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Prof. Asoc.

Enkelejda KUCAJ

Street “Don Bosko” no. 60,
Postal Code: 1024

Prof. Ass. Dr. Enkelejda Kucaj is an Environmental Expert, Professor, and Researcher affiliated with the Department of Meteorology at the Institute of Geoscience, Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania, from March 2022. Her academic journey includes the attainment of a “Master of Science” degree in 2010 and a “Doctor of Science” degree in 2016, both specializing in Environment and Ecology at the Agricultural University of Tirana. She further earned the prestigious title of "Prof. Ass. Dr." in 2023 from the Polytechnic University of Tirana.

Prof. Ass. Dr.Kucaj's, research spans various domains within Environmental and Soil Science, encompassing areas such as Water Quality, Heavy Metal Pollution in soil and water, Environmental Health, Environmental and Circular Economics, Waste Management, Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Environmental Monitoring, among others.

In her previous roles, Mrs. Kucaj was the Head of the Research Center of Sustainability and Environment from January 2020 to May 2021, followed by the Head of the Environment Department at the Planning, Environment, and Urban Management Faculty from May 2021 to March 2022. Also, she was engaged as a Lecturer and Researcher in the Department of Environment at Polis University from November 2016 to March 2022, where she developed and taught courses showcasing her commitment to education and knowledge dissemination.

Throughout her career, Mrs. Kucaj has actively participated in numerous national and international conferences, contributing significantly to the academic discourse. She is authored and co-authored approximately 60 articles in journals with impact factors, demonstrating her dedication to advancing scholarly knowledge in her field. Additionally, Dr. Kucaj has been involved in several projects, highlighting her proactive approach to addressing real-world environmental challenges.

Dr. Kucaj holds certifications as an environmental expert, enabling her to undertake tasks such as drafting environmental assessment reports, conducting environmental audits, and providing expertise on environmental issues. She is also recognized as an expert evaluator for environmental impact assessment reports. Moreover, she possesses an Individual Professional License for the evaluation of agricultural land, forest land, pasture, barren meadow, and land, further underscoring her qualifications and expertise in environmental assessment and management. ­­­­­­­­­­