GSS Cert scientific council member

Prof. dr hab. Barbara Gworek


Graduate of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (specialization in biological effects of industrialization and chemicalization of agriculture). Graduated with a master’s degree in engineering, at the same University she obtained her doctoral and post-doctoral degrees and the title of professor. She taught at SGGW and PW in the fields of environmental diagnosis, waste management, reclamation, law in environmental protection, environmental and health risk assessment and civilization risks, among others.

From 1996 to 2016, she served as director of the Institute of Environmental Protection -State Research Institute. During this time, she led teams at the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture preparing strategic programs in the thematic area of environmental protection, and coordinated work to prepare proposals for draft multi-year programs for the Ministry of Science.

Co-organized,at the Institute of Environmental Protection, the establishment of the National Emission Inventory Center, on the basis of which the National Administrator of the Emission Allowance System, and now the National Balancing and Emission Management Center, functioned. It has participated in the implementation of many research projects related to greenhouse gas emissions, including “Development and Implementation of a Strategic Adaptation Plan for Sectors and Areas Sensitive to Climate Change” , “Support for low-carbon agriculture – capable of adapting to climate change now and in the 2030 and 2050 perspective”. She is currently the head of the Department of Environmental Chemistry and Risk Assessment and specializes in issues related to the fate and behavior of emerging contaminants in the environment (e.g. pharmaceuticals) and environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) , carbon footprint calculation and soil carbon sequestration.

Author or co-author of more than 250 original creative works and 6 patents. She has been repeatedly awarded for her scientific and research activities by the Rector of SGGW, the Minister of Environmental Protection and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland.

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