Prof. Adam Smolinski, Scientific Secretary, Central Mining Institute (Katowice, Poland). Specializes in clean coal technologies including solid fuels gasification, carbon dioxide sequestration, sorbents and catalysts application in hydrogen production. His expertise covers also exploratory environmental data analysis, multiway data analysis, clustering, data mining, missing elements and outlier detection methods, calibration and autoassociative neural networks. Author of over 200 scientific, peer-reviewed papers.
In his professional career, he has held numerous research and teaching positions. In 2000-2004, he worked as a lecturer in the Institute of Chemistry at the University of Silesia. From 2005 to 2006, he occupied several research positions at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, USA, Coal Research Park of Southern Illinois University in Carterville, USA, and the Department of Material Engineering at the Central Mining Institute.
Professor Smolinski serves on various international committees including the Energy Strategic Working Group of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), World Energy Council, Polish Committee for Standardization (PKN), and the Scientific Association of Chemists at Polish Academy of Sciences. He is also the Head of the Silesian Environmental PhD Program in the field of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Technologies and a member of the Scientific Council of the Central Mining Institute. He sits on the editorial boards of several international peer review journals.