Łukasz Makowski, PhD, DSc
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.
Zoltan Kovács, PhD
Dr Kovács currently holds the position of associate professor at the Department of Food Engineering, Szent István University, Hungary. He received his MSc degree on Food Engineering in 2003 from the Szent István University. In 2008, he obtained his Ph.D. degree on Chemical Engineering from the Institute of Process Engineering at the Johannes Kepler Universitaet Linz, Austria. Prior to his current position, he had worked as a senior scientist for 5 years at the Institute of Bioprocess Engineering and Pharmaceutical Technology of the University of Applied Sciences Mittelhessen, Giessen, Germany.
In 2013, he obtained the Marie Curie Career Integration Grant that allow him - after 10 years of international experience in abroad - to return in his home country and to establish his own research group. During his career, he has received distinctions from the European Membrane Society, the Association of German Engineers, and recently awarded the Bolyai Research Fellowship by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He has participated to and is responsible for many out-of-campus projects with industrial partners on bioprocess design and membrane technology development.
Alessandro Benedetti, PhD
Researcher in the MARECO CNR-ICMATE 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-ICMATE 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 metals/alloys behavior in different and particular seawater environments. About surfaces, superhydrophobic layers are currently under investigation. About metallic materials, traditional alloys are being studied along with non-traditional ones for particular seawater applications. Cathodic protection and testing of traditional vs. innovative paints are matter of interest too.
He is taking part in research projects related to oceanography and meteorology. The first, concerning the development of high resolution models for the description/forecast of meteomarine/shoreline dynamics, and, the monitoring of sea waves by accelerometric/seismologic techniques. The second, concerning the monitoring of rainfall events with high resolution-real time innovative techniques.
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, 1st edition 2011, 2nd edition 2016).