Dr Włodzimierz Lewandowski - the new President of the Central Office of Measures

Published by: Adam Żeberkiewicz

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On 17 May 2016 the Prime Minister Beata Szydło appointed Dr Eng. Włodzimierz Lewandowski to a post of the President of the Central Office of Measures.

Dr Lewandowski has large experience in the field of metrology. Many years he used to work in French and American state institutions and international organizations as well. Almost thirty years he held a position of the chief physicist in the Time Section of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures, where he helped evaluate and disseminate International Atomic Time (TAI) and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). He also worked as a scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and headed the Timing Subcommittee of the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee.

Since 2001 he is a member of the Research Council of the Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN). He also participated in activities of the Committee on Space and Satellite Research of PAN, actively participating in the creation of the Earth Observation Programme Copernicus. Dr Lewandowski also worked on Galileo system - an European GPS. He also actively participated in establishing of the Polish State Space Agency.

In 2014 Dr Włodzimierz Lewandowski was awarded with the most important prize in the field of time metrology. The prestigious award "Precise Time and Time Interval" was given by the Institute of Navigation in Manassas.

Włodzimierz Lewandowski wrote his thesis in the field of physics. He is graduate of the Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography of the University of Warsaw and graduate of the Institute of Geophysics at the Polish Academy of Sciences.

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