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Published: 27/07/2021

Krzysztof Dziedzic, DSc, Chancellor at the Warsaw University of Technology

Since the implementation of an EDMS starts in a few months, a big change is ahead of us. What does this process look like from the point of view of a person managing the administration? How are the employees supported and will it be beneficial for us?  Below there is an interview with Krzysztof Dziedzic, DSc, Chancellor at the Warsaw University of Technology. 

From a working team to process management – working on creating a process map at WUT

Published: 27/07/2021

Warsaw University of Technology

‘Every working team has an assigned moderator or moderators of process management for the preparation of a process sheet (...). Moderators meet the working teams regularly – once a week. In the case of more extensive processes, those are meetings lasting a few hours and taking place a few times per week. After completing work, the working teams present their results during the meeting of the Steering Committee for EDMS,’ says Professor Agnieszka Bitkowska, chairperson of the Team for Process Management. Below you will find an interview presenting another aspect of work on the implementation of the electronic document management system at WUT.

POSTDOC PW: results

Published: 12/07/2021

The photo shows a microscope.

In the POSTDOC PW competition, 10 projects will receive fundings.

Theory confirmed by research

Published: 02/07/2021

A sample extract. The white dots in the middle of the light squares are holes formed after treating the layer with an X-ray pulse.

It seems that we know everything about melting crystalline materials since it is one of the most frequently occurring phase changes involving transitioning from a solid into a liquid. However, that is not the case. WUT researchers are working on thorough research on the mechanisms of a crystalline-liquid phase transition.

Ultrasonic atomization of functional materials

Published: 02/07/2021

SEM images of <50 μm (a) ultrasonically atomized powder.

More (materials under research) for less (money) – that is an achievement of the researchers at the Faculty of Material Engineering thanks to an innovative approach to the atomization of functional materials. Their research is conducted within the Material Technologies-1 research grant.

EDMS (EZD) from the technical side

Published: 02/07/2021

Picture of a keyboard

We are at the final stage of the testing system implementation, and we are preparing formal and legal regulations. (...) At the same time, we are designing the processes on which four project teams are working. This is a huge amount of work, a huge milestone. No one has ever dealt with that so methodically before - says Gabriel Matus, Head of the EDMS project.

EDMS (EZD) in the public procurement processes - the interview with Agnieszka Gawrońska-Chrobak

Published: 02/07/2021

Picture of a keyboard.

EDMS is a tool that is supposed to facilitate work, improve its quality, facilitate awarding contracts, and flexible work with the document. The pandemic made us aware that this change was a necessity - says Agnieszka Gawrońska-Chrobak, Head of the Public Procurement Office.

The competition for projects aiming to purchase equipment

Published: 16/06/2021

The deadline for submissions is 15th September 2021.

The deadline for submissions is 15th September 2021

Teacher grants programme

Published: 17/05/2021

The deadline for submissions is 15 June 2021.

The budget of the competition shall amount to PLN 1,000,000 and the maximum funding within one teacher grant shall not exceed PLN 100,000. The deadline for submissions is 15 June 2021. 

Apply to POSTDOC PW programme

Published: 14/05/2021

POSTDOC PW

The deadline for submissions is 7th June 2021. 

Electronic document management at WUT – an interview with Dr Katarzyna Modrzejewska

Published: 26/04/2021

40 people are directly involved in the project and indirectly much more - over 100.

“The completion is planned for 2025. In the next few years, subsequent processes will be implemented into the electronic document management system (EDMS) in individual stages. The implementation will be gradual, and the first stage will be completed in autumn 2021 in the new academic year,” says Dr Katarzyna Modrzejewska from a management team of the IDUB (“Excellence Initiative – Research University” project) project and the Steering Committee for EDMS. How is the work on the implementation progressing and what does it involve? Read the interview to find out.

In search of new methods of creating composites

Published: 26/04/2021

For the SiC with the 2.5 wt% and 3 wt% of Ti3C2 flakes of much higher thickness can be observed.

One of the biggest defects of silicon carbide, which is a high-toughness material utilised in the machine tool industry, among other things, is its low fracture toughness. Most frequently, composites with silicon carbide matrix are produced to solve this problem. Unfortunately, most materials utilised as strengthening (composites) and increasing fracture toughness simultaneously negatively affect other properties of silicon carbide, including its toughness and maximum temperature of material work. The work on finding an ideal solution to this problem is continuing. 

Researchers at WUT are working on an innovative filter material

Published: 22/04/2021

Photo of produced nanoparticles. Source: materials provided

The current crisis related to the COVID-19 pandemic brought the researchers’ attention to the need of creating hybrid fibre filters, which can be utilised in air-conditioning or ventilating systems in buildings, in particular in hospitals and other health centres. At the moment, a research team at WUT is working on this kind of solution. The project implementation is funded by the research grant Technologie Materiałowe-1.

Rector’s grants for Student Research Groups

Published: 20/04/2021

An application for Rector’s grant shall be submitted by the chairperson of a Student Research Group by 26 April 2021.

An application for Rector’s grant shall be submitted by the chairperson of a Student Research Group by 26 April 2021.

Open Science programme

Published: 12/03/2021

The programme is addressed to employees and doctoral students at the Warsaw University of Technology, whose research output is included in the evaluation of research activities at the University.

Financial aid in the publication of scientific papers in the Open Access formula is implemented as part of the Open Science programme in the „Excellence Initiative – Research University” project.

Best Paper programme

Published: 12/03/2021

The call for applications lasts until the end of May 2021.

A competition for best scientific papers published in a given year by authors affiliated with the Warsaw University of Technology is announced as part of the “Excellence Initiative – Research University” project.

How can boron compounds help to disinfect surfaces?

Published: 09/03/2021

A photo from a confocal microscope; it displays a photosensitiser entering a microorganism.

The interaction of light and matter is one of the most fascinating processes occurring in nature. Chemistry and physics of photoactive compounds are the fields in which these phenomena are particularly interesting. A team of scientists at the Faculty of Chemistry at the Warsaw University of Technology is working on a new concept of designing effective photosensitisers whose main role is to produce reactive oxygen forms to be eventually used in the process of water purification and in medicine. 

The NA61/SHINE experiment – the success of Polish scientists in an international project

Published: 09/03/2021

Detector

The physics of heavy ion collisions is a field that aims at learning about the character of the strong force.  Since it is impossible to isolate a single colour particle, describing a phase diagram of strong interactions of matter has become a priority. A single experimental measurement is not sufficient to define such a structure. Hence, it is necessary to conduct various analyses in many fields in which each field provides a part of the answer. WUT researchers are making a great contribution to the conducted research.

It has been a year since the opening ceremony of the EIRU Project

Published: 09/03/2021

Photo: Office for Promotion and Information

What has happened throughout the past 12 months?

BEYOND POB: results

Published: 26/02/2021

Source: KFF "Focus"

In the BEYOND POB competition, 21 projects will receive fundings

The ENHANCE consortium with 2 million euro funding from the Horizon 2020 program

Published: 10/02/2021

Photo: Office for Promotion and Information

New financing

Designing a nanovaccine based on recombinant proteins of SARS-CoV-2 virus covalently bonded on nanoparticles

Published: 08/02/2021

Fot. Pixabay

A team of WUT researchers at the Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering and Centre for Advanced Materials and Technologies, and a team of immunologists are jointly working on devising a nanovaccine based on recombinant proteins of SARS-CoV-2 virus covalently bonded with biodegradable nanoparticles of iron oxide.  The research is implemented as part of the competition for research grants IDUB against COVID-19.

From a research grant to a patent: a multithreaded controller for energy conversion systems in electromobility

Published: 05/02/2021

Block diagram and simulation results for the drive system.

The construction of control systems in power electronic transformation systems employs two control methods utilising a cascade control scheme with feedback from individual object outputs and controllers with feedback from the vector of variables of an object state. And what if these two concepts are merged? Researchers at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology have undertaken this task.

Research on heavy ion collisions – a step towards understanding the evolution of the early universe

Published: 22/01/2021

Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions. Source: Chun Shen

As part of the implementation of a research grant awarded in FWEiTE-1 competition, a team from the Faculty of Physics at the Warsaw University of Technology has undertaken research on the geometry and dynamics of heavy ion collisions utilising the correlation femtoscopy method, in close cooperation with scientists all over the world within  STAR (RHIC), HADES (SIS-18) and CBM (SIS-100) experiments. In their work, researchers place special emphasis on the analysis of a phase diagram of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) in an area which still remains unexplored, i.e. heavy ion collisions, in so far untested range of collision energies amounting to a few or a few dozen giga electron volts (GeV).

The end of the call for applications for BEYOND POB competition

Published: 21/01/2021

Photo: KFF Focus

96 applications were submitted to the BEYOND POB competition. The applications evaluation process is currently underway.