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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.

Engineers who tame the space

We can effortlessly find a specific building using modern technologies, but how can we move about an office building several dozen storeys high, a multi-level shopping mall, or a tenement house full of nooks and crannies? A group of specialists, mostly composed of graduates and students of the Warsaw University of Technology, knows how to solve this problem.

Become the Master of Seduction, or How and Where to Look for Information

We often state that if something can’t be found on the Internet, it doesn’t exist. However, are we supposed to believe everything that’s published on forums, blogs, or social media, and then apply it?

What Should I Know About Maria Skłodowska-Curie?

She took her place in history as the first woman who received the Nobel Prize, and as the first person who received such distinction twice. Even today, her life and work are the subject of legends. Here are selected trivia related to the scientific work of one of the most famous scientists in the world, who was awarded the title of doctor honoris causa of the Warsaw University of Technology in 1926.

Microalgae from the WUT to revolutionize industry?

Students from the Chemical and Process Engineering Scientific Club at the Warsaw University of Technology have constructed an instrument to test the pressure method for harvesting cultured microalgae for industrial applications. Currently, they are commencing installation tests. “We can likely monetize this, as the project leverages many technologies that can be patented,” Michał Wojtalik, the project coordinator, says.

Physicists Talk about Twitter, or How to Trace Information on the Internet

Once published, information on the Internet never goes away, even though some people would probably like it to. How to find the original sender of a piece of information? Why gossip becomes the most important message of the day, and news that are important to the world disappear in the sea of information? And where did all of this begin? Physicists from the Warsaw University of Technology are currently researching this issue.

Students from the Warsaw University of Technology create a Mobile Liquid Nitrogen Generator

They needed a source of liquid nitrogen for demonstrations and research. So they decided to construct the necessary device themselves. Ten months later they proudly showed off Nitrogenos to the world. The idea of the Scientific Society of Chemical and Process Engineering is already attracting interest from the industry and has recently won an award at the StRuNa 2016 competition for societies and other student organisations from all over Poland.

When you hear "chemistry", you think “Flogiston”

They are organizers of international conferences and science festivals; they participate in picnics; they do uncountable shows and workshops. Members of the Warsaw Chemistry Science Club “Flogiston”, operating at the University, use knowledge to show that science can be interesting and enjoyable.

WUT CZIiTT, or How Science Meets Business

A scientist needs a business partner for his project; a company looks for innovative solutions to implement. The scientist does not boast about his research, the company does not want its competitors to learn about its designs. How do the scientist and the company find each other, meet and communicate? The Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer Management of the Warsaw University of Technology provides support in such cases.

Flying a Drone to an Accident – the View is Better from Above

Nowadays, you can buy a drone in any supermarket. For some it’s just another gadget, for others – a tool for work and a platform for obtaining interesting and important data. Specialists from the Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography of the Warsaw University of Technology know how to use drones to document traffic accidents.

Warsaw is struggling with air pollution

Scientists from the Warsaw University of Technology are developing the Warsaw Air Quality Index (WIP). It is an element of a comprehensive environment protection programme for the capital city of Warsaw, which has been announced by the end of 2016. – It should serve the residents of Warsaw as well as municipal authorities – says Artur Badyda, PhD, Eng., of the Faculty of Building Services, Hydro and Environmental Engineering of the Warsaw University of Technology, who supervises the development of the project.

Surveyors from WUT in Search for the Secrets of Treblinka

When the Nazis left the extermination camp in Treblinka, they made every effort so that no one would find out what had happened there. They razed the camp buildings and planted lupine. Today, our knowledge about the events in Treblinka is increasingly richer, thanks to, among others, scientists from the Warsaw University of Technology.

Big Science at the Warsaw University of Technology

Synthetic blood, light-emitting quantum dots, B-Droid, underwater robot, solar boat and printed electronics – these are just some of our scientists’ projects that have fascinated us throughout the year. Each week on BIT of WUT, we wrote about their fantastic inventions, discoveries or research projects. In the last article of this year, we would like to remind you once more of the innovative projects from WUT.

Scientists from the Warsaw University of Technology Want to Improve Conditions of Convalescence in Polish Hospitals

The team, led by the Warsaw University of Technology Associate Professor Anna Bogdan, PhD (Eng) from the Faculty of Building Services, Hydro and Environmental Engineering, is conducting a project aimed at making hospitalized patients recover in rooms with better air conditioning and ventilation.

TechOcean – the special mission engineers

They are all students or former students of the Warsaw University of Technology. Together with the President of the Republic of Poland, they represented our country at the economic mission in Sweden, and their product, the Internet of Robots, came second in the international Robot Launch competition organised by Silicon Valley. As they rather courageously admit, nothing is impossible for them.

B-Droid – a robot that's busy as a bee

Researchers from the Warsaw University of Technology have been working on an automated pollination system for 4 years now. First a mobile version with wheels, and now the flying B-Droid has been garnering considerable interest not only in Poland. That's hardly surprising, as our scientists have developed software for devices that can effectively help bees in their core, from our point of view, activity – pollination.

He graduated from WUT in Poland and invented the Walkie-Talkie in America

It’s June 1939. Henryk Magnuski, a 30-year-old employee of the National Telecommunications and Radio Technology Centre, leaves for New York to see how Americans work on state-of-the-art radio transmitters. He doesn’t know that several months later World War II would begin, changing the course of his life.

Can you feel safe in the Warsaw Metro? Students of the Warsaw University of Technology examined this claim

Outages, terrorist attacks, hurrying, not always careful crowds – these are only a few of the threats of commuting by Metro. Members of the Student’s Science Club “Progres” operating at the Faculty of Administration and Social Sciences have decided to tackle the issue of safety in the Warsaw Metro. The fruit of their works is the study summary report.

Everything began in autumn last year, when students have opted for more club activities. “We were studying safety administration, so we decided that we would tackle the issue of safety in public transport; especially since safety issues raised a lot of doubts after the opening of the Metro’s second line”, says Paweł Nowak, chief coordinator of the project.

Engineers from the Warsaw University of Technology Support the Polish Defence Industry

Scientists from the Department of Mechanics and Armaments Technology of the Faculty of Production Engineering work on new types of ammunition. Their achievements are renowned in Poland and stand out from international competitors.

Power Engineering Science Club Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

Forms filled by Club candidates one or several dozen years ago contained entries for average grades or even whether the candidate had a computer. Today, enthusiasm, commitment and desire to work are more important at the beginning. Young power engineers learn how to make their own structures, but also gain administrative experience and contacts with people in the industry.

Eugeniusz Rudnik – Engineer and Musical Innovator

Eugeniusz Rudnik

Nowadays, this graduate of the Faculty of Electronics at the Warsaw University of Technology is recognized as one of the creators of the Polish school of electroacoustic music. In the world associated with inspiration, a hard to name or predict flash of genius – a man who reconciled the world of art and the world technology became famous and appreciated. Eugeniusz Rudnik died on 24 October 2016.

How will a robot make life easier for older people and people with disabilities?

It will hand us a tea cup, check if we left the water running in the bathroom, or even jog our brain – these are just some of the tasks that a properly programmed robot can do. How do we reconcile limitless needs of a user with limited operational capabilities of a small robot?

On First-Name Terms with a Nobel Laureate

Warsaw University of Technology Graduates Talk About Collaborating with Chemistry Nobel Prize Laureates

Ignacy Mościcki - the chemist who became a president

He has more than 60 articles and 40 patents in his name. The development of a method for obtaining nitric acid from the air by means of electricity is considered his most important discovery. However, the eminent chemist and inventor swapped an intensive scientific career for a political one.

A secondary school student in the laboratory of a well-known university - the STEM4youth project will make it possible

The STEM4youth programme’s main goal is to show jobs available to STEM graduates and to illustrate how the development of such courses results in gains for the economy and society. That's why researchers from several EU countries, coordinated by scientists from the Warsaw University of Technology, are developing an e-learning platform and teaching materials, which will show that it pays to study the sciences.

Exceptional ZnO Quantum Dots the World Was Waiting For

For many years chemists struggled with creating a simple and efficient method of manufacturing stable quantum dots susceptible to functionalization while retaining their unique luminescent properties. This objective was achieved by the team headed by prof. Janusz Lewiński from the Faculty of Chemistry at the Warsaw University of Technology.