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Prof. Ph.D. Marek Brzeżański

Head of the Department of Motor Vehicles at the Krakow University of Technology

He is a researcher at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Krakow University of Technology.

He completed his studies in the field of "cars and tractors" at the Krakow University of Technology in 1977. He defended his doctorate at this university in 1986, and in 2007 he obtained a post-doctoral degree. Since 2013, he has been the director of the Institute of Motor Vehicles and Combustion Engines, and currently heads the Department of Motor Vehicles at the Krakow University of Technology. He completed numerous scientific and research internships in foreign centers, including: Technische Universität Dresden, and in the years 1987–89 he was on a scholarship and then on a research internship at Ruhr Universität Bochum in Germany.

His scientific and research interests are defined by three groups of problems.

The first group of research he conducts includes the search for solutions and systems that reduce the emission of toxic exhaust components from means of transport.

The second area concerns the use of hydrogen and waste industrial and biological gases for energy purposes.

The third scope is determined by research on new vehicle drive systems, including: operational tests of hybrid vehicles and vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells.

Prof. Marek Brzeżański promoted 8 doctors of technical sciences. He was a member of the Program Council for Air Protection in the City of Krakow, operating under the Mayor of Krakow, in which he served as vice-chairman. Currently, he is a member of the management board of the Polish Scientific Society of Combustion Engines and sits on the Scientific Council of the BOSMAL Automotive Research and Development Institute in Bielsko-Biała.