Prof. Jacek ZAK, D.Sc., Ph.D.

Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland, EU

Prof. Jacek Żak is a Head of the Department of Logistics at Poznań University of Technology  in Poznań, Poland. He is a highly recognized international expert in transportation, logistics and operations management. Prof. Jacek Żak is also a consultant and Board member in several national and international companies.

He has graduated from Poznań University of Technology (1987) and Adam Mickiewicz University (1991) in Poznań, Poland. In 1992 – 93 he completed post graduate managerial studies at Harvard University and Massachussetts Institute of Technology in Boston, USA in „General Management” and „Operations Management”. In 1995 he received his Ph. D. from Poznań University of Technology (Ph. D. Program sponsored by Harvard Business School) and in 2005 his Post Doctoral Degree from Warsaw University of Technology in Warsaw, Poland.

He participated in roughly 100 national and international research and consulting projects (including Polish – American cooperation and EU projects). He is the author of more than 100 publications, including articles in highly recognized international journals (Journal of Advanced Transportation, European Journal of Operational Research, Transportation Research, International Transactions in Operations Research, Archives of Transport).He developed 20 original training programs in management and carried out 50 customized in-company trainings world-wide.    

He has received many national and international rewards and distinctions. He has been twice rewarded the J. W. Fulbright Scholarship – grant for outstanding academic achievements. He carried out his research projects at University of California at Berkeley, USA (2003-2004 – senior level) and Harvard University in Boston, USA  (1994 – 95 – junior level). Prof. Jacek Zak is also a distinguished scholar of the Japanese Government and a trainee of the Volvo Car Corporation Foundation. He has been awarded a prestigious scholarship of the Polish Science Foundation and the Scientific Reward of the Polish Academy of Sciences.  He also received a national reward of the Polish Minister of Infrastructure for the best academic handbook in transportation.

Prof. Jacek Żak has acted as an Editor in the Journal of Advanced Transportation, and Guest Editor and a referee in several international journals. Prof. J. Żak is an active member of  the Scientific Committees of the EURO Working Group on Transportation and the World Conference on Transport Research Society. Prof. Jacek Żak has been invited as a Visiting Professor to more than 30 academic institutions in such countries as: US, Kanada, Mexico, Korea, India, China, UK, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy.