Rafal Lukasik was graduated in Chemical Technology from Warsaw University of Technology (2002), and in 2007 he completed a PhD in Chemical Engineering from New University of Lisbon. In 2003, he was a Marie Curie Researcher at Queens University Ionic Liquid Laboratory in Belfast, UK and shortly after he became a Marie Curie Researcher at IBET, Portugal, and at Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Germany. In 2008 he started to work as a post-doctoral researcher at the Associate Laboratory (Centre of Excellence) for Green Chemistry REQUIMTE, New University of Lisbon and since October 2009 he holds a position of Research Associate of National Laboratory of Energy and Geology (LNEG) in the Unit of Bioenergy hired in the FCT Ciência and FCT Investigator 2013 Programmes. His expertise is directed to green chemistry and biorefinery concept. He is the co-author of more than 65 peer-reviewed papers published in the leading international journals such as Chemical Reviews, Green Chemistry, ChemSusChem and so on. He is an invited editor of the book entitled: Ionic Liquids in the Biorefinery Concept (ISBN: 978-1-84973-976-4) published by RSC and other about role of high-pressure CO2 in biorefinery to be published at the end of 2016 by RSC too. Additionally, he has published 6 book chapters, series of conference proceedings and he is an inventor of 1 world and 4 national patents. He has an honour to be a guest editor of thematic issue on White Biotechnology of Sustainable Chemical Processes of Springer.
As a proof of recognition of my scientific achievements in 2008 I won The International Association of Chemical Thermodynamics Junior Award for Excellence in Thermodynamics and in the last year the Innovation for Sustainability Award in category processes for the RefinOlea- Integrated Valorisation of Residues and Sub-Products of Olive Oil Extraction Project.