Dr Jacek Kaminski is currently a Principal Scientist (Chief of Machining Processes) in A*STAR’s Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC).
Dr Kaminski’s career in A*STAR began in August 2016, where he held various appointments including being a technical lead for Intelligent Machining test bed, senior technical advisor for young researchers at ARTC, coordinator for ARTC-NTU future Joint Lab, as well as, technical coordinator for SKF and Kennametal. Currently, Dr Kaminski is also an industrial supervisor to a PhD student which resulted in two publications and an application for Singapore provisional patent.
Prior to joining A*STAR, Dr Kaminski spent more than 15 years working in SKF Group Manufacturing Development Centre, holding various positions from a consulting engineer, to an Account Manager for SKF Group Industrial Division and eventually an Innovation Manager. During this period, Dr Kaminski also held concurrent appointment appointments as Associate and Adjunct Professor in Manufacturing at Chalmers University in 1999 and 2002 respectively. As an Adjunct Professor, Dr Kaminski was supervising several PhD students at Chalmers University and he was also one of the founding members for Metal Cutting Research and Development Centre (MCR) which actively collaborated with various Swedish large and small enterprises.
Between 1986 and 2000, he worked at department of Production Engineering at Chalmers, Gothenburg, Sweden. Dr Jacek was awarded Licentiate of Engineering in 1990 and PhD in 1992. From 1993, he worked as Research Assistant and in 1999 I become Docent in Manufacturing Engineering. During 1995-1997, Dr Jacek was appointed as deputy prefect and during 1998 -2000 as prefect at department of Production Engineering. In October 2002, Dr Jacek was appointed as an Adjunct Professor in Manufacturing Engineering at department for Product- and Production Development and later on after reorganization at department for Materials and Manufacturing Technology, at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
For the last 30 years Dr Jacek concentrated on research and education within manufacturing technologies with special interest on metal cutting processes. The main theme of my research is development of novel and enhancement of existing cutting processes. Special interest has been given to development of high-pressure jet assisted turning by using high coolant pressure up to 300 MPa to achieve improved production economy and possibility to use higher cutting data.
He has also concentrated my research on machining of hardened steels. The essential part of this research was understanding of influence of cutting parameters on the product surface properties like residual stresses, surface topography and heat-affected zone.
During his research carrier till date, Dr Jacek has been recipient of various accolades acknowledging my efforts on the research and development activities in SKF. Two awards which reflects his achievements in innovation and excellence include:
• SKF Innovation Award, received in 2004 for development of novel manufacturing method on “High Pressure Cooling in Hard Turning of Large Rings”,
• SKF Excellence Award, received in 2014 for development of an “Intelligent system to improve profile accuracy in hard turning operations”.
In addition to the aforementioned awards and recognitions, Dr Jacek produced 6 patents related to manufacturing processes during my employment at SKF, Sweden. He was also co-supervisor to 6 PhD students and 8 students to Licentiate of Engineering examine in Sweden.