ALEKSANDAR I. KOSICKI
THE AUTHOR OF THE FIRST TEXTBOOK IN PRODUCTION ENGINEERING
Eng. Aleksandar I. Kosicki (1880 – 1954) was born in Velikiye Luki (Pskov Province) in the Russian Empire. He earned his degree from the Technical Institute in St. Petersburg in 1909. Thereafter, until 1919 he was a teaching assistant at Warsaw Polytechnic Institute and an assistant professor at Polytechnic Institute in Kiev. On coming to the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians he became a contract teacher at the Technical Faculty in Belgrade, and from 1923 on he taught tool machines, internal combustion engines, steam boilers and gas generators. He organized laboratory work for students and research work in the area of combustion processes and thermal plants and also introduced laboratory exercises in machine tools. Aleksandar I. Kosicki is the author of several textbooks, one of these being about machine tools. He cooperated with Serbian industrial companies in the area of thermal plants and published a greater number of scientific and professional articles.
Despite the fact that his interest was mainly directed to other spheres of engineering, his role in the teaching process and improvement of instruction in production engineering is very significant, including writing of the first university textbook.
Prof. Eng. Aleksandar I. Kosicki (1880 – 1954)