Born in Poland, Jerzy Dryzek graduated from two faculties: the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy (at the present
AGH University of Science and Technology ) in
the field of materials science and from
Jagiellonian University in Krakow in the field of nuclear physics.
In 1987 he has got a PhD in technical science at the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy and then has
been employed in the Department of Nuclear Spectroscopy in
the Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN in Kraków.
Since this time he has been involved in the application of the positron annihilation spectroscopy to the materials
studies. His habilitation work was defended in 2001.