Professor Jacek Semaniak appointed as the President of the Central Office of Measures in Poland

Author: Kamila Szulc, Marcin Mikiel
Published by: Kamila Szulc

On November 9, 2020, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki appointed Professor Jacek Semaniak as the President of the Central Office of Measures. The document was handed by the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Development, Labour and Technology, Jarosław Gowin. The nomination ceremony was held at the headquarter of the Ministry of Development, Labour and Technology in the presence of the special guests.

Jacek Semaniak is a professor of physical sciences. Graduate of physics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the Pedagogical University in Kielce. He received his doctoral degree in 1995 at the Andrzej Sołtan Institute for Nuclear Studies in Świerk. He obtained his postdoctoral degree in 2002 at the University of Warsaw on the basis of the dissertation "Dissociative Recombination in Ion Storage Rings". He was awarded the title of professor of physical sciences on July 3, 2012. His scientific activity is related to the study of free electron collisions with molecular ions under low-temperature plasma conditions and the study of ionization and emission mechanisms of characteristic X-rays in collisions of ions with atoms.

From 1988 employed at the Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce (head of the molecular physics department, and after that medical physics and biophysics department), in 1995-1998 he completed research internships at the Stockholm University of Technology and Stockholm University.

He was vice-rector for didactics and student affairs (2008–2012), vice-rector for general affairs (2012-2020) and rector (2012-2020) of the Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce. From 2020, he is a member of the Scientific Policy Committee.

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