Wit Derkowski

Wit Derkowski

Associate professor
Department of Building Technology Faculty of Technology
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Since September 2020 I have been employed in the Department of Building Technology at Linnaeus University in Växjö.

In the years 1996-2020, I was working at the Prestressed Concrete Structures Chair at Cracow University of Technology (CUT), Poland.


  • PhD in technical sciences (2005), CUT, Fatigue Life of Bent Reinforced Concrete Beams Strengthened with CFRP (awarded by the Minister of Transport and Construction, Poland);
  • Habilitation in technical sciences (2017), CUT, Selected Aspects of Structural Analysis of Precast Prestressed Floor Slabs with Structural Concrete Topping (awarded by the Minister of Investment and Economic Development, Poland).

I have full Polish building qualifications with a specialization in general and industrial buildings, as well as the building appraiser's certificate. Since 2006, I have been running business activities as a consulting engineer.

Since 2016 I have been Deputy Chair of the fib Commission 6 PREFABRICATION (International Federation for Structural Concrete).

In 2022 I was awarded the fib Fellow honour.

In 2023 I was awarded the Tore Danielsson Scholarship for development and progress in technological research.


At Linnaeus University, I teach two courses: Concrete Structures 7.5 credits, Detailed Structural Design 7.5 credits (for bachelor students) and Concrete Structures 2 - 5 credits or 7.5 credits (for master students).

During my work at Cracow University of Technology, I lectured the following courses:

  • Concrete Structures 1;
  • Concrete Structures 2;
  • Prestressed Concrete Structures;
  • Precast Concrete Structures;
  • Technology of Execution and Strengthening of Concrete Structures;
  • Repair and Modernization Works;
  • Strengthening of Building Structures;
  • Experimental Research Methodology for Building Materials and Structures (doctoral studies program).


My professional and scientific activities can be divided into three primary branches which often intersect with each other: prestressed concrete structures, precast concrete structures, maintenance and strengthening of existing building structures. Recently, my interests also include composite structures. Most of my previous research projects have been carried out jointly with industrial partners. 

I am the project manager of the Sustainable composite floor system for circular construction business project, granted by the Kamprad Family Foundation.

I was a supervisor in two completed PhD projects (Mateusz Surma: The influence of the cast-in-situ concrete topping on the shear capacity of pre-tensioned hollow-core slabs on flexible supports (2017) and Rafał Walczak: Shear capacity of concrete crane beams after extended service life under conditions of uncertainty of prestressing cable anchorage (2023) ).

I'm a supervisor of two doctoral theses currently in progress (Ervin Halilovic: Sustainable timber-concrete composite floor slabsand, and Milosz Jeziorski:  Vertical load distribution in floors made of precast prestressed hollow core slabs).


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