Romualdas Kašuba (United States of America) is a professor of the Northern Illinois University (USA), well known specialist of vibrations, machinery dynamics and resistance of materials, who is internationally recognised in the area of technologies.
In 1986, Kašuba implemented a new concept of the engineering school at the Northern Illinois University and became the Dean of the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. This Faculty became of the best centres of engineering research and studies in the USA.
Professor is a licenced engineer of the USA states of Illinois and Ohio, honorary member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), winner of the most prominent scientist of Cleveland State University and the honorary member of the university, foreign member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, who participated in the following NASA projects: “Saturn IV”, Lunar model, Energy system for unmanned spacecrafts, etc.
In 2008, Professor Emeritus was awarded the premium of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania for the life-long merits to science and achievements in the areas of physical sciences, biomedicine and technologies.
The title of Honorary Doctor was awarded for the following merits to the University:
- Since regaining of the independence of Lithuania, Professor Kašuba sent and brought scientific literature to the University.
- He shared his rich experience in the process of the reorganisation of studies and preparation of study programmes in accordance with the world standards.
- He helped KTU scientists and students to make connections with higher education schools of the USA.
- With his help the Twinnign Programme grant was received from the USA Government.
- In 1997, Kašuba organised a meeting of KTU representatives and the management of the Northern Illinois University (NIU). As a result of the meeting, the cooperation contract was signed between the NIU President John A. La Tourette and KTU Rector Professor Kęstutis Kriščiūnas.
- In 1999, Kašuba and his wife established an annual scholarship for KTU students of mechanical engineering in the amount of 2,500 Lt, later – 1,250 Lt (720 EUR and 360 EUR respectively).