8th EYEC Scientific Commission

Artur Małolepszy, PhD

Artur Małolepszy defended his PhD thesis  'Production and characterization of multiwalled carbon nanotubes and metal oxide functional composites for formic acid fuel cells applications' in 2015 at the Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology. Since 2016 he is employed as an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology.

He is focused on the carbon nanomaterials synthesis, characterization and searching for new applications for these nanomaterials in the field of biomaterials, alternative energy sources, electromagnetic screens and against infrared radiation. He is a principal investigator of the 'Fluorescent carbon nanodots production' LIDER IX project financed by the National Centre for Research and Development.

Artur Małolepszy is the co-author of more than 30 publications in peer-reviewed international journals. In 2013 he received a team award of the first degree for scientific-research achievements founded by Rector of Warsaw University of Technology.

Piotr Mazurek, PhD

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.

Zoltan Kovács, PhD

Dr Kovács currently holds the position of an Associate Professor at the Department of Food Engineering, Szent István University (Hungary). He 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.

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