The article deals with the contribution of Dr.h.c. mult. prof. Ing. František Trebuňa, CSc to the field of engineering. Born in 1947, he studied and subsequently remained at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Košice since 1965. Under his leadership 25 dissertation theses were defended in the study programs Applied mechanics, Mechatronics and Forensic engineering. He is author to 14 monographs, 16 textbooks, 5 other books, 12 university textbooks and more than 350 original scientific papers published in domestic and foreign journals and conference proceedings. Professor Trebuňa is currently the dean at the faculty and is known as a gifted educator.