Zenon Zakrzewski was born at Święte (Pomerania, Poland) in 1935. He received M.Sc. degree from the Technical University of Gdańsk in 1958 and the PhD. degree in 1975. He became a full professor in 1986. Since 1965 he has worked in the Institute of the Fluid-Flow Machinery Polish Academy of Sciences in Gdańsk, where he was the Head of the Ionised Gases Electrodynamics Department of the Centre for Plasma and Laser Engineering.
Prof. Zakrzewski worked in the area of physics and technique of plasma and their applications. Recently, his scientific activity was focused on the microwave plasma generators for chemical analysis applications, plasma chemistry, laser technique in environmental protection. He had published the results of his experimental and theoretical investigations in 100 scientific papers in international journals and in 10 chapters in of monographs published by worldwide publishing houses. He presented more than 70 papers on the international conferences. Currently his papers are citied over 100 times per year, mainly in well known international scientific journals.
Professor Zenon Zakrzewski passed away on November 20, 2014, at his home. He will be remembered as an unparalleled man of science and outstanding personality. One cannot overstate the sense of loss that his death brings to all of his former pupils and co-workers as well as to scientists all over the world developing ideas of Professor Zenon Zakrzewski.