I am a professor in Geotechnical Engineering at Aalto University. Before coming to Finland, I have been to the UK where I made my PhD degree (Durham) and Australia for a post-doctoral stunt at the University of Newcastle. Now, I am learning Finnish and appreciate Finnish culture while doing research, teaching and advising at Aalto University. As well as everything else my job requires.
My research is related to numerical methods, those include Material Point Method and Finite Element Method. However, mainly, I am interested in applying those methods to solve important problems of today. I am interested, for example, in prediction and simulation of landslides and avalanches, events which take life of hundreds every year and causes significant economic damage. I also work on safe design of underground nuclear waste storage, an important problem for nations which chose to use nuclear power for satisfying their electricity needs. I am also looking into simulations of other engineering problems in Civil Engineering, especially those which have significant impact on everyday life of all of us and pose problems for industry. Those include, for example, problems related to offshore and onshore energy, soil improvement and sustainability in construction, as well as effects of climate change on existing and future infrastructure. These simulations to successfully replicate observation often require development of the numerical methods and constitutive models for soils, and that is something which often takes much time of my research.
I am committed to highest quality research, neutral to ideology and not yielding to external pressures. I believe in hard work and in changing the world for the better, day by day, smile by smile. Also, I strongly believe in academic and industrial cooperation as well as free exchange of ideas – so if you like to cooperate, please let me know.
My cv: Solowski_CV