Jacek Banasiak was born in Lódz, Poland, in 1959. He received the M.S. degree in engineering in 1981 (summa cum laude) from the Technical University of Lódz, the Ph.D. degree from the Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, in 1989, and the D.S. degree (Habilitation) from the University of Warsaw in 1999. In 2007, he received the state title of Professor. Currently, he serves as a Research Professor in mathematical methods in biological sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, and as an Extraordinary Professor at the Technical University of Lódz. His main research interests are functional analytic methods in mathematical physics and mathematical biology. In particular, his research concerns fragmentation-coagulation processes, kinetic type equations, singularly perturbed evolution equations, and chaos in infinite dimensional dynamical systems. He coauthored 3 research monographs and over 90 research papers. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Afrika Matematika (Springer) and as an Advisory Editor of Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences (Wiley) as well as a Member of the Editorial Board of the AIMS Library Series of Cambridge University Press.
Biography Updated on 27 July 2011