Wladyslaw Kowalski, PhD, PE, CFSA

Dr. Kowalski brings significant contributions to scientific oversight and to the on-going development of PurpleSun’s novel technologies, new light based standards development, and the development of genomic modeling techniques that enable the prediction of UV susceptibility of bacteria and viruses.

Previously Vice-president of Immune Building Systems, Inc. (IBSI) of New York, he was chairman and secretary of the Air Treatment Group of the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) with whom he developed a series of guidelines for air treatment systems in collaboration with ASHRAE, ARI, and other professional societies.

Considered one of the most knowledgeable experts in the areas of both Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation and for hospital disinfection technologies in general, he has a multidisciplinary background in areas of engineering and microbiology related to infectious disease control technologies.

He has authored numerous articles on disease control technologies and several textbooks, including the Aerobiological Engineering Handbook, the Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation Handbook, and Hospital Airborne Infection Control.

Dr. Kowalski has a Master of Science in Architectural Engineering from Penn State, a PhD in Architectural Engineering from Penn State, and a BSME in Mechanical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology.