prof. Andrzej Stankiewicz – 9th EYEC Special Guest

prof. Andrzej Stankiewicz

Full Professor and Chair of Process Intensification at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, and former Director of TU Delft Process Technology Institute. With more than 40 years of industrial and academic research experience he is author of numerous scientific publications on process intensification, chemical reaction engineering and industrial catalysis.
Prof. Stankiewicz is one of the pioneers of process intensification. He is principal author and co-editor of the world’s first book on Process Intensification. The book was in 2012 translated to Chinese. Prof. Stankiewicz is also the author of the first full-size academic course on Process Intensification.

He is the Editor of Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification (Elsevier) and Series Editor of the Green Chemistry Books Series (Royal Society of Chemistry). He was founder and first Chairman of the Working Party on Process Intensification at the European Federation of Chemical Engineering. He currently chairs the Board of the European Process Intensification Centre (EUROPIC).
Current research interests of Prof. Stankiewicz focus on control of molecular interactions and intensification of chemical reactions using electricity-based energy fields (e.g. laser, microwave, UV). The research in that area has brought him prestigious Advanced Investigator Grant from the European Research Council.

More recently, Prof. Stankiewicz has initiated and coordinates the H2020 “ADREM” project on methane valorization using alternative forms of energy in modular catalytic reactors.


Aleksandra Ziemińska- Stolarska, PhD – 9th EYEC Scientific Commission member

Aleksandra Ziemińska-Stolarska, PhD

Aleksandra Ziemińska-Stolarska since October 2016 works as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Heat and Mass Transfer Processes, Lodz University of Technology. She has completed an Erasmus training course in Biochemistry at Evora University, Portugal and also an internship at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) Oslo, Norway in the frame of the MONSUL project.

She has taken part in realization of many international scientific projects including: Waterpraxis (2008-2011) “From theory and plans to eco-efficient and sustainable practices to improve the status of the Baltic Sea.”; Cluster: “Baltic Impulse – saving the Baltic Sea waters” reducing pollution eutrophication in the Baltic Sea (2012-2013); INVITES (2016-2019) – “Innovative Equipment for Intensified Recovery of CO2 from Flue Gases”; HIPERION (2019-2023, Horizon 2020) “HybrId Photovoltaics for Efficiency Record using Integrated Optical Technology”.

Her research activity covers the area of mathematical modeling of water quality, laboratory analysis of water and sediments, CFD simulations of hydrodynamic in large water bodies and LCA analysis. She is an author and co-author of over 15 papers as well as a co-founder of the biotechnology startup AKRIMTECH. The company is at the stage of creating a prototype of a high-performance bioreactor for multiplying stem cells.

Jozsef Kupai, PhD – 9th EYEC Scientific Commission member

Jozsef Kupai, PhD

Jozsef Kupai from the Faculty of Chemical and Bioengineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics defended his PhD thesis ’Synthesis and application of chiral 18-crown-6 ethers containing a pyridine subunit’ in 2012 at the Faculty of Chemical and Bioengineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Since 2016 he is employed as an Assistant Professor at Deparment of Organic Chemistry and Technology.

He was a principal investigator (2013–2017) of the ‘ Synthesis and application of new thiourea, amide and sulfonamide type organocatalysts containing heterocycle subunits” National Research, Development and Innovation Office project financed by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. This grant was received excellent (10/10) quailification by the reviewers. Since then he is focused on the synthesis, application and recovery of cinchona-based organocatalysts.

In 2016 Dr. Kupai worked as a visiting academic in School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science at The University of Manchester, UK in the laboratory of Professor Gyorgy Szekely.

Jozsef Kupai is the co-author of 27 publications in peer-reviewed international journals, and has recently (2018) been awarded the Bolyai Research Fellowship by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is a supervisor of 2 PhD students, 3 MSc and 7 BSc students and takes the Organic chemistry I and II lectures, practicals for foreign students at the university. 

Dr. Kupai is a Guest Editor of a Special Issue entitled ’Advances in Organocatalysts: Synthesis and Applications’ at the MDPI journal Materials, and Review Editor of the Separation Processes section of the journal Frontiers in Chemical Engineering. 

This year he won the prize for the best Hungarian article in the chemical field (the so-called Kisfaludy Prize) with his paper published in ACS Catalysis (IF=12.2).

9th Edition

We are very pleased to announce that the next, 9th EYEC edition will be held from the 20th to 22th of April, 2020 in Warsaw, Poland at the Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology.

We look forward to sharing some more information with you very soon. We will try to do our best to offer visitors an even more rewarding experience with the upcoming, 9th edition of the Conference.