Andrzej Dworak obtained his M.Sc. in chemistry from the Dresden University of Technology, graduated from the Silesian University of Technology and got his D.Sc. and professorship from the Warsaw University of Technology.
After graduating he joined the Polish Academy of Sciences, first the Institute of Polymers, then the Institute of Carbon Chemistry. Now Prof. Dworak is acting as the director of the Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials of the Polish Academy of Sciences, leading simultaneously the Laboratory of Nanostructured Polymers at the same institute.
The scientific interest of Prof. Dworak concerns the synthetic polymer chemistry, especially the controlled and living polymerization of heterocycles, stimuli sensitive polymers, polymers for biomedical applications. Prof. Dworak authored over 140 papers in international journals and promoted many Ph.D. students. He was visiting professor in numerous scientific institutions, amongst them University of Leuven, Belgium, Dresden University of Technology, Institute of Polymers, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Max-Planck Institute of Polymer Research, BASF.
The research of Prof. Dworak was mostly financed by numerous Polish and international grants he was leading.
Prof. Dworak is active in numerous scientific organizations: Polish Chemical Society – vice-president, Polish Chemical Society, Section of Polymer Chemistry – chairman, Polish Chemical Society, Gliwice branch – chairman, Polish representative in European Polymer Federation, Polish representative in Central and East European Polymer Network.