PhD Student Council of the Warsaw University of Technology – 8th EYEC patronage

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.

Oleksandr Ivashchuk, PhD – 8th EYEC Scientific Commission member

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.

Accommodation – Chillout Hostel

Dear Participants,

As there were some questions regarding the accommodation, here we have a good tip for you - while searching for a place to stay, please consider Chillout Hostel, where you can get a special 10% discount.

The hostel is located on Poznańska Street, less than 20 mins walking distance from our Faculty.

To get the discount, you have to book your stay in person or via their website: https://chillouthostel.pl/, otherwise it won't be included. To get the password that will automatically apply the discount, please message or e-mail us at eyec.ichip@pw.edu.pl.
We're sure that you would be satisfied with their hospitality!

Zoltan Kovács, PhD – 8th EYEC Scientific Commission member

Today we'd like to present to you the next member of this year's EYEC Scientific Commission - Dr Zoltan Kovács, an Associate Professor at the Department of Food Engineering, Szent István University (Hungary).

Dr Kovács received his MSc degree in Food Engineering in 2003 from the Szent István University. In 2008 he obtained his PhD degree in 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 allowed him - after 10 years of international experience spent abroad - to return to his home country and to establish his own research group.

During his scientific career, he has received distinctions from the European Membrane Society, the Association of German Engineers as well as has recently been awarded the Bolyai Research Fellowship by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He has participated and is responsible for many out-of-campus projects with industrial partners regarding bioprocess design and membrane technology development.

Find out more about the Members of the Scientific Commission here.

PhD Student Council of the Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering, WUT – 8th EYEC patronage

There are exactly two months left till the Conference!

We are delighted to have our Faculty's PhD Student Council among the patronages of this year's edition. The Council is an organization formed by graduate students that provides information and guidance regarding postgraduate education. It associates the PhD students of the Faculty, represents them and their interests both internally and externally as well as participates, through elected representatives, in the works of the University. Many members of the Council always provide a great part of the group representing our Faculty at the Conference. To get more information please visit the website.

Piotr Mazurek, PhD – 8th EYEC Scientific Commission member

It's time to announce the next member of the 8th EYEC Scientific Commission - Piotr Mazurek from Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

Piotr Mazurek studied chemical engineering at the West Pomeranian University of Technology (Poland) graduating with a Bachelor's degree (one semester spent at the German Aerospace Center, Braunschweig, Germany) in 2011 and Master's degree in 2012. He received a PhD degree in polymer science from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in 2016 for the study on the development of functional materials used as dielectric elastomer transducers (DET).

After the graduation he became an industrial postdoctoral researcher at Grundfos (Denmark) working on smart anti-corrosion materials. He was a visiting postdoctoral researcher at the McMaster University (Hamilton, Canada) where he investigated new strategies for preparation of silicone membranes with physically immobilized enzymes.

Currently he is a researcher at the Danish Polymer Centre, DTU where he works on smart elastomeric silicone membranes and foams used in DET, biomedical drug delivery and magnetochromatic systems.

Find out more about the Members of the Scientific Commission here.