Ryszard Lobinski graduated as an engineer from the Warsaw University of Technology (WUT, Politechnika Warszawska) in 1986, from which he also obtained his PhD (1989) and DSc (habilitation) (1994) degrees. He held postdoctoral positions at the Institute of Spectroscopy and Applied Spectrometry (ISAS) in Dortmund (1990) and at the University of Antwerp (U.I.A) (1991–1994) before joining CNRS in 1994. R. Lobinski was awarded in 1999 the professor’s title in Poland and is associate professor at the WUT. He was visiting professor at GKSS (Geesthacht, Germany) and at Chuo University (Tokyo).
Research works of R. Lobinski have focused on the development of the coupling of separation techniques with plasma source spectrometric detection for speciation analysis, and their applications to metallomics. His academic record includes 280 peer-reviewed papers, 3 books, 3 edited journal issues, 140 invited lectures, and 30 supervised Ph.D. theses. He was awarded a CNRS Silver medal in 2006, was admitted fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) in 2007 and obtained a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Award in 2011. In 2005-2009 he was VP and President of the Analytical Chemistry Division of IUPAC. He is the co-founder and was (1999-2008) the co-director of UltraTrace Analyses Aquitaine (UT2A).