Dr Aleksandra Pieczyńska studied Environmental Protection at University of Gdańsk (Poland) and graduated as MS in 2009. She also completed Engineer degree at Gdansk University of Technology in 2011. She then joined the research group of Prof. Siedlecka at the Department of Environmental Technologies, University of Gdańsk. She received her PhD degree in 2014 at the same institution. In 2013 she started work as Research Assistant at Department of Environmental Technologies, University of Gdańsk and since 2015 she obtained the position of Assistant Professor at the same institution. She has published 20 research articles in SCI (E) journals.