Professor Piotr Francuz the patron of the Laboratory of Experimental Psychology Department at KUL
The Laboratory of Experimental Psychology Department of the Catholic University of Lublin was named after its creator and long-time head, Prof. Piotr Francuz - an outstanding psychologist and academic teacher. Prof. Piotr Francuz died in November 2020, but as his colleagues emphasize, you can still feel his presence.
For the community of psychologists at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin this ceremony was an important event. Sister Beata Zarzycka, Professor of the Catholic University of Lublin, Vice-Rector for Science and Human Resources worked with Professor Piotr Francuz. - Piotr was an excellent teacher and educator. He is still among us as a friend, a kind man, and an outstanding scientist," emphasized the Vice-Rector.
"Remembering Prof. Piotr Francuz, who unexpectedly and shockingly passed away a year and a half ago, I think of his three most important qualities: openness, curiosity and expressiveness. He was an extremely eloquent researcher, we all knew what he was thinking, but at the same time he was a very open and curious person. I think that the Laboratory of the Department of Experimental Psychology at KUL reflects this openness and readiness to introduce new things". - emphasized the director of the Institute of Psychology of the Catholic University of Lublin, Dr. Wacław Bąk, Professor of the Catholic University of Lublin.
The Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Arkadiusz Jabłoński, PhD, Professor of the Catholic University of Lublin, described Prof. Francuz as a creative spirit, a man of many talents who was able to be a good boss and a good companion at the same time. - He taught attention to the quality of scientific research, he motivated students to discover, to search.
The Laboratory of the Department of Experimental Psychology at the Catholic University of Lublin is a specialized scientific unit that conducts experimental research on, among other things, perception and brain activity using specialized equipment. "The laboratory, which its staff will talk about on the occasion of honoring Prof. Piotr Francuz, is mainly of a research nature, but it also serves students, mainly those who conduct research as part of their master's theses around cognitive neuroscience," - said Prof. Wacław Bąk.
The event was also an opportunity to present the latest issue of the "Annals of Psychology" dedicated to Prof. Piotr Francuz and his research.
Prof. Piotr Francuz, an esteemed psychologist and long-time lecturer at the Catholic University of Lublin, died on November 14, 2020. He was director of the Institute of Psychology at the Catholic University of Lublin (2012-2020), head of the Department of Experimental Psychology at the Catholic University of Lublin and of the Laboratory of the Department of Experimental Psychology at KUL. He was 60 years old.