The University of Southampton

French honorary degree for Southampton Professor

Published: 12 November 2012

Jan Sykulski, a Professor of Applied Electromagnetics in ECS, has been awarded an honorary degree by a French university.

Jan has been a Visiting Professor at l’Unniversite d’Artois, in Arras, for the past eight years and his work has been recognised with the bestowing of the degree of doctor honoris causa.

The award is one of only two honorary degrees being made as part of the University’s 20th anniversary celebrations.

“I am thrilled and proud to receive this award. It is not every day that you receive a letter from the rector of a foreign university with such news and it is a mark of recognition and a source of inspiration,” said Jan.

“I have been a Visiting Professor at the University since 2004 and have collaborated in research and given lectures twice a year to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as research seminars to staff,” he added.

Jan was given the honorary degree at a special ceremony at the University in November.

Jan came to the University of Southampton in 1980 as a British Council Research Fellow. Since then he has been a lecturer and also held the prestigious post of Chair in Distribution Engineering supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

His research specialises in the development of fundamental methods of computational electromagnetic, power applications of high temperature superconductivity, simulation of coupled field systems, and the design and optimisation of electromechanical devices.

He is founding Secretary of the International Compumag Society, a Visiting Professor at universities in Canada, France, Italy, Poland and China, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Fellow of the British Computer Society, Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (USA) and has been awarded the honorary title of Professor by the President of Poland.

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