I received an MSc degree in Geodesy and Cartography from the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow, Poland, in 1983. Afterwards, I worked as a researcher at TU Clausthal, Germany, where I graduated with a PhD in 1993. During my stay in Germany, I was a designer and developer of my own software for land subsidence prediction due to oil and gas extraction. After returning to Cracow, I worked as an Assistant Professor on rock mass modeling and land subsidence issues at my Alma Mater. I have adapted my own software for other raw material deposits (salt, coal, copper ore). After receiving a DSc position in 2004, I worked on issues relating to GIS, geohazards and risk assessment. I have been a full professor since 2015.
I was the main investigator of five research grants financed by the Polish Government. I have been invited by various international research institutes to cooperate in projects and steering committees on issues related to land subsidence monitoring, modeling and prediction. I am also a member of the Polish Academy of Sciences – Committee of Geodesy, chair of the 4th Commission of the International Society for Mine Surveying (ISM), chair of the Polish Committee of the ISM, the American Geophysical Union and the Deutsche Markscheider Verein e.V. I have over 30 years of experience working with the industry.
I am currently Dean of the Faculty of Mining Surveying and Environmental Engineering at the AGH University of Science and Technology and head of the Land Subsidence and Hazard Mitigation Research Group.