grafika ilustracyjnaOn January 25, 2024 prof. dr hab. inż. Krzysztof Galos has taken up the position of Chief National Geologist.





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The appointment was presented to him by the Minister for Climate and Environment, Paulina Hennig-Kloska.

Prof. Krzysztof Galos is a graduate of the Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection at the Stanislaw Staszic AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, as well as a habilitated doctor in Earth sciences in the discipline of geology. He has been a professor of science and natural sciences since 2020.

He has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of economic, deposit and mining geology, mineral resources management, mining economics, raw materials and energy policy and applied mineralogy.

Prior to this position, he had been Director of the Institute of Mineral and Energy Economy of the Polish Academy of Sciences since 2017, and before that Deputy Director for General Affairs and Head of the Laboratory of Raw Materials Policy at the IGSMiE PAN, where he had worked since 1990.

He was, among others, chairman of the Advisory Team for Geology and Mining at the Minister of the Environment, member of the Geological Council at the Minister of the Environment, chairman of the Polish Association for the Valuation of Mineral Deposits and member of the management board - chairman of the Section of Competent Geologists of this association, vice-chairman of the Committee for Sustainable Management of Mineral Resources of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He was also a member of the PGI-NRI Scientific Council for the 2019-2023 term.

He was a member of the Editorial Board of the quarterly journal Mineral Resources Management.

He is the author and co-author of more than 270 scientific publications, including more than 35 monographs and books, and dozens of expert reports for the Ministry of the Environment and other ministries on mineral resources management and rational management of mineral deposits, useful for shaping the country's raw materials policy. He has also prepared dozens of studies and expert reports for economic entities in the areas of geology and mining of coal, hydrocarbons, metal ores and ceramic and rock minerals.


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