DSc. Eng. Beata KępińskaProfessor, MEERI, PAS

    Beata is a graduate of AGH – University of Science and Technology (AGH-UST), Kraków, Poland, with an MSc. Eng. degree in Applied Geology, and then PhD and DSc in Earth Sciences – Geothermics. She was a UNU Fellow at UNU-GTP in Iceland in 1994 and the UNU Visiting Lecturer in 2003.

    Beata is employed at Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences (MEERI PAS). She began her adventure with geothermics in the late 1980s by engaging in the first experimental geothermal plant in Poland (in Podhale Region) designed and operated by MEERI PAS. She has wide experience in R+D+I on most aspects of geothermal resources, as well as education and their promotion. She is an academic lecturer and supervisor at AGH-UST, Kraków (geothermal, energy issues). Beata is the president of the Polish Geothermal Society (since 2006), IGA BoD member (2016–2019 and some previous terms, etc.

    Beata has also been the coordinator of the first geothermal projects for Poland (2016-2017) within  the framework of the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism, EEA. And in cooperation with some entities from Iceland and Poland (including former Polish UNU Fellows) she contributed to the inclusion of geothermal energy into the scope of EEA Financial Mechanism for Poland, 2014 – 2021 thus opening the doors for long-awaited collaboration among both countries in the framework of EEA Mechanism.

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