Kazimierz SUROWIEC, Ph.D.


            January 2013


1989              Ph. D., “The Structure and Properties of Surface Films of Poly(ethylene Glycol) 20M on the Surface of Solid Supports”, Marie Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland. Dissertation awarded by The Ministry of Education, MEN Warsaw, 1990.

1980              M. S., “Isotachophoresis - Investigations on Instrumentation and Separation of Simple Cations and Anions”, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland. Graduation with Honors.

1976              Graduation from High School in Tomaszow Lubelski, Poland.

·        SKILLS

Analytical Techniques:  Solvent-Extraction, Ion Chromatography, Gas Chromatography, High-Performance Liquid Chromatography, Thin Layer Chromatography, Capillary Electrophoresis, Capillary Electrochromatography, Solid Phase Extraction, UV-VIS Spectrophotometry, Fluorescence Spectrophotometry, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry, Design and Fabrication of Microfluidic Devices.

Languages:      Polish (native), English, Russian, German.

Computer skills: MS Office (MS Word, Excel, Power Point), Grapher, Microcal Origin, Drawing/Designing Software (Design CAD, Adobe Illustrator, Solid Works,  Chem Draw), Internet (Front Page). Analytical Data Acquisition Software (PeakNet Chromeleon, X-Calibur).


2011 -             Senior Research Associate, Mass Spectrometry Facility Manager

2006 - 2010    Senior Research Associate, Analytical Facility Manager/Upper Division Laboratory Coordinator, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Texas Tech University

2000 - 2006     Senior Research Associate, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Texas Tech University, Hosts: Professor Purnendu K. Dasgupta, Professor Richard A. Bartsch.

1997 - 2000    Lecturer, Department of Chemical Physics, Faculty of Chemistry, Marie Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland.

1995 - 1997    Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, Host: Professor Purnendu K. Dasgupta.

1990 - 1991   Postgraduate International Course UNESCO, Department of Electronic Organic Chemistry, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan.

1989 - 1995   Lecturer, Department of Chemical Physics, Marie Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland.

1983 - 1989   Senior Assistant, Department of Chemical Physics, Marie Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland.

1980 - 1983   Assistant, Department of Physical Chemistry, Marie Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland.


Twenty five original papers published in domestic and international scientific journals, four patents, and a number of presentations at domestic and international conferences (list attached).


1. Graduate and undergraduate teaching:

Application of inverse gas chromatography in physicochemical measurements.

Application of gas chromatography in environmental analysis.

Spectroscopic methods (introduction to nuclear magnetic resonance).

Capillary electrophoresis and electro-driven separation techniques

2. Research coworker on governmental (PR.14, RP.I.08) and company grants for development of analytical techniques.

3. Member of recruitment committee in entrance examinations (1990, 1992-1994, 1998-2000).

4. Organizer and performer of educational chemistry shows for high school students.

5. Interdisciplinary grant in biochemistry - analytical chemistry ($10,000).

6. Analytical projects in cooperation with industry:

Determination of water-soluble vitamins in pharmaceutical formulations.

Process control in wine industry by determination of lactic acid.

Determination of ethylene oxide in gas phase used in sterilization process of pharmaceutical equipment.

Characterization of hop varieties by determination of bitter acids ratio in hop extracts.

Determination of petroleum products in polluted underground water and fingerprint based identification of pollution sources.

Preparation and evaluation of sorption properties of a strontium-complexing resin.

7. Faculty Coordinator for Marie Curie-Sklodowska University international exchange projects.

8. Numerous reviews for Chemia Analityczna, Chemical Analysis (Warsaw) Journal.