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Adam Chrzanowski

Professor Emeritus
Dipl.Eng., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Krakow); Dr.h.c. (Olsztyn); Dr.h.c. (Krakow); P.Eng.
Phone: 506-453-5149;   Fax: 506-453-4943;   E-mail
Director of Canadian Centre for Geodetic Engineering

Major Honours and Awards

Other Major Academic and Professional Activities

Expeditions

Recent (1999 - 2004) and Current R & D and Industrial Projects

Summary of the past (1956-1998) R&D and major industrial projects and achievements

1968–1998 Development of a unique for North America university specialization in engineering and mining surveys at both undergraduate and graduate levels;
1985–1997 Development of a method (known as the S-C method) for numerical modeling and prediction of ground subsidence in mining areas (together with A. Szostak-Chrzanowski);
1991–1993 Design of geodetic control network and tunnelling surveys for the Superconducting Super Collider in Texas, USA;
1990–1993 Development of guidelines for deformation monitoring and analysis of large engineering structures for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers;
1997–1998 Evaluation and redesign of deformation monitoring surveys for 29 large dams in Los Angeles County, USA;
1997–1998 Design of accuracy requirements for a fully automated navigation system for a Mining Automation Project at INCO Inc. mines in Sudbury, Ont.;
1980–1994 Development of a generalized method (the UNB Generalized Method) for integrated deformation analysis in engineering and geosciences (together with Y.Q. Chen);
1987–1988 Development and implementation of a three-dimensional coordinating system for precision alignment and positioning surveys for industrial metrology (together with J. Secord and F. Wilkins);
1986–1988 Pioneering integration of GPS with terrestrial surveys in ground subsidence studies in oil fields in Venezuela;
1987–1988 Development of an automatic borehole scanning inclinometer for Syncrude Canada Inc. (together with A. Makosinski and W. Faig);
1984–1987 Development of a motorized system for trigonometric height traversing of high precision for Geodetic Survey of Canada;
1979–1982 Development of a radio-telemetric system for continuous monitoring of ground movements in Sparwood, B.C., Canada (together with B. Kurz, W. Faig and A. Makosinski);
1979–1980 Development of procedures for the optimal design of tunneling surveys;
1976–1979 Design and analysis of horizontal and vertical control surveys in urban areas;
1965–1978 Development and construction of prototypes of laser instruments of high precision for alignment surveys, mine orientation surveys (two models of laser plummets) and for levelling of high precision (together with S. Masry, and F. Ahmed);
1967–1970 Research on drift in gyro-azimuth determination;
1966–1968 Research on "ground swing" effects in microwave distance measurements;
1964–1966 Research on optimal design of geodetic control surveys (concept of "triangulateration");
1960–1964 Use of EDM in mining surveys;
1956–1962 Analysis of sources of errors in mine orientation surveys and development of new devices for mechanical shaft plumbing;

Publications

List of publications and more important reports 2000-2005

Szostak-Chrzanowski A., A. Chrzanowski, and M. Massiéra (2005)
"Use of Geodetic Monitoring Measurements in Solving Geomechanical Problems in Engineering and Geosciences", Engineering Geology, Special Volume, Geodetic Techniques in Geological Deformation Studies", ed: S. Stiros and A.Chrzanowski, (accepted, in print).
Chrzanowski, A. and R. Wilkins (2005)
"Continuous Monitoring of Deformations in Open Pit Mines using Automated Geodetic Methods-Problems and Solutions", Proceedings, 6. Geomatischen Tag, Freiberg, Germany, 12-13 May, (in print).
Bond, J., A. Chrzanowski, R. Wilkins (2005)
"Using GPS for augmenting deformation monitoring sytems in open pit mines - problems and solutions" submitted to Geomatica (in print).
Bond, J., A. Chrzanowski, R. Wilkins (2004)
"Using GPS for augmenting deformation monitoring sytems in open pit mines - problems and solutions" submitted to Geomatica.
Chrzanowski, A., A. Szostak-Chrzanowski (2004)
"Physical Interpretation of ground subsidence surveys - a case study". Journal of Geospatial Engineering, pp. 21-29.
Whitaker, C., A. Chrzanowski, S.K. Johansen, A. Kopcik, G.W. Roberts, S. Stiros, M.Tsakiri (2004)
"A report on the activities of Commission 6 (Engineering Surveys) of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)". Proceedings of the ACSM Conference, Nashville, Tennesee, April 16-21, 2004 (http://www.acsm.net/04sessions.html).
Kim, D., R.B. Langley, J. Bond, A. Chrzanowski (2003)
"Local deformation monitoring using GPS in an open pit mine: initial study". GPS Solutions, No.7, pp.176-185.
Chrzanowski, A, X. Ding, G. Roberst, C. Whitaker (2003)
"Goals and Achievements of FIG Working Group WG6.1 - Deformation Measurements and Analysis. Proceedings, FIG 11th International Symposium on Deformation Measurements, Santorinin, Greece, May 25-28, pp. 5-14.
Wilkins, R., G. Bastin, A. Chrzanowski, W. Newcomen, L. Shwydiuk (2003)
"A fully automated system for monitoring pit wall displacements". Mining Engineering Vol. 56, No. 12, pp. 61-66.
Wilkins, R., G. Bastin, A. Chrzanowski (2003)
"ALERT: a Fully Automated Real Time Monitoring System". Proceedings, FIG 11th International Symposium on Deformation Measurements, Santorini, Greece, May 25-28, pp. 209-216.
Szostak-Chrzanowski A., A. Chrzanowski, and M. Massiéra (2003)
"Use of Geodetic Monitoring Measurements in Solving Geomechanical Problems in Structural and Mining Engineering", Proceedings, FIG 11th International Symposium on Deformation Measurements, Santorini Island, Greece, May 25-28, pp.273 - 280.
Oszczak, S., A. Wasilewski, Z. Rzepecka, A. Chrzanowski, A. Szostak-Chrzanowski (2003)
"Ten Years of Deformation Study and Proposed Research Program for the area of Polish Copper Basin", Proceedings, FIG 11th International Symposium on Deformation Measurements, Santorini Island, Greece, May 25-28, pp. 327-333.
Wilkins, R., G. Bastin, A. Chrzanowski (2003)
"Monitoring of Structures and Steep Embankments: A Fully Automated Approach". Proceedings (CD-ROM), Annual Congress of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Moncton,.N.B., Canada, June 4-7, 10 p.
Szostak-Chrzanowski, A., M. Massiéra, A. Chrzanowski, F. Le Hoan, C. Whitaker (2002)
"Verification of Material Parameters of Earthen Dams at Diamond Valley Lake Using Geodetic Measurements" (in Farsi), Mahab Ghodds Journal (Iran), Issue No. 20, Fall 2002, pp. 24-32
Chrzanowski, A., A. Szostak-Chrzanowski, M. Massiéra, C. Whitaker (2002)
"Monitoring and Numerical Modelling of Deformations of Large Dams - a Case Study", Technical Sciences, Publisher: University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, pp. 47-60.
Massiéra, M., A. Szostak-Chrzanowski, A. Chrzanowski, and C. Whitaker (2002)
"Effet du remplissage du reservoir sur les tassements de grands barrages en remblai", Proceedings, 55th Annual Canadian Geotechnical Conference, 4-9 September, Niagara Falls, pp. 935-942.
Chrzanowski A. and A. Szostak-Chrzanowski, (2002)
"Use of Deformation Monitoring Measurements in Solving Geomechanical Problems", In: Monograph in Honour of Petr Vaníček, Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering Technical Report No. , Ed. M. Santos, Fredericton, N.B., pp. 47-58.
Chrzanowski A. and G. Bastin (2002)
"2002 Results of Ground Subsidence Surveys in the Mining Area of PCS Potash Mine in New Brunswick", Report, Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, New Brunswick Division.
Chrzanowski A. and A. Szostak-Chrzanowski (2002)
"Numerical Modelling of Ground Subsidence and Hydrological Changes in the Mining Area of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan- N.B. Division near Sussex, New Brunswick, Report, Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, New Brunswick Division.
Szostak-Chrzanowski A., M. Massiéra, A. Chrzanowski, F. Le Hoan (2002)
"Verification of design parameters of large earthen dams during the filling process", Proceedings, 2nd Canadian Specialty Conference on Computer Applications in Geotechnique, 28-30 April, Winnipeg, MB, pp 54-59.
Szostak-Chrzanowski A., M. Massiéra, A. Chrzanowski, C. Whitaker (2002)
"Verification of design parameters of large earthen dams using geodetic measurements", Proceedings, FIG 12th International Congress, 19-26 April, Washington, D.C., CDROM.
Massiéra, M., A. Szostak-Chrzanowski. A. Chrzanowski, C. Hill (2001)
"Évaluation des déformations d'un grand barrge en terre et en enrochement pendant sa mise en eau". Proceedings of the 54th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and 2nd Joint IAH and CGS Groundwater Conference, Calgary, Sept. 4-9. pp. 327-333.
Szostak-Chrzanowski, A., M. Massiéra, A. Chrzanowski, C. Hill (2001)
"Use of geodetic monitoring surveys in verifying design parameters of large earthen dams". Proceedings (CDROM) of the 10th Int. Symp. On Deformation Measurements (Metropolian Water District of S. California). Orange, CA, March 19-22. Available at: http://rincon.gps.caltech.edu/FIG10sym/
Duffy, M., C. Hill, C. Whitaker, A. Chrzanowski, J. Lutes, G. Bastin (2001)
"An automated and integrated monitoring program for Diamond Valley Lake in California". Proceedings (CDROM) of the 10th Int. Symp. on Deformation Measurements (Metropolitan Water District of S. California), Orange, CA, March 19-22. Available at: http://rincon.gps.caltech.edu/FIG10sym/
Lutes, J., A.Chrzanowski, G. Bastin, C. Whitaker (2001)
"DIMONS software for automatic data collection and automatic deformation analysis". Proceedings (CDROM), 10th International (FIG) Symposium on Deformation Measurements, (Metropolitan Water District of S. California), Orange, CA, March 19-22. Available at: http://rincon.gps.caltech.edu/FIG10sym/
El-Rabbany, A., A. Chrzanowski, M. Santos (2001)
"GPS Applications in Civil Engineering" The Ontario Land Surveyor, Vol.44, No.2, pp. 6-8.
Chrzanowski, A. (2001)
"The 10th International Symposium on Deformation Measurements in Orange, California, March 2001"Report published in FIG Bulletin No. 73, July 2001, pp. 18-19.
Chrzanowski, A. (2001)
"10th International Symposium on Deformation Measurements", Geomatica, Vol. 55, No.3, pp. 404-405.
Chrzanowski, A. and G. Bastin (2001)
"Warsak Monitoring Project - Deformation Analysis Final Report 1997-2000", Report submitted to SNC-Shawinigan, Inc., 30 April 2001, 200 p.
Chrzanowski, A. (2000)
"9th International FIG Symposium on Deformation Measurements" in Olsztyn, Poland, September 27-30, 1999; Geomatica, Vol.54, No. 2, p. 206.
Chrzanowski, A. (2000)
"International Seminar in Honour of Dr. Teodor Blachut; a Cofounder of 20th Century Photogrammetry. Geomatica, Vol. 54, No.2 pp. 206-207.
Chrzanowski, A., A. Szostak-Chrzanowski, G. Bastin, J. Lutes (2000)
"Monitoring and modelling of ground subsidence in mining areas - case studies". Geomatica, Vol. 54, No.4, pp.495-413.
Whitaker,C., M. Duffy, and A. Chrzanowski (2000)
"Design of an automated dam deformation monitoring system: A case study". Journal of Geospatial Engineering, Vol.2, No.1, pp. 23-34.
Massiéra, M., A. Szostak-Chrzanowski, A. Chrzanowski, C. Whitaker (2000)
"Évaluation des déformations d'un grand barrage en remblai pour concevoir un système d'instrumentation géodesique". Proceedings, 53rd Canadian Geotechnical Conference of the Can. Geotechnical Society, 4-9 September, Montreal, pp. 247-254.
Chrzanowski, A., A. Szostak-Chrzanowski, S. Oszczak, Z. Rzepecka, A. Wasiliewski, E. Popiolek, R. Kurpinski (2000)
"Modeling of the rock mass behavior at KGHM Polish Copper mines". Proceedings, 11th International Congress of ISM, Krakow, September 4-8, pp. 301-310.

Consultant in engineering, mining, and geodetic surveys to the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Canada; CODELCO, Chile; FOCUS Inc. Canada; Measurement Science Inc., Canada; the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Highland Valley Copper B.C., Canada; Canada; Elkview, Inc., B.C., Canada; PDVSA Petroleum Company, Venezuela, SNC-Lavalin, Canada; International Nickel Company, Sudbury, Canada; Metropolitan Water District of South California, USA; Genterra Consultants, Inc., Irvine, CA, USA; Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA); Psomes, Inc., USA; KGHM Polish Copper, Poland; N.B. Power, Canada.