Anna Skorek-Osikowska is an Environmental Engineer (2003). She prepared the MSc thesis during a 10-months stay at the Danish Technical Univeristy (DTU) in Lyngby, Denmark. In 2004 she completed a six-month pre-doctoral research at DTU and obtained her PhD in 2008 from the Silesian University of Technology (SUT) in Gliwice, Poland (based on the thesis Energetic optimization of a district heating network). In 2009 she started to work at the Institute of Power Engineering and Turbomachinary, Faculty of Energy and Environmental Engineering at SUT. In 2017 she got her habilitation (in the discipline of Energy) and in 2018 she became an associate professor at SUT.
Her research interest so far has been focused on several key areas of research, of which the most important are: mathematical modeling of power generation systems; thermodynamic and economic analysis of power systems and technologies for separation of carbon dioxide from energy processes; distributed power generation systems; future concepts for production and storage of electric energy and increasing the efficiency of systems; centralized heat production and heat distribution networks; evaluation of indoor air quality and thermal comfort.
She has authored and co-authored more than 50 scientific papers, several research monographs and more than 40 conference papers at national and international conferences. She works for European Commission as an independent expert and independent reviewer. She has supervised more than 30 MSc thesis.