Dr. Piotr Zabinski studied Chemistry at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland and graduated as MS in 1995. He then joined the research group at the Faculty of Non Ferrous Metals, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland (AGH-UST). He received his PhD degree in 2000 at the same institution. After two years postdoctoral fellowship supervised by Prof. Koji Hashimoto at Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan he obtained the position of an Associate Professor at the AGH-UST. He has published more than 60 research articles in SCI(E) journals.