prof. dr hab. Marcin Gruchała
Chairman of the Assembly of the Fahrenheit Union of Universities in GdańskRector of the Medical University of Gdańsk
Rector of the Medical University of Gdańsk since 2016, Chairman of the Conference of Rectors of Academic Medical Universities in the 2020-2024 term. A specialist in internal medicine and cardiology and a highly regarded academic and doctor.
Throughout his professional life, Prof. Marcin Gruchała has been connected with his Alma Mater. He served as Vice-Rector for Student Affairs in 2012-2016. Since 2013, he has been the Head of the 1st Department of Cardiology at the MUG. As the rector’s representative, in 2009-2013 he supervised the construction of the Invasive Medicine Centre, a highly specialised hospital within the University Clinical Centre.
Prof. Gruchała's main scientific and clinical interests comprise the coronary artery disease, cardiac insufficiency, heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support. He also specialises in genetic and environmental factors contributing to the development of sclerosis and its complications, and in familial hypercholesterolemia.
He is a member of the National Council for Cardiology established by the Minister of Health, and of the Council for the Plan for Labour and Economic Development operating as an auxiliary body of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economic Development, Labour and Technology
prof. dr hab. inż. Adriana Zaleska-Medynska
Director of the Fahrenheit Union of Universities in Gdańsk
Head of the Department of Environmental Technology and Laboratory of Photocatalysis at the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Gdańsk. A specialist in chemical technology, nanomaterials and heterogeneous photocatalysis.
For over 20 years, she has been conducting research in heterogeneous photocatalysis while managing the laboratories first at the Faculty of Chemistry of the Gdańsk University of Technology, and then since 2012 at the University of Gdańsk. She has graduated 13 Ph.D. students.
As well as being a co-founder of NanoSci, a start-up dealing with the commercialisation of air treatment devices, she is a co-author of over 140 original and review research papers in journals of the so-called Philadelphia List of Journals, 12 patents and 14 patent applications as well as more than 290 communiqués presented at national and international conferences.
A winner of the Polish Intelligent Development Award 2020 in the Scientist of the Future category, Prof. Zaleska-Medynska is a joint creator of the prototypes of photocatalytic air treatment devices rewarded with gold medals at international invention exhibitions (Paris, Brussels, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur).
She cooperates with business circles in the use of nanomaterials with bacterio- and fungicidal as well as photocatalytic properties.
mgr Katarzyna Zygmunt
Deputy director of the The Fahrenheit Union of Universities in Gdańsk
A graduate in Genetics at the University of Gdańsk, professionally linked with the Gdańsk University of Technology for 10 years. For 5 years she has managed the Document Management and Archiving Department (COD), which is involved in the improvement of competencies and document workflow process optimisation in the administration of the Gdańsk Tech.
With many years of experience at various positions in university administration, Katarzyna specialises in the optimisation of the traditional and electronic document flow based on workflow-type mechanisms. She coordinates information and document flow, implements and supervises the Electronic Document Management system (EZD) at the Gdańsk University of Technology.
Before she started work at the Gdańsk Tech, she cooperated with non-governmental organisations including: the Pomeranian Research and Environmental Technology Centre, Ecobaltic Foundation, Foundation for Environmental Education, Regional Environmental Center, Environmental Partnership for Central Europe, and with private companies.
She has many years of experience in national and international projects in planning, implementation, control and settlement of tasks contributing to the pursuance of programme objectives, and also in cooperation with other organisations, companies and local government.
prof. dr hab. inż. Krzysztof Wilde, czł. koresp. PAN
Member of the Assembly of the Fahrenheit Union of Universities in GdańskRector of the Gdańsk University of Technology
Rector of the Gdańsk University of Technology since 2019 and a highly regarded scientist and expert in bridge structures, structural mechanics and diagnostics of civil structures, as well as a teacher and academic leader popular among students.
Before he became Rector of the Gdańsk Tech, a leading university of technology in northern Poland, Prof. Krzysztof Wilde served as the Dean of the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Gdańsk Tech three times. He gained his international experience, among other universities, at the University of Tokyo, Japan, where he acquired the title of Doctor, and then of Associate Professor of that University. He is the author and co-author of over 200 publications and 4 patents, and in 2016 he became a member of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Prof. Krzysztof Wilde is also one of the advisers of the Minister of Education and Science on infrastructure projects in Polish science and the chairman of the Rectors’ Council of the Pomeranian Region. In his work as a rector and scientist, he gives priority to the integration of the scientific community with business and to the creation of the best possible conditions for the development of gifted young scientists.
prof. dr hab. Piotr Stepnowski
Member of the Assembly of the Fahrenheit Union of Universities in GdańskRector of the University of Gdańsk
Rector of the University of Gdańsk in the 2020-2024 term. In 2016-2020, he served as the Vice-Rector for Research and International Cooperation at the University of Gdańsk. In September 2020, he was appointed the first Director of the Fahrenheit Union of Universities in Gdańsk.
He has been the Head of the Department of Environmental Analysis since 2006. In 2008-2011, he served as Deputy Dean and in 2012-2016 as Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Gdańsk. In 2011-2012, he was the organiser and first director of the UG’s Institute for the Protection of the Environment and Human Health.
Prof. Stepnowski’s scientific interests comprise research into the mechanisms of environmental pollution spread and chemical conversion, the methods of pollutant analysis and the toxicological assessment of the consequences of pollutant occurrence. In 2020, he was ranked among the 2% of the world's most influential scientists, whose publications are most often quoted by other authors. The ranking was prepared by Stanford University in cooperation with the Elsevier and SciTech Strategies.
He has published over 260 original and review research papers in periodicals listed on the so-called Philadelphia List of Journals. He was the editor of 8 publications and the author and co-author of 3 academic textbooks, as well as 15 chapters in prestigious international publications.
dr hab. Maciej Duszczyk, prof. UW
Member of the Fahrenheit Union of Universities in GdańskChairman of the University Council of the University of Gdańsk
Member of the Fahrenheit Union of Universities in GdańskChairman of the University Council of the Gdańsk University of Technology
Member of the Fahrenheit Union of Universities in GdańskChairman of the College Council of the Medical University of Gdańsk
mgr Agata Pijagin-Piątkiewicz
Fahrenheit Union of Universities in Gdańsk