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Scope and history

1. Scope and history

Scope of interest

  1. to initiate, organize and coordinate basic applied research in the field of analytical chemistry in various branches of science and technology
  2. to stimulate development of chemical and physicochemical methods for detection and separation of organic and inorganic chemical substances in various matrices
  3. to implement procedures of chemical metrology and quality assurance of analytical results
  4. to promote achievements in analytical chemistry
  5. to represent Polish analytical chemistry in the international organizations


Short history

The story of the committee starts in 1955 when on September 15th the group of Polish analytical chemists from Warsaw lead to the appointment of the Analytical Subcommittee within the Committee of Chemistry of the Department III of Polish Academy of Sciences. These were prof. dr Wiktor Kemula (University of Warsaw), doc. dr Jerzy Minczewski (Technical University of Warsaw), prof. dr Marceli Struszyński (Technical University of Warsaw), Janina Świętosławska (Institute of General Chemistry),  Marian Akst (Central Geological Agency) Stanisław Czubek (Institute of Chemical Synthesis), Zygmunt Łada (Institute of General Chemistry). Since the range of activities taken by the subcommittee went far beyond competencies and general interest of the Committee of Chemistry, on February 25th 1975 it was decided to upgrade it to The Committee of Analytical Chemistry of the Department III of Polish Academy of Sciences. Prof. dr Kemula was the first chairman of the committee, whereas Prof Minczewski was a deputy and dr Rubel was a secretary. Since then more then 300 people from academia and industry were involved in works of the Committee. The chairman position was held by the following colleagues: Prof. W. Kemula (until 1980), Prof. J. Minczewski (1980-1992), Prof. A. Hulanicki (1992-2006), Prof. J. Namieśnik (2006-2016), Prof. B. Buszewski (since 2016).

Excerpts from the Story of the Committee by A. Hulanicki