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Dr. Eng. Jan Pająk - that is, me in a favorite photo showing me against the backdrop of New Zealand's pristine landscape. (Note that this photo was taken 1986/12/22, i.e. in spite of the snow visible on the mountains in the background - in the middle of the New Zealand summer, and when I was 40 years old and still had a lot of hair). I was born 1946/5/25 in the Polish village of Wszewilki. My father was Wincenty with the talents of a "handyman" - from whom I inherited technical talents, while my mother was Anastasia having an amazing ability to count in memory with the speed of today's computers - from whom I inherited accuracy and insightful thinking and mathematical abilities - for details see the video "Dr. Jan Pająk portfolio" from youtube.com/watch?v=f3MuZec4jGM. After graduating from the High School in Milicz in 1964, and after studying for 6 years (at the end of which I was awarded a highly honored "research scholarship" at the time) and receiving a "Master, Engineer" diploma from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Wroclaw University of Technology in 1970, I was hired as a lecturer and researcher in Mechanical Engineering at (1) ITBM of the Wroclaw University of Technology. I worked there in all initial scientific and research positions, up to and including the position of "Adjunct" - which became a source of learning the then most excellent scientific traditions, habits and methods in the world. (This is because in my later scientific work at many universities of the world, I discovered that in those days the Wroclaw University of Technology practically turned out to be the best university in the world with the most perfect of the traditions and research methods known to me).