About me


  • June 2001 - MSc in Pharmacy after 5-year study in Medical University of Lublin
  • 2001 - 2002 - PhD Student in medicinal chemistry in the same University
  • 2002 - 2007 - The assistant position in Chair and Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Medical University of Lublin
  • 2007 - 2014 - The adiunkt position in Chair and Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Medical University of Lublin
  • Since 2015 - The professor position in Chair and Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Medical University of Lublin

Scientific Stays

Honors and Awards

  • 2004 - A team scientific award granted by the Minister of Health of the Republic of Poland (G. Misztal, B. Paw, R. Skibiński, T. Sławik, Ł. Komsta) for a set of scientific papers regarding analysis of drugs
  • June 2005 - PhD on “Analysis of selected fibrate-type antihyperlipidemic drugs”
  • 2007 - 2013 - Individual scientific awards granted by the Rector of Medical University of Lublin, Poland
  • November 2010 - DSc (habilitation) on “Application of new chemometric methods in thin layer chromatography of drugs and biologically active complex mixtures”
  • 2011 - Silver Cross of Merit granted by President of Republic of Poland
  • June 2013 - certified (national) specialist in pharmaceutical analysis
  • August 2014 - full professorship in pharmaceutical sciences granted by President of Republic of Poland

Scientific Interests

  • Chemometrics, digital signal processing, image prosessing (both theory and its application in pharmacy). Most of my publications and current activity touches chemometrics and chromatography.
  • Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, especially of pharmaceutical formulations
  • Computational Chemistry (ab initio, DFT etc.)
  • Equal-spreading problem in TLC
  • The use of open/free software in every day scientific practice


Technical Skills

  • C, C++, PHP, MySQL, Pascal, Delphi, POV-Ray, TeX/LaTeX, Fortran, R, Matlab

Reviewer's activity

  • Acta Chromatographica
  • African Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry
  • Analytica Chimica Acta
  • Analytical Chemistry Insights
  • Biomedical Chromatography
  • Bulletin of the Veterinary Institute in Pulawy
  • Central European Journal of Chemistry (now Open Chemistry)
  • Chemical Industry and Chemical Engineering Quaterly
  • Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems
  • Chromatographia
  • Chromatography Research International
  • Computers in Biology and Medicine
  • Current Analytical Chemistry
  • Current Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
  • European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Food Chemistry
  • Industrial Crops and Products
  • Journal of AOAC International
  • Journal of Brazilian Chemical Society
  • Journal of Chemometrics
  • Journal of Chromatographic Science
  • Journal of Chromatography A
  • Journal of Chromatography B
  • Journal of Liquid Chromatography and Related Technologies
  • Journal of Molecular Structure
  • Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
  • Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • Journal of Planar Chromatography – Modern TLC
  • Journal of Separation Science
  • Mass Spectrometry Reviews
  • Phytochemistry Letters
  • Spectrochimica Acta Part A

Editorial Activity

  • Member of Editorial Board of Acta Chromatographica.
  • Editor of Chemistry Section in CURIPMS (2011-2016)

Personal hobby

  • Programming
  • Photography, both digital and classical self-developed
  • Classical music, especially baroque epoch
  • Pipe organ - construction, recording, virtualizing
  • Amateur radio (SP8QED)
  • Collecting HP calculators of Pioneer series


  • Private e-mail: luke [atsign] ulterior [dotsign] pl
  • University e-mail: lukasz.komsta [atsign] umlub [dotsign] pl
  • Personal postal address: Po Box 118, 24-100 Pulawy-1, Poland
  • University address: Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Medical University of Lublin, Collegium Anatomicum, Jaczewskiego 4 pok. 214, 20-090 Lublin


  • My current GPG key was generated on 2011-01-01 21:21:48 and consists of main 3072-bit RSA key (ED3F76C8263E85002E5EBAF0597ED93C4AC0B419) and 3072-bit RSA encryption subkey (FB4FFDA6372D3995FAB00949644A6C47FE0F051D). On 1st January 2015 I have collected CaCert signature valid for 2015. It is also deposited in PGP Global Directory, which also signs this key regularly after successful e-mail validation. You can download local copy with CaCert signature only and keyserver copy with all signatures. This key is used with smartcard (with safely deposited and encrypted offline backup) and I use it mainly for software signing.
  • Previous keys - 0x35109EB8 (created in 2000, revoked), 0x114B25F1 (created in 2001, expired), 0x046FFC4F (created in 2005, expired), 0x662235C6 - RSA/RSA (revoked), 0xA09AAEDB - DSA/ELG (revoked). In 2005 - 2009 period I did not publish any keys, but generated them ad hoc (since used GPG rarely).


I am a CaCert Assurer.

  • 02:CD:8E - CaCert Class 3 certificate for my both addresses, generated on 1st January 2015 with 2048-bit RSA key, renewed in December 2018 (old certificate 02:54:56). Used with smartcard and token (with safely deposited backup). I use CaCert for signing software files.