Robert Tomkowski

Researcher

Contact

Telephone: +46(0)73-7652215

E-mail: rtom@kth.se

Visiting address: Brinellvägen 68

Biography

Dr Robert Tomkowski comes from Poland, where he completed his doctoral thesis with honors (9.668 points of 10) in December 2013, on "Analysis of stereometric features of surfaces after abrasive processes with the use of the new parameters of evaluation". From 2008 to 2015, he worked and organized all activities in the Laboratory of Micro- and Nanoengineering (or MicroNanoLab) in the Chair of Precision Mechanics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, at Koszalin University of Technology (Poland). He was head of this lab from 2011 until May 2015. Since then, he’s a post-doc researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in the metrology field, where he investigate non-destructive magnetic method called Barkhausen Noise in Vinnova funded project. The project will finish in autumn 2018.

From 2015, he’s also consultant at Scania Tekniskt Centrum in Södertälje, in the field of NDT and surface metrology.

Nowadays, Dr Tomkowski is working as a researcher at IIP in a EUROSTAR EU-project titled Nanostructured Vibration-Damping Coatings For High-Performance Cutting Technologies – HiCut , where IIP is a research partner. The HiCut project focuses on a robust, high-yield, low cost, environmentally friendly manufacturing process to produce the VibraCoat, a nano-composite for manufacturing applications.

Research Interests/Research

The main goal of Dr Robert Tomkowski is to develop new Hi-Tech solutions and knowledge according to Industrial Revolution 4.0 and sustainable, robust production systems. In his scientific activity he deals particularly with:

  • precision machining processes (subtractive and additive),

  • surface integrity metrology using various measurement methods, such as:
    • contact measurement methods (stylus, AFM, STM),
    • optical measurement methods (interferometry, confocal, SEM, 3D scanning etc.),
    • measurement of the residual stresses (X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) and Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry (ESPI) and Magnetic Barkhausen Noise (MBN)),
  • modelling and simulation of the processes (Matlab, Comsol),
  • engineering calculations and machine learning (Matlab, R, Python).

Education

2016 – April 2018

Postdoctoral Researcher with KTH scholarship

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Stockholm, Sweden

2015 – 2016

Postdoctoral Researcher with KAMI Foundation scholarship

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Stockholm, Sweden

2013

Ph.D.

Machine Design and Operation, Metrology, Surface metrology

Koszalin University of Technology

Koszalin, Poland

2005 – 2010

Doctoral Student

Koszalin University of Technology

Koszalin, Poland

2000 – 2005

MS.c, BS.c

Machine Design and Operation, Design of engineering computer systems

Koszalin University of Technology

Koszalin, Poland

1994 – 2000

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist

Technical School of Mechanical Engineering

Poland

Curriculum Vitae

Work experience

2018 - 2019

Researcher in EU-project

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Stockholm, Sweden

2015 – now

Consultant

NDT methods, Surface metrology

Scania CV AB

Södertälje, Sweden

2014 – 2017

Assistant Professor

Koszalin University of Technology

Koszalin, Poland

2014 – 2015

Assistant Professor

The Jacob of Paradyż University of Applied Sciences

Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland

2008 – 2014

Independent Technology Consultant, Researcher, Head of MicroNanoLab

Koszalin University of Technology

Koszalin, Poland

2009 – 2010

Teacher of graphics design

Computer College Koszalin

Koszalin, Poland

Administrative and organizational experience

  • Dean's Representative for the Promotion of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, 2008 - 2015
  • Coordinator of the dean's office on the National Qualifications Framework for the field of study: Investments and Industrial Implementations, 2012 - 2015
  • Editor of the scientific conference: XXXVII Scientific School of Abrasive Machining, Koszalin, 23-25.09.2014
  • Secretary of the conference, which was combined with the meeting of the Committee for Machine Design and the Section of Fundamentals of Technology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, on "Complementary systems for regional development. EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, INNOVATIONS. ", Koszalin 2010.

From 2006 to 2017, Dr Robert Tomkowski participated in 10 scientific projects, published 17 publications, including 5 indexed by JCR (Thomson Reuters), co-authored 2 monographs and 16 chapters in conference books. He was also responsible for 4 final reports of research projects, as well as for 5 applications of new research projects (total funding in the amount of about 5 million SEK). He’s co-author of software for the analysis of the surface topography, so-called ATOP, developed in Matlab® (in polish). Read more at LinkedIn

Projects

Ongoing projects

  1. HiCut – Nanostructured Vibration-Damping Coatings For High-Performance Cutting Technologies,Vinnova Eurostar 2017-03571, Sweden, Project period: 09.2017 – 09.2019

  2. FFI OFP4p – Non-destructive characterization concepts for production, Vinnova 2015-03721, Sweden, Project period: 11.2015 – 10.2018

Finished projects

  1. Innovative, hybrid abrasive tools for the light alloys machining – Place: Koszalin University of Technology, Koszalin, Poland, Project period: 01.11.2013 – 31.10.2016. (implementation project)
  2. Hybrid system for monitoring, optimization and prediction of the quality in precision grinding processes using artificial intelligence methods to integrate the knowledge of operators and diagnostic data – Place: Koszalin University of Technology, Poland, Project period: 05.2011 – 05.2014.
  3. The laser method of active control of the geometric structure of precisely machined surfaces using imaging and analyzing the scattered light – Place: Koszalin University of Technology, Koszalin, Poland, Project period: 05.2011 – 05.2014
  4. New methods and tools to the micro and nano-grinding and to the nano-finishing of materials used in mechatronics and nanoengineering – Place: Koszalin University of Technology, Koszalin, Poland, Project period: 03.2010 – 03.2013.
  5. Adaptive model of the geometric properties of machined surface for the monitoring of machine cutting process – Place: Koszalin University of Technology, Koszalin, Poland, Project period: 03.2010 – 03.2012
  6. The laser system for testing parameters of very smooth surfaces based on the new method of the measuring scattered light – Place: Institute of Mathematical Machines, Warsaw, Poland, Project period: 06.2011 – 12.2012.
  7. Measurements and analysis of surfaces topography created by progressive technologies and cold rolling sheet from point of view of classical materials and nanomaterials and their mechanism of establishment – Research project within the framework of Polish-Czech cooperation, Project No. 8071/2010 (RP) – MEB 051021 (ČR), Place: Koszalin University of Technology in Koszalin, Poland and VŠB Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic, Project period: 07.2009 – 07.2011.
  8. System for analysis and evaluation of the topography of technical surfaces – Place: Koszalin University of Technology, Koszalin, Poland, Project period: 10.2007 – 09.2010.
  9. Fundamentals of the new precise grinding methods and processes of micro- and nano-grinding – Place: Koszalin University of Technology, Koszalin, Poland, Project period: 10.2006 – 11.2009.

Courses

All courses were taught in the past at polish universities:

  • Metrology (lecture)

  • Presentation and data analysis (lecture)
  • Engineering calculations and analysis (lecture and project)
  • Operational research (lecture and exercises)
  • Practical applications of operational research (lecture and laboratories)
  • Basics of innovation design (project)
  • Management of implementation projects (lecture and exercises)
  • Prediction in technology (lecture)
  • Methods and applications of artificial intelligence (laboratories)
  • Process monitoring and diagnostics (laboratories)
  • Modeling of production processes (laboratories)
  • Decision theory and operational research (laboratories)
  • Technical use of databases (project)
  • Computing systems (laboratories)
  • Operating systems (laboratories)
  • Basics of creativity (exercises)

Publications

Peer-reviewed original articles

  1. Iwona Michalska-Pożoga I., Tomkowski R., Rydzkowski T., Kumar Thakur V.: "Towards the usage of image analysis technique to measure particles size and composition in wood-polymer composites", Industrial Crops and Products, Vol. 92, 2016, 149–156, (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop.2016.08.005) (IF 3.449)

  2. Janiszewska-Olszowska J., Tomkowski R., Tandecka K., Stepien P., Szatkiewicz T., Sporniak-Tutak K., Grocholewicz K. (2016): "Effect of orthodontic debonding and residual adhesive removal on 3D enamel microroughness", PeerJ 4:e2558, 2016, (https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.2558) (IF 2.18)
  3. Janiszewska-Olszowska J., Szatkiewicz T., Tomkowski R., Tandecka K., Grocholewicz K.: "Effect of orthodontic debonding and adhesive removal on the enamel – current knowledge and future perspectives – a systematic review", Medical Science Monitor, 2014; 20:1991-2001, (DOI: 10.12659/MSM.890912) (IF 1.403)
  4. Lipiński D., Kacalak W., Tomkowski R.: "Methodology of evaluation of abrasive tool wear with the use of laser scanning microscopy", SCANNING, 2013 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/sca.21088) (IF 1.304)
  5. Haluzíková B., Valíček J., Škubala P., Harničárová M., Bražina D., Szarková V., Koštial P., Kušnerová M., Rokosz K., Tomkowski R., Kapłonek W.: "Identification of surface quality of plastic electrodes after blasting", Defect and Diffusion Forum, vol. 334-335, 2013, 71-76 (DOI:10.4028/www.scientific.net/DDF.334-335.71)
  6. Tomkowski R., Lipiński D., Kacalak W.: "Measurement and analysis of residual stresses in Ti6Al5 using electronic speckle pattern interferometry (ESPI)", Measurement Automation Monitoring, 2013, Vol. 11, 1223-1226
  7. Tomkowski R., Kapłonek W., Kacalak W., Łukianowicz Cz., Lipiński D., Cincio R.: "Digital filtering methods in the assessment of surface topography", Measurement Automation Monitoring, 2013, Vol. 06, 507-510
  8. Tomkowski R., Kacalak W.,Lipiński D.: "Evaluation of the surface topography after precision machining", Journal of Machine Engineering, Vol. 12/4, 2012, 81-98
  9. Lipiński D., Kacalak W., Tomkowski R.: "Application of the laser scanning microscopy to evaluation of abrasive tool wear", Journal of Machine Engineering, Vol. 12/4, 2012, 99-116
  10. Kapłonek W., Nadolny K., Tomkowski R., Valicek J.: "High-accuracy surface topography measurements of abrasive tools using a 3D optical profiling system", Measurement Automation Monitoring, 2012, Vol. 05, 443-447
  11. Kapłonek W., Tomkowski R., Zeleňák M. "Measurements of surface topography of microfinishing films with use of confocal laser scanning microscopy", Measurement Automation Monitoring, 2012, Vol. 01, 37-39
  12. Kapłonek W., Łukianowicz Cz., Tomkowski R. "Confocal laser scanning microscopy used for assessment of stereometric features of engineering surfaces", Measurement Automation Monitoring, 2011, Vol. 11, 1409-1413
  13. Kacalak W., Szafraniec F., Tomkowski R., Lipiński D., Łukianowicz C.: "Methodology for evaluation of classification abilities of parameters characterizing stereometry features of surface irregularities", Measurement Automation Monitoring, 2011, Vol. 05, 542-546
  14. Kapłonek W., Tomkowski R.: "Analysis of the surface topography of diffractive optical elements by white light interferometry", Measurement Automation Monitoring, 2009, Vol. 04, 272-275
  15. Kacalak W., Bałasz B. Tomkowski R., Lipiński D., Królikowski T., Szafraniec F., Tandecka K., Rypina Ł.: "Scientific problems and development trends of abrasive micromachining", Mechanik, 8–9, 2014, 157-170
  16. Kacalak W., Tomkowski R., Lipiński D., Szafraniec F.: "System to the analysis and the evaluation of the topography of surfaces after grinding processes", Mechanik, 8–9, 2014, 219-226
  17. Lipiński D., Kacalak W., Szafraniec F., Tomkowski R.: "Methodology of neural modelling of grinding process using analytical and experimental data", Mechanik, 8–9, 2014, 255÷260

Peer-reviewed conference contributions

  1. Tomkowski R., Jonsson S., Lundin P., Nerman P.: "Penetration depth investigation of Barkhausen noise signal for case-hardened components", 12th International Conference on Barkhausen Noise and Micromagnetic Testing - ICBM12, 2017
  2. Tomkowski R., Kapłonek W., Łukianowicz Cz., Lipiński D.: "Mapping accuracy of the surface topography in optical measurements", The 11th International Scientific Conference "COORDINATE MEASURING TECHNIQUE" CMT2014, 2014, 182-187
  3. Kacalak W., Szafraniec F., Tomkowski R.: "Modeling methodology of abrasive grains made of different materials", Innovative Manufacturing Technology 2, 555–562, The Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Kraków, Poland, 2012, (in polish)
  4. Tomkowski R., Kacalak W., Lipiński D.: "Methodology of evaluation of extra smooth surfaces with the use of new evaluation parameters", International Conference on Surface Metrology, France, Annency, 2011, 64-71
  5. Lipiński D., Kacalak W., Tomkowski R.: "Methodology of evaluation of abrasive tools’ wear with the use of laser scanning", International Conference on Surface Metrology, France, Annency, 2011, 72-78
  6. Kacalak W., Szafraniec F., Tomkowski R., Lipiński D.: "Analiza cech stereometrycznych powierzchni po obróbce ściernej z wykorzystaniem informacji o rozmieszczeniu i ukształtowaniu wierzchołków", 3rd International Manufacturing Conference 2010 Contemporary problems of manufacturing and production management [book of abstracts], The Institute of Mechanical Technology, Poznań University of Technology, 2010, 92-92
  7. Kacalak W., Szafraniec F., Lipiński D., Tomkowski R.: "Analiza komplementarności wybranych zbiorów parametrów stereometrycznych powierzchni", 3rd International Manufacturing Conference 2010 Contemporary problems of manufacturing and production management [book of abstracts], The Institute of Mechanical Technology, Poznań University of Technology, 2010, 91-91
  8. Tomkowski R., Kacalak W., Lipiński D.: "Analiza właściwości stereometrycznych powierzchni w procesach mikro- i nanowygładzaniu", Podstawy i technika obróbki ściernej, Wydawnictwo Uczelniane Politechniki Łódzkiej, 2010, 427-440
  9. Kacalak W., Tomkowski R., Szafraniec F., Lipiński D.: "Cechy stereometryczne i wyróżniające powierzchnie o bardzo niskiej chropowatości", 3rd International Manufacturing Conference 2010 Contemporary problems of manufacturing and production management [książka abstraktów], Instytut Technologii Mechanicznej, Politechnika Poznańska, 2010, 94-94
  10. Kacalak W., Majewski M., Lipiński D., Królikowski T, Tomkowski R., Szafraniec F., Kunc R.: "Innowacyjne zastosowania sztucznej inteligencji w budowie i eksploatacji maszyn", 3rd International Manufacturing Conference 2010 Contemporary problems of manufacturing and production management [książka abstraktów], Instytut Technologii Mechanicznej, Politechnika Poznańska, 2010, 16-18
  11. Łukianowicz Cz., Tomkowski R.: "Analysis of topography of engineering surfaces by white light scanning interferometry", Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces, Publications Rzeszów University of Technology, 2009, 63-67
  12. Tomkowski R., Tomkowska A., Kacalak W.: "Analysis of values chosen parameters in relation to evaluation of stereometric properties and classification of surface features", Proceedings of The 12th International Conference on Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces, Publications Rzeszów University of Technology, 2009, 289-293

Monographs

  1. Tomkowski R.: "Analysis of stereometric features of surfaces after abrasive processes with the use of the new parameters of evaluation", Doctoral thesis, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Koszalin University of Technology, 2013
  2. Tomkowski R.: "Computer algebra systems, Manual in electronic version for blended learning" (in polish), Realisation under EU project “Koszalin University of Technology development program in the field of technical education”, 2011

Resarch review articles

  1. Janiszewska-Olszowska J., Szatkiewicz T., Tomkowski R., Tandecka K., Grocholewicz K.: "Effect of orthodontic debonding and adhesive removal on the enamel – current knowledge and future perspectives – a systematic review", Medical Science Monitor, 2014; 20:1991-2001, (DOI: 10.12659/MSM.890912) (IF 1.403)

Books and book chapters

  1. Paweł Pawlus (ed.) et al.: "Development of surface metrology", Wydawnictwo Naukowe Akademii Techniczno-Humanistycznej w Bielsku-Białej, Bielsko-Biała, 2012, 57-69
  2. Kacalak W., Lipiński D., Bałasz B., Królikowski T., Bernat A., Tomkowski R., Szafraniec F.: "Selected problems in measurement of surface irregularity, surface roughness assessment and classification of the surface topography based on their stereometric features", Tendencje rozwoju metrologii i aparatury naukowej, Wydawnictwo Uczelniane Politechniki Koszalińskiej, 2010, str. 7-64 (in polish)
  3. Kacalak W., Tandecka K., Tomkowski R.: "Methodology of analysis and evaluation of the surface topography of the abrasive films", Podstawy i technika obróbki ściernej, Wydawnictwo Uczelniane Politechniki Łódzkiej, 2010, 177-192 (in polish)
  4. Kapłonek W., Tomkowski R.: "The application of the Talysurf CLI 2000 measuring system to the surface topography evaluation of the abrasive tools", Współczesne problemy obróbki ściernej, Wydawnictwo Uczelniane Politechniki Koszalińskiej, 2009, 225-234 (in polish)
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