AGH UST scientist appointed to the Board of the International Geothermal Association

Marek Hajto, MSc form the Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection has been elected as a member of the Board of the International Geothermal Association (IGA).

The election attracted 50 candidates from 23 countries. Marek Hajto, MSc is the only Pole to have been elected to the 25-member Board, whose term of office will commence on 1 May 2020 and will expire in 2023.

Marek Hajto, MSc is an expert of the Ministry of Environment for geothermal energy, the Vice-President of Polish Geothermal Society, the author and co-author of over 90 publications and over 20 R&D projects related to the use of geothermal energy, including geology projects which resulted in the discovery of geothermal water deposits in Poddębice and Jachranka near Warsaw. Mr Hajto is also a leading author and coordinator of comprehensive monographs published in the period from 2006 to 2013 in the form of geothermal maps covering 90% of the area of Poland. These maps paved the way for the exploration of new geothermal water deposits in the Polish Lowlands in the period 2006 – 2019.

International Geothermal Association has over 4900 members from all corners of the world. As part of its mission, IGA aims to develop and promote the use of geothermal energy through innovative research and solutions involving technologies of exploiting the Earth’s heat as an unlimited, natural source of energy, which may have a great impact on meeting global energy needs in the future.