The next patronage of the 8th EYEC edition we want to present to you is Poland Innovative, a foundation that brings together the representatives of the worlds of science, business, startups, public and private institutions as well as NGOs who are Poles or have Polish origin. Their main values are: collaborating network, interdisciplinary growth, knowledge sharing, projects transdisciplinarity and ethics in actions. They create valuable projects for the inhabitants of Poland and the world, guided by the sentence "think globally and act locally". To get to know more about their current projects, visit the website.
We've finally managed to complete the 8th EYEC schedule! Click on the pictures below for a full size version. Also, the Walking Tour and the Integration Party as well as the Laboratory Tour information will be published in a while - if you would like to attend the Laboratory Tour part, you shall join a preferable group via a form published soon.
See you in less than a month!
We are delighted to announce Research in Germany as a Silver Partner of this year's EYEC edition. 'Research in Germany' is an international research marketing campaign, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), which seeks to strengthen and expand R&D collaboration between Germany and international partners. The organisations involved in the campaign, e.g. the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the BMBF International Bureau, organise joint communication activities and events which present German innovation and research in key international markets.
'Research in Germany' provides practical information to help foreign scientists and researchers earn a PhD in Germany, collaborate with German research organisations or complete a research stay in Germany. In addition to operating the central information platform www.research-in-germany.org and publishing information material, 'Research in Germany' organises events around the world to inform academics about the German research sector and career opportunities. You can meet them at fairs, workshops and conferences worldwide.
The campaign provides with an overview of the German research sector and funding system, as well as comprehensive information on funding opportunities for research stays and cooperation in education and research. If you’re looking for a suitable programme to earn a PhD or conduct research in Germany, they would be delighted to show you the opportunities available in Germany, ex. career opportunities in research institutes and industry, attractive funding programmes, practical tips for your research stay and much more. To get more information please visit the website.
As it's less than a month left till the Conference, we would like to present to you the next Special Guest - Wiktor Lewandowski from the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw. He graduated from the inter-faculty studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Warsaw in 2008 with a Master's degree in chemistry and biotechnology. In 2013 he obtained a PhD degree in international doctoral studies at the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Warsaw. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty.
During his studies he has been to several abroad internships spent in various institutions, ex. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and CICbiomaGUNE, Spain. He was the head of several research grants. His doctoral dissertation was awarded the Minister of Science and Higher Education and the Aleksander Zamojski of the Polish Chemical Society Prize. Wiktor Lewandowski is a two-time winner of the START scholarship. He has also received a scholarship for outstanding young scientists of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. In 2009-2010 he was a vice-chairman and a co-organizer of the Students' Section of Polish Chemical Society meetings.
He has published 18 papers (including top journals such as Nature Communications, Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry of Materials) in the areas of material chemistry/nanotechnology, with a particular emphasis on utilizing organic chemistry tools in the development of nanomaterials. Lately, he has been focusing on the dynamic self-assembly of nanomaterials with the perspective applications in metamaterial, optoelectronic and chiral plasmonic technologies.
Find out more about our Special Guests here.
We are pleased to announce Tygiel foundation as the next patronage of this year's edition of the Conference. It is an organisation whose main activities are focused on the implementation of important social tasks, supporting activities for the comprehensive development and growth as well as research achievements in various fields of science. The foundation pursues its objectives through cooperation with research centres and other institutions in the scope of organisation of lectures and conferences, scholarships and training programs along with other activities aimed at implementing interdisciplinary scientific projects. To get more information please visit their website.
We are proud to announce the PhD Student Council of our University as the next patronage of this year's edition. The PhD Student Council is an organisation that represents PhD students of all Faculties of the Warsaw University of Technology. The mail goal of the Council is to support, organize and implement all initiatives which aim to popularize scientific and research achievements of the students, represent them and their interests in dealings with the WUT authorities and network the community. The board strives to provide a more enriched and stimulating environment by ensuring the best conditions for PhD students which is done by collecting and spreading information as well as being a forum for new ideas. To get to know more about the Council, please visit their website.
The next member of this year's EYEC Scientific Commission is Dr Oleksandr Ivashchuk, Associate Dean for Master's Studies for Educational and Organizational Work and Associate Professor of the Department of Chemical Engineering, Lviv Polytechnic National University (Ukraine).
Dr Ivashchuk 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 working on the implementation of 6 research themes of the technologies of organic products (research 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. In 2012 he has received an academic status of a Senior Research Fellow. His current field of interest is computer simulation in different fields of engineering and technology.
Dr Ivashchuk was the Head of the Young Scientists Council of the Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technologies at the Lviv Polytechnic National University till 2017. He is now the Head of the Commission for International Affairs of the Scientific Society of Students, Doctoral Candidates and Young Researchers at the University. He is also the Secretary of the International Scientific Conference 'Chemical Technology and Engineering' and the International Youth Science Forum 'Litteris Et Artibus'. He is a co-author of more than 100 scientific and educational works, including 3 patents and 5 textbooks.
Find out more about the Members of the Scientific Commission here.