Dr. Marek Pawlik obtained his BSc in Chemistry with specializations in environmental chemistry, radiochemistry, and colloid chemistry from Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland, in 1994. He obtained his PhD degree in 2002 in Mineral Processing Engineering from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. In 2002, he was appointed as an assistant professor in Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia. Presently, Dr. Pawlik is an associate professor and Associate Head of Research in the Institute. He teaches two core undergraduate courses on mineral processing: Froth Flotation and Coal Preparation, and a technical elective on Processing of Oil Sands. He has also given several short courses to the industry on various aspects of froth flotation and coal processing.
Dr. Pawlik's research interests cover the following subjects: the surface chemistry of minerals and coal, froth flotation and fine particle processing, process water chemistry, chemistry and structure-performance characteristics of industrial reagents (polymers, surfactants, etc.), rheology of mineral suspensions, dispersion and aggregation phenomena in fine particle systems, flocculation and dewatering, and adsorption of polymers and surfactants. He also regularly provides consulting services in these areas. Dr. Pawlik has published 30 refereed journal articles and another 30 non-refereed international conference presentations and conference papers.