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Business - Innovations - Technology (BIT of WUT)

We are proud to present the intellectual potential of WUT’s students, graduates and employees in the new folder entitled “Business - Innovations – Technology”

Warsaw University of Technology has researchers working on a range of scientific topics which are explored in different areas and on different scale. Often the outcome of these helps with development of new technologies or everyday products to come into being.

Here we would like to present the diversity of topics which are of interest to WUT’s researchers.

WUT Masters of Cartography and Printing

Memorial plaques commemorating professors

Warsaw University of Technology Anniversary Celebrations is an opportunity to reflect back and appreciate those who earned particular merit for their service to the University. Undoubtedly, such distinguished figures include Prof. Felicjan Zygmunt Piątkowski and Prof. Andrzej Roman Makowski. The commemorative plaques celebrating them were unveiled on 16 November 2017.

Read more in the new article in the Buisness – Innovations – Technology series.

SILO - artificial intelligence in the power sector

Scientists of the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, have been working on applications of artificial intelligence in the power sector for 20 years. The product of their efforts, the SILO system, is in use both in Poland and abroad. As the only solution from Poland, the system was exhibited in the “Energy Best Practices Area” pavilion at EXPO 2017 in Kazakhstan.

WUT students took second place in the Valeo competition

Maksymilian Krajewski, Krystian Rosłon and Mateusz Zaborski

The project idea of Maksymilian Krajewski, Krystian Rosłon and Mateusz Zaborski from the Warsaw University of Technology was recognised by the jury of the Valeo Innovation Challenge 2017. Their invention took second place in the category of "Technological innovation". As the prize WUT students received 10 000 euro.

WUT graduate who captured the brain in an atlas

Brain

Author of over 500 publications, he has several dozen patent applications and 15 patents granted in the United States and 8 in the European Union to his credit. But his most outstanding accomplishment is 35 brain atlases developed with his team. This is what has earned Prof. Wiesław Nowiński a worldwide renown.

Read more in the new article in the Business – Innovations – Technology series.

K-dron: an incredible geometric shape

K-dron

It was small hours of the morning of January 11, 1985 in New York City. The life of Janusz Kapusta, graduate from the Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology, was about to change forever; he had just discovered a new geometric shape. 

Analyze the data and learn more about the city

Participants of the Hakaton analyzed city data, photo by Przemysław Biecka

What can you do with data taken from official announcements, information about movement of public transport vehicles, data from mobile networks or cameras? This is what preoccupies members of the VaVeL project, financed from the EU program Horizon 2020. The Faculty of Mathematics and Information Science (MiNI) of the Warsaw University of Technology is one of the partners of the project.

Artificial blood vessels or how to help patients with ischaemic heart disease

A team directed by dr inż. Beata Butruk-Raszeja (PhD Eng) of the Faculty of Chemistry and Process Engineering of Warsaw University of Technology is working on coronary prostheses. “We want them to be able to replace impaired vessels,” explains the researcher. Data on cardiovascular diseases has been appalling for years. 

Renewable energy in practice – our students through to the finals

A team of the Non-Conventional Energy Student Research Group has been qualified for the finals of the international competition, EDPR University Challenge, in Poland. “We have worked on the practical application of renewable energy in public transport,” explains Monika Lis, the project coordinator.

Building faster, more cheaply and without mistakes

New technologies are not commonly used in the construction industry yet, but students from the BIMgo Student Research Group, which operates within the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology, want to change this. They use their knowledge and passion to develop a non-standard model of a non-standard energy-efficient single-family house.

Syrena Sport – Poland’s automotive icon

It was more than half a century ago that the Warsaw-based Fabryka Samochodów Osobowych (“FSO”, the now non-existent Passenger Automobile Factory) saw the birth of a prototype of the car which has mesmerized thousands until this day. One of the key people on the team working on the Syrena Sport sports car was Cezary Nawrot, a graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology. 

Designing your house like in a computer game

An off-the-shelf design or a bespoke solution in collaboration with an architect; if you dream of your own house, well, those are your two options. But what if you could plan yourself how your dream house would look like, a bit like playing a computer game? Is it at all possible? Krystian Kwieciński, a Ph.D. student of the Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology, is going to find out.

Rocket engines built by WUT students – the future of the space industry

Will we soon witness a take-off of a rocket equipped with an innovative engine designed by our students? Incredible as it sounds, this vision may come true thanks to members of the MELprop Propulsion Student Research Group, which operates within the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering.

An Engineering Journey from Poland to Chile

Bartłomiej Tokarzewski, Dagmara Ćwiek, Karolina Kowal and Tomasz Kolsicki

Four students of the Warsaw University of Technology worked intensively for eight months to design the best possible HVAC system for a weather station building on one of the Diego Ramirez Islands in Chile. It was worth the effort, as the team has won an international competition.

How are the WUT and the deciphering of the 'Enigma' connected?

To solve this puzzle, we have to go back to the turbulent years when Poland was getting back its independence. Antoni Palluth – the son of a postal worker from Pobiedziska was 18 years old in 1918. During his service in the Polish Army's Communications division, when he was manning a radio station in the Poznań Fortress (also known as the Citadel), among his other tasks, he met Maksymilian Ciężki, just two years his senior. This is where it all began. 

MediControl – a system facilitating the work of physicians and nurses

Students from the Scientific Club of Biomedical Devices at the Faculty of Mechatronics of Warsaw University of Technology are carrying out a project which will allow an improved control of fluids in medical drips and registration of pulse deficits. It is an answer to suggestions and demands of health-care staff.

How to predict the popularity of content on the Internet?

This question has been puzzling millions of people all over the world. And the answer is brought by scientists. For two years now, this issue has been researched by Tomasz Trzciński, Ph.D. Eng., of the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology.

Students from the Warsaw University of Technology want to help the disabled

To create an application that will make it easier and more convenient for disabled people to move — such is the aim of Civitas team from the ‘Smart City’ Interdepartmental Scientific Group. Our students keep honing their concept and count on support.

JOINT Welding Science Club or How to Make a 3D Printer Out of a Welder

Nowadays, 3D printing hardly surprises anyone and the Warsaw University of Technology uses it quite often. However, the JOINT Welding Science Club offers an interesting solution—printing metal parts in a way that is completely different from previously used methods. Their welder became a printer. How?

The Incredible Project of the Students from the Faculty of Chemistry

They discovered the competition by reading the newsletter of the Warsaw University of Technology’s Career Office. ‘We were curious about the task, so we registered on the platform, and so began our journey’, says Dominik Gutowski. The journey ended in Paris with the International Finals of L’Oréal Brandstorm 2017. Or maybe it just began for real?

Driving on the Edge – Meet Hybryda Science Club’s ProjectD

Drifting began at illegal races on Japan’s mountain tracks. Today, it is officially a sport with an increasingly large number of passionate fans. Students from the Warsaw University of Technology also want to fulfil their dream of participating in a drift championship. Will they make it?

Great prospects of the Virtual Reality Laboratory

Put on special goggles and find yourself in another world. What you see, hear and experience is so real... It is hard to believe that this reality is created by programmers. Employees and students from the Faculty of Mathematics and Information Science of the Warsaw University of Technology are working on various applications of this technology.

3D Printing Research Circle – they will print whatever you want

In three weeks they created a full-size openwork replica of the Ferrari Lusso. They did it using 3D pens and this is just one of the many projects, on which they have worked or are still working. The queue of people counting on support for subsequent initiatives is still growing.

The Polish Man Who Sent a Car to the Moon

We look with fascination at our students building satellites, rockets, stratospheric balloons, and Martian rovers. However, the Warsaw University of Technology’s affair with space began much earlier, with Mieczysław Bekker, a WUT graduate.

How to Detect Ice on Roads? Our Students Research This Idea

Near the end of winter examinations, the students stumbled upon information about a competition organised by Valeo. The deadline was just a few days away. They decided to send an idea they had already discussed and analysed. Their solution is one of 24 propositions from the entire world that qualified to the semi-finals of Valeo Innovation Challenge 2017.

“Planes don’t’ fly without a tape” – WUT students’ air conquest

They are able to build a plane – even from a pizza box. But it took them one year to get ready for the competition. They are the most titled team in the contest history. They are not going to rest on their laurels though. What is the recipe for success of the Interdepartmental Students Research Circle SAE AeroDesign, working at the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering?