SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Mgr Anna Bokowa

Anna Bokowa, M.Sc.
Chair

 

Anna Bokowa, M.Sc.

M.SC. in Biology and Earth Science at the University of Gdansk, Poland and at the University of Toronto, Canada

 

CEO and founder of the Environmental Odour Consulting Corporation a firm specialized in odour assessment, odour testing and odour analysis using dynamic olfactometry.
Ms. Bokowa is an internationally recognized odour expert with over 25 years of experience in odour assessment and control, project planning, management of large scale projects for odour assessments, odour testing and evaluation, ambient odour monitoring, community odour surveys, dispersion modelling, project management, business management.
She is regularly called upon to serve as an expert witness in civil trials. She also trains professionals through workshops at international conferences. A key player in the development of emission standards for odourous contaminants within Canada.

She has written over 30 technical papers for international conferences. Additionally, she developed methods for community odour surveys and ambient odour assessment techniques for monitoring individual facilities and areas with multiple facilities. She has also developed two recognized methodologies for odour emissions from fugitive and area sources which are now widely used.

Throughout her years, she developed and modified the AW&MA EE-6 Guideline for odour sampling and measurement by dynamic dilution olfactometry. Part of her work includes reviewing papers and presentations submitted for various international odour conferences.

Ms. Bokowa was the Chair of the A&WMA EE-6 Odour Committee in the United States for standardization of odour measurements and analysis (2009-2013).
She is also a member and chair of various international conferences and organizations such as:

  • Air and Waste Management Association
  • EE-6 Odor Committee (Chair 2009-2013)
  • Water Environment Federation
  • International Water Association
  • American Society for Testing and Materials


In the year 2014 – 2015 she developed two documents for the Province of Alberta, Canada:

  • Inventory of Existing Odour Assessment – Tools and Practices
  • Development of an Odour Management Strategy / Framework in Relation to Oil Sands Development.

 

 

 

Professor Jacek Namieśnik

Professor Jacek Namieśnik
Co-Chair

Gdańsk University of Technology

 

Professor Jacek Namieśnik

Studied chemistry at the Gdańsk University of Technology. In 1978, he obtained a PhD and since 1996 he has worked as a professor of analytical chemistry at the Gdansk University of Technology.
From 1996–2002 and 2005–2012, he was the Dean of Faculty of Chemistry at the Gdańsk University of Technology. Since 1995, he has been Head of the Analytical Chemistry Department.

Professor Namiesnik is a Chairman of the Committee of Analytical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (2007-2015).
Member of State Commission on scientific degrees and titles (2007-present)

Major research interests included elaboration of new analytical procedures for determination of trace and ultratrace constituents in samples characterized by complex composition of the matrix, design and testing of specific (fit for purpose) analytical units and measuring devices, production of new types of matrix-free reference materials. He is an author and editor of 8 books, author and co-author of over 650 papers published in international journals and over 400 lectures and communications published in conference proceedings, 10 patents. He is a supervisor or co-supervisor of 59 PhD thesis.

Coordinator and/or participant of over 20 research projects, including those financed by EU; for example: Centre of Excellence in Environmental Monitoring and Analytics (CEEAM).

Doctor honoris causa of Military Technical Academy (Warsaw) and Gdańsk Medical University (Gdańsk) since 2015.

Awards:
2002  Town Gdańsk Jan Hevelius Scientific Award
1979  Award of Ministry of Science and Higher Education
1980  Award of Ministry of Science and Higher Education
1987  Award of Ministry of Science and Higher Education
2005  Award of Ministry of Health
2007  Kemula Medal (for achievements in the field of analytical chemistry)
2008  Award of Prime Ministry for outstanding achievements in environmental analytics
2012  Śniadecki Medal (for outstanding scientific achievements)
2012  Award of Ministry of Science and Higher Education for young scientists education
2015  Award of Ministry of Science and Higher Education for outstanding achievements in the field of society development

 

Izabela Sówka, D. Sc., prof. PWr

Izabela Sówka, D. Sc.,
prof. PWr

Co-Chair

Izabela Sówka, D. Sc., prof. PWr

She graduated from the Faculty of Environmental Engineering at Wroclaw University of Technology. In March 2012, she obtained a doctoral degree. She is currently employed as a professor at the Wroclaw University of Technology, where she is the Head of the accredited Olfactometric laboratory and Ecologistics and Environmental Risk Management Group at Environmental Engineering Department.

Izabela Sówka is co-author of expertise for the Polish Ministry of the Environment, co-financed by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, entitled “Proposed methodology to assess the content of odor-active compounds in the air” and was a deputy leader and leader of the task “Inventory of odor emission industrial sources – determination of emissions and its nuisance for adjacent area” within the National Centre for Research and Development project entitled “New methods and technologies in the production deodorization industrial, agricultural and municipal management” coordinated by the Technical University of Wroclaw and led by Professor Jerzy Zwoździak (No. PBZ-MeiN- 02/05/2006).

Izabela Sówka is author and co-author of a total of 138 works, including scientific reports made to industry representatives, opinions, and supervises 6 doctoral dissertations, including in the field of olfactory impact of municipal objects and gas deodorization techniques.


International Committee Members:

 

U.S.A.

Dr. Jacek Koziel, Associate Professor
Dr. Jacek Koziel, Associate Professor

Dr. Jacek Koziel, Associate Professor

Jacek serves as an Associate Professor of livestock odor and air quality at the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State University.  His department is one of the top 3 in the U.S., while the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in #8 in the world.  Jacek has strong connections with Poland.  He graduated from the Warsaw University of Technology in 1989 with M.S. in Mechanical Engineering.  He became interested in environment & air quality and graduated with M.S. in Environmental Quality Engineering and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Alaska, Anchorage and The University of Texas at Austin, respectively.  In 1998, He got introduced to analytical chemistry by Prof. Janusz Pawliszyn at the University of Waterloo in Canada where he worked on novel and sensitive methods for air sampling and analysis of volatiles and particulate matter.  Jacek served as Assistant Professor at Texas Agricultural Research Station (2000-2004) with focus on livestock odor and air quality.  Since 2004, Jacek continues this work at Iowa State University where he also teaches Air Pollution, mentors technology projects, and organizes study abroad programs to Poland.  His research group works on measurements and control of odor, volatile organic compounds, ammonia, particulate matter, and greenhouse gases from animal production systems.  In 2007-2009, Jacek was one of the co-PIs of the National Air Emissions Monitoring Study, the largest project focused on air quality and livestock operations in the U.S.  In addition, the simultaneous chemical and sensory analyses concept they pioneer for livestock applications is also used to solve problems in environmental engineering, food science, animal health, and forensics.  Jacek currently serves as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar at the Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life sciences.

 

U.S.A.

Michael McGinley, P.E.
Michael McGinley, P.E.

Michael McGinley, P.E.

Mr. McGinley is the Laboratory Director of St. Croix Sensory. He has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota and a Masters degree in Environmental Health Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.

Mike is a member of several industry organizations including AWMA, WEF, and ASTM. Mike’s work at St. Croix Sensory involves overseeing daily laboratory operations including environmental air and product odor evaluations, laboratory QA/QC, and manufacturing of odor testing products.

 

SPAIN

Carlos Diaz – Editor in Chief
Carlos Diaz

Carlos Diaz – Editor in Chief

Carlos Diaz is the Editor in Chief of Olores.org, the site that deals with environmental odour management. He is a member of IWA Odour Committee and WEF Air Quality & Odors Control Committee. He is also a member of the two CEN working Groups 2 and 41 dealing with the revision of the EN 13725 standard in respect of odour monitoring with electronic sensors.

Carlos is the owner of SVPA, company providing environmental services with special focus on odours. Since 2014 he has been a partner of PrOlor, the first commercially available software that is able to predict an odour impact two days beforehand.

Carlos Diaz has also organized three odour conferences: in Madrid, Chile and Bilbao. Over last 12 years he has attended over 30 international odour conferences.

Carlos Diaz is very active in the foundation of the Associacion Medioambiental Internacional de Gestores del Olor (AMIGO) International Environmental Association of Odour Managers (http://gestoresdelolor.org/) which is directed to the community that speaks Spanish.

 

CANADA

Piotr Staniaszek, Ph.D.
Piotr Staniaszek, Ph.D.

Piotr Staniaszek, Ph.D.

Has more than 22 years of experience in air quality consulting.  Dr. Staniaszek has written numerous air quality management plans, including dust management plans for coal mining industry. He has participated in modelling (including odour) and the writing of the air quality portions for Environmental Impact Assessments for Oil Sands, mining and Pulp and Paper facilities. In total he has worked on over 12 odour-related projects, including odour modelling of refinery emissions and odour assessment tools and practices for Clean Air Strategic Alliance (Alberta). He has made presentations about odour modelling for The Canadian Prairies Group of Chartered Engineers, and at CPANS/A&WMA conference. Recently, Dr. Staniaszek lead study of heavy oil industry odour problems for Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada and Alberta Upstream Research Petroleum Fund.

 

NEW ZEALAND

Jennifer Jayne Barclay
Jennifer Jayne Barclay

Jennifer Jayne Barclay

Jenny, has more than 25 years experience in advanced meteorological studies and atmospheric dispersion modeling on all types of steady-state, non-steady state, particle, Eulerian and prognostic models. She has been involved in many large international meteorological and air quality related modeling jobs from the planning stages, quality control, preparation of data, dispersion modeling, analyses of the data and report writing. Jenny’s clients have included the transport industry, mining industry, aluminum industries, electric industries, manufacturing, chemical facilities, as well as agricultural industries such as fertilizer, compost, waste water treatment plants and dairy facilities all over the world.

She is a regularly invited speaker and instructor at Workshops and Conferences, a Keynote address at the Australian Water Association (AWA) Odour Specialty Conference in Sydney in 2010, Odours at the 3WExpo, Bangkok, Thailand in January, 2013, AWA Odour Master Class, Sydney, 2013.

Jenny has instructed and co-instructed at more than 65+ three to five day Introductory and Advanced meteorological and dispersion modeling training courses for various industry, professional organizations – AWMA, CASANZ, NACA, the US-EPA, Universities and consultants all around the world. Jenny was considered the ‘Odour Expert’ of the Atmospheric Studies Group (Developers of the CALPUFF model), where she was a key member for the last 16 years. Jenny is the developer of an internationally accepted 2-3 day Odour training course which has been presented in Spain in 2013, Chile in 2014, New Zealand 2014 and Sydney in 2014. Jenny is the author of over 40 published peer reviewed and scientific articles and regularly presents at international scientific conferences. She has been involved in developing model guidance documentation for both Australia and New Zealand at State and country level.

Jenny has conducted atmospheric dispersion modelling on more than 40 Waste Water Treatment Plants in Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Canada and the USA. She is currently the lead technical author for developing dispersion model guidance for 25 of Sydney Waters Waste Water Treatment Facilities.

 

Prof. Waldemar Wardencki
Prof. Waldemar Wardencki

Prof. Waldemar Wardencki

He graduated in 1968 from the Department of Chemistry, Gdansk University of Technology. His doctorate habilitation was in 1977.

In 2006, he received a professor title. Currently, he is employed at the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Gdansk University of Technology as a professor. His expertise includes: gas chromatography, methods of sample preparation, environmental monitoring, and food research.

 

Prof. Krystyna Pawlas
Prof. Krystyna Pawlas

Prof. Krystyna Pawlas

Professor in the Department of Hygiene at Wrocław Medical University as well as the Institute of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health in Sosnowiec.

Professor Krystyna Pawlas graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry at Silesian University in Katowice. She has been involved in Medical Sciences for more than 40 years. In 2015 she obtained the title of Professor at the Woclaw Medical University. She is an author or co-author of more than 170 publications. Her fields of interest are: Occupational Environmental Hygiene and Environmental Health. Prof Krystyna Pawlas is the President of Polish Association of Environmental Medicine.

Awards: Gold Cross of Merit, Budge of Meritorious for Health Care, Honorary Budge for Merits for Labour Protection, Silver Medal of Century of Polish Hygiene Association with Diploma “Meritorious for Hygiene”.

 

Prof. Zbigniew Dobrzański
Prof. Zbigniew Dobrzański

Prof. Zbigniew Dobrzański

Since 1970 he is affiliated with the Faculty of Biology and Animal Science of Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences.
He is a chair of Environmental Hygiene and Animal Welfare Department.

Prof. Zbigniew Dobrzański is currently a Vice-president of the scientific council of the National Research Institute on Animal Production in Cracow. He was also a member of the scientific council of the Institute of New Chemical Synthesis in Puławy. He is a member of many Polish scientific societies (PTZ, PTNW, PTZiF) as well as the international societies (World’s Poultry Science Association, WPSA; International Society on Animal Hygiene, ISAH).

He is an author of more than 200 papers. He is also an author of about 30 patents and patent applications.

Awards: Order of Polonia Restituta, Gold Cross of Merit, Medal of Commission of National Education and Golden Award of Technical University of Wroclaw.

 

Prof. Roman Kołacz
Prof. Roman Kołacz

Prof. Roman Kołacz

Professor at the Department of Environmental Hygiene and Animal Welfare at the Faculty of Biology and Animal Science at Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences.
An expert in animal welfare, hygiene and toxicology. He was involved in several studies including the effects of ammonia and other industrial pollution such as metal-bearing dusts on animal health and well-being.
He is a member of the International Society of Animal Hygiene. He is also a chair of the Environmental Hygiene and Animal Welfare section of the Polish Society of Veterinary Science. Also a member of the Committee for Animal Farming at the Polish Academy of Sciences.

From 1998 to 2001 he was a Polish representative at the European Animal Protection Committee.
A member of the Research Council for the National Veterinary Institute in Pulawy and a member of the Board for Animal Medicine Journal.

A recipient of many awards from the Ministry of Science and Agriculture.
In 2015 he was awarded an honorary doctorate (Doctor Honoris Causa) from the National University of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology in Lviv and from the National University of Life Sciences in Kiev.

 

Prof. Jerzy Zwoździak
Prof. Jerzy Zwoździak

Prof. Jerzy Zwoździak

Prof. Jerzy Zwoździak has more than 30 years of experience in environmental protection field, environmental impact assessment, waste management, odour control, land use planning and ecology. He obtained his Ph.D. and habilitation at the Institute of Environmental Protection Engineering at Wroclaw University of Technology. In 1996, he became a professor of that university.
He was a project leader and a manager of several internal and international projects, including a project for the Ministry of Education and Science “New methodologies and technologies for the deodorization of industrial, agricultural and municipal sectors” (PBZ-MEiN – 5/2/2006).
Prof. Jerzy Zwoździak served as Director of Institute, Dean of Faculty and a Head of Scientific and Teaching Department at Wrocław University of Technology. Among others, he was a Specialist Adviser to the Ministry of the Environmental Protection, Natural Resources and Forestry, Specialist Adviser to the Ministry of the Economy. He is a Member of the Polish Academy of Science and Polish Scientific Research Committee.
Recently, he served as Vice-President of the National Water Management Authority, where he was responsible for the cooperation and communication with European Union.
Awards:
Award of Ministry of Education
Award of Ministry of the Environmental Protection
Award of Dean of Institute of Environmental Protection Engineering at Wroclaw University of Technology

 

Bożena Zabiegała, D. Sc., prof. PG
Bożena Zabiegała, D. Sc.,
prof. PG

Bożena Zabiegała, D. Sc., prof. PG

In 1989 she graduated from the Department of Chemistry, Gdansk University of Technology. In 1997 she obtained a doctorate degree.  Between 2000 and 2010 she was working as an assistant professor and from 2010 to 2014 as an assistant professor with a habilitation thesis at the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Technical University. Since 2014 she has been working as an Associate Professor at that University. She specializes in the development of new methods for the ambient air quality assessment.

 

Jacek Gębicki, Ph.D.
Jacek Gębicki, Ph.D.

Jacek Gębicki, Ph.D.

Graduated from the Faculty of Chemistry, Gdansk University of Technology in 1997. Since 2009 he has been working at the Faculty of Chemistry ,  University of Technology in Gdansk as an assistant professor.
His specialty – chemical sensors, technology, operation and production of electronic noses.

 

Tomasz Dymerski, Ph.D.
Tomasz Dymerski, Ph.D.

Tomasz Dymerski, Ph.D.

He graduated in 2008 from the Department of Chemistry, Gdansk University of Technology. Since 2013 he has been working as an assistant professor at that University. He specializes in the development of electronic noses and their applications as well as analysis using two dimension gas chromatography.

 

 

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