Karolina M. Zielinska-Dabkowska


Karolina M. Zielinska-Dabkowska, is a practising lighting architect, researcher & educator. She completed her Master’s degree (2002) and PhD degree (2013) in Architecture and Urban Planning at Gdańsk University of Technology (GUT), Poland. She also has a degree in Architectural Engineering at HAWK, Hildesheim, Germany (2004). Since 2018, Karolina is also an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland, and co-founder of GUT LightLab, where she conducts research on various aspects of light and lighting in the built environment. She was recognized with Polish Prime Minister’s Research Award (2014), and the Professional Lighting Design Recognition Award in the category “Research” for her work and research on the non-visual effects on light for humans, flora and fauna (2015). And recently she was awarded the IDA’s Galileo Research Award (2020). She is also actively engaged in the Technical Committee work of international organisations such as the International Commission on Illumination (CIE), Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), and International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), providing guidelines and sharing best practice for night-time illumination in the built and natural environment. Karolina is a member oF MAB review Committee and is an active participant in the MAB-Community.