Born in Lodz, Richard Stroynowski grew up in Warsaw, Poland. As an undergraduate he studied physics at the University of Warsaw and obtained a Magister degree (M.Sc.) in 1968. For the following year he worked there as an Assistant at the Physics Department. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1973 at the University of Geneva while working as a research scientist at CERN – the European Center for Nuclear Research. Since 1975 Richard Stroynowski lives in USA where he became naturalized citizen in 1980. He spent 6 years as a Staff Scientist at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) and 11 years as a Senior Research Associate and Lecturer at Caltech. Since 1991 he is a Professor of Physics at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Richard Stroynowski's research interests lie in the area of the experimental High Energy Particle physics and the structure of matter. In his early work he studied the partonic structure of the proton that provided experimental basis for the QCD - the theory of strong interactions. He then studied the properties of heavy quarks in several experiments at electron - positron colliders and led an extended effort to understand the properties of the tau lepton. Since 1996 he works on the ATLAS project at Large Hadron Collider aiming at search for Higgs, supersymmetry and new physics phenomena at highest energies accessible at accelerators.
He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, is a past member of the Steering Group of the NATO Science for Peace Program and a past Chair of the SMU Physics Department. He is married and has two daughters.