PROF. DR. PAVLE P. STANKOVIĆ
INNOVATOR OF UNIVERSITY EDUCATION AND RESEARCH IN PRODUCTION ENGINEERING
Prof. Dr. Pavle P. Stanković (19009 – 1969) was born in Vienna, completed primary school in Hamburg, graduated from secondary school in Belgrade, and in 1932 received his degree from the Technical Faculty of Belgrade University. In 1933 he commenced his engineering career at the airplane and hydro-plane factory “Zmaj” in Zemun, where he was involved in the design, calculations and manufacturing of new types of airplanes. In 1938 he was appointed part-time teaching assistant to teach aircraft statics and design at the Technical Faculty of Belgrade University. In 1947 he was promoted to Assistant Professor for the subject of Machine Tools. From then on he pursued a very successful university career: he received his PhD in 1953, was elected a Full Professor in 1957, and managed to make the up-to-then one-semester subject of Machine Tools one of the most prospective vocational courses modernizing it permanently by introducing new courses and organizing extensive research programs. Prof. Dr. Pavle Stanković was a very fruitful writer of very many university textbooks in the sphere of production engineering, which he was developing very intensively, and was the author of numerous scientific works. His research activities are particularly marked by achievements in building of gears by plastic deformation and development of universal model for optimization in the use of all machine tools’ capacities for machining by cutting.
Unlike his predecessors, throughout his 25-year engineering career Prof. Dr. Pavle Stanković was entirely dedicated to production engineering, which resulted in reaching a university world level in production engineering at the moment of his death in 1969.
Prof. Dr. Pavle P. Stanković (19009 – 1969)