JANUSZ GOŁAŚ Ph.D., D.Sc. Professor of Chemistry


JANUSZ GOLAS Ph.D., D.Sc. Professor of Chemistry

Office name and address:

AGH University of Science and Technology
Faculty of Energy and Fuels
Department of Coal Chemistry and Environmental Sciences
Al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Krakow, POLAND
phones : 48-12-617-22-49 (office)
e-mail: jgolas@agh.edu.pl
mobile: +48 603 863 033

Education :

1969-1974 Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Mathemathics, Physics and Chemistry Krakow, Poland, (chemistry)

1974 M.Sc., Chemistry, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

1982 Ph. D., Chemistry, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow
(with honors)

1993 D.Sc., Chemistry, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow
(with honors)
Work Experience and Positions Held
2011 – Head of the Department of Coal Chemistry and Environmental Sciences

2006 – Rector’s Proxy for International Studies

200l – Full Professor with title, AGH University of Science and Technology

2000 – Member of the Committee of Analytical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of

2000-2011 Head of the Department of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Mining
Engineering and Environmental Engineering AGH

1997-2000  AGH representative to the Association of Carpathian Region Universities
1995-2000 Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Environmental
Chemistry, Faculty of Mining Surveying and Environmental
Engineering AGH

1995-2005  Director of International School of Technology at AGH (interdepartmental
institution for engineering studies in English of Environmental
Engineering,  Material Sciences,  Mechatronics, Mining Engineering
established in collaboration  with the Illinois Institute of Technology,
Chicago, USA),

1995           on leave as a visitor at the National Science Foundation,
Arlington/Virginia/Washington  D.C. ,USA

1994-2011 Chairman of the Commission of Electroanalysis of the Committee of
Analytical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences

1990-91     on leave as a visiting research associate to prof. Larry R. Faulkner’s group
at the  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
(one year)

1984-1986  on leave as a postdoctoral fellow with prof.Janet G. Osteryoung’s group at the
State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
(two years)

1992- 2003 assistant professor, associate professor and full professor of the Faculty of Mining Surveying and Environmental Engineering, AGH

1975- 1992 research assistant, senior research assistant and assistant professor at the Faculty of Materials Sciences and Ceramics, AGH

Scientific Experience and Activity

Environmental protection in energy sector, environmental chemistry, analytical environmental chemistry, electrochemistry, electroanalysis, microelectrodes, chemical sensors, education in English as a language of instruction, management in education

Over 250 papers and presentations among others in: 

Microchimica Acta, Analytica Chimica Acta, Electrochimica Acta ,Journal of Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Acta Chimica Hungarica, Chemical Analysis, Carbon, Polish Journal of Chemistry, Polish Journal of Environmental Studies , Fuel, Electroanalysis, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, Archives of Environmental Protection, Physics and Chemistry of Solid State, Boprosy Khimii i Khimicheskoj Technologi – Visnyk of the Lviv University – Series Khimya, Nucleonica, Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies: International Journal of Oceanography and Hydrobiology, Journal of Elementology, Polish Journal of Medical Physics and Engineering, Ekoinzynieria, Inzynieria Srodowiska, Geomatics and Environmental Sciences, Analityka and others.                                                        .

Distinguished internationally recognized co-authors of the publications

prof. Janet G. Osteryoung (State University of New York at Buffalo, USA), director of the Division of Chemistry at the National Science Foundation, USA,

prof. Zbigniew Galus (Warsaw University, Warsaw, (Poland), member of the Polish Academy of Sciences

prof. Zygmunt Kowalski (AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow,        Poland), member of the Committee of Anaslytical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences

prof. Larry R. Faulkner, University of Illinois, Urbana,  (USA), president of the University of Texas, Austin, former advisor to the President of the USA,

prof. Harry G. Drickamer University of Illinois, Urbana, USA, member of the American Academy of Science, (USA),

prof. Nasrin Khalili Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, (USA), Director  for Environmental Management and Education at  IIT Stuart School of Business, Chicago, USA,

prof. Keith Jones, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Uptown,  member of the Scientific Committee of the Kosciuszko Foundation, An American Center for Polish Culture (USA)
dr. Andrew Parker, University of Reading, Reading,  (UK)
prof.  Damia Barcelo (The Department of Environmental Chemistry, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Scientific, Barcelona, (Spain)

prof. Tamara Vrublevska, Ivan Franko, National University of Lviv, Lviv,                         (Ukraine)

Over 350 citation records according to the Science Citation Index

Presentations given at international conferences: Amsterdam(1983), Warsaw (1983), Atlantic City (1986), Paris (1987), Prague (1990),Cleveland (1990), Budapest (1991), Edinbourgh (1993), Krakow (1995),Bologna (1996), Berlin (1998), Melbourne (1997), San Diego (2000), Bonn (2000), Lisbon (2001), Krakow (2002), Barcelona (2002), Berlin (2003), Venice (2004), Bordeaux (2006), Beijing (2006), Menorca (2007), Tubingen (2007), Krakow (2008), Cape Town (2009), Kruger Gate, S. Africa(2011) and national (~ 70) organized by Polish Academy of Sciences or Polish Chemical Society

Invited lectures and seminars given in several institutions in Poland and abroad at:

San Diego State University, San Diego, (USA),
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, (USA),
Oxford University, Oxford,  2001 (UK),
State University of New York at Buffalo, 1984-86 (USA),
National University of Laos in Vientiane (Laos)- one semester course on Environmental Chemistry (2008),within the framework of the 6 FP financed by EU
University of North Carolina, North Carolina, Raleigh, 1994 (USA),
Aalborg University, Denmark, (2008)

Professor conferring 7 doctoral degrees, reviewer for 7 Ph. D. thesis (dissertations), 7 professorship title procedures, 5 associate professorship procedures and 1 associate professor position in the USA (Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago), at present supervisor for 4 doctoral dissertations.

Principal Investigator for 10 projects financed by the State Committee for Scientific Research (KBN) and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, 2  educational projects financed by the Polish American Maria Curie Fund concerning implementation of engineering studies in English into Polish educational system.

Principal Investigator and Project Manager for a ten years environmental research and educational project with 1 mln $ budget funded by the  Kosciuszko Foundation Inc., An American Center for Polish Culture ( NY, USA).

Chairman of the 9th European Conference on Electroanalytical Chemistry organized by the European Electroanalytical Society in Krakow (2002).

Coordinator for two Erasmus Programs (University of Reading, UK and Aalborg University,Denmark)
Coordinator for international educational project on undergraduate and graduate programs established in collaboration  with Illinois Institute of Technology , Chicago, USA (1995-2005)
Collaboration within the frames of KIC Ph.D and M.Sc. Studies of Clean Coal Technologies established at AGH University of Science and Technology


International Electrochemical Society
International Association of Geochemistry
Polish Chemical Society
Polish Academy of Sciences, Committee of Analytical Chemistry


Ministry of Education Award                                                        1978, 1983, 1995

Secretary of Polish Academy of Sciences Award                                             1979

Medal of National Committee of Education                                                      1999

17 Rector’s Awards for Outstanding Scientific Achievements
List of selected publications

B.Kubica, W.M.Kwiatek, M.Stobiński, S.Skiba, M.Skiba, J.Gołaś , M.Kubica, M.Tuteja-Krysa, A.Wrona , R.Misiak, Z.Krzan; “Concentration of 137 Cs, 40K radionuclides and some heavy metals in soil samples from Chochołowska Valley from Tatra National Park; Polish J.of Environ.Stud. Vol.16,No.5 (2007) 735-741

J. Górecki, A. Iwanicha, P. Wojtanowicz, K. Styszko-Grochowiak, M. Macherzynski, D. Barcelo, J. Gołaś, „Determination of Mercury in Sediment and Fish Samples from Ebro River (Spain)”; Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies, International Journal of Oceanography and Hydrobiology, vol. XXXVI, Supplement 3, 2007, p. 107-115, ISSN 1730-413X

M. Macherzyński, A. Kowal, B. Macherzyńska, J. Gołaś „Microscopic Studies of the GC/poly-NiTMHPP/Nafion Electrochemical Nitric Oxide Sensor”; Materials Science Forum 2006, vol.518, s.277-282, ISSN 0255-5472,  poz.5121 pkt.15

J. Gołaś, B. Kubica, W. Reczyński, W. M. Kwiatek, M. Jakubowska, M. Skiba, M.Stobiński, E. Dutkiewicz, G. Posmyk, K. W. Jones, M. Olko, J. Górecki „ Preliminary Studies of Sediments from the Dobczyce Drinking Water Reserwoir” Polish Journal of Environmetal Studies Vol. 14, No 5, 2005

K. Styszko-Grochowiak, J. Gołaś, H. Jankowski, S. Koziński: „Characterization of the coal fly ash for the purpose of improvement of industrial on-line measurement of unburned carbon content”. Fuel 83, 2004.

B. Kubica, J.W. Mietelski, J.Golas, S. Skiba, E. Tomankiewicz, P. Gaca, M.Jasinska, M.Tuteja-Krys, ”Ccncentration of 137Cs, 40K, 238 Pu and 239+240Pu radionuclides and Some Heavy Metals in Soil Samples from Two Main Valleys from Tatra National Park”, Pol. J. Env. Studies, 2002, 11, 5, 537-545

J.Gorecki, J.Golas “Electrochemical Procedure for Determination of Mercury in Waste Soil Samples”, Electroanalysis, 2001, 8-9, 13

J.Golas, H.Jankowski, B.Niewczas, Z.Piechna, Z.Szkutnik, C.Worek “Optoelectronic System for On-Line Measurements of Unburned Carbon in Coal Fly Ash” , Proceedings of Society of Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineers ( Washington D.C.), Proceedings Series, 2000, 4516, 267

N.Khalili, M.Campbell, G.Sandi, J.Golas “ Production of Micro-and Mesoporous Activated Carbon from Paper Mill Sludge”, Carbon, 2000, 38, 1905

M.Macherzynski, W. Bilecki, J.Gorecki, R. Przewlocki, J.Golas ”Electrochemical and UV-Vis Spectroscopic Measurements of Nitric Oxide in Fibroblastes and Astrocytes”, Electroanalysis, 2000, 13, 1046

J.Górecki, J.Golas,“Voltammetric Procedure for Determination of Mercury in Soil Wastes after Wet Microwave Digestion”, Chem.Anal.,1998,43,1027

M.Macherzynski, H.Machelska, J.Golas “Determination of Nitric Oxide (NO) in Presence of Nitrites by Using Electrochemically Modified Sensors”, Chem.Anal. 1998, 43, 1033

J.Gorecki, J.Golas “ Stand for high Pressure Electrochemical Measurements” Electroanalysis,1996, 8,630
Analytical aspects of mercury determination and speciation in environmental samples / Janusz GOLAS, Jerzy GORECKI, Agnieszka IWANICHA // W: ICCE 2009 Stockholm : 12th EuCheMS international conference on Chemistry and the environment : 14–17 June 2009 : Stockholm, Sweden : abstracts. — [Sweden : US-AB, 2009]. — S. 128
Analytical aspects of mercury emission, deposition and environmental contamination from the Polish perspective / Janusz GOŁAŚ, Jerzy GÓRECKI, Agnieszka IWANICHA // W: MEC7 : Mercury Emission from Coal : Glasgow, Scotland, 16–18th June 2010. — [S. l. : s. n., 2010]. — S. 14. — Bibliogr. s. 14
Chemistry of sediments from the Dobczyce Reservoir, Poland, and the environmental implications / Witold RECZYŃSKI, Małgorzata JAKUBOWSKA, Janusz GOŁAŚ, Andrew Parker, Barbara Kubica // International Journal of Sediment Research ; ISSN 1013-7866 (błędny ISSN 1001-6279). — 2010 vol. 25 no. 1 s. 28–38. — Bibliogr. s. 38, Abstr

Determination of methylmercury by gas chromatography – cold vapour atomic fluorescence spectometry / Jerzy GÓRECKI, Agnieszka IWANICHA, Mariusz MACHERZYŃSKI, Katarzyna STYSZKO, Janusz GOŁAŚ // Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies : international journal of oceanography and hydrobiology ; ISSN 1730-413X. — 2010 vol. 39 Suppl. 1 s. 65–78. — Bibliogr. s. 77–78, Abstr
Sorption of ibuprofen on sediments from the Dobczyce (Southern Poland) drinking water reservoir — Sorpcja ibuprofenu na sedymentach pochodzących ze zbiornika wody pitnej w Dobczycach / Katarzyna STYSZKO, Katarzyna SOSNOWSKA, Piotr WOJTANOWICZ, Janusz GOŁAŚ, Jerzy GÓRECKI, Mariusz MACHERZYŃSKI // Archives of Environmental Protection = Archiwum Ochrony Środowiska ; ISSN 0324-8461. — 2010 vol. 36 no. 4 s. 81–91. — Bibliogr. s. 89–90, Abstr.
Radionuclides {^{137}Cs} and {^{40}K} in the soils of the Tatra National Park (TPN, Poland) / Barbara KUBICA, Stefan Skiba, Marek Drewnik, Marcin Stobiński, Małgorzata Kubica, Janusz GOŁAŚ, Ryszard Misiak // Nukleonika : The International Journal of Nuclear Research / Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology, Polish Nuclear Society, National Atomic Energy Agency ; ISSN 0029-5922. — 2010 vol. 55 no. 3 s. 377–386. — Bibliogr. s. 385–386, Abstr. — B. Kubica dod. afiliacja: The Henryk Niewodniczański Institut of Nuclear Physics of Polish Academy of Sciences


Principal Investigator for the projects listed below
– High Pressure Studies of Metal Electrochemical Deposition, KBN, National Committee of Research (KBN)                                                                                                        (1993-96)

– The Systems of Collection, Segregation and Neutralization of Wastes from Large Scientific Research Institutions, National Committee of Research (KBN)                               (1995-98)

– Application of UV Irradiation for Post Flotation Wastes Samples Digestions in the Procedure of Voltammetric Determination of Heavy Metals, National Committee of
Research (KBN)                                                                                                       (1996-99)

– Various Versions of Amperometric Nitric Oxide Sensor – Elaboration of the Construction and Applications in Biomedical Studies, National Committee of
Research (KBN)                                                                                                       (1997-2000)

– Studies of Stability of Solidified Wastes in Purpose to Prevent Their Menace to the Environment, National Committee of Research (KBN)                                             (1999-01)

Determination of Spacial Distribution of Radionuclides and Heavy Metals in Tatra National Park, Ministry of Science  and Higher Education                                               (2002-2005)

Monitoring System for the Content of Unburned Carbon in Fly Ash, National Committee of Research Ministry of Science and Higher Education                                           (2000-2002)

-Principal Investigator for the 1 mln $ Project Financed by The Kosciuszko Foundation Inc., An American Center for Polish Culture, New York City , USA                          (2000-2010)

-Studies of Accumulation and Fate of  Chemical Compounds in Sediments Ministry of
Science and Higher Education                                                                            (2003- 2006)

-Understanding of river-sediment-soil-groundwater interactions for support of management of waterbodies (river basin & catchment areas) AquaTerra – an Integrated Project of the 6th EU RTD Framework Program                                                                                     (2004 – 2009)
-Development of a Coal Gasification Technology For High-Efficiency Fuel and Power
Production ( CoalGas), 3.85 mln EUR Poject financed by the European Institute of   Technology , Principal Project Manager and Coordinator,                                    (2011-2013)

– Analysis of possible limitations of coal emission from coal processing for energy, National
Committee of  Science, Principal Inverstigator                                                   (2011-2014)
– Analysis of pharmaceuticals and other emerging contaminants in municipal sewage,
National Committee of Science, doctoral project, supervisor,                            (2011-2013)