Professor Ignacy Gloza

On 4th November 2016 Professor Ignacy Gloza passed away. He was a wonderful person, still full of creative powers, committed to researchwork in hydroacoustics carried out in cooperation with Polish and foreign research institutes.

Professor Ignacy Gloza, Navy Captain, was born on 23rd June 1961 in Gdynia. In 1985 he graduated from the Polish Naval Academy (The Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering) obtaining master's degree in electrical engineering, with a specialization in marine electrical and electronic equipment.

From 1996 Professor Gloza worked in Polish Naval Academy in Gdynia. He started as an assistant professor and after a year he became of Ship Signatures Section. In the years 2004-2009 he was head of Radiolocation and Hydrolocation Section. In 2009 he was appointed head of Research Team and in 2011 director of MarineTechnologies Centre of the Polish Naval Academy. In recognition of his research-work he was awarded postdoctoral degree (habilitation) in technical science in the field of machinery construction and exploitation by University of Science and Technology in Cracow. In the same year he was appointed a member of the Scientific and Industrial Board of the Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Poland. Then in October 2014 he was appointed an associate professor by the Minister of National Defense. In the same year he became the Dean of the Faculty of Navigation and Naval Weapons. He performed the duties of the dean for two years until 1st September, 2016. On that day he took over the post of the Vice-Rector for Science of the Naval Academy.

In his scientific research he focused on solving exploitation problems important for Polish Navy concerning technical surveillance of objects in the marine environment in the marine environment and marine safety systems. It must be emphasized that the research carried out by professor Gloza was intended to develop and implement new technical solutions and technologies in naval vessels. In the Naval Test Range in the Centre of Radio-electronic Reconnaissance of Polish Navy. Professor Ignacy Gloza participated in scientific activities of acousticians; he was a member of Committee on Acoustics of the Polish Academy of Science, European Acoustics Association and Polish Acoustictical Society(PAS). He was also a vice president of Gdańsk branch of PAS. He was a member of organization committee of many conferences including Symposia on Hydro-acoustics, Open Seminars on Acoustics and a member of Editorial Board of Annual Journal “Hydroacoustics”.

It is hard to accept that a man so valued and respected is no longer with us. The man who all his professional life devoted to his fatherland, who knew how to sow the wisdom in human hearts and showed how to respect each other and how to unite for the common good.