Łukasz Przyborowski

Assistant Professor, Hydrology and Hydrodynamics Department

Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences
address: Księcia Janusza 64, 01-452 Warsaw
phone: +48 22 6915-672, e-mail: lprzyborowski@igf.edu.pl

External links

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0900-1387

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lukasz_Przyborowski

Google scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=p13-drAAAAAJ&hl=en


  • Ph.D. in Natural Sciences in the discipline of Earth and Environmental Sciences: Institute of Geophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, dissertation title: “Field experimental investigation of hydrodynamics of water flow-vegetation-sediment interactions at the scale of individual aquatic plant patches”, 2019


  • M.Sc. in Eng. in Environmental Protection, environmental protection and shaping programme, dissertation title “Rainfall-runoff model as a hydrological tool”, Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, 2013



Institute of Geophysics PAS

  • Assistant Professor in Department of Hydrology and Hydrodynamics, 2019 – present


Research topics

  • Plastic pollution transport in rivers
  • Hydrodynamics of flow around aquatic vegetation
  • Flow-sediment-vegetation interactions
  • Precipitation-runoff hydrological modelling
  • Water management



  • Principal investigator in NCN Miniatura project nr. DEC-2021/05/X/ST10/00443 “Particle tracking velocimetry technique in the study of macroplastic transport in vegetated channels - scientific consultation.”, ended in 2023
  • COST Action CA20101: “Plastics monitoRIng detectiOn RemedIaTion recovery” grant for the costs of participation in 7th IAHR Europe Congress- Innovative water management in a changing climate, Athens 2022: Przyborowski et al., “Experiments on macroplastic storage in rivers with spur dikes”, ended in 2022
  • Co-investigator in Young Researchers Grant of IG PAS, entitled "Flume experiments on bed particles’ movement”, ended in 2021
  • Co-investigator in NCN SONATA project nr. 2014/13/D/ST10/01123 "Field expermiental investigation of hydrodynamics of water flow-vegetation-sediment interactions at the scale of individual aquatic plant.", ended in 2019



Activity in international and national organizations


  • Member of COST Action CA20101 - Priority, since 2022
  • Member of IAHR Young Professionals Network Poland chapter, 2020 – 2022
  • Guest editor in special issue “Experimental methods and laboratory instrumentation in hydraulics” in Acta Geophysica

Publications in journals from Web of Science list

     Xu Y, Valyrakis M, Gilja G, Michalis P, Yagci O, & Przyborowski Ł, 2022. Assessing Riverbed Surface Destabilization Risk Downstream Isolated Vegetation Elements. Water, 14(18), 2880. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14182880

•     Przyborowski Ł, Nones M, Mrokowska M, Książek L, Phan CN, Strużyński A, ... & Wojak S, 2022. Preliminary evidence on laboratory experiments to detect the impact of transient flow on bedload transport. Acta Geophysica, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11600-022-00743-5

•     Przyborowski Ł, & Łoboda AM, 2021. Identification of coherent structures downstream of patches of aquatic vegetation in a natural environment. Journal of Hydrology, 596, 126123. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126123

•     Przyborowski Ł, Łoboda AM, Bialik RJ, 2019. Effect of two distinct patches of Myriophyllum species on downstream turbulence in a natural river. Acta Geophysica, 67, 987-997, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11600-019-00292-4

•     Przyborowski Ł, Łoboda AM, Bialik RJ, Västilä K. 2019. Flow field downstream of individual aquatic plants–experiments in a natural river with Potamogeton crispus L. and Myriophyllum spicatum L. Hydrological Processes, 33(9), 1324-1337. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.13403

•     Łoboda AM, Bialik RJ, Karpiński M, Przyborowski Ł, 2019. Two simultaneously occurring Potamogeton species: similarities and differences in seasonal changes of biomechanical properties. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies, 28(1). https://doi.org/10.15244/pjoes/85202

•     Przyborowski Ł, Łoboda AM, Bialik RJ, 2018. Experimental Investigations of Interactions between Sand Wave Movements, Flow Structure, and Individual Aquatic Plants in Natural Rivers: A Case Study of Potamogeton Pectinatus L. Water, 10, 1166. https://doi.org/10.3390/w10091166

•     Łoboda AM, Bialik RJ, Karpiński M, Przyborowski Ł, 2018. Seasonal changes in the biomechanical properties of Elodea canadensis Michx. Aquatic Botany, 147, 43-51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquabot.2018.03.006

•     Łoboda AM, Przyborowski Ł, Karpiński M, Bialik RJ, Nikora VI, 2018. Biomechanical properties of aquatic plants: The effect of test conditions. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 16, 222-236. https://doi.org/10.1002/lom3.10239

•     Przyborowski Ł, Łoboda AM, Karpiński M, & Bialik RJ, 2018. Characteristics of flow around aquatic plants in natural conditions: Experimental setup, challenges and difficulties. In Free surface flows and transport processes (pp. 347-361). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70914-7_23