Jozef M. Pacyna is Director at the Center for Ecological Economics at NILU. He received his M.Sc. Degree in Chemical Engineering, Ph.D. Degree in Environmental Engineering, and Doctor Habilitus Degree in Chemistry all from the Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland.
Recently he received Professor Degree in Chemistry from the President of the Polish Republic.
Prof. Pacyna has had long-term post-doctoral fellowships in Norway, the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as a Visiting Professorships at the University of Michigan and the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Prof. Pacyna's expertise is based on studies on biogeochemical cycling and fluxes of various chemicals and radionuclides through the environment and source-receptor relationships of various chemicals in the local, regional, and global environment. Another field of his expertise is related to the implementation of environmental strategies defined within international agreements on emission reductions, including cost-benefit analysis of this implementation.
Prof. Pacyna is a member of Steering Committees of various international programs, including the IGBP LOICZ and the IOC Coastal GOOS. He has been a coordinator of various EU projects and programs, including the ELOISE program.
Prof. Pacyna is Director of the Center for Ecological Economics at NILU. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Michigan. He is the author of more than 350 scientific publications, including 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals and more than 30 books and book chapters. He has made his professional career in Norway, Poland, the United States, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. For his work he has been awarded the Main Award of the Polish Ministry of Higher Education and Technology, and the Nordic Aerosol Association.
Prof. Pacyna has taught two courses on Global Change and Selected Problems in Chemical Engineering for graduate and post-graduate students at universities in Poland, the United States and Sweden. He has been a supervisor of 3 Ph.D. dissertations and an opponent in a number of these dissertations in Poland, the United States, Norway, Sweden, Finland, France, and India.