6th Scientific Commission

Anna Jackiewicz-Zagórska, PhD

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She graduated from the Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering of the Warsaw University of Technology in 2004. Her master thesis was appreciated by the Award of the Ignacy Łukasiewicz Grant Fund of PGNiG S.A. for the best Master's thesis. In November 2010, she received a PhD degree and her Doctoral thesis entitled "Investigation into filtration of aerosol particles in inhomogeneous fibrous filters" was distinguished by the Faculty Council and by the jury awarding the Fiat grants. Dr Anna Jackiewicz-Zagórska has been employed by the Warsaw University of Technology as Assistant Professor since 2011. She is the supervisor of the filtration laboratory at the Department of Integrated Processes Engineering.

Dr Anna Jackiewicz-Zagórska is co-author of 55 papers published in periodicals and conference materials. She has presented her research results at 15 international and 11 national conferences. She received scholarships for distinguished Ph.D. students in the field of science and research and scholarship for young scientists awarded by the Centre for Advanced Studies, Warsaw University of Technology, and by the Marshal of the Mazowieckie province. In 2011, she was granted an individual Award of the Rector of the Warsaw University of Technology for scientific achievements. Her profile was presented at the exhibition entitled "Maria Skłodowska-Curie in the Service of Science Yesterday and Today" at the European Parliament in Brussels. Since 2012 Dr Jackiewicz is the manager of the Leader III project from the National Centre for Research and Development. She was awarded first place in the project called “Internship as a success of a scientist”, intended to strengthen the cooperation between researchers and enterprises.

Her scientific interests: separation processes of gas-solid and liquid particles, filtering media design, modeling of filtration in fibrous filters, techniques for aerosol generation and detection, materials science.

Jakub Bujalski, PhD

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He graduated in 1997 from University of Nottingham, (UK) with a MEng in Chemical Engineering. In 2003 he received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Birmingham (UK), titled: “Computational fluid dynamic modelling of stirred reactors: power, baffle stresses, mixing times and semi-batch precipitation”. From 2003 to 2006 he joined the CFD group at CSIRO Minerals (Australia) as a Post Doc Researcher where he worked on CFD modelling of hydrometallurgical mineral extraction processes.

From 2006 he is based in Norway as a Principal Engineer in the Process Modelling and Control Department at the Yara International’s Innovation Research and Development Centre. His current focus is on the use of CFD in the fertiliser process industry to optimise the existing plants as well as new equipment design. He is an author of over 100 internal research reports focusing on improvements in the production of fertilisers and a number of conferences and journal publications. His current research interests are in CFD modelling of large scale industrial processes with a special focus on the nitrophosphate fertiliser process.

Łukasz Makowski, PhD, DSc

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He graduated from the Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering of the Warsaw University of Technology in 1997. In 2003 he has received a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering, PhD thesis was titled “Application of the closure hypothesis and CFD for description of complex chemical reactions in the systems with turbulent flow”. In 2013 he has received DSc (habilitation) in Chemical Engineering titled „Effects of mixing in selected problems of product engineering processes”. During of his work he was repeatedly manager or participant in many research grants funded by public resources for science or industry, for instance: State Committee for Scientific Research and National Science Centre as well as projects in 6th and 7th Framework Programme of the European Union, Bayer Technology Services GmbH, Unilever, CIECH Group Companies - ZACHEM, OLPP, Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Wodociągów i Kanalizacji w m.st. Warszawie, Cosmetic Packaging Factory Pollena S.A. He is co-author of 72 papers published in periodicals and conference materials.

His scientific current interests: investigation of effects of turbulent flow and turbulent mixing on the course of complex processes: chemical reactions and precipitations (including nanoparticles of MoS2 precipitation) using large eddy simulations. The studies have used CFD codes and simulations results are verified by experimental data.

Oleksandr Ivashchuk, PhD, Senior Research Fellow

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Lecturer of the Department of Chemical Engineering at Lviv Polytechnic National University (Lviv, Ukraine). He received his PhD degree in 2008 for the research of the catalytic liquid-phase cyclohexane oxidation – he has developed effective catalytic systems for the process (binary system, catalytic complex solutions and individual catalysts). For ten years he has been worked on the implementation of 6 research themes of the organic products technologies (researching of catalytic oxidization of liquid hydrocarbons, sonochemistry intensification of catalytic oxidization of cyclohexane, development of homogeneous catalysts, intensification of diesel fuel with organic compounds etc.) at Lviv Polytechnic National University (Lviv, Ukraine). In 2012 he has received an academic status of Senior Research Fellow.

Now he works with computer simulation in the chemical technology and engineering. Dr. Ivashchuk is a co-author of 78 scientific works, including 3 patents and 5 electronic textbooks. He is a Secretary of scientific conferences «Chemistry and Chemical Technology», «Chemical Technology and Engineering» (Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine). Dr. Ivashchuk is also the Head of Young Scientists' Council of the Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technologies at Lviv Polytechnic National University.

Alessandro Benedetti, PhD

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Researcher in the MARECO CNR-IENI sea marine station, located in Bonassola (SP, Liguria, Mediterranean sea) also responsible for management of the CePAS-Bonassola office, a public structure by the Bonassola Municipality and CNR-IENI for the divulgation of sea environment peculiarities consisting in stormy waves formation and watching.

He received his PhD in Environmental Science from Università degli Studi di Milano). Dr Benedetti’s research is currently related to surface and material behavior in different seawater environments (e.g. effects of different seawater environments on superhydrophobic surfaces, Al and Fe alloys, cathodic protection of steel in shallow euphotic seawater).

He is also involved in the ‘wave watching’ activity which links science and education. He took part in research related to development of high resolution models for description/forecast of meteomarine dynamics of the Bonassola bay (cooperation with Univeristy of Genoa) and sea-wave motion measurement by accelerometric/sysmologic techniques (collaboration with National Geeophysic and Vulcanology Institute).

Beside a number of scientific papers he also published a book “Wave Watching – lo spettacolo delle mareggiate in Liguria” (S. Gallino, A. Benedetti, L. Onorato. Ed. Hoepli, 2011).

Aldona Zalewska, PhD

I am an assistor professor of Chemistry since July 2014. I have been employed in the Department of Inorganic Chemistry and Solid State Technology of the Faculty of Chemistry of Warsaw University of Technology as research and teaching assistant professor since 1997, when I earned my PH.D.

My scientific-research activity covers many issues connected with polymer electrolytes for application in lithium batteries, as well as research methods. My scientific achievements constitute 37 papers of the ISI Master Journal List of the Institute of Scientific Information. In total, I participated in the realization of 8 research projects as a contractor, main contractor and Project Manager. My teaching activity is associated with the Faculty of Chemistry of Warsaw University of Technology and covers giving lectures and supervising class exercises, laboratory courses and diploma theses. I received common awards for scientific activities such as scholarship from the Foundation of Polish Science in 1997, Rector`s of the WUT collective (in 1999) and personal award (in 2001) for scientific achievements, personal award for didactical achievements (in 2008/2009), “Złota kreda” award for the best academic teacher granted by Student Self government on WUT.