Krystyna Malińska is a researcher and academic lecturer at the Faculty of Infrastructure and Environment at Częstochowa University of Technology. Her work focuses on research in the field of environmental engineering, R&D project management, intellectual property rights and the commercialization of scientific results.
Through teaching courses and performing research, she tries to encourage students to search for their own person passion and find their own career path. This is also the mission of the TopMinds training and mentoring program for students, which she coordinates together with the alumni from the Top 500 Innovators and Fulbright programs.
She is proud that she can contribute to bridging the gap between academia and industry through research, development, and outreach. She pursues this goal by executing her own research projects, educating students, and promoting the principles of sustainable development and circular economy, but also through her work in consulting and shaping regulations, policies, and funding programs for research, development and innovations, and by helping research funding agencies to select projects that would bring the highest value to society and the economy.