Prof. Zbigniew Brzózka is a graduate of the Faculty of Chemistry at the Warsaw University of Technology. He defended his doctorate with honours at his home faculty in 1982, then his post-doctoral dissertation in 1991 (Warsaw University of Technology) and since 1998 he has been a titular professor. In February 2002 he was employed as a full professor, first in the Chair of Analytical Chemistry, and since October 2008 in the Department of Microbioanalysis at the Institute of Biotechnology at the Faculty of Chemistry of the Warsaw University of Technology.
He completed a number of long-term scientific internships, including a scientific internship at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, a scientific contract at ETH Zurich and Orion Research Inc., a scientific internship at the University of Twente, Department of Organic Chemistry (Netherlands), a scientific research contract as a coordinator of a project financed by the Royal Dutch Science Foundations (NWO, STW), by companies: Priva and Sentron, Inc., and was a visiting professor at the University of Twente/MESA Institute (Netherlands).
In 1994-2001 he was employed at the Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences as a part-time professor and in 1999-2002 at the Institute of Electron Technology in Warsaw as a professor for the management of a commissioned grant.
For over 30 years of independent scientific research he created a research team in the field of chemical sensors and miniature analytical systems and devices, membrane ion-selective electrodes (ISE), chemically modified field transistors, optical optrodes, enzymatic biosensors, and recently miniature analytical devices for complex chemical analysis.
He is co-author of more than 140 publications in scientific journals of international reach, author of the chapter “Potentiometric Sensors” in the monograph published by Elsevier Science, Oxford in 1996; co-author and chief editor of several monographs published by Oficyna Wydawnicza of the Warsaw University of Technology: ” Sensory Chemiczne” [Chemical Sensors] (1998), “Miniaturyzacja w analityce” [Miniaturization in analytics] (2005) and “Mikrobioanalityka” [Microbioanalysis]. (2009).
He is the Chairman of the Miniaturization and Trace Analytics Committee of the Analytical Chemistry Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland’s representative in the European COST programme “The DC on Chemistry and Molecular Sciences And Technologies” (since 2007), member of the scientific committees of the world conferences: The International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (microTAS), the most prestigious conference in the area of “Lab-on-a-Chip” (since 2006) and The International Meeting of Chemical Sensors (IMCS) (since 2007).
Prof. Zbigniew Brzózka received a number of awards and distinctions, including the Professor’s Subsidy (currently the MASTER programme) of the Foundation for Polish Science in the field of science in 2003-2006 and the Prof. Wiktor Kemula Medal in 2010.
Since 2008 he has been an editor of the “Sensors & Actuators B, Chemical” magazine (Elsevier, IF = 3,968), he was a promoter of 14 doctoral dissertations (two of his students received their post-doctoral title and one is a titular professor).
Since 1 September 2008, he has been the Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry of the Warsaw University of Technology in the following terms: 2008-2012 and 2012-2016; currently he is the Head of the Chair of Medical Biotechnology.