grafika ilustracyjnaOn February 1, 2024, the Minister for Climate and Environment, Paulina Hennig-Kloska, appointed two Deputy Directors of the Polish Geological Institute - National Research Institute (PGI-NRI).

The position of Deputy Director for the Geological Survey is held by dr Olimpia Kozłowska, and the position of Deputy Director for Research and Development has been taken up by prof. dr hab. Stanisław Zbigniew Mikulski.


Dr Olimpia Kozłowska is a graduate of the Faculty of Geology, University of Warsaw (1997). In 2015, she defended her PhD thesis on trace element contamination of aquatic sediments at PGI-NRI.

She has been with the Institute since 1997 and has been employed as a chief specialist for the past seven years, and has served as head of the Department of Environmental Geology since 2020.

Her main area of professional interest is environmental protection, especially in terms of assessing the chemical state of water sediments and soils, rational management of environmental resources, especially mineral deposits.

She has a strong track record in geoenvironmental cartography. For many years, she coordinated the development of the serial digital Geoenvironmental Map of Poland at a scale of 1:50 000. She is the author/co-author of dozens of sheets of this map. She has prepared numerous reviews of cartographic studies on behalf of the Commission for Cartographic Studies, acting under the Minister responsible for the environment.

For her scientific and research achievements in the field of protection, shaping and use of the environment and its resources, she received the award of the Minister of the Environment (2008) and departmental badges: Meritorious for Polish geology (2013) and Meritorious for environmental protection.


New deputy director for research and development prof. dr hab. Stanislaw Z. Mikulski is a graduate of the Faculty of Geology at the University of Warsaw, where he obtained his master's degree in 1985, specialising in stratigraphic and exploration geology. By the decision of the PGI-NRI Scientific Council, in 1997 he was awarded the degree of doctor of earth sciences in the field of geology, and in 2008 the degree of habilitated doctor of earth sciences in the field of deposit geology. The President of the Republic of Poland presented him with a professorial appointment in science on 4 January 2021.

He has been employed at PGI-NRI since 1985 and for many years held positions as manager of mineral-related plants/stations.

From 2013 to 2016, he was scientific secretary and plenipotentiary of the Director of PGI-NRI for the evaluation of scientific units. He serves on the editorial committees of several scientific journals. He co-edited scientific special publications.

He is a member of the Scientific Council at PGI-NRI and the Institute of Mineral and Energy Economy of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) in Kraków, as well as a member of expert groups within the Association of European Geological Services EuroGeoSurveys.

On several occasions he has been the manager and/or main implementer of scientific projects awarded through individual competitions, departmental and targeted grants, as well as the national leader in international UNESCO and EGS projects. He also carried out international projects under bilateral agreements between PGI-NRI and Colorado State University, the Research School of Earth Sciences of ANU and the National Geological Survey of Mongolia. He was secretary of the IGCP National Committee (2004-2012).

He is actively involved in national and international geological organisations. He served first as vice-president and is currently president of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits.

He is the author of more than 250 publications and about 100 geological documentations, studies, reports and expert opinions in the field of metal ore deposit geology.