Prof. Krzysztof Warmuzinski graduated from the Silesian University of Technology in 1970, specializing in chemical engineering. His principal research areas have included multicomponent diffusion, interfacial phenomena during gas-liquid mass transfer and, more recently, pressure swing adsorption, membrane separation and chemical reactor engineering. In 1982-1983 he spent a year as a research fellow at Birmingham University, UK, working on Marangoni convection accompanying the absorption of carbon dioxide. He also spent some time in the USA (SUNY at Buffalo and the University of Washington in Seattle), Spain (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and Japan (Kyushu University and Waseda University).

For almost two decades Prof. Warmuzinski has been active in a number of European and international initiatives aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions, including the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme and the European Technology Platform for Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants. He co-authored the IPCC Special Report on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage, and is a European Commission evaluator, providing expertise in the assessment of the EU Framework Programme proposals.

In 2003 he became director of the Institute of Chemical Engineering, Polish Academy of Sciences, and has since initiated several projects dealing with the mitigation of the environmental impact of energy production.