School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Wojciech Mrozik

Researcher (Environmental Chemist)

Background

Qualifications

2008 - PhD in Chemistry (Environmental Chemistry) from University of Gdansk, Poland
2004 - MSc (integrated) in Environmental Protection, University of Gdansk, Poland

Previous Positions

2008 - 2015 Associate Professor/ Lecturer - Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Gdansk, Poland

2011 - 2012 PostDoc (FNP TEAM) - Department of Medical Laboratory Diagnostics, Medical University of Gdansk, Poland 

2007 - 2008 Assistant Professor - Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Gdansk, Poland


        


    Research

    Research Interests

    I am interested in transport, sorption, biodegradation and interactions of modern pollutants (micropollutants) with natural environment. My research focuses on the fate assessment of emerging hazards (i.e. ionic liquids, pharmaceuticals and personal care products) in soils, natural waters and wastewater. I utilize various analytical techniques such as LCMS, LC-CAD or GC.

    Anoter aspect of my research theme are alternative sorbents based either on clay minerals or biochars. I am interested inperformance assessemnt of these sorbents as well as real applications.


    Projects:

    1. Valorisation of agricultural wastes in the Thai rural economy for bioenergy production, nutrient recycling and water pollution control in aquaculture – Newton Fund (2017 -2018) Research Associate
    2. Enzymatic antibiotics pollution control – British Council (2016 – 2018) - Researcher
    3. Smart reactive sorbents for the removal of emerging contaminants – CeG Seed Corn (2015-2016) - Co-Investigator
    4. Global Innovation Partnership to Investigate, Restore and Protect the Urban Water Environment – British Council (2014 – 2016), Researcher
    5. Synthetic peptides - study on physiochemical properties and biological activity- National Science Centre, Poland, (2013 - 2016) - Principal Investigator
    6. Mitigating the risk of micropollutants in the environment - EPSRC Challenging Engineering, UK (2011 – 2017) – Research Associate
    7. Diagnostic markers for investigation of formation and progression of atherosclerotic plaques- Foundation for Polish Science, TEAM, Poland, (2011-2015) – internal PostDoc
    8. Biodegradation of antidiabetic drugs by sewage sludge and selected soils, National Science Centre, Poland, (2011-2012) - Principal Investigator
    9. Study on mechanism of interaction of ionic liquids with selected mineral surfaces, Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland, (2010- 2011) - Co-Investigator
    10. Study on sorption mechanism and time of transport of ionic liquids in various types of soil and sediment, Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, (2006-2008) – PhD grant (PI)
    11. Development of analytical methodology for investigation of ionic liquids in biological and environmental samples, Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, (2005- 2008) – Named Researcher
    12. Investigation of toxicology and ecotoxicology of ionic xenobiotics – environmental risk assessment of ionic liquids and perchlorate compounds, Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, (2005- 2008) – Researcher


    Other Expertise

    Analitycal techniques - HPLC, GC, IC, MS



    Teaching

    My teaching experience:

    • Basic and Inorganic Chemistry (Medical University of Gdansk)
    • Basic Crystallography (Medical University of Gdansk)
    • Analytical Chemistry (Medical University of Gdansk and University of Gdansk)
    • Environmental Engineering (University of Gdansk)
    • Water Supply and Treatment Module (Newcastle University)
    • Biogeochemistry (Medical University of Gdansk)

    I am co-supervisor of five PhD Students

    I am also active MSc supervisor (or co-supervisor)

     

    Publications