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Irena Twardowska

Irena Twardowska, Polish environmental engineer, consultant, researcher. Achievements include 5 national patents on industrial waste dump construction, coal desulfurization. Recipient Silver award Katowice (Poland) Regional Council, 1976, Golden award. 1985, Silver Cross for ecolog. research achievement, State Council Poland, 1985, Golden award Ministry Eviron. Protection, Natural Resources and Forestry, 1996.

Background

  • Twardowska, Irena was born on January 6, 1938 in Kharkov, Ukraine. Daughter of Nicholas and Valentine (Stempulkowska) Maryniak.

  • Education

    • Master of Science, Silesian Technology University, Gliwice, Poland, 1960. Postgraduate, Polish Academy of Sciences, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, Silesian Technology University, Gliwice, Poland, 1965.

      Doctor of Science, University Mining and Metallurgy, Cracow, Poland, 1986.

    Career

    • Assistant designer District Designing Office, Zabrze, Poland, 1961. Senior assistant Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute Environmental Engineering, 1965-1969, senior scientist, 1969-1987, associate professor, since 1987. Professor Pedagog. University, Czestochowa, Poland, since 2000.

      Project leader research groups Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute Environmental Engineering, Zabrze, since 1965, laboratory head, since 1988. Managing director Ecology, Ltd., Swietochlowice, Poland, since 1991. Expert, consultant Ministry of Environmental Protection, Natural Resources and Forestry, Poland, since 1993.

      Expert Silesia Region Administration, Poland, since 2001.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include 5 national patents on industrial waste dump construction, coal desulfurization.

    Works

    • Author: Impact of Coal Mining Waste on the Acquatic Environment, 1981, 1988 (Polish Academy of Sciences awards, 1981, 1989). Presenter (at over 100 international symposia, conferences). Contributor over 200 science papers, chapters to books.

      Member editorial board: Environmental International. Editor: Solid Waste: Assessment, Monitoring and Remediation, 2004. Editor-in-chief: Ecofox Enfironmental Safety.

    Membership

    Vice chairman Technology Committee #216 on Waste of Polish Standardization Committee, since 2003. Vice chair subcommittee for Waste Examination, Committee Analytical Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences, 1993—1996, member committee, since 1996. Member Tech Committee.

    # 216 on Wastes Polish Standardization Committee, since 1994. Representative in European Committee for Standardization CEN/TC292, since 1998. Co-organizer Central and Eastern European Regional section chair of Polish chapter of SECOTOX International Society Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, since 1992, council member, since 1994, president, 1999—2001.

    Member Association Sanitary Engineers, Mineralogical Association, International Society for Optical Engineering, Water Environmental Federation, Association Exploration Geochemistry, Society Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, International Society Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, International Society Humic Substances, United States National Geographic Society, International Society Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety (council member, president, 1999-2001).

    Personality

    Interests

    Fashion, horseback riding, hiking, books, music.

    Connections

    • Married Jerzy Malinowski, April 20, 1958 (divorced 1969). 1 child, Robert; married Norbert Twardowski, May 24, 1970.
    • father: Nicholas Maryniak
    • mother: Valentine (Stempulkowska) Maryniak
    • spouses: Jerzy Malinowski
    • Norbert Twardowski
    • child: Robert Twardowska
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    Born January 6, 1938
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    • 1960
      Silesian Technology University
    • 1965
      Polish Academy Science
    • 1965
      Silesian Technology University
    • 1986
      University Mining and Metallurgy
    • 1961
      Assistant, designer District Designing Office
      Zabrze, Poland
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