Eng.
Electrical Engineering (Circuits and Devices 1), first and second year (Lublin, Curtin,
Electricity and Electronics, first year, (UniSA);
Introduction to Electrical Engineering, first year (Lublin, UniSA);
Electrical Circuit Theory, first year (UniSA);
Technical English, fourth year (Kanazawa);
Numerical Methods in Electrical Engineering, first and second year, accompanied by 2
textbooks published (Lublin);
Information Technology, first year, accompanied by a textbook published (Lublin).
3. Scholarly output includes over 100 textbooks, courseware, educational papers and 5 sets of
educational software sets.
4. Supervision of 7 Ph.D., 18 M.Eng. and 64 final year B.Eng. student projects.
5. Co-investigator in Premier’s of South Australia Science and Research Grant ($350,000) for
the Robotic Peer Mentoring Program, 2004-06 (UniSA).
6. Electrical Engineering Program Director, 1976-80, 1982-87 (Lublin), 1992-93 (Curtin).
7. Selected curriculum and laboratory development:
Twinning transnational program of Bachelor of Engineering with CINEC College,
Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2006;
Twinning transnational program of Bachelor of Engineering with Asia Pacific
Management Institute, Singapore, 2005-06;
Twinning transnational program of Bachelor of Engineering with KBU International
College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2004-05;
Twinning transnational program of Bachelor of Engineering with KDU International
College, Penang, Malaysia, 2003.
Leadership of the accreditation team for successful B.Eng. IEAust accreditation, 2000,
Industrial Project Laboratory, 2003 (UniSA).
Communications Engineering streams in Ph.D. and M.Eng. research degrees, 2002
Sun Microsystems sponsored $100,000 Real Time Computing Laboratory, 2001
B.Eng. (IT Option) major amendment, 2000 (UniSA);
Master and nested degrees by coursework LMEE, 1999, major amendment, 2002
B.Eng. (Information Technology and Resources and Infrastructure Options), 1996, 2000
Double degree B.Eng./B.Commerce, 1998 (UniSA);
Virtual Electrical/Electronics Laboratory (Electronic Work Bench and Intellecta based),
Real Time Laboratory, 1997 (UniSA);
Double B.Eng./B.Management, 1997, (UniSA)
Double B.Eng./B.A. degree, 1995 (UniSA);
M.Eng. in Electrical Power Engineering, 1995 (UniSA);
Information Technology Computer Laboratory, 1991 (Lublin);
Computer Aided Design Laboratory, 1991 (Lublin);
Computer Aided Design in Electrical Engineering, M.Eng. specialisation, 1990 (Lublin);
Electromagnetic Technologies for Environmental Protection, M.Eng. specialisation, 1990
8. Leadership of 23 scholarly educational projects including a Joint European TEMPUS Project
(A$570,000) on Modernisation of MSc Courses and Staff Development in Lublin Technical
ACADEMIC, ORGANISATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP
1. Head of Schools for 12 years, 2 months, 1994-2006 (UniSA).
2. Vice-chair of the International Conference on Computational Electromagnetics
COMPUMAG2011, 12-15 July, 2011, Sydney, Australia.
3. Co-chair of the International Steering Committee of Asia-Pacific Symposium an Applied
Electromagnetics and Mechanics APSAEM2008, 24-25 July, 2008, Bangkok, Thailand.
4. Member of the Program Committee of the 10th International Conference on Interactive
Computer-aided Learning ICL2007, 26–28 September, 2007, Villach, Austria.
5. Liaison for Asia and the Pacific for the Interactive Computer-aided Learning ICL conference
6. Member of the Executive Committee of the International Liaison Group for Engineering
Education (ILG-EE), 2006-.
7. Member of the Editorial Committee of the International Journal of Science and Engineering,
King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology North Bangkok, 2006.
8. Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Japanese Society of Applied
Electromagnetics and Mechanics, 2006-.
9. Co-chair of the International Steering Committee of the Asia-Pacific Symposium on Applied
Electromagnetics and Mechanics, Sydney, 2006.
10. Member of the Accreditation Panels of the Institution of Engineers Australia and the
Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
11. Chair of the International Steering Committee of the Second and the Third Japan-Australia-
New Zealand Joint Seminar on Applications of Electromagnetic Phenomena in Electrical and
Mechanical Systems, Kanazawa, 2002 and Auckland, 2004.
12. Chair of Student Exchange Advisory Group, 2004-2005 (UniSA).
13. Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Conferences on Electromagnetic
Devices and Processes in Environment Protection, Lublin, Poland, 1997, 1999, 2001 and
14. Member of University Teaching and Learning Committee, 2004-current (UniSA).
15. General Chairman of the First Japanese-Australian Joint Seminar on Applications of
Electromagnetic Phenomena in Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Adelaide 2001.
16. Member of the International Steering Committee of the International Symposia on Nonlinear
Electromagnetic Systems, Braunschweig, 1997, Cardiff, 1995 and Tokyo, 2001.
17. Elected Member of the Australasian Committee for Power Engineering 1994-2000.
18. Head of Magnetics Technology Group, 1994-current (UniSA).
19. Chair of Working Party on Computer System for Administrative and Academic Support,
20. Head of Department of Computer Science 1989-1991 (Lublin).
21. Referee of regular papers submitted to IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 1990- and papers of
more then 20 conferences.
22. Chair of more than 25 sessions in various conferences, 1990-.
23. Director of the Board for Computerisation of the University, 1987-89 (Lublin).
24. Chair of the University Committee of Information Technology, 1987-89 (Lublin).
25. Chair of the Program Council of the University Educational Centre 1976-78 and Deputy
Chairman of the University Committee on Education, 1977-79 (Lublin).
26. Electrical Engineering Course co-ordinator, 1976-80, 1982-87 (Lublin), 1992-93 (Curtin).
27. Team Leader of the Amorphous Magnetics Research Group, 1984-91 (Lublin).
28. Member of University Academic Senate, Faculty Boards, Faculty Executives, numerous
working parties and committees (Lublin, Curtin, UniSA).
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL LICENSES
1. Chartered Electrical Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology –
formerly IEE(UK), 2000-.
2. Chartered Professional Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, 1994-.
3. Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (USA), Magnetics and
Education Societies, 1992-.
4. Member of Australasian Interactive Multimedia Industry Association, 1995-.
5. Member of Association of Electrical Engineers in Poland, 1969-.
6. Licensed technical translator of English and German, Association of Polish Translators in
7. Licence in high and low voltage legalisation measurements, Licensing Centre of Association
of Electrical Engineers, Poland, 1975-.
8. Foundation member of Polish Society of Applications of Electromagnetism, 1991-.
AWARDS AND PRIZES
1. In recognition of the tremendous expertise and commitment to the scientific operation of the
UICEE, Andrew Nafalski was asked and accepted the role of a member of the Editorial
Boards of both the "Global Journal of Engineering Education" and the "World Transactions
on Engineering Education" (2007).
2. Final year students of the School - S. Shingadia, S. K. Tiong and Y. Y. Lim have been
successful in winning the 2006 Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Society of Australia
Student Paper Competition (they are national Australian winners) for their presentation on
"Motorised clamp mechanism for EMC testing". They were supervised by Andrew Nafalski
and two other School’s members (2007).
3. The UNESCO International Centre for Engineering Education (UICEE) Silver Badge of
Honour for distinguished contributions to engineering education, outstanding achievements
in the globalisation of engineering education through the activities of the Centre, and, in
particular, for remarkable service to the UICEE (October 2006).
4. Carrick Australian Awards for University Teaching. Inaugural Citations for Outstanding
Contributions to Student Learning for "Sustained and successful innovation in active and
relevant student-centred learning and a marked contribution to the scholarship of education"
as leader of a team of five (2006).
5. Member of the Executive Committee of the International Liaison Group for Engineering
Education (ILG-EE), in recognition of interest and special achievements in engineering
education. The ILG-EE is a friendly society, established at the University of Sydney in 1989,
and new members are admitted only by personal invitation.
6. UICEE (UNESCO International Centre for Engineering Education) Platinum Award for a
distinguished contribution in delivering an outstanding paper in the 4th Asia-Pacific Forum
on Engineering and Technology Education, Bangkok, Thailand, 26-29 September 2005,
jointly with 2 other recipients (2005).
7. UICEE (UNESCO International Centre for Engineering Education) Gold Award for a
distinguished contribution in delivering an outstanding paper during the 4th Global Congress
on Engineering Education in Bangkok, Thailand, 5-9 July 2004, jointly with three other
8. Special Commendation – Chancellor’s Awards for Community Service for Robotic Peer
Mentoring Program, jointly with other twenty seven recipients, UniSA (2004).
9. UICEE (UNESCO International Centre for Engineering Education) Diamond Award (first
place) for a distinguished contribution in delivering an outstanding paper during the 7th
Annual Conference in Mumbai, India, 9-13 February 2004, jointly with three other recipients
10. UICEE (UNESCO International Centre for Engineering Education) Gold Award for a
distinguished contribution in delivering an outstanding paper during the 7th Annual
Conference in Mumbai, India, 9-13 February 2004, jointly with two other recipients (2004).
11. Australian Engineering Excellence Award – AusIndustry Innovation Award for Engineering
Awareness Raising through CoreChart Robotic High School Mentoring, jointly with other
twelve recipients, the Institution of Engineers Australia (2003).
12. Excellence in Teaching Award in recognition of sustained Teaching Excellence in Electrical
and Information Engineering, jointly with two other recipients, UniSA (2003).
13. Scholarly Teaching Award (individual) for demonstrated scholarly achievements in teaching,
14. Commendation 2003, Engineering Education Category, for Engineering Awareness raising
through High School Mentoring, jointly with other 12 recipients, The Institution of
Engineers, South Australian Division (2003).
15. Ten Years Service Award, UniSA (2003).
16. Chancellor’s Award (winner) for Community Service for outstanding service to the
community for Science and Technology Awareness Project, jointly with other nine
recipients, in partnership with Northern Adelaide schools and industry partners, UniSA
17. High Commendation for the Quality of Teaching for the development of innovative teaching
and student-directed learning methodologies in engineering degree studies, jointly with two
other recipients, UniSA (2002).
18. Honorary Membership of the University’s of South Australia Chapter of the Golden Key
International Honour Society for significant achievements and service to the students of the
University of South Australia (2002).
19. UICEE (UNESCO International Centre for Engineering Education) Silver Award for a
distinguished contribution in delivering an outstanding paper during the 4th Annual
Conference in Bangkok, 7-10 February 2001, jointly with two other recipients (2001).
20. Award for Excellence in Teaching for Peer Assisted Learning Scheme (individual) awarded
by the VC of UniSA for innovative teaching in engineering (2000).
21. Award for Excellence in Teaching - Supported Academic Teacher (individual) awarded by
the VC of UniSA for innovative teaching in engineering (1999).
22. National Engineering Excellence Award, Engineering 2000 Award for advancing women in
engineering, as one of three chief investigators of the Inclusive Curricula Project, awarded by
the Institution of Engineers Australia (1998).
23. Award for Excellence in Teaching (individual), for teaching first year undergraduates
through student centred approach, innovative use of technology and contribution to the
development of his peers, awarded by the VC of UniSA (1997).
24. Bronze Cross of Merit of Polish People's Republic awarded by the Council of State for
distinguished professional activity (1975).
25. Four prizes awarded by the Polish Minister of Science and National Education for excellence
in research work:
For scientific achievements in the field of investigation of properties and applications of
magnetic amorphous materials, team leader (1990);
For scientific achievements in the field of electrical engineering, especially for theoretical
and experimental investigation and application of magnetic frequency multipliers in
For scientific achievements in the field of Evaluation of the Theory of Operation and
Construction of Magnetic Frequency Multipliers, (1979);
For scientific achievements in the field of methodology of design and construction of
magnetic frequency triplers for industrial purposes, (1975).
26. Silver Medal awarded by Polish Minister of Culture for a Distinguished Cultural Activity
27. Three prizes awarded by the Rector (President) of Lublin Technical University for excellence
in research and for service to the University:
Jubilee Prize awarded by the Rector (Vice-Chancellor) of Lublin Technical University 20
years of service at the University, (1990);
For the development of the research potential and research results in the field of soft
magnetic amorphous materials, 1986 (team leader);
For the work as editor-in-chief on a volume of Scientific Papers of the Faculty of
Electrical Engineering, No.B5, Magnetic Frequency Multipliers (in English), (1984).
28. Five prizes awarded by the Rector (President) of Lublin Technical University for excellence
For the creation of a microcomputer laboratory based on a local area network, (1991);
For the supervision of student scientific activities, (1988);
For the editorial work on a brochure of Faculty of Electrical Engineering in English,
For the best program coordinator, (1978);
For teaching excellence, (1977).
29. Six awards for the supervision of outstanding M.Eng. and B.Eng. final year projects by
Polish Electrical Engineers Association (1975, 1984 twice, 1985, 1988, 1990).
30. Silver Honorary Medal of Polish Student Association (1978).
Native: Polish; Fluent: English, German, Russian; Working knowledge: Japanese; Basic:
Choir and solo singing, fast cars, classical music, photography, computing, outback travel,
cycling, body building.