Jozef H. Przytycki, did his Master Degree in his native Poland in 1977. He completed his PhD at Columbia University in 1981 under the supervision
of Joan Birman. For His thesis he got Kuratowski prize in 1982. He was a postdoctoral fellow with Dale Rolfsen at UBC, Kunio Murasugi at U. Toronto
and Vaughan Jones at UC.Berkeley. He spent also a semester as a member at Institute for Advanced Study, 1990. From 1995 he works at
George Washington University where in 2005 he was awarded The Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Prize for Research
Scholarship. He specializes in Topology with emphasis on algebraic structures motivated by and applied to knot theory.
In particular he is creator of Skein modules Theory.
He is co-organizing several international conferences;
48 Knots in Washington Conferences which started small and now are NSF supported major conference series in Knot Theory,
three Knots in Poland conferences, two Knots in Hellas conferences.
He Published over 140 research papers, 4 books and over 25 conference Proceedings.
He has over 1460 citations (Math. Sci. Net. May 29, 2020). He graduated 13 PhD students.