Tomasz Bajda PictureTomasz Bajda defended his PhD thesis in 2004 at the Department of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków (Poland). In 2016 got the position of Professor at the University and since 2012 he has been the Chair of the Mineralogy Department. In 2016 elected to be the chair of the Mineralogical Society of Poland. He has published 41 papers in the journals from the Thompson list, over 150 scientific reports and conference abstracts. He has reviewed over 50 paper for scientific journals. As a researcher is focused on synthesis and properties of lead apatites and functional minerals, with particular interest on their application in environmental protection.