Professor Tomasz Kapitaniak (Scientific discipline: Mechanical Engineering, no. of publications in 2013-2017: 81; FWCI: 4.04; international cooperation: 75.3%; h-index: 35; publications in Top 10 Citation percentile: 40%) is a professor of theoretical and applied mechanics and has been head of the Division of Dynamics at Lodz University of Technology since 1992.
He was invited to deliver more than 100 plenary/symposia lectures and over 250 seminars and other talks worldwide.
He is a member of editorial boards of several journals and honorary editor of the International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos.
He has published 270 research papers in renowned journals from the Clarivate Analytics list, which have been cited over 4500 times.
His research is concentrated on nonlinear dynamics. Among his most important scientific discoveries are: the development of non-feedback methods for chaos control, identification and description of new types of bifurcations, identification of the synchronization mechanism in coupled mechanical oscillators and explanation of the origin of randomness in mechanical systems.
In 2013, he was elected member of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He was conferred the honorary degree of doctor honoris causa by the Saratov State University (Russia) and Lublin University of Technology (Poland) in 2001 and 2014, respectively.