prof rowinski

Vice-President of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Prof. Paweł Rowiński

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Paweł M. ROWIŃSKI is Professor in Earth Sciences, granted in 2009 by the President of Poland and the Corresponding Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Since May 2015 Vice President of the Polish Academy of Sciences. From 2008 to May 2015 was the CEO of the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences. In years 2004 – 2008 he was the Research Director of that Institute. Until May 2015 he was also the chairman of the Board of Directors of Earth and Planetary Research Centre (GeoPlanet) and the chair of the council of provosts at Division III: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He studied applied mathematics at the University of Warsaw and earned the M.S. degree in mathematics in 1988 and after that he devoted all his further career to Earth Sciences. He received the Ph.D. degree in Earth Sciences in 1995 and his Habilitation in 2003 from the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences. From 1991 to 1992 he was a visiting scholar (Soros Fellow) at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He was also a trainee of Central European University in Budapest, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA and Institut für Gewässerökologie und Binnenfischerei im Forschungsverbund in Berlin. His research interests and contributions are in mathematical modelling of hydrological processes, fluvial hydraulics, river turbulence, pollution and sediment transport in rivers, two-phase flows, chaotic dynamics, water balance in a catchment, adaptive environmental assessment and management. He has over 130 scientific publications and numerous presentations to his credit. He has been a co-author and co-editor of 15 scientific volumes. He has been the leader and coordinator of numerous international and national projects (among them financed by EU, US- AID in the Framework of US-Poland Technology Transfer Project; by the Sendzimir Foundation and Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education). He was awarded a number of recognised prizes, among them the Award of the Prime Minister of Poland for outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation and later for outstanding Habilitation dissertation, Stipend of the Foundation for Polish Science for outstanding young scientists, scholarship of the Central European University. In 2015 he received the “Bene merito” honorary distinction awarded by the Minister of Foreign Affairs which is conferred upon the citizens of the Republic of Poland and foreign nationals in recognition of their merits in promoting Poland abroad. He was an Associate Editor of Hydrological Sciences Journal (IAHS Press, Wallingford, UK) and currently is the Editor in Chief of Monographic Series: Geoplanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences, Springer Verlag and Associate Editor of Springer Briefs in Earth Sciences. He is also a member of numerous professional international and national bodies and among them he is an elected member of Leadership Team of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research IAHR - Europe Regional Division, elected member of the Scientific Society of Warsaw, member of the Council for the Promotion of the Public Understanding of Science and Committee of Geophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is also a member of scientific councils of five research institutions. He has been an organizer and participant of numerous symposia and workshops; starting from 2005 he has been the chairman of the International School of Hydraulics run under the auspices of IAHR (already its six editions).


room 2606, phone: (+48 22) 182 60 02




prof necka

Vice-President of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Prof. Edward Nęcka

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Professor Edward Nęcka was a corresponding member of the Academy since 2002 and is an ordinary member since 2012. Member of the Committee on Psychological Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences since 1991 and several international scientific societies (European Society for Cognitive Psychology, ESCoP, International Society for Intelligence Research, ISIR, Association for Psychological Science, APS).
He is a psychologist, professor at the Jagiellonian University. He also works at University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw.
His research interests revolve around issues of cognitive mechanisms of individual differences, above all, creativity and intelligence. Currently performs research project Maestro, dedicated to the behavioral, cognitive and neural mechanisms of self-control.
Edward Nęcka is the author or co-author of six monographs and two textbooks, as well as 133 articles and chapters in collective works, published mostly in international circulation. His most important works were published in the leading psychological journals (eg. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, Personality and Individual Differences, Intelligence; Creativity Research Journal, Frontiers in Psychology) and collective works published by well-known publishers (eg. Academic Press, Cambridge University Press Springer, Erlbaum, American Psychological Association). According to Publish or Perish his h index is 19, and the total number of citations in 1995.
He chaired the scientific and organizing committee of a large international conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP) in Krakow in 2009. In addition he co-organized the international symposium “Individual Differences in Cognition” (Krakow 2006), and also chaired several symposia at international conferences (including EAPP 2006, International Congress of Psychology 2008).
Edward Nęcka promoted 29 doctors. Ten of his students received habilitation, one of them - the title of professor.


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prof malepszy

Vice-President of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Prof. Stefan Malepszy

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Born on: 30 August 1947

Master’s degree: 1971 – the Faculty of Agriculture of the Academy of Agriculture in Poznań (the present Poznań University of Life Sciences);

Doctorate: 1974 – the Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection of the University of Silesia in Katowice;

Habilitation: 1979 – the Faculty of Horticulture of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences;

Professorship: 1988;

In charge of Division Two: Biological and Agricultural Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Since 2004 a Corresponding Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences. A Professor Ordinary at the Faculty of Horticulture, Biotechnology and Landscape Architecture of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences Department of Plant Genetics, Breeding and Biotechnology. His area of specialisation is genetics and biotechnology with a focus on plant genetic improvements, finding out how genes responsible for the somatic embryogenesis in the in vitro culture work, biological and methodological conditions of effective use of genetic modifications, as well production of genetically modified plants of practical use. A supervisor of 25 completed doctoral procedures and 2 honoris causa doctorates; 13 doctors whom he has graduated are academic employees conducting independent research; the author of 144 scientific publications, 69 of which have been listed in JCR. Between 1973-1974 a DAAD scholarship holder in Max-Planck-Institut für Zuechtungsforschung in Cologne and a holder of Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung scholarship in 1985 (Institut für Angewandte Genetik in Hannover) and in 1990 (again in the Institute in Cologne).

Since 1991 a member of the Committee of Biotechnology at the Polish Academy of Sciences Presidium, also a Presidium member (since 2003), and since 2008 the Committee Chairman; a member of The Committee on Physiology, Genetics and Plant Breeding of the Polish Academy of Sciences of which he was the deputy chairman between 1993-1999. A member of the Scientific Council of the Polish Academy of Sciences Poznań Institute of Plant Genetics (since 1990). In the Warsaw University of Life Sciences he was the Head of the Department of Plant Genetics, Breeding and Biotechnology (1985-1993; 2009-2012), Deputy Dean (1982-85, 1988-91) and Dean (1993-1999) of the Faculty of Horticulture. He was also a member of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences Senate and the Head of the Interfaculty Study of Biotechnology (2000-2005). A member of the Science and Technological Progress Committee at the Council of Ministers (1990-1991), member of the Scientific Research Committee (2000-2005) and the Chairman of P06 Section (2004-2005), member of the Science and Technology Policy Committee at the Minister of Science and Higher Education (2006-2010), member of the Central Council of Science and Higher Education (2011-2013). The Chairman of the Warsaw Division of the Polish Society of Genetics (1993-1998) and the Society Chairman between 1998-2001. The Chairman of the Council of Provosts of Division Two: Biological and Agricultural Sciences of PAS during the 2011-2014 term of office.

The Professor was a member of editorial boards of the following journals: Biotechnology, Journal of Applied Genetics, Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, International Journal of Horticultural Science.

The winner of the Ministry of National Education Award and Team Award of the Scientific Secretary of the Polish Academy of Sciences; awarded with the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, Honorary Badge of Merit for Agriculture, and Medal of the National Education Commission.

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prof frackowiak

Vice-President of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Prof. Elżbieta Frąckowiak

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Born 17th November 1950

Master thesis 1972 – Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan

PhD thesis 1988 – Poznan University of Technology

DAAD scholarship 1991 – Duisburg, Germany

Research director, visiting professor – CNRS, Université d’Orléans, France (1993 – 2001)

Habilitation 2000 – Poznan University of Technology

Professor – 2007

Corresponding member of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) from 2013 and vice-president of PAS from 2015. Member of the National Council for Science (2012-2015). President of the Polish Carbon Society from 2013 and Chair of the European Carbon Association (2013-2015). Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry from 2014. Chair of Division 3 "Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage" of the International Society of Electrochemistry (2009-2014). Laureate of the prestigious Prize of the Foundation for Polish Science (2011). Recipient of the Officer’s Cross of the Order Polonia Restituta (2011) and the Sapienti Sat medal (2012).

Full professor in the Institute of Chemistry and Technical Electrochemistry at the Faculty of Chemical Technology, Poznan University of Technology. Scientific subjects: energy storage and conversion of chemical energy into electrical one, electrochemical capacitors, lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells and hydrogen electrosorption in carbon materials. The most popular electrode materials: activated carbons, carbon nanotubes, carbons enriched with heteroatoms (nitrogen, oxygen, iodine), graphenes, conducting polymers and composites.

Editor of the Open Electrochemistry journal (2009-2012), member of the International Advisory Boards of the journals: Energy & Environmental Science (from 2008) and Electrochimica Acta (from 2011). Associate editor of Carbon (Elsevier) from 2015. Organizer of many sessions of international science conferences. Chair of the 12th International Symposium on Intercalation Compounds (ISIC12), Poznań and 2nd International Symposium on Enhanced Electrochemical Capacitors (ISEECap'11), Poznań. Co-chair of the World Carbon conference in Kraków (2012). Expert in ANR (French Agency for Research) during assessment of projects on energy storage (Stock-E-Innovative Energy) from 2007 to 2009. Evaluator of American projects for the National Science Foundation and Department of Energy (DOE).

Coordinator of national and international projects, e.g. NATO Science for Peace SfP 973849 (1999-2005), POLONIUM (CNRS-Orleans, CNRS-Mulhouse, University-Tours, Nantes University from 2001 to 2015). Cooperation with CSIC-Oviedo (2004-2005). Coordinator of COST MP1004 (2011-2015), Marie Curie Action FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IAPP “Energy Caps” (2011-2015), Swiss-Polish project INGEC (2012-2016) and FP7 “Nanowires for Energy Storage” NEST (2012-2016).

Promoter of 12 doctorates, promoter of 150+ diplomas (Msc, Bsc).

Author/co-author of 150+ publications, 20+ patents, 30 chapters, co-editor of two books. Number of citations (Scopus): 11 000+, Hirsch index 46.


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prof czuczwar

Vice-President of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Prof. Stanisław Jerzy Czuczwar

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Born in Lublin on May 7th, 1952

Graduated from the Medical Faculty of Lublin Medical University in 1975

Doctor’s degree awarded in 1979

Habilitation in 1987

Professorship in 1992

Head of Department of Pathophysiology (Lublin Medical University) and Department of Physiopathology (Institute of Rural Medicine in Lublin). Corresponding member of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (Cracow) since 2012 and Polish Academy of Science (Warsaw) since 2013. Member of the Editorial Board of Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior (Elsevier) since 1998 and Associate Editor of Neurochemical Research (Springer) since 2015. Past President of the Polish Pharmacological Society.

His research is focused on the interactions between antiepileptic drugs for the search of the rational drug combinations for the treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy. He is also involved in studies concerning the effects of ligands affecting various neurotransmitter systems upon the anticonvulsant and neurotoxic activities of antiepileptic drugs.

He is an author/co-author of 376 scientific papers (according to PubMed) which so far have been cited 7562 times. His H index is 42 (citations and H index according to Web of Science).

He was a chairmen of the Scientific Committee of the International Congress of the Polish Pharmacological Society (held in 2010 in Krynica) and is a main organizer of the yearly Lublin conferences “Progress in Research on Epilepsy and Antiepileptic Drugs”. In 2008, he was awarded a prestigious professor grant “Master” by the Polish Science Foundation.

Up till present, under his supervision 40 persons received their doctor’s degrees. Four of them were habilitated and two were awarded professorships. In the Department of Pathophysiology, there are, apart from him, 3 professors and 2 habilitated scientists.


room 2606, phone: (+48 22) 182 60 03