Dr Marcin Smiglak was born in 1979 in Poznan, Poland and here he obtained his education up to MSc, Eng in Technology of Organic Chemistry at Poznan University of Technology in 2003. Following his MSc, Dr Smiglak obtained his PhD in Organic Chemistry at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA (2007) under supervision of Prof. Robin D. Rogers. In the years 2008-2010 Dr Smiglak held a position of Post-doctoral Research Associate in Prof. Robin D. Rogers research group at Center for Green Manufacturing and Alabama Institute of Manufacturing Excellence, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA. In 2010 he took a position of Head of Production and Technology R&D in IoLiTec Ionic Liquid Technologies GmbH, Heilbronn, Germany and held it until mid 2012. Since then he holds a position of a head of research group at Poznan Science and Technology Park, Poznan. In 2017 he received his habilitation. Dr Smiglak’s scientific interest is oriented on the synthesis and innovative applications of ionic liquids.
During The 2nd Advances in Green Chemistry Conference in Poznań, which is a continuation of COST EXIL Network Meeting, he will be a conference chairman.