Jan Wojcicki
Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Jan Maria Wojcicki received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Electrical Faculty of the Warsaw Technical University in 1970 and 1978, respectively. In 1991 he completed his habilitation dissertation and became Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering. Since 1999 he has been Professor in the technical sciences.

From 1994 till 2007 he was working as a Deputy Director of the IBBE PAS and since 2007 as a Director of the institute. Since 2009 he is Director of the International Center of Biocybernetics of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In 2005 Professor Wojcicki was elected to the Committee of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering PAS. In 2007 he was elected to be a corresponding member of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Since 1998 Professor Wojcicki has been appointed as a “Visiting Professor” (honorary title) at the Donau University, Krems, Austria.

Since 2005 he is Chairman of the Polish National Scientific Network on Biomedical Engineering “BIOMEN”. From 2006 to 2009 he was a Chairman of the ROTMED Consortium dealing with the monitoring system and scenarios of development of the medical technologies in Poland till year 2020. In 2012 he was appointed as a member of the Commission of the Medical Devices of the Ministry of Health.

Since 2011 Professor Wojcicki is a co-editor for Eastern Europe of the Journal of Artificial Organs. He was a Section Editor (Artificial Pancreas, Diabetes and Endocrinology) and since 2010 member of the editorial board in the International Journal of Artificial Organs, member of the editorial board of the Journal of the Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences and since 2009 Editor-in Chief of this journal.

He was engaged for 8 years in activities of the European Society of Artificial Organs as a Board Member. In 2006 he was elected to the Executive Board of ESAO as a Treasurer and in 2012 as a President Elect of this society. He was member of the ProTem Group (2003 – 2005), a working group for the European Alliance in the field of biomedical engineering, then he was elected to be a member of the Interim Executive Board of the newly born European Society (2005-2006) – European Alliance for Medical Biological Engineering and Sciences (EAMBES) and in 2006 he was a member of the EAMBES Council. In 2012 he has been appointed as a member of the Fellows Division of this organization. Since 2006 he has been elected to the Administrative Council of IFMBE. In 2012 he was elected as a Fellow of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering. In 2009 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

He has published ~300 publications including monographs, chapters, papers and conference materials, as well as 14 Polish and international patents and 27 expert reports.

Dr. Wojcicki is an expert in the research field of artificial internal organs for metabolic support, in particular artificial pancreas and diabetes treatment. In his research work, he introduced new developments utilizing home telecare, membrane technologies, micro-measurement technologies and various monitoring techniques aimed at improvement of applied therapy, patient’s comfort, safety and self-confidence. Recently he, as a coauthor, received an Award “Innovation for Health 2009” in a category of the Innovative Medical Technologies for computerized system controlling treatment of the diabetic foot syndrome patients (TeleDiaFoS) in a contest organized by Polish Working Group for Innovations in Health Care.

In 2005 Professor Wojcicki received Gold Cross of Merit and in 2011- Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.