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Grzegorz Wrochna

Undersecretary of State

Prof. dr hab. Grzegorz Wrochna

Grzegorz Wrochna was born in Radom in 1962. He is a professor of physical sciences. From 1986 to 1991 he worked at the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw. He cooperated with CERN and DESY labs in Geneva and Hamburg respectively. From 1991 to 1998 he was participating in designing and construction of CMS experiment at Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN.

Since 1999 he worked at the Institute for Nuclear Studies. In 2006 professor became the director of the institute. In 2011 he initiated creation of the National Centre for Nuclear Research. Professor Wrochna was the director of the Centre until 2015.

He was nominated by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education to represent Poland: in EURATOM (since 2007), in European XFEL |Council in Hamburg (since 2009), in Board of Governors of Joint Research Centre (since 2019). From 2017 to 2018 he was the President of the Committee on Scientific Policy. From 2015 to 2016 he was the president of European Atomic Energy Society. From 2013 to 2019 professor was a member of Governing Board of European Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform (SNETP). Since 2015 he is the chairman of Nuclear Cogeneration Industrial Initiative (NC2I), one of three SNETP pillars. From 2015 to 2018 he was a member of Advisory Panel for “Nuclear Innovation 2050” project of OECD’s Nuclear Energy Agency.

Among professor’s personal interests there are: walking tours, swimming, sci-fi literature and good music of all époques and styles.