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Thursday, November 16, 2017
SUT’s Students rewarded with Diamond Grants

Four students from the Silesian University of Technology received Diamond Grants – awards of the Minister of Science and Higher Education for exceptionally talented students, who conduct high quality scientific research. Group of laureates included: Jakub Bodys and Oliwia Nowakowska-Krol from the Faculty of Energy and Environmental Engineering, Karolina Chodura from the Faculty of Architecture and Justyna Odrobińska from the Faculty of Chemistry. The ceremony of awarding the Diamond Grants took place on November 15th in Warsaw.

The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Science and Higher Education, Jarosław Gowin said during the ceremony: “I would like to congratulate all of the laureates of this year’s edition of the contest. I believe that you all possess exceptional research talents. Success of Diamond Grants’ laureates show that it is worth to care for scientific excellence, and that it should be treated in a special way.”

Laureates of the Diamond Grants receive up to PLN 220 thousand to implement their first independent research projects, which last from 12 to 48 months. During the implementation of the project, they will also be able to earn monthly up to PLN 2.500.

Jakub Bodys received the highest amount of funding for his project “Non-linear two-phase model of transcritical CO2 flow for the design of spotlights in the latest refrigeration systems.” Second in terms of funding was Justyna Odrobińska, who received PLN 219.443 for the project “Design of innovative biofunctional systems on the basis of polymer nanocarriers and active substances used in cosmetology and medicine.” Oliwia Nowakowska-Krol, for her project “Construction of multipole model of heat transfer in human body” received PLN 207.775, while Karolina Chodura received PLN 184.820 from the ministry for the project “Jewish necropolises in the Silesian Voivodship area as architectural and cultural heritage.”

Created: Thursday, November 16, 2017 2:19 PM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
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