SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Anna Bokowa
Anna Bokowa, M.Sc.
Chair

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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 26 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 35 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.

 

 

 

Co-Chair
Professor Jacek Namieśnik
Co-Chair

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Professor Jacek Namieśnik

 

Rector of Gdańsk University of Technology since 1 September 2016.  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
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 Science and Technology. In March 2012, she obtained a doctoral degree. She is currently employed as a professor at the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, where she is the Head of the accredited Olfactometric laboratory and Ecologistics and Environmental Risk Management Unit 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 coauthor of an international handbook on Odour Impact Assessment (Wiley, 2013). She 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 Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (No. PBZ-MeiN- 02/05/2006).

Izabela Sówka is author and co-author of a total of 148 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:

 

ITALY


Laura Capelli, Prof. PM, Ph.D.

Laura Capelli, Prof. PM, Ph.D.

Laura Capelli is an assistant professor at the Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering “Giulio Natta” of the Polytechnic di Milano. She received her PhD in industrial chemistry and chemical engineering from the Polytechnic of Milano in 2008.

Her research activity is related to odour science and engineering, focusing especially on the subjects of odour sampling, development of electronic noses for environmental air quality monitoring, dispersion modelling and characterization of odour emissions from different industrial activities (development of Odour Emission Factors).

She authored more than 100 papers on international journals and conference proceedings. She is involved in several organizing committees such as IWA Odour committee, and NOSE conference series committee.

 

ITALY


Selena Sironi, Prof. PM, Ph.D.

Selena Sironi, Prof. PM, Ph.D.

Selena Sironi conducted her scientific activity at the Olfactometric Laboratory of the Polytechnic of Milano, focusing on different aspects of environmental chemical engineering, and specializing on problems related to the control and measurement of environmental odour emissions.

Her research activity brought to publication of several scientific papers in international journals. She is coauthor of over 150 publications on journals, at conferences and in books. She is scientific organizer of international conferences on environmental odour monitoring and control (NOSE conferences) and she joins scientific committee of international conferences on odour (IWA conferences).

Selena is teaching activity (lessons and exercises) at Polytechnic di Milano, in the courses of Environmental Chemical Engineering (since 2008/2009 to now) and Odour science and Engineering (since 2014-2015 to now).

 

U.S.A.

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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.

 

FRANCE


Jean-Michel Guillot, Prof. Ph.D.

Jean-Michel Guillot, Prof. Ph.D.
Professeur Ecole des Mines d’Alès


Jean-Michel is well known oodour expert.His area of expertise: Organic synthesis, chemical reactivity, analytical chemistry, sensorial analysis, biochemistry,improvement of analytical methodologies for air quality including sampling strategies, separation and identification methods, chemical and sensorial detection, impact estimation.

 

SPAIN

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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.

 

U.S.A.

Michael-McGinley
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.

 

NEW ZEALAND

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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.

 

ITALY


Vincenzo Naddeo, Ph.D. 

Vincenzo Naddeo, Ph.D.

Sanitary Environmental Engineering Division (SEED)
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno, Italy

Dr. Naddeo is an expert in advanced physical/chemical treatment processes in general, with research interests in the behavior emerging contaminants and its removal from water and wastewater, and in the development of ultrasound-based processes for removal of organic pollutants, pathogens, and other contaminants from solutions. For the past 5 years, an additional research focus of Dr. Naddeo work has been on environmental odour characterization and control.

Dr. Naddeo has published almost hundred refereed publications in ISI journals, congress proceedings and written an international handbook on Odour Impact Assessment (Wiley, 2013). He has 4 patents on water and wastewater treatments and 1 patent on novel electronic nose (e.Nose).

 

POLAND

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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.

 

POLAND

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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.

 

POLAND

Andrzej Szczurek, Prof. PWr, D.Sc.

Andrzej Szczurek, Prof. PWr, D.Sc.

Andrzej Szczurek obtained his MSc in Solid State Physics at the University of Wroclaw, Poland. In 1979, he joined the Department of Environmental Engineering at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (WUST). Currently, he is a Professor and the Head of the Laboratory for Sensory Techniques and Indoor Air Quality Studies at the Faculty of Environmental Engineering WUST.

His main research interests comprise methods and techniques of air pollutants analysis with particular emphasis on the application of gas sensors for environmental assessment.

 

POLAND


Jacek Piekarski, prof. PK, D.Sc.

Jacek Piekarski, prof. PK, D.Sc.

Dr. hab. inż. Jacek Piekarski, prof. PK graduated from the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Environmental and Geodetic Sciences at Koszalin University of Technology. Currently he is a Director at the Water, Sludge and Waste Utilization Engineering Division. His area of expertise includes: computer application for environmental protection, use numerical methods for design and simulation technological systems.

 

 

POLAND


Artur Jerzy Badyda, D.Sc.

Artur Jerzy Badyda, D.Sc.

Doctor of science, associate professor, head of the Department of Informatics and Environment Quality Research of Warsaw University of Technology, Head of the Environmental Quality Research Laboratory.

His scientific interests include: health impact assessment, with particular emphasis on air pollution influence on the environment and human health, environmental protection management, air quality monitoring, environmental impact assessment of large infrastructure and industrial investments and energy efficiency. Former advisor to the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Poland.

He is a member of the scientific committee for the following Journals: Environmental Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Science. He is also an editor in The Polish Journal of Sports Medicine and Challenges of Modern Technology. He is the member of the National Commission for Environmental Impact Assessment, President of the Foundation for Young Scientists, Chairman of The Central Youth Commission in Polish Federation of Engineering Associations.

 

 

POLAND


Sebastian Opalinski, D.Sc.

Sebastian Opalinski, D.Sc.

He obtained M.Sc. at the Faculty of Chemistry of the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology. He also obtained PhD within the field of Agricultural Sciences, specialization Animal Husbandry. Since August 2006 he has been working as a lecturer and researcher at the Department of Environment, Hygiene and Animal Welfare, the Faculty of Biology and Animal Science of the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences.

He is an author or co-author of more than 130 scientific works, including over 50 original papers. He was participating in more than 20 scientific projects. He also held a scientific internship at Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa, USA), at the Atmospheric Air Quality Laboratory, concerning air quality analysis with GC-MS-O methods.

His area of expertise: environmental aspects of animal production including microclimate of livestock buildings and animal welfare, optimization of air in livestock buildings, methods of odour prevention and control technology, environmental contamination impact on livestock.

 

 

JACEK GEBINSKI
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.

 

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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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