Adam Smoliński


    Professor, PhD, DSc
    Scientific Secretary


  • Research interests focus on energy technologies, in particular coal and biomass gasification/co-gasification, combustion/co-combustion, cogeneration, renewable energy, hydrogen technologies, sustainable energy systems, environmental impact of industrial systems, energy storage, carbon dioxide capture, storage and chemical utilization (CCS, CCU) and advanced methods of data mining (chemometrics).



  • - Full professor in Technical Sciences, President of Poland, Warsaw, Poland, 2016
    - Habilitation (DSc) in Mining and Geo-Engineering (specialization in coal processing), Central Mining Institute, Poland, 2010
    - Doctor of Chemistry, Institute of Physics, Silesian University, Katowice, Poland, 2004
    - MSc in Chemistry, Institute of Physics, Silesian University, Katowice, Poland, 2000


  • - Member of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures, ESFRI, Energy Thematic Working Group, European Commission
    - Vice-President of the Scientific Association of Chemists of Polish Academy of Sciences, Katowice
    - Member of the World Energy Council - Europe Task Force on the EU-Policy Framework 2030
    - Member of ECCSEL ERIC Scientific Advisory Board
    - Member of Polish Committee for Standardization (PKN)
    - Editor-in Chief, Journal of Sustainable Mining (Elsevier)
    - Visiting professor, Henan Polytechnic University, Jiaozuo, Henan, China
    - Visiting Professor, Institute for Scientific and Technological Research of San Luis Potosi, IPICYT, Mexico
    - Member of the Editorial Board of Sustainability — Open Access Journal, MDPI AG, Switzerland
    - Member of the Editorial Board of Energy Science and Technology
    - Member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Mining Engineering and Mineral Processing


  • - Bronze Cross of Merit, the President of the Republic of Poland (2016)
    - Budryk Award of the Division IV Technical Sciences of Polish Academy of Sciences for the habilitation monograph (2012)
    - Scholarship of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for distinguished young scientists (2011- 2014)


    1. Bak A., Kozik V., Walczak M., Fraczyk J., Kaminski Z., Kolesinska B., Smolinski A., Jampilek J., Towards Intelligent Drug Design System: Application of an Artificial Dipeptide Receptor Library in QSAR-Oriented Studies, Molecules 2018, 23, 1964; doi:10.3390/molecules23081964
    2. Smolinski A., Howaniec N., Kuna-Gwoździewicz P., Chemometric exploration of the data concerning gases emitted from burning mine waste dump, The Role of Exergy in Energy and the Environment (Editors: Nizetic, Sandro, Papadopoulos, Agis), Springer, 2018, pp.473-483
    3. Wojtacha-Rychter K. Smoliński A., Research on a gas index reflecting the sorption process on carbon materials in coal mines, Sustainability 2018, 10, 2468; doi:10.3390/su10072468
    4. Pivnyak G., Dychkovskyi R., Bobyliov O., Cabana E.C., Smoliński A., Mathematical and Geomechanical Model in Pyysical and Chemical Processes of Underground Coal Gasification, Solid State Phenomena 277 (2018) 1-16, doi: 10.4028/www/
    5. Wojtacha-Rychter K., Smoliński A., Multi-component gas mixture transport through porous structure of coal, Fuel 233 (2018) 37–44
    6. Howaniec N., Smoliński A., Porous structure properties of Andropogon Gerardi derived carbon materials, Materials 2018, 11, 876; doi:10.3390/ma11060876
    7. Jorge L. González-Escobar, Alicia Grajales-Lagunes, Adam Smoliński, Antonio De Léon-Rodríguez, Ana P. Barba de la Rosa, Microbiota of edible Liometopum apiculatum ant larvae reveals potential functions related to their nutritional value, Food Research International, 109 (2018) 497-505
    8. Wojtacha-Rychter K., Smoliński A., The interactions between coal and multi-component gas mixtures in the process of coal self-heating at different various temperatures ranges: an experimental study, Fuel, 213 (2018) 150–157
    9. Smoliński A., Howaniec N., Bąk A., Utilization of energy crops and sewage sludge in the process of co-gasification for sustainable hydrogen production, Energies 2018, 11, 809; doi:10.3390/en11040809
    10. Więckol-Ryk A., Krzemień A., Smoliński A, Lasheras F.S., Influence of wet flue gas desulfurization on amine based absorption plant for CO2 removal, Sustainability, 2018, 10(4), 923; doi:10.3390/su10040923
    11. Howaniec N., Kuna-Gwoździewicz P., Smoliński A., Assessment of emission of selected gaseous components from coal processing waste storage site, Sustainability, 2018, 10, 744; doi:10.3390/su10030744
    12. Djaković Sekulić T., Smolinski A., Mandić A., Lazić A., Chromatographic and in silico assessment of logP measures for new spirohydantoin derivatives with anticancer activity, Journal of Chemometrics, 2018;32:e2991, DOI: 10.1002/cem.2991
    13. Howaniec N., Smoliński A., Porous structure of bituminous coal, lignite and biomass carbonized at high pressure and temperature - Chemometric study, Energies 2017, 10, 1457; doi:10.3390/en10101457
    14. Dudzińska A., Howaniec N., Smoliński A., Effect of coal grain size on sorption capacity with respect to propylene and acetylene, Energies, 2017, 10, 1919; doi:10.3390/en10111919
    15. Howaniec N., Smoliński A., Biowaste utilization in the process of co-gasification with hard coal and lignite, Energy 118 (1) (2017) 18-23
    16. Fugiel A., Burchart-Korol D., Czaplicka-Kolarz K., Smoliński A., Environmental impact assessment of mining and quarrying sector in European countries, Journal of Cleaner Production, 143 (2017) 159–168
    17. Smoliński A., Howaniec N., Chemometric modelling of experimental data on co-gasification of bituminous coal and biomass to hydrogen-rich gas, Waste and Biomass Valorization, 8 (2017) 1577–1586
    18. Djakovic-Sekulic T., Smoliński A., RP-HPTLC data in correlation studies of a 5-arylidene-2,4-thiazolidinedione derivatives, Journal of Chromatographic Science, 55 (5) (2017) 564-570
    19. Bak A., Kozik V., Smoliński A., Jampilek J., In silico estimation of basic activity-relevant parameters for a set of drug absorption promoters, SAR and QSAR in Environmental Research, 28 (2017), 427-449
    20. Słowiński G., Smoliński A., Thermodynamic feasibility of pure hydrogen storage and production in iron and germanium based double chemical looping process, Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society, 28(6) (2017) 1098-1105
    21. Śliwińska A., Burchart-Korol D., Smoliński A., Environmental life cycle assessment of methanol and electricity co-production system based on coal gasification technology, Science for the Total Environment, 574 (2017), 1571-1579
    22. Janoszek T., Smoliński A., Stańczyk K., Modelling test of autothermal gasification process using CFD, Archives of Mining Sciences, 2(62) (2017) 253-268
    23. Smoliński A., Stempin M., Howaniec N., Determination of Rare Earth Elements in Combustion Ashes from Selected Polish Coal Mines by Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry, Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy, 116 (2016) 63–74
    24. Burchart-Korol D., Krawczyk P., Czaplicka-Kolarz K., Smoliński A., Eco-efficiency of underground coal gasification (UCG) for electricity production, Fuel 173 (2016) 239–246
    25. Rompalski P., Smoliński A., Krztoń H., Gazdowicz J., Howaniec N., Róg L., Determination of mercury content in hard coal and fly ash using X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy coupled with chemical analysis, Arabian Journal of Chemistry, 10.1016/j.arabjc.2016.02.016,
    26. Smoliński A., Howaniec N., Co-gasification of coal/sewage sludge blends to hydrogen-rich gas with the application of the simulated high temperature reactor excess heat, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 41 (2016), 8154-8158
    27. Djaković Sekulić T., Božin B., Smolinski A., Chemometric study of biological activities of 10 aromatic Lamiaceae species’ essential oils, Journal of Chemometrics, 30(4) (2016), 188-196
    28. Krzemień A., Więckol-Ryk A., Smoliński A, Koteras A., Więcław-Solny L., Assessing the risk of corrosion in amine-based CO2 Capture Process, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 43 (2016) 189-197
    29. Urych B., Smoliński A., Kinetics of Sewage Sludge Pyrolysis and Air Gasification of Its Chars, Energy & Fuels, 30(6) (2016), 4869–4878
    30. Smoliński A., Howaniec N., Quantitative modelling of trace elements in hard coal, PLoS ONE 11(7): e0159265. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0159265
    31. Smoliński A., Drobek L., Dabek V., Bak A., Experimental study of trace elements and organic pollution on the mine waste dumps from Polish and Czech Republic Silesian Region, Chemosphere, 162 (2016) 189-198
    32. Bak A., Kozik V., Smoliński A., Jampilek J., Multidimensional (3D/4D-QSAR) probability-guided pharmacophore mapping: Investigation of activity profile for a series of drug absorption promoters, RSC Advances, 6 (2016) 76183–76205
    33. Słowiński G., Smoliński A., Thermodynamic feasibility of hydrogen rich gas production supported by iron based chemical looping process, Journal of Chemistry, Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 1764670,
    34. Krawczyk P, Howaniec N., Smoliński A., Economic efficiency analysis of substitute natural gas (SNG) production in steam gasification of coal with the utilization of HTR excess heat, Energy, 114 (2016) 1207-1213
    35. Smoliński A., Kuna-Gwoździewicz P., Łączny M.J., Bąk A., Study of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons content in gas released from burning mine waste dump, Acta Chromatographica, 27(2) (2015), 239-254
    36. Krause, E., Krzemień, A., Smoliński, A., Analysis and assessment of a critical event during an underground coal gasification experiment, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries (2015), doi: 10.1016/j.jlp.2014.12.014
    37. SHowaniec N., Smoliński A., Cempa-Balewicz M., Experimental study of nuclear high temperature reactor excess heat use in the coal and energy crops co-gasification process to hydrogen-rich gas, Energy, 84, (2015), 455–461 doi: 10.1016/
    38. Djaković-Sekulić T., Smoliński A., Trišović N., Ušćumlić G., Božić B., Chemometric Study of the Antiproliferative Activity of Some New Hydantoin Derivatives: Assessment of Activity and Chromatographic Lipophilicity Data, Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society, 26(7) (2015), 1379-1386
    39. Dudzińska A., Smoliński A., N.Howaniec, Experimental study on sorption and desorption of propylene on Polish hard coals, Energy & Fuels, 29(8) (2015) 4850-4854
    40. Zołotajkin M., Smoliński A., Ciba J., Skwira M., Kluczka J., Analysis of the Silesian Beskid (Poland) forests extinction, Journal of Chemistry, 2014, doi:10.1155/2014/748236
    41. Howaniec N., Smoliński A., Effect of fuel blend composition on the efficiency of hydrogen-rich gas production in co-gasification of coal and biomass, Fuel, 128 (2014), 442-450
    42. Smoliński A., Metody opracowania danych wielowymiarowych i planowania eksperymentów w badaniach naukowych, Główny Instytut Górnictwa, Katowice 2014
    43. Bak A., Wyszomirski M, Magdziarz T. , Smolinski A., Polanski J., Structure-based modeling of dye-fiber affinity with SOM-4D-QSAR paradigm: Application to set of anthraquinone derivatives, Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening, DOI: CCHTS-EPUB-59047
    44. Smoliński A., Djakovic-Skulic T., Chemometric study of retention indices of some thiazolidinediones derivatives in two low polarity stationary phases, Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening, DOI: 10.2174/1386207317666140509102101
    45. Chałupnik S., Smoliński A., Wysocka M., Calibration of the method for C-14 measurements in combustion gases, Radiocarbon, 56(3) (2014) 1–8, DOI: 10.2458/56.17779
    46. Howaniec N., Smoliński A., Influence of fuel blend ash components on steam co-gasification of coal and biomass – Chemometric study, Energy, 78 (2014) 814–825
    47. Smoliński A., Howaniec N., Application of gas chromatography in the study of steam gasification and co-gasification of hard coal and biomass chars, Acta Chromatographica, 25(2013)2, 1–14, DOI: 10.1556/AChrom.25.2013.2.8
    48. Smoliński A., Stańczyk K., Kapusta K., Howaniec N., Analysis of the organic contaminants in the condensate produced in the in-situ underground coal gasification process, Water Science and Technology, doi: 10.2166/wst.2012.558, 67(3) (2013), 644-650
    49. Kamińska-Pietrzak N., Howaniec N., Smoliński A., The influence of feedstock type and operating parameters on tar formation in the process of gasification and co-gasification, Ecological Chemistry and Engineering S, 20(4) 2013, 747-761
    50. Howaniec N., Smoliński A., Steam co-gasification of coal and biomass - synergy in reactivity of fuel blends chars, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38(2013) 16152 -16160
    51. Nikolic K., Filipic S., Smoliński, A., Kaliszan R., Agbaba D., Partial Least Square and Hierarchical Clustering in ADMET Modeling: Prediction of Blood – Brain Barrier Permeation of α-Adrenergic and Imidazoline Receptor Ligands, Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 16(4) (2013) 622-647
    52. Krause E., Smoliński A., Application of classification and systematization methods in assessment of the level of associated hazards in the exploitation areas, Archives of Mining Sciences, 58 (2013) No 4, 1007–1022
    53. Stańczyk K., Kapusta K., Wiatowski M., Swiadrowski J. Smoliński A., Rogut J., Experimental simulation of hard coal underground gasification for hydrogen production, Fuel, 91 (2012) 40–50
    54. Djaković-Sekulić T.LJ., Smolinski A., Trišović N., Ušćumlić G., Multivariate evaluation of the correlation between retention data and molecular descriptors of antiepileptic hydantoin analogs, Journal of Chemometrics, 26 (2012) 95–107
    55. Smoliński A., Metody kalibracyjne w opracowaniach danych eksperymentalnych, GIG, Katowice 2012
    56. Wiatowski M., Stanczyk K., Świądrowski J., Kapusta K., Cybulski K., Krause E., Grabowski J., Rogut J., Howaniec N., Smoliński A., Semi-technical UCG by the shaft method in experimental mine “Barbara”, Fuel 99 (2012) 170–179
    57. Nikolic K., Pavlovic M., Smolinski A., Agbaba D., The Chemometric Study and Quantitative Structure Retention Relationship modeling of Liquid Chromatography separation of Ziprasidone components, Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening, 2012, 15, 730-744
    58. Smoliński A., Stańczyk K., Kapusta K., Howaniec N., Chemometric Study of the Ex Situ Underground Coal Gasification Wastewater Experimental Data, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution: Volume 223(9) (2012), 5745-5758
    59. Smoliński A., Coal char reactivity as a fuel selection criterion for coal-based hydrogen-rich gas production in the process of steam gasification, Energy Conversion and Management, 52 (2011), 37-45
    60. Zołotajkin M., Ciba J., Kluczka J., Skwira M., Smoliński A., Mobile aluminium in the mountain forest soil of Barania Góra range (Silesian Beskids, Poland), Water Air and Soil Pollution, 216 (2011), 571–580
    61. Howaniec N., Smoliński A., Steam gasification of energy crops of high cultivation potential in Poland to hydrogen-rich gas, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36 (2011) 2038-2043
    62. Smoliński A., Howaniec N., Stańczyk K., A comparative experimental study of biomass, lignite and hard coal steam gasification, Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy 36 (2011), 1836-1842
    63. Stańczyk, N. Howaniec, A. Smoliński, J. Świądrowski, K. Kapusta, M. Wiatowski, J. Grabowski, J. Rogut, Experimental simulation of air and oxygen-enriched air underground gasification of lignite and hard coal, Fuel, 90 (2011) 1953–1962
    64. Tosti T., Natić M., Smoliński A., Milić D., Milojković-Opsenica D., Tešić Z., Study of retention of 31 polyoxygenated steroids by normal- and reversed-phase thin-layer chromatography, Acta Chromatographica, 23(3) 2011, 429-445
    65. Howaniec N., Smoliński A., Stańczyk K., Pichlak M., Steam co-gasification of coal and biomass as an innovative way of hydrogen-rich gas production, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36 (2011) 14455–14463
    66. Smoliński A., Stańczyk K., Howaniec N., Steam gasification of selected energy crops in a fixed bed reactor, Renewable Energy, 35 (2010) 397-404
    67. Smoliński A., Niekonwencjonalne metody wykorzystania węgla kamiennego dla otrzymywania gazu bogatego w wodór, Katowice, Prace Naukowe GIG, (2010)
    68. Djaković-Sekulić T., Smoliński A., Chemometric characterization of s-triazine derivatives in relation to structural parameters and biological activity, Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, 36(8), (2010), 954-961
    69. Smoliński A., Howaniec N., Environment Friendly Coal Processing Technologies for Sustainable Development of Polish Energy Sector, Ecological Chemistry and Engineering S, 17(3) (2010), 297-307
    70. Stańczyk K., Smoliński A., Kapusta K., Wiatowski M., Świądrowski J., Kotyrba A., Rogut J., Dynamic experimental simulation of hydrogen oriented underground gasification of lignite, Fuel 89 (2010) 3307-3314
    71. Smoliński A., Pichlak M., Innovation in Polish industry: the cluster concept applied to clean coal technologies in Silesia, Technology in Society, (2009) 31(4), 356-364
    72. Smoliński A., Howaniec N., Sustainable production of clean energy carrier - hydrogen, Ecological Chemistry and Engineering S, 2009, Vol.16, no.3, 335-345
    73. Smoliński A., Laboratory Scale Tests of Coal-Based Hydrogen Production with CO2 Capture in the Aspect of Clean Coal Technologies, International Journal of Global Warming, Vol. 1(1-3), 2009. 227-237
    74. Smoliński A., Coal-Based Hydrogen Production with CO2 Capture in the Aspect of Clean Coal Technologies, (eds. I.Dincer, A.Midilli, A.Hepbasli, T.H.Karakoc), Green Energy and Technology. Global Warming, Springer, New York, 2009, 295-305
    75. Smoliński A., Zołotajkin M., Ciba J., Dydo P., Kluczka J., Robust PLS Regression Models to Predict Aluminum Content in Soils of Beskid Mountains Region, Chemosphere, 76 (2009), 565-571
    76. Djaković-Sekulić T., Smolinski A., Perisić-Janjić N., Janicka M., Chemometric characterization of (chromatographic) lipophilicity parameters of newly synthesized s-triazine derivatives, Journal of Chemometrics, 22 (2008) 195-202
    77. Smoliński A., Falkowska L., Pryputniewicz D., Chemometric exploration of sea water chemical components data set with missing elements, Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies, XXXVII (3) (2008) 49-62
    78. Smoliński A., Laboratory tests of hydrogen production through coal gasification with reduction of CO2 emission with CaO, Archives of Environmental Protection, 34 (2008) 23-36
    79. Smoliński A., Gas chromatography as a tool for determining coal chars reactivity in a process of steam gasification, Acta Chromatographica, 20(3) (2008) 349-365
    80. Smoliński A., Hławiczka S., Chemometric treatment of missing elements in air quality data sets, Polish Journal of Environmental Studies, Vol.16 No.4 (2007), 613-622
    81. Lewin I., Smoliński A., Rare, threatened and alien species in the gastropod communities in clay pit ponds in relation to the environmental factors, Biodiversity and Conservation, 15(11) (2006) 3617-3635
    82. Lewin I., Smoliński A., Rare, vulnerable and alien species in the mollusc communities in the mining subsidence reservoirs of an industrial area (The Katowicka Upland, Upper Silesia, Southern Poland), Limnologica, 36(3) (2006) 181-191
    83. Smoliński A., Walczak B., Einax J.W., Robust Multivariate Calibration in Environmental Studies, Analytical Letters, 36 (2003) 2317-2336
    84. Smoliński A., Walczak B., Exploratory analysis of chromatographic data-sets with missing elements. Initialization of the expectation–maximization algorithm, Acta Chromatographica, 12 (2002) 30-48
    85. Smoliński A., Walczak B., Einax J.W., Hierarchical clustering extended with visual complements of environmental data set, Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, 64 (2002) 45-54
    86. Smoliński A., Walczak B., Exploratory analysis of data sets with missing elements and outliers, Chemosphere, 49 (2002) 233-245
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