Jan Legocki has been working in the Institute of Industrial Organic Chemistry since 1956.
He graduated from the Faculty of Chemistry at Warsaw University of Technology (formerly: Warsaw Technical University) in 1956.
Professor Legocki has been Head of the Biologically Active Compounds Department for 25 years. Between 1984 and 2001 he was the Deputy Director for Research and Development of the Institute.
Speciality: organic synthesis and technology. Area of scientific research: explosives and nitro compounds, biologically active substances with a high toxicity and pesticide properties, selected organic intermediates and fine chemicals.