Łukasz Madej was born on 29th of November 1980 in Krakow. His education started in Henryk Sienkiewicz elementary school no. 36. In 1996 he passed a qualifying examination to the Xth High School in Krakow. He graduated with distinction in 1999 with a diploma in biology and chemistry.
In 2003 he received his Engineering degree at the Department of Physics and Nuclear Techniques in the field of the Solid State Physics. The research was on: Analytical and numerical solution of differential equations describing the behavior of the hot-deformed metals.
In 2004 he defended his Master thesis at the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Science in the field of Information Technology in Material Science. The research was on: Inverse analysis and cellular automata method applied to determine the rheological parameters and modeling the development of microstructure of steel with different carbon contents.
In 2007 he obtained a Ph.D. degree at the Faculty of Metals Engineering and Industrial Computer Science in the field of Applied Informatics. The research was on: Development of the multiscale analysis model to simulate strain localization occurring during material processing. This work has been selected by the Polish Association of Computational Mechanics, as the Polish representative in the international competition for the best Ph.D. thesis in Europe. After the review procedure the Ph.D. was awarded the first prize. The competition was organized by The European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences - ECCOMAS. The award ceremony took place during the WCCM Congress (World Congress on Computational Mechanics) in Venice.
In the years 2009 - 2010 he was granted by the Foundation for Polish Science under the START program.
In 2011 Dr Madej defended his Habilitation at the Faculty of Metals Engineering and Industrial Computer Science in the field of Metallurgy. The research was focused on the development of the modeling strategy for the strain localization simulation based on the digital material representation
In 2019 he obtained the title of Professor granted by the President of the Republic of Poland.
Between 2003 - 2020 he made several research visits in the renowned academic centers such as Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy in Gliwice, Deakin University in Australia, Sheffield University in UK, CEMEF-Ecole des Mines de Paris in France, Universite Catolique de Louvain in Belgium, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II in Italy, RWTH Aachen in Germany, Los Alamos National Laboratory in the United States.
He is also author and co-author of 3 books, 6 chapters in books, 77 IF publications in journals ranked in the Philadelphia list, more than 100 articles in other peer-reviewed journals and 100 publications in national and international conference proceedings. He has also participated in approx. 25 scientific research projects, including 7 international projects.
Since 2009 he is a member of the Polish Association of Computational Mechanics and the Metallurgy committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In 2007-2009 he was a member of the TMS society (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society) since 2009 he is associated with the AIST (Association for Iron and Steel Technology), where in 2010 he was elected a member of the committee: Metallurgy - Processing, Products and Applications Technology Committee.
From 2012 Associate Member of the CIRP - The International Academy for Production Engineering.
In 2015 he received ESAFORM Scientific Prize 2015 for outstanding contribution in the field of materials forming.
He is also active in the Polish Forging Association where he holds a position of vice-president.
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