On January 17, 2012, Jerzy Komorowski was appointed General Manager of NRC's Aerospace portfolio. Previously, Mr. Komorowski was Director General of the NRC Institute for Aerospace Research (IAR 2005–2012); Director of the Structures, Materials and Propulsion Laboratory at IAR (2002–2005); and leader of IAR's Structures Group (1998 to 2002). He joined IAR — formerly known as the National Aeronautical Establishment — in 1982.
Mr. Komorowski received his ME in applied mechanics from the Warsaw Technical University, Poland, in 1976. During his career, he has published more than 100 reports, journal and conference papers. His early research was focused on experimental strain analysis, as well as environmental effects in composite and metallic materials. In the 1990s, he was active in the field of non-destructive inspection, developing new optical inspection methods and pioneering models of the impact of corrosion on the integrity of aircraft structures. As Director of the Structures, Materials and Propulsion Laboratory, Mr. Komorowski helped it to become one of the leading research centres for holistic structural integrity design.
Mr. Komorowski is a graduate of NRC's LEAD Executive Challenge program. He is also a member of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute; the Canadian voting member of the NATO Research and Technology Organization Advanced Vehicle Technology Panel (AVT); and Chair of the AVT Support Committee. He serves as the Canadian National Resource Specialist at the Aerospace Engineering Group of the Technical Cooperation Program.
As General Manager of NRC's Aerospace portfolio, Mr. Komorowski serves on the boards of directors of the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec; Aéro Montréal — an industry cluster organization; EnviroTREC — the Canadian Environmental Test Research and Education Centre; and the Green Aviation Research & Development Network. He is also Deputy Chair of the Steering Committee of the Canadian Aerospace Environmental Technology Road Map.
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