Our Team

Iwona received her MSc, PhD and DSc from the University of Silesia and MBA from Gdańsk Foundation of Management Development in Poland. She is an associate professor at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and a Chair of the Climate Committee in the Silesian Parliament. Her current research focuses on pellet fuels, coking blends, and coal combustion.
 


Email: iwona.jelonek@us.edu.pl

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Director of the Centre

Iwona Jelonek

University of Silesia, Poland

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Agnieszka Drobniak

University of Silesia, Poland

Indiana University, United States

Agnieszka received her MSc in geology and PhD in earth sciences from AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Poland. She moved to the United States and joined the Indiana Geological and Water Survey at the Indiana University Bloomington in 2002. She has been working with scientists from USA and all over the world on a variety of collaborative geoscience projects focusing on energy research, critical elements, and biomass fuels. Agnieszka has received a prestigious grant of the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange within Polish Returns Programme and in the fall of 2022 she assumed a research position at the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland. 


Email: agdrobni@iu.edu

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Zbigniew received his PhD from the University of Silesia in Poland. His current projects focus on biomass energy, and combustion emissions.
 


Email: zjelonek@us.edu.pl

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Zbigniew Jelonek

University of Silesia, Poland

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Maria received her MSc in geology from the University of Wrocław and PhD in mining from the Silesian Technical University in Gliwice, Poland. During her PhD studies she accepted a fellowship position at the Newcastle-upon-Tyne University in UK and later, after graduation - a postdoctoral position at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. In 1994 Maria moved to United States and accepted research and faculty position at the Indiana Geological and Water Survey, Indiana University. Her projects focus on geology of energy resources, organic petrology, and geochemistry.


E-mail: mmastale@iu.edu

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Maria Mastalerz

Indiana University, United States

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Michał obtained his PhD in chemistry at the University of Silesia in Poland. Between 2000-2004 he completed a scientific internship and a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in the chemometric group at the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis at the Free University of Brussels in Belgium.
He works as a professor at the Institute of Chemistry and performs functions of the Vice-Rector for Science
and Finance at the University of Silesia. He develops and uses chemometric approaches for the analysis of chemical data, especially complex instrumental signals obtained from various analytical platforms and multi-channel detectors, including hyperspectral images.


Email: mdaszyk@us.edu.pl

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Michał Daszykowski

University of Silesia, Poland

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Ivana holds her PhD from the Free University of Brussels in Belgium. She is employed as a university professor in the Institute of Chemistry of the University of Silesia in Poland. She specializes in the analysis
of multivariate and multimodal chemical data, methods of experiment planning and optimization (DoE), data modeling techniques with missing elements and outlying objects, data fusion techniques and in environmental data analysis.


Email: istanimi@us.edu.pl

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Ivana Stanimirova

University of Silesia, Poland