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Roman Lubanski

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Roman Lubanski (1909-1950)

1951 Obituary [1]

"ROMAN LUBANSKI, Ph.D., who was born in Poland in 1909, was educated at Warsaw University, where he was awarded the Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. His practical training was obtained with various engineering firms. He came to this country in 1939 and during the following year served for six months as technical officer in the 4th Polish Division in France. He achieved the difficult task of getting his troops safely back from Dunkirk, which led to his recognition by the military authorities, who made him instructor to the Polish Corps in motor vehicle and workshop practice.

Later, in 1942, he was attached to the research team of the Petroleum Warfare Department under Professor Lander at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, South Kensington, where he rendered valuable services in connection with his work on the flame thrower and fog dispersal ("Fido"). During this period he obtained his Ph.D. (Eng.) (Lond.). He then took in hand the organization of the department of engineering of the Polish University in London, which he carried to a successful conclusion. More recently he had been engaged in research work on his own account and the delivery of lectures on engineering subjects. Mr. Lubanski was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1943. His untimely death occurred at Fairlight, near Hastings, on 27th August 1950 at the age of forty."

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