Mariusz RUSZEL, PhD, DSc, Assoc. Prof.

Chairman of the Ignacy Lukasiewicz Institute for Energy Policy

University professor in the group of research and teaching staff in the Department of Economics at the Faculty of Management of Rzeszow University of Technology. Editor-in-chief of the scientific journal "Energy Policy Studies". Originator and chairman of the organizing committee of the cyclical Scientific Conference "Energy Security - Pillars and Development Perspective". Winner of the scholarship of the Minister of Science and Higher Education for an outstanding young scientist (2017). Member of the Independent Scientific Evaluation Group (ISEG) of NATO's Science for Peace and Security program (2022-2024). Reviewer for many international and national scientific journals. Independent author of several scientific monographs and more than 60 scientific articles.


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ORCID: 0000-0003-1546-6754

Andrzej PODRAZA, PhD, DSc, ProfTit

Political scientist, Head of the Institute of Political Sciences and International Affairs at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Head of the International Relations Office at the Catholic University of Lublin. His main areas of interest are global relations, European integration, transatlantic relations, international security, including the concept and threats of energy security and security in cyberspac and protection of critical infrastructure. In the past he was a researcher at the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London (Chatham House) and an expert of the European Commission. Member of Team Europe at the European Commission Representation in Warsaw. Member of many national and international scientific associations. Lecturer in many foreign centres. Author of many scientific publications published in Poland and abroad, including those on energy security and cyberspace.


Adam SZURLEJ, BEng, PhD, DSc, Assoc. Prof.

Associate professor at the Department of Oil and Gas Engineering of the Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas, AGH University of Science and Technology  in Kraków. He graduated from the Faculty of Energy and Fuels, AGH. Administrator of postgraduate course: Natural gas market – opportunities and barriers to development. His scope of scientific interest is related to the natural gas market, energy security, energy policy and broadly understood energy raw materials trade. Author or co-author of over 100 publications.


ORCID: 0000-0003-3872-9019

Tomasz MŁYNARSKI, PhD, DSc, Assoc. Prof.

The political scientist and associate professor at the Department of International Relations and Foreign Policy of the Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations, Jagiellonian University. He specializes in issues connected with energy security, contemporary foreign policy and security of France. He is the author of monographs and articles, e.g., Bezpieczeństwo energetyczne w pierwszej dekadzie XXI w. Mozaika interesów i geostrategii [Energy security in the first decade of the 21st century: a mosaic of interests and geostrategies] (2011), Francja w procesie uwspólnotowienia bezpieczeństwa energetycznego i polityki klimatycznej Unii Europejskiej [France in the course of communitising energy security and climate policy of the European Union] (2013), Energetyka jądrowa wobec globalnych wyzwań bezpieczeństwa energetycznego i reżimu nieproliferacji w erze zmian klimatu [Nuclear power vs global challenges of energy security and the non-proliferation regime in the age of climate changes] (2016).


ORCID: 0000-0002-7713-6307

Rafał MIĘTKIEWICZ, Commander, PhD DSc

Head oficer of the Naval Warfare Department, Faculty of Command and Naval Operations, Polish Naval Academy. Graduate of Gdynia Maritime University (Postgraduade Studies of Security and Crisis Mnagement). An author of two books and few dozens of papers concerning use of unmanned systems in maritime domain. The area of scientific interests related to modern technologies in activity at sea including maritime critical infrastructure protection (energetic primarily).


ORCID: 0000-0002-3129-7092

Tomasz MIROWSKI, BEng, PhD

Researcher at the Division of Minerals and Energy Sustainable Development at the Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He deals with the use of energy from renewable sources, in particular biomass, as well as fuel and energy management in economic and environmental aspects, both in large-scale and distributed (prosumer) power generation. In the years 2001-2014 he worked on a scientific and didactic position at the Faculty of Energy and Fuels of the AGH University of Science and Technology. Apart from his scientific work at the Institute, he has also been an expert since 2009 at the National Centre for Research and Development in the field of biofuels and the Regional Operational Programme for the Małopolska Region for 2007-2013 and 2014-2020 in the field of Environmental Protection and Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency.


ORCID: 0000-0003-4897-9142


Adam MASŁOŃ, BEng, PhD, Assoc. Prof.


ORCID: 0000-0002-3129-7092


Doctoral degree in economic sciences awarded by the Institute of Economic Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. Dissertation: "Application of the DEA method to analyze changes in the technical efficiency of regulated network companies. On the example of national electricity distribution companies". Professionally involved in the electric power sector since 1994. Expert of the Energy Policy Institute since 2016. Professionally associated with PGE Dystrybucja, where she is the head of the office for modeling of grid operations. PGE Dystrybucja's representative in the E.DSO association (European electricity distribution system operators) as a member of the Committees: Technology & Knowledge Sharing, Innovation & Research, Regulation and Policy. Member of EU DSO Entity expert groups: Distributed Flexibility, Existing Network Codes, Digital Energy Sector Action Plan. Former Vice Chair of WG1 Reliable, economic and efficient energy system group in ETIP SNET (European Technology & Innovation Platforms, Smart Networks for Energy Transition). Expert in the Demand Side Flexibility group established by ACER. Expert in the WG6: Stationary Applications and Integration group of the Batteries Europe association. Area of scientific interest related to the electricity sector, including regulatory issues for the sector at the EU level and the development of new technologies in the energy market. Leading topic is various aspects of electricity system flexibility, including technical and regulatory. Involved in EU-level regulatory development work related to new and current grid codes. In addition, energy communities, digitization of the sector and new technologies including energy storage and hydrogen are of interest.


ORCID: 0000-0002-8367-9914


Doctor of Social Sciences, graduate of the Jagiellonian University and stipendist of Duisburg-Essen University in Germany. Memeber of the working group "Innovation implementation in the business environment" in European Technology & Innovation Platform Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP SNET). She specialises in energy transition and energy policy in the EU, with a particular focus on German-speaking countries.


ORCID: 0000-0002-5184-0902


Economist, an assistant professor at the Institute of International Economics, Collegium of General Economy, Warsaw School of Economics. A graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics. Reviewer in international and scientific journals. Author of energy-related articles. Specializes in the analysis of the energy security, energy policy, natural gas exports, economic diplomacy and international economics.


ORCID: 0000-0003-1615-9991

Justyna MARZEC, PhD


ORCID: 0000-0001-6508-0580



Tomasz CHYŁA, Lieutenant Commander, BEng, MSc

Graduate of a master's degree in navigation and naval armament and postgraduate studies in hydrography at the Faculty of Navigation of the Bohaterów Westerplatte Naval Academy in Gdynia. He is a student of postgraduate studies "Offshore Wind Energy" at the Gdansk University of Technology. He has several years of naval experience, which included service on missile ships, a corvette and a frigate, as well as civilian fleet watch officer's certificates. Currently, he is a doctoral student and senior lecturer in the Department of Maritime Operations at the Faculty of Command and Maritime Operations of the Naval Academy. His area of interest includes the development of offshore wind energy in the maritime areas of the Republic of Poland, elements of security of maritime infrastructure and issues of energy resources supply by sea. His scientific interests also focus on the impact of implemented modern energy technologies on the level of national security. Expert of the I.Lukasiewicz Institute for Energy Policy. Participant of the "Sectoral Agreement for the Development of Offshore Wind Energy in Poland" at the Ministry of Climate and Environment (Working Group No. 2: Research and Development). Author of studies and analyses on the energy sector. Deputy editor of Energy Policy Studies. Participant of NATO project SAS-163 (Energy Security in the Era of Hybrid Warfare) and associate of the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence in Vilnius.


ORCID: 0000-0002-3489-1185


A graduate of the European Studies in the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science and Law in the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. Currently a PhD Candidate in the Institute of European Studies at the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies of the University of Warsaw. Main research interests are focused on the energy policy, the natural gas market, e-mobility, as well as the energy law, in particular the EU law.


Przemysław OGAREK, MSc

PhD student at PhD School of Engineering and Technology at Rzeszow University of Technology. Member of Youth Climate Council at Minister of Climate and Environment. His scientific interests focus on energy security, climate and energy policy, development of renewable energy sources.


ORCID: 0000-0003-0737-2010

Marta MARZEC, BEng, MSc


ORCID: 0000-0002-3216-9981




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Artur STEC, BEng, PhD


ORCID: 0000-0001-8553-202X

Sławomir STEC, BEng, PhD


ORCID: 0000-0002-5645-7507 


Author of the novel "Extrawagantki". She is a columnist for "Rzeczpospolita", an author of articles on theater studies and scientific reviews. A graduate of Slavic studies at the Jagiellonian University, general speech therapy at the University of Wrocław, media speech therapy at the University of Gdańsk and voice emission studies at the University of Wrocław. Owner of the Voice Training and Artistic Speech Therapy Laboratory "Professor Higgins".




ORCID: 0000-0003-4273-8743



Paulina BEDNARSKA, BEng, MSc


Norbert DRĄŻEK

Organizational Coordinator

Graduate of the Faculty of Management at Rzeszow University of Technology.

Employed at the Corporate Office of EXATEL (Polish telecommunications operator, cyber security service provider).

He is active in scientific and cultural projects. Loves music, theater and travel. He is also interested in gardening.

He has been working with the Ignacy Lukasiewicz Institute for Energy Policy since 2019. He is a member of the organizing committees of the Scientific Conference "Energy Security - Pillars and Development Perspective" and the National Competition for Local Government Units for the Most Energy Innovative Local Government.