US-Poland Science and Technology Symposium 2023


Partner Co-Organizer





Prof. Piotr Moncarz Chairman, USPTC; Adjunct Professor, Stanford University
Jerzy Orkiszewki President, US-Polish Trade Council; VP of Engineering, Cutera
Mariusz Tomaka President, USPTC Poland; Board Member at TRITEM, Board Advisor Euvic
Jacek Chmielewski Research Scholar, Auburn University
Beata Drzazga Founder, BetaMed
Magdalena Diering Assistant Professor, Poznan University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

Piotr D. Moncarz, Ph.D., P.E., NAE, born and raised in Poland, graduated from vocational high school program in road and bridge construction in Poznan, Poland, receives Ph.D. degree in earthquake engineering at Stanford University. Registered professional engineer in civil engineering in numerous U.S. states and Canadian provinces; member of the National Academy of Engineers.  Adjunct Professor, Stanford University; Senior Fellow and Principal Engineer, Exponent, Inc., an international science and technology public corporation initiated in Silicon Valley; President and CEO, Geothermic Solution LLC, green energy, disruptive technology company. With an engineering career focused on failure analysis and failure prevention led and participated in hundreds of studies, remediation and research projects. He is active in academic programs, consulting work, and international business from power plant development projects, energy technologies and economics, electro-mobility, to high-tech ventures. former  Board member of the of the Polish National Center for Research and Development, formerly Academic Director and co-organizer of Top 500 Innovators program at Stanford University; co-organizer and leader of Stanford University/ Silicon Valley workshops for Polish industry and government leaders.  Decorated by the President of Poland with the Officer Cross of Polonia Restituta. He is a frequent speaker in venues pertaining to system safety and performance, engineering knowledge transfer, trends in technologies, innovativeness, sustainable development, and stimulation of international cooperation and competitiveness.

Mr. Jerzy Orkiszewski was born and raised in Poland. He holds an M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the
Warsaw Technical University, Department of Fine Mechanics (currently Department of Mechatronics) and École Nationale
Supérieure de l’Electronique et de ses Application in Cergy, France and submitted his PhD thesis at the Warsaw University
of Technology. Since 1989 he resides in California with his wife, a practicing medical doctor from Warsaw, and their daughter
who after completing her medical education in Poznan, Poland, practices medicine in the USA. In Silicon Valley he has been
working for variety of product development biomedical device companies: Cutera, Inc., Ellex Medical, Lumenis, Inc. and
Medical Group of Coherent, Inc., where he has been providing the technology and business leadership serving in various
engineering, management and executive positions. Jerzy used to be on Polish national modern pentathlon team and plays
classical guitar. He is also a pilot with commercial and instrument ratings.Jerzy is a contributing editor of “Przeglad Lotniczy
– Aviation Review” aviation magazine in Poland. He provides to USPTC a strong link to the US biomedical technology sector.

Mariusz Tomaka is active as organizer, co-founder, and CEO of innovative electronic and software companies in Poland focused on local and international markets. He specializes in building and running innovative companies – startups and medium size companies– focused on international markets and leading teams of engineers and managers to achieve challenging technology and business objectives. Prior to current activities at TRITEM (the guru company in Industrial Digital Twin and automated testing for critical systems) and EUVIC he worked as  CEO (PL) for DisplayLink in Poland and VP in Cambridge UK, at Neubloc,LLC  board adviser – share holder at ABF. Mariusz is a President of US-Polish Trade Council in Poland and extended board member in USA, Silicon Valley , he is a Chamber Council Member at The Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications, Mariusz is Vice-president of OG at Telecommunications and Polish Information Processing Society and member of the board of PTI at national level..

He is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Auburn University, academic teacher, researcher in: transportation network planning, road safety improvement and implementation, bridge live load and fatigue analysis in the USA, Weigh-in-motion data processing and analysis, big data processing, SQL databases developer. He is a Bentley MicroStation user and application developer (MDL and VB.Net), and software developer: C++, Visual Studio, VBA, MATLAB. He prepared few four stage transport demand models in PTV VISUM, microsimulation in PTV VISSIM for cities and counties. He was involved in Florida, California, and Montana Department of Transportation research projects. Lots of professional projects for private companies and public sectors in the field of transport were prepared by him, mainly in the field of road safety improvement, road network planning, traffic prediction, and feasibility studies.

Founder and President of the largest medical company in Poland, BetaMed SA, providing medical services in the patient’s home and in the Medical Center Clinic in Chorzów. Employs approx. 3,200 people, takes care of over 6,000 patients. It has 91 branches of home care in the 11 voivodships in Poland.

The owner and President of BetaMed International in Las Vegas.

The owner of the Drzazga Clinic brand – the Laser Therapy and Aesthetic Medicine Clinic offering exclusive facial and body treatments using state-of-the-art lasers.

The owner of the “Dono de Scheggia” store, an exclusive fashion store offering the latest collections from world fashion capitals such as Milan, London, Paris or Vienna.
Beata Drzazga is a speaker at many Polish and international economic and medical conferences. Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at GWSH in Katowice. Expert in the field of health service management. Participant of many economic missions e.g. to Nevada, California, Peru, Chile, China, Germany, Czech Republic, France.

Winner of over 200 prestigious awards and distinctions awarded in Poland as well as internationally.
She owes her success to passion, self-denial, self-discipline and loveing people. Her life sentence is: “Success is to be successful, but always remain yourself”.

Her main research interests are quality engineering and measurement system analysis. She is a trainer in SixSigma. Her professional interests also include project management, science commercialization and quality of education. She is an expert for the European Commission and a reviewer in several journals in the field of mechanical engineering. She has extensive experience in organizational, scientific and structural project management. She works in multidisciplinary, international teams and at work she promotes a culture of teamwork, design thinking and innovation. She is a coordinator and a member of the Steering Committee of the international scientific-technical MANUFACTURING conference (since 2010). She is a graduate of the Top 500 Innovators program at Stanford University (2012). She was a coordinator of the US-Poland Innovation HUB program, USPTC (2012-2017). Associated with the US-Polish Trade Council since 2012.

Prof. Krzysztof Dyczkowski Associate Professor, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
Kamila Krawiec Program Coordinator, USPTC
Prof. Andrzej Nowak Chair, Dep. Civil Faculty Engineering, Auburn University
Michał Bańka Assistant Professor, Warsaw University of Technology

Dean of Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.

Associate professor in Department of Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. His main research interests are computational intelligence methods in decision making, computer vision and natural language modeling. Co-author of an intelligent decision system supporting the diagnosis of ovarian cancer – OvaExpert.Currently actively involved in cooperation with a football club Lech Poznań on sports data analysis. He received Microsoft Research Azure Award (2015) and IBM Faculty Award (2010). Member of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Tech­nology (EUSFLAT). He has many years of experience in IT project management. Co-founder and longtime CEO of an IT company producing and implementing an ERP class system. He is a graduate of the Top 500 Innovators program at Stanford University (2012). He was a co-organizer of US-Poland Innovation HUB.

BA – graduated from the Silesian University of Technology in the field of Public Administration. Between 2012-2017 Kamila had worked for InPost Finance, a subsidiary of Capital Group, and LLC, a start-up in the environmental sector where she was responsible, inter alia, for obtaining EU funds. Currently, she works as an eCommerce Consultant for several start-ups. Her professional interests include e-commerce, shipping, and innovations. Associated with the US-Polish Trade Council since 2017.

A graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology, in the United States since 1976, currently the dean of Civil Faculty Engineering at Auburn University. Before that, he was a professor at the University of Nebraska, University of Michigan and the State University of New York. His main scientific field is the theory of reliability and its applications. He made a fundamental contribution to the development of the American AASHTO bridge standard and ACI 318. Prof. Nowak is an honorary doctor of the Warsaw University of Technology, an honorary professor of the Cracow University of Technology, he received the title of professor from the hands of the President of the Republic of Poland. He is the president of the Polish Council Engineers in North America, and was awarded the Officer’s Order of Polonia Restituta, Moisseiff Medal (American Society of Civil Engineers), Bene Merentibus Medal (Warsaw University of Technology) and Casimir Gzowski Medal (Canadian Society of Civil Engineering). Prof. Andrzej S. Nowak is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and Fellow of the American Concrete Institute. He is the supervisor of 41 doctoral students.

Michał Bańka – Assistant Professor, Warsaw University of Technology

*Speakers list will be updated accordingly upcomming confirmations

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