Janusz Kozinski

Lakehead University

Dr. Janusz Koziński has enjoyed a distinguished academic career in leading institutions in the USA, Europe, and Canada. He is an internationally-renowned higher education leader, researcher and entrepreneur, and one of the world’s most widely acknowledged experts in sustainable energy systems. He received the Gold Medal in 2022 at the Ontario Professional Engineers Awards Gala. Educated in Kraków, Poland, he subsequently conducted research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and spent much of his academic career at McGill University where he was Associate Vice-Principal for Research & International Relations. He was Founding Dean of the Lassonde School of Engineering in Toronto and Founding President of a new University in Hereford, which is one of the most ambitious ventures in British higher education. He is currently Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Lakehead University in Canada leading a new trans-disciplinary initiative applying key driving forces in the 21st century science and engineering to create a novel type of research-based academic programs. Throughout his career, Dr. Koziński has organized and led multi-disciplinary research teams and programs linking energy, environmental, public health, and security issues. These programs were supported by significant government, private, and industry grants and contracts. He has published over 400 papers in peer reviewed journals, books, and conference proceedings. Fueled by an entrepreneurial and inventive spirit, Dr. Koziński founded his own consulting company and has collaborated with multinational firms around the globe. He has also served on the board of a number of companies, including as chairman. Janusz sees the necessity and beauty in bringing people together to not only solve problems of today and tomorrow, but to inspire each other to improve the social fabric of our societies.