Agata Krystosik-Gromadzińska, PhD, is currently a Lecturer, Researcher and Assistant Professor in the Department of Safety and Energy Engineering at West Pomeranian University of Technology, Poland. She completed her Master's course at the Technical University of Szczecin, Poland, in Ocean Technology in 2000. Her Master's thesis was “Fire and explosion danger in relations to location of accommodation spaces and engine room”. Between 2000-2003 she studied at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and completed her doctoral course on the construction and operation of machines. She obtained her PhD in 2007, writing her doctoral thesis on the “Dislocation of risk objects as a method of fire protection on ships”. In 2006 she completed postgraduate studies in Pedagogics at the Institute of Economics and Management.
She has experience of a placement at the Lloyd’s Register, Ship Design and Research Centre in Gdansk, Poland, and on board two ships - mv Clipper Eagle and mv Orla - where she also undertook research in ergonomics. The research she conducted in Poland was in cooperation with Autocomp Management, the Polish Navy, the State Fire Brigades, the Maritime Search and Rescue Services, and local shipyards. She also has conducted research at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium, and was a member of the 5th EU Programme SAFERELNET.
Agata is an Expert of the EU Commission in the field of shipping safety. Her responsibilities are connected with the evaluation of the proposals submitted in response to the H2020 calls for proposals. She is a member of the Polish Combustion Institute, the Society of Polish Naval Architects and Marine Engineers KORAB, the Polish Section for Shipping Systems and Equipment (SSE) IMO, the Polish Scientific and Technical Society for Exploitation, the Commission for the Exploitation of Oceanic Facilities and Sea Ports Szczecin.
Her current interests are connected with the ergonomics of ships in relation to the safety of the crew and the vessel. She is also interested in safety engineering and fire safety on board.