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Prof. Żaneta Polkowska | Environmental chemistry | Best Researcher Award.

Gdansk University of Technology,Poland

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👨‍🎓 Bio Summary:

Prof. Żaneta Polkowska is a distinguished professor at Gdańsk University of Technology, where she leads a multidisciplinary research group focusing on environmental challenges. Her work spans meteorology, glaciology, hydrology, geology, and microbiology, with a significant emphasis on the Arctic and Antarctic environments. Prof. Polkowska has developed advanced analytical techniques to identify and quantify various organic and inorganic compounds in these regions, contributing to better environmental protection of these sensitive ecosystems.

🎓 Education:

Prof. Polkowska completed her M.Sc. in Inorganic Technology (1988), Ph.D. in Chemistry (1996), and Habilitation in Chemistry (2008) at Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland. She achieved the title of Full Professor in Chemistry in 2014.

🔍 Research Focus:

Prof. Polkowska’s research investigates environmental pollution, particularly in polar regions. She has identified numerous organic and inorganic compounds, analyzing their impact on microorganisms and the broader environment. Her work includes statistical analysis, backward air mass trajectory analysis, and emission source analysis to interpret complex environmental data.

🏆 Honors & Awards:

She has received several prestigious awards, including the Medal of the Polish Commission of National Education (2002), the “Victor Kemula Medal” for outstanding achievements in analytical chemistry (2007), and a Gold Medal for her long-term contributions (2020). Prof. Polkowska has also been nominated for the Haagen-Smit Prize (2012) and the Eni Awards (2013, 2014).

Professional Experience: 💼

Prof. Polkowska has been with Gdańsk University of Technology since 1988, starting in the Department of Electrochemistry, Corrosion, and Materials Engineering, and later moving to the Department of Analytical Chemistry. She has conducted research at the University of Helsinki, the Norwegian Institute for Air Research, and the Polish Polar Station Hornsund in Svalbard. Additionally, she has served as a visiting professor at Vienna University of Technology multiple times.

 📚 Top Noted Publications :

Title: Cyanides in the environment—analysis—problems and challenges
Authors: E. Jaszczak, Ż. Polkowska, S. Narkowicz, J. Namieśnik
Citation: Environmental Science and Pollution Research 24, 15929-15948
Citations: 272
Year: 2017

Title: Analytics of surfactants in the environment: problems and challenges
Authors: E. Olkowska, Ż. Polkowska, J. Namieśnik
Citation: Chemical Reviews 111 (9), 5667-5700
Citations: 180
Year: 2011

Title: Occurrence of surface active agents in the environment
Authors: E. Olkowska, M. Ruman, Ż. Polkowska
Citation: Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry 2014 (1), 769708
Citations: 131
Year: 2014

Title: Prenatal exposure to substance of abuse: a worldwide problem
Authors: S. Narkowicz, J. Płotka, Ż. Polkowska, M. Biziuk, J. Namieśnik
Citation: Environment International 54, 141-163
Citations: 123
Year: 2013

Title: Chemometric analysis of rainwater and throughfall at several sites in Poland
Authors: Ż. Polkowska, A. Astel, B. Walna, S. Małek, K. Mędrzycka, T. Górecki, …
Citation: Atmospheric Environment 39 (5), 837-855
Citations: 120
Year: 2005

Author Metrics 📊 : 

Her prolific contributions to the field are reflected in her Scopus H-index of 28, with numerous citations highlighting the impact of her research on environmental science.

📅 Research Timeline:

Prof. Polkowska has been actively involved in research since 1988. Her timeline includes significant research stays in Finland, Norway, and Austria, with continuous involvement in teaching and supervising graduate students. She has been the principal investigator for several large Polish research grants and has mentored young researchers through various funding initiatives.

Prof Żaneta Polkowska | Environmental chemistry | Best Researcher Award |

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