Tomasz Sadowski received his Ph.D. from Institute of Fundamental Technological Research (Polish Academy of Sciences) in 1985. He is permanently employed at Lublin University of Technology (Poland), now in full professor position. He worked as a visiting professor at University of Illinois at Chicago (USA), Technical University of Munich (Germany), Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany), Martin-Luther University HalleSaale (Germany), University of Wales Swansea (UK), Polytechnic Marche Ancona (Italy) and others. He received in 2005 within 5th Framework Programme of European Union Individual Marie Curie Fellowship for Transfer of Knowledge to University of Wales. He published 185 papers (Scopus) and was organizer or co-organiser of many international conferences and scientific courses in Centre for Mechanical Sciences in Udine (Italy). In 2016 he received Doctor Honoris Causa from Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania. He co-ordinated 4 European Union projects within 5FP, 6FP and 7FP. T.Sadowski current research activities include: continuum damage mechanics of materials and structures; modelling of ceramic polycrystalline materials; modelling of composites: ceramic and polymer matrix, polymer foams, wood and plywood; fracture mechanics of materials under mechanical loading and thermal shock; plates with damage and sandwich structures; experimental testing of materials and structures under: static, cyclic, thermal and impact loading.