Professor Michał Mrozowski, Fellow IEEE

Gdansk University of Technology
Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics

His research interests are concerned with microwave engineering as well as with computational electromagnetics and photonics. Computational electromagnetics and photonics are disciplines where electromagnetic field theory, computer science and scientific computing blend to develop efficient software tools for investigating the interaction of electromagnetic waves with matter. Extensive simulations based on numerical solution of Maxwell's equations is a powerful methodology used in basic and applied science, including microwave, terahertz technologies nanophotonics, photovoltaics, and metamaterials. Fast simulations are essential for the investigation of new intriguing phenomena such as surface plasmon polaritons in metals or graphene, and effects in structures containing graphene sheets or metals objects operating in terahertz region Professor Mrozowski's current work is focused on the development of numerical techniques for solving Maxwell's equations outperforming the state-of-the art commercial software. To this end innovative numerical algorithms geared towards multicore computer architectures and graphics processors , and advanced mathematical concepts such as reduced order models are used. Professor Mrozowski is also engaged in applied research related to microwave filter design, microwave filter synthesis, low-cost high-frequency devices (made of paper), surrogate model construction, full-wave optimization and computer aided design.

In 2007 for his contributions to electromagnetic field theory and computational electromagnetics, Professor Michał Mrozowski has been elected the Fellow of IEEE. This is an honour bestowed by the international organization of electrical and electronics engineers on researchers of exceptional achievements in the fields of electronics, telecommunications, information technologies, automatic control and robotics and electrical engineering. In Poland only 15 people have been granted this title so far.

Training of Early Stage Reserchers

Prof. Michal Mrozowski is known in Poland for research excellence and very good results in the young researchers training. He worked with 9 post-docs since 2001, 2 of whom received a 3- year fellowship for best young scientist under 35 in Poland. He was the advisor in 16 completed PhD theses - 14 of them were found (by the reviewers) to be outstanding (summa cum laude) and 4 Ph.D (all in computational electromagnetics) received Prime Minister of Poland awards (only 15 such awards are given each year in Poland) and 6 received other awards. Applicant's PhD students received international (IEEE) and national 10 highly competitive Young Scientists Fellowships awarded by the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP). Every year FNP selects only about 100 awardees out of 800 applicants. Professor Mrozowski was one of the first recipients of the Polish Science Foundation "Master Grants" awarded only once in three years to up to top 15 academics in Poland who effectively combine world class research with training of younger staff.


Family name, First name: Mrozowski, Michal
Research ID F-7299-2015:
Nationality: Polish

EDUCATION and Academic titles

  • 1983 - Master of Science - Gdansk University of Technology, Faculty of Electronics, major - telecommunications (with honours - summa cum laude)
  • 1990 - PhD - Gdansk University of Technology, Faculty of Electronics, PhD in Electronics (with honours - summa cum laude)
  • 1994 - Habilitation - Gdansk University of Technology, Faculty of Electronics, electromagnetic field theory (awarded the Prime Ministry of Poland Prize) (this is required for becoming a university professor in Poland
  • 2001 - State title of Professor in Engineering Sciences - (in Poland a separate life-time professorship is awarded by the President, independent of the university position)


  • 2002 --               Full Professor (research and teaching at graduate level - courses include Photonics and Computer Aided Design
                                Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics (FETI) / GUT/ Poland
  • 2005 --               Director, Wicomm Center of Excellence
                                Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics (FETI) / GUT/ Poland
  • 2009 --               Head of the Department of Microwave and Antenna Engineering
                                Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics (FETI) / GUT/ Poland
  • 2012 --               Director, GPU Research Canter for Computational Electromagnetics and Photonics
                                Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics (FETI) / GUT/ Poland


  • 1986 -- 2002    Research Assist. (1986-1989), Lecturer (1989-1990), Assist. Prof. (1990-1994), Associate. Prof. (1994-2002)
                                Faculty of Electronics, Informatics and Telecommunications/ GUT/ Poland
  • 2005 -- 2013    Vice-Dean for research
                                Faculty of Electronics, Informatics and Telecommunications/ GUT/ Poland


  • Poland, 2013 -- Elected corresponding member of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • USA, 2008 -- Elevation to the IEEE Fellow degree
  • USA, 2005-2006 -- Associate Editor of IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters
  • USA, since 2003 -- Elected member IEEE Technical Committees MTT-1 and MTT-15
  • Poland, 2005,1990 -- Polish Ministry of Education Awards for research
  • Poland, 2001-2004 -- Foundation for Polish Science Academic Grants for Professors (chair)
  • Poland, 1998,1995 -- Prime Minister of Poland Award for Research
  • UK, 1988 Canada, 1996 -- British Council Fellowship, Advanced Studies Institute Fellowship
  • USA, 1990 -- Elevation to the degree a Fellow of the Electromagnetics Academy


  • 1994 --               Postdocs 9 / PhD - 16 (competed) + 3 in progress / Master Students - 25
                                Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics (FETI) / GUT/ Poland

Membership in national and international scientific bodies and organization, other major positions held, major collaborations:

  • IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (USA) --Fellow, member of two Technical committees and the Fellow Evaluation Committee
  • Polish Academy of Sciences -- corresponding member (elected 2013)
  • European Microwave Association -- Member, representative of Poland, Lithuania and Estonia to European Microwave Association General Assembly (2008-2011)
  • Electromagnetics Academy (USA) -- Fellow, URSI National Committee - Chairman of Commission B - Fields and Waves (2009-2015), IEEE Polish AP/MTT/AES Chapter (Chairman - 2004-2008) - best chapter award,
  • Gdansk University of Technology -- Director of the Ph.D. programme at the Faculty of ETI (since 2008), President's proxy for University's PhD programme (since 2013), member of various Faculty committees
  • Polish Academy of Science -- member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery, Poland, Member of the Electronics and Telecommunications Committee

Other achievements and facts related to peer recognition

  • IEEE: Awarded a prestigious title of IEEE Fellow (for the contribution to the theory of guided waves and computational electromagnetics). IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for selected IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation. Currently there are only 15 IEEE Fellows in Poland. - An (elected) member of two IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Technical Committees, i.e. MTT-1 Technical Committee (CAD), MTT-15 Technical Committee (Field Theory). Technical Committees consist of 10-20 experts of international renown. Served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters (2005-2006). Member of IEEE MTT-S Fellow Evaluation Committee (2009-2011).
  • Elected corresponding member of the Polish Academy of Sciences (in Poland it consists of not more than 350 members elected by existing members based on research achievements).
  • WiComm Center of Excellence (2005) and GPU Research Center (2012,2013,2014,2015) - status awarded based on the excellence in research after external reviews.
  • Invited to give seminars for leading research groups in Europe, Asia (Taiwan, Singapore), USA (many locations and institutions) and Canada as well as sitting and reviewing in Ph.D. degree examinations in Switzerland (ETH Zurich) and Belgium (University of Ghent) as well as for leading international journals (IEEE Transactions on MTT, IEEE Transactions on AP, IEEE MWCL).
  • Reviewer, and expert of the Panel for the Foundations for Polish Science, and for Polish government research agencies, Polish government expert for evaluation the research standing of ICT faculties in Poland, Session chairman and member of awards committee at many international conferences, reviewed for Israeli, British and Belgian research agencies. Reviewer for senior positions for US and South African Universities.
  • Chairman of the first East-West Workshop of Advanced Techniques in Electromagnetics and invited speaker at workshops (USA) on model order reduction in electromagnetics and progress in computational electromagnetics (Ghent), as well as filter design workshop (Paris).
  • Principal investigator in more than 15 Polish research grants, 5 projects with various European Union actions and 4 grants funded by US government agencies or private US companies.
  • One of the very few professors in Poland to have been awarded the Foundation for Polish Science Advanced Grant for Professors - usually fewer than 10 of these grants are awarded to senior researchers in engineering every three years - the applicant received this grant for the period of 2001-2004.
  • International cooperation within EU Network (COST ASSIST, VISTA, RFCSET, MORNET) and bilateral with the following research groups: University of Pavia (Prof. M.Bozzi) University of Ghent (Prof T.Dhaene), University of Calgary (Prof. M. Okoniewski), Polytechnic University of Madrid (Prof. V. dela Rubia).

Invited presentations to peer-reviewed, internationally established conferences and/or international advanced schools

  • 2015 European Microwave Symposium, Paris, an invited keynote speaker at the "Microwave Filter Synthesis" workshop)
  • 2013 (China), 2011 (USA), 2009 (USA) - Finite Element in Electromagnetics Workshops
  • 2012 Asia-Pacific Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, APEMC 2012; Singapore; Singapore (invited presentation related to model-order reduction)
  • 2010 Electromagnetic Theory Symposium - Berlin 2010, 2 invited presentations related to model-order reduction
  • 2009 International Workshop "Full-Wave Analysis and Characterization Techniques for Signal Integrity, Electromagnetic Compatibility, Antennas and Propagation", Ghent, Invited presentation
  • 2006 International microwave Symposium, San Francisco Invited presentation at the "Model Order Reduction" workshop

Organisation of international conferences in the field of the applicant

  • Organizing Committee - Awards Committee Chair -- European Microwave Week, 2017, Germany
  • General Chair and TPC Chair of International Microwave Conference MIKON 2014
  • Member of Technical Program Committee (TPC) of international conferences including European Microwave Week (more 10 times), a tri-annual URSI Electromagnetic Theory Symposium (Berlin 2010, Jokohama-2013), MIKON (every 2 years since 1994), IEEE Eurocon
  • Chairman and organizer of the East-West Workshop on Advances in Computational Electromagnetics (2004)


For a complete list see: LINK

  1. Rewienski M., Lamecki A., Mrozowski M.: "A goal-oriented error estimator for reduced basis method modeling of microwave devices", IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, Vol.25, No 4 (2015), pp.208-210. (a new more accurate error estimator was proposed for RBM method)
  2. Dziekoński A., Sypek P., Lamęcki A., Mrozowski M.: "Generation of large finite-element matrices on multiple graphics processors", International Journal For Numerical Methods In Engineering-Vol. 94., iss. 2 (2013), pp.204-220. (very large FEM matrices generated 70X faster using multiple cores and multiple GPUs concurrently)
  3. Fotyga, G., Nyka, K., Mrozowski M.: "Efficient model order reduction for FEM analysis of waveguide structures and resonators",  Progress In Electromagnetics Research, 127 (2012), pp277-295,
  4. Dziekoński A., Sypek P., Lamęcki A., Mrozowski M.: "Finite element matrix generation on a GPU", Progress in Electromagnetics Research-PIER, Vol. 128, (2012), pp.249-265 (a first paper on the GPU acceleration of FEM matrix computations for Maxewll's Equation)
  5. Dziekoński A., Lamęcki A., Mrozowski M.: "A memory efficient and fast sparse matrix vector product on a GPU", Progress in Electromagnetics Research-PIER-Vol. 116, (2011), pp.49-63 (a new sparse matrix sormat optimized for GPUs was proposed and shown to yield better performance on a GPU than other formats)
  6. Dziekoński A., Lamęcki A., Mrozowski M.: "GPU Acceleration of Multilevel Solvers for Analysis of Microwave Components With Finite Element Method", IEEE Microwave And Wireless Components Letters, Vol. 21, No 1 (2011), pp.1-3 (a first paper to propose GPU accelerated solver for ill-conditioned system of FEM equations based on multilevel preconditioned PG method - 4X acceleration)
  7. Szydlowski L.; Lamecki A.; Mrozowski M.: "Synthesis of Coupled-Lossy Resonator Filters", IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, Vol. 20, No 7 (2010), pp.366-368. (a new approach to microwave filter synthesis was proposed and shown to handle)
  8. Sypek P., Dziekoński A., Mrozowski M.: "How to render FDTD computations more effective using a graphics accelerator", IEEE Transactions On Magnetics, Vol.45, No 3 (2009), pp.1324-1327 (one of the first journal publications worldwide to show the implementation of the FDTD algorithm on GPUs using CUDA)
  9. Deschrijver D., Mrozowski M., Dhaene T., De Zutter D.: "Macromodeling of Multiport Systems Using a Fast Implementation of the Vector Fitting Method", IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, Vol.18, No 6 (2008), pp.383-385 (a very efficient computational technique for finding rational matrix interpolation modes - this technique has become a de facto standard approach)
  10. Lamecki A., Mrozowski M.: "Equivalent SPICE Circuits With Guaranteed Passivity From Nonpassive Models", IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol.55, No 3 (2007), pp.526-532 (a first fast numerical technique for creating passive models needed in circuit simulators (eg. In VLSI design))
  11. Okoniewski M., Mrozowski M., Stuchly M.: "Simple treatment of multi-term dispersion in FDTD", IEEE Microwave and Guided Wave Letters, Vol. 7, No 5 (1997), pp.:121-123 (this publication introduced the FDTD algorithm for dispersive media - this algorithm, using polarization currents, is currently used in a majority of FDTD code including MEEP) - cited 108 times (Scopus - no self-citations)
  12. Mrozowski M.: "Guided Electromagnetics Waves - properties and analysis", Research Studies Press/J.Wiley 1997 (monograph - a comprehensive treatment of modes in waveguides laded with anisotropic and isotropic media with new orthogonality relations)

Grants (as a Principal Investigator -- last 3 years)

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