Leszek Bogdan has been Director of the Military Institute of Engineering Technology (WITI) since 2007.
He is a doctor/engineer of physical chemistry, organic chemistry and materials engineering, graduated from the Chemistry and Technical Physics Department at Military University of Technology in 1976. He was awarded his doctor’s degree at Military University of Technology, Chemistry and Technical Physics Department in 1998. His post-graduate studies included: Agricultural Academy (1991) – Environmental protection, Philosophy Department at the Catholic University in Lublin – Managing the science research and development works at research organizations (2009).
Between 2001 and 2007 he was the Deputy Commandant at the same Institute. He was Head of the research department for water abstraction and treatment from 1997 to 2001. His career began as senior assistant between 1988 and 1997. His other duties have included: Deputy Chair of the WITI Science Council (2000 – 2004), Member of WITI Science Council (1998 – 2008), Member of the Technical Committee for camouflage and engineer reconnaissance equipment (1996 – 2000), Head of the testing laboratory accredited by the Polish Centre for Accreditation (1997 – 2000).
He is an author of 16 scientific papers presented during domestic and foreign conferences and research-technical symposia, 2 publications of a scientific nature, 9 reports from scientific-research and structural works including 3 implemented for use in the Polish Army, 1 scientific and technical publication for the general public, 3 implemented targeted projects, 3 Polish military standards developed and implemented (Defence Standards), patent: Bactericidal activated carbon: manufacturing process, 2 utility model protection rights. In the year 2000 he was granted the title: “Inventor of the Polish Army”.