… I had known Michal since 1973 when I first met him in Warsaw at IUTAM Symposium on Optimization organised by Zenon Mróz and late Antoni Sawczuk. Since then we used to meet regularly at Conferences. I remember in particular his visit to Australia in 1988 again to an UTAM Symposium on Optimization organised by me and Professor Rozvany. He made seminal contributions to optimization of structures under creep conditions. He will be missed by his many colleagues and admirers in the Optimization community.


Bhushan Karihaloo,

Professor of Cardiff University

Cardiff 26.2006