Dr. Lech Starostin
Ph.D., Eng. Lech Starostin is a graduate from the Military University of Technology in Warsaw, Poland, Faculty of Chemistry and Technical Physics. M.Sc. in Chemistry in 1973, Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1982. Specialized in NBC Defence, Non-destructive evaluation, CBRN Safety and Security.
Near 25 years’ experience as a scientific researcher in areas of radiochemistry, dosimetry, NBC protection, and detection of both ionizing radiation and chemical warfare agents. Vast theoretical and practical knowledge of operating sophisticated Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) equipment, specialized in non-destructive evaluation of conventional and chemical munitions and containers, different types of IEDs and untypical objects. CBRN expert, preparation and conduct of lectures, courses, trainings and exercises, including tabletop exercises, on areas of chemical safety and security and similar. Practical knowledge of treaties, laws, regulations and procedures pertaining to toxic chemicals and wastes, and to environmental protection.
Professional career: Military University of Technology, Senior Assistant of Science, Nuclear Weapons Defence Department (1973–1983); Institute of Atomic Energy, Otwock-Swierk, Poland, Head of Research & Development Group (1983–1991); Military University of Technology, Head of Environmental Laboratory, Chemical Warfare Agents Defence Department (1991-1997); Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, The Hague, the Netherlands, CWMS Inspector (1997–2008); Independent expert - publishing and teaching activities in the fields of CBRN Safety and Security, non-destruction evaluation (NDE) and environmental protection (2009 – present). President of Board, Foundation International Centre for Chemical Safety and Security (ICCSS) in Warsaw, Poland (2012 - 2014), ICCSS Programme Director (2014 - present).