Szymon Fujak

Szymon Fujak

Senior Associate

Szymon was born in Poland and attended Wroclaw University of Technology, BSc earning the Prize for the Bachelor Thesis (Analysis of Long-Span Steel Roofing Solutions). He studied in both Belgium (Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Université Libre de Bruxelles) as an exchange student and completed his Masters in Germany (Universität der Bundeswehr München), also studying in Japan for the first time (Tōhoku University).

His Masters thesis was titled The Influence of Changing Dynamic Characteristics of a Mass Damper onto the Effectiveness of Vibration Reduction in Slab-Column Buildings and was awarded the ‘Best Graduate of the Department’ and second place in the Best Graduate of the University. Szymon worked for K2 Engineering starting from the last year of his Masters, with major projects being Gliwice Arena (sports hall with PT roof [external cables], 14 000 seats), Fabryczna Station (one of major Polish railway stations) and Wroclaw Station (one of major Polish railway stations).

He travelled to Australia after graduation, starting work at Demlakian Engineers – Lane Cove Pedestrian Bridge, but soon changed to Rickard Engineering (from 2015). Szymon worked on many significant projects: Wynyard Station, Australia 108, Al Rayyan Stadium, Rosewood Doha, Singapore Zoo and new models of GRP swimming pools.

In 2017 he left Australia and went to Japan (Tōhoku University) to do a PhD in Structural Dynamics (while still working from abroad). Thesis titled: Estimation of Elastic and Elastoplastic Local Buckling-Governed Rotation Capacities of I-beam Cantilevers Based on Energy Equilibrium Method Applied to Mid-Storey Pin Moment-Resisting Frames. Szymon has created numerous domestic and international conference papers and presentations, with 3 top-tier journal papers in the field of Structural Engineering.