Professor of Medical University of Lublin.
University positions (previous): Head of Department of Pharmacognosy with Medicinal Plant Unit, since 1992,Vice-Rector for Foreign Cooperation and Postgraduate Training, 2008 -2012,Vice-Rector for Science, 1999 – 2005, Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy, 2005 – 2008
Non-scholar positions: European Commission expert at European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and Healthcare in Strasbourg (Traditional Chinese Medicine group for European Pharmacopoeia),
President of the Medicinal Plants group of the Commission of Polish Pharmacopoeia.
Scientifically focused on phytochemical analysis (methods of isolation, extraction, chromatographic analysis and structure elucidation of natural products), examination of the bioactivity of active compounds (esp. coumarins, flavonoids, phenolic acids, alkaloids, irydoids, tannins).
Supervisor of over 90 M.Sc. theses and 10 doctoral dissertations, among which three were distinguished with a Prime Minister Award for the best doctorates of the year.
Professor K. Głowniak is an author and co-author of more than 600 original research papers and reviews, published in Polish and international journals recognised worldwide (with total impact factor 136.833, Hirsch index 17 acc. to Web of Knowledge).
He is also active member of a number of national and international scientific organizations, i.e.: The Polish Society of Phytochemistry (former President), The Medicinal Plants group of Commission of Polish Pharmacopoeia (President), Vice-president of the Committee for Drug Research of the PAN, The Indian National Society of Ethnopharmacology (honorary member), The Indian Association for Cancer Research, The International Society for the Development of Natural Products (President)
Professor K. Głowniak is a co-author of some joined projects of international co-operation, which are implemented in Polish (Dept. of Pharmacognosy, Medical University of Lublin, Poland) and international scientific centres (UK, Japan, Greece, Thailand, Canada, India, Austria, USA, China, Denmark).
He is member of editorial boards of Acta Chromatographica, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Chinese Journal of Natural Medicine. Also a research editor of Polish Journal of Medicinal Plants and Polish pharmaceutical periodical “Czasopismo Aptekarskie”, Clinical Phytoscience.
Prof. Głowniak was awarded: Gold Cross of Merit – 1986, Badge for exemplary work in the service of Health – 1996, Knight’s Cross of Rebirth of Poland – 1997, Medal of Merit of Medical University of Lublin, Presidential Medal of Lublin 2000, Medal of National Education Commission 2002, Medal of Archbishop J. Życiński Lumen Mundi, 2002, Medal of Merit for the Pharmacy. I. Lukasiewicz 2002, Governor’s Medal of Lublin 2004, Order of Saint Stanislaus, Class III, 2005, The title of “Ambassador of Polish Congresses” – 2008, An Award of Herbapol – “The essence of nature” – 2010, Hornorary Professor of Amity Institute of Pharmacy, India – 2012, “Ambassador of Lublin Business Club” – 2013, “Golden Otis 2013” in the area of pharmacy – 2013, Asian Nobel – Gusi Peace Prize – 2014