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University of Science and Technology in Cracow, Poland


AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow Krakow (AGH) the second largest technical university in Poland has national awards for teaching and research quality, including the University of Success (2008), four times winner of the prestigious title. AGH has highest education standards, and is rated by the Polish Agency of Human Resources and industry as producing graduates best prepared for employment in Poland. AGH is responsible for 500 national and internationally-funded research and education projects.

The Department of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology (KHiGI) is the part of the Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection at AGH. It has nearly 50 years experience in hydrogeological and hydrochemical investigations of groundwater resources and a leading role in formulating the concept of management and protection of the so-called major groundwater basins in Poland. The Department is equipped with instrumentation for chemical analyses of water (ICP-OES, ICP-MS in laboratory with ISO/IEC 17025 quality system) and has considerable experience in groundwater fate and transport modelling. The Department has a key role in the EU project GENESIS, with experience in other framework projects like WELCOME, BASELINE and BRIDGE.

Prof. Grzegorz Malina is the titular professor in earth sciences and environmental protection with the sound international reputation in soil and groundwater remediation. He got his degrees: MSc in environmental engineering, PhD in environmental hydrogeology, and DSc in earth sciences (specialisation: environmental engineering and protection). He completed a post-graduated diploma course on Advanced Environmental Sanitation at IHE Delft, the Netherlands, where he got his title of Eur Ing. He was working for 3 years as a post doc researcher at the Department of Environmental Technology in Wageningen University in the Netherlands. In 2002-2004 he was involved in the EU FP5 WELCOME project. Prof Malina has over 30 years experience in the field of environmental technology and protection. His present research is focused mainly on (bio)remediation of contaminated soil, sediments and groundwater, fate and transport of contaminants in groundwater, redevelopment and revitalisation of post-industrial areas and risk-based management of contaminated land and groundwater. He is an author and co-author of over 40 peer reviewed publication in international and national journals.