Scholarships from the Ministry of Education and Science (MEN) for outstanding young scientists
Five outstanding young scientists of the Silesian University of Technology were awarded with scholarships from the Ministry of Education and Science. We are proud to announce the following laureates: Justyna Mika MSc, Eng., a doctoral student at the Department of Data Science and Engineering, Magdalena Tutak PhD, Eng., a student at the Department of Safety Engineering, Maciej Sowa PhD, Eng., from the Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Adrian Radoń MSc, Eng., a doctoral student at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Jakub Bodys MSc, Eng., a doctoral student at the Department of Thermal Technology.
The scholarships were awarded to young scientists conducting high quality innovative research, displaying impressive scientific achievements of high prestige and international appeal.
- The scholarship is a great honour and reward for me, but also significant motivation for further work. It gives me opportunities for further scientific development, acquiring new projects and cooperation - says Justyna Mika MSc, Eng., a doctoral student at the Department of Data Science and Engineering.
Justyna Mika MSc, Eng., deals with application of bioinformatics techniques for exploration of omics data obtained at different levels of organisation of living matter. - In my PhD thesis I carry out a research on the influence of radiation doses, age and gender on the diversity of T lymphocyte receptors. - explains Ms Mika, MSc, Eng.
Another scholarship winner is Maciej Sowa PhD, Eng. from the Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and
Electrochemistry. For Mr Sowa the scholarship is a confirmation that what he does is important for the development of science. - The award is also a driving force for further activities to broaden his horizons. According to a long-standing tradition, every year, the Minister of Education and Science recognises the achievements of young scientists from scientific units in Poland. In my case, it was the overall scientific output, which, as befits an employee of a university of technology, is rich in both scientific and applied achievements. This is evidenced by scientific articles published in such journals as Electrochimica Acta or Applied Surface Science, as well as granted patents, some of which have been applied in industry - says Maciej Sowa PhD, Eng..
On a daily basis, Mr Maciej Sowa PhD, Eng. focuses his research interests on applied electrochemistry, in particular, electrochemical surface treatment.
- This is an extremely important and one of the most prestigious awards for young scientists in Poland. It is awarded to individuals conducting high quality research displaying a rich scientific output on an international scale. It is also important that the assessment is carried out by a group of outstanding and independent experts, which in my opinion guarantees its objectivity. Having found myself in a small group of winners of this competition is a great honour not only for the scientist, but also for the Silesian University of Technology - says another winner, Magdalena Tutak PhD, Eng. from the Department of Safety Engineering.
In her everyday scientific work, Magdalena Tutak PhD, Eng., deals with research concerning issues in two priority research areas of the Silesian University of Technology: "Process Automation and Industry 4.0" and "Climate and Environmental Protection, Modern Energy".
Another winner is Adrian Radoń MSc, Eng., a doctoral student at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. - The scholarship was awarded to me for research conducted on the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with organic and inorganic materials - says Adrian Radoń MSc, Eng..
- For a scientist every award is very important because it confirms that his activities are appreciated by a wide audience. In the case of the scholarship from the Minister of Education and Science granted to outstanding young scientists, the chance of receiving this award is small. It was less than 12% this year- adds Adrian Radoń MSc, Eng..
The scholarship was also granted to Jakub Bodys MSc, Eng., a doctoral student from the Department of Thermal Technology.
- The main reason for receiving the scholarship was several years of scientific activity in the field of ecological and high efficiency cooling based on a natural working medium, i.e. carbon dioxide. The main focus of the research was the modelling of streams for large integrated cooling and heating systems, such as supermarkets, sports centres or hotels. We continue research in this area, developing a range of laboratory installations and proposing prototypes of new, ecological devices for heating applications such as domestic and industrial heat pumps and mobile cooling systems," says Mr Bodys MSc, Eng..
In this year's edition of the competition organised by the Minister of Education and Science, 1897 applications were submitted, and 217 people received scholarships. Winners of the competition will receive scholarships of the Minister of PLN 5 390 per month for the period of up to 3 years.