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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.

Do Flexible Electrodes Make Life Easier?

A cell phone falls on the floor. It works, but the cracked screen resembles a spider’s web. This and similar damage can be prevented by using flexible electrodes created by Grzegorz Wróblewski, PhD (Eng.) from the Faculty of Mechatronics at the Warsaw University of Technology.

WUT Solar Boat – Champions of Determination and Passion

WUT Solar Boat Team

Innovative construction thought and wise project management – it’s WUT Solar Boat’s key to success. Students at the Warsaw University of Technology and the Warsaw School of Economics have joined forces to create a team of champions. They draw their energy to keep going from the sun.

How to Weigh a Dog with a Ruler – Mathematics for Everyone

Maths can be fun. You only need a bit of effort to convince elementary, middle and high school students. The Warsaw University of Technology professor Przemysław Biecek, DSc (Eng), from the Faculty of Mathematics and Information Science, has been introducing the “queen of sciences” to children for several years.

Recipe for fighting cybercrime

For almost 10 years scientists from the Warsaw University of Technology have been dealing with methods used by cybercriminals to hide data. They wanted, however, to use this knowledge in practice and thus improve the security of ordinary Internet users. This will soon be possible through the initiative of Wojciech Mazurczyk, PhD, Eng., of the Institute of Telecommunications of the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology.

Medical treatment over the Internet – the future of medical diagnostics?

Is it possible for a doctor to auscultate patients and look into their throats seeing them only on the screen of a monitor? It is. Robert Jarema MD, PhD and Rafał Dalewski PhD, Eng. from the Warsaw University of Technology have developed an application for remote medical diagnostics.

The Vehicle Aerodynamics Student Research Club is no stranger to fuel efficient driving

After classes and at weekends they spend hours in their workshop at the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering. You can also find them there during boring lectures, as they admit. Impossible to hold this against them as they regularly receive awards in Shell Eco-marathons.

Graphene – a futuristic material at the Warsaw University of Technology

In the middle of June, during the Graphene Week international conference, eight entities set up the initiative Graphene in Poland with the Warsaw University of Technology being one of them. Research into graphene and attempts to find new applications for this material have been going on for quite some time at our university.

Artificial blood – a project of a WUT team will help road traffic casualties and people awaiting a transplant

The team working on the development of blood substitute describe it as a milky-white odourless suspension and compare it to milk. Prof. Tomasz Ciach says jokingly that upon special request they will also produce blue blood. It is under his supervision that artificial blood was created at the Warsaw University of Technology. The team are in the process of refining the invention and they intend to patent it.

Shear Thickening Fluids – liquid intelligence

A fluid as hard as a stone? Yes, that is possible. Non-Newtonian fluids are a well-known phenomenon but how to use their properties to our best advantage? Ask the team from the Chair of Chemical Engineering at the Faculty of Chemistry from the Warsaw University of Technology.

A revolutionary anti-corrosion product invented by engineers from the Warsaw University of Technology

ikorol – an anti-corrosion and anti-rust product effective even on the most demanding surfaces, invented in the Laboratory of Process Engineering at the Faculty of Chemistry of the Warsaw University of Technology. For over thirty years the Laboratory of Process Engineering (LPE) attached to the Faculty of Chemistry has played the role of a technology incubator, successfully combining three types of activities: teaching, basic and applied research and university-industry technology transfer.

BioSoC or how to monitor human health

A system allowing to monitor vital functions of drivers and machine operators is within arm’s reach. A team from the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology supervised by Professor Witold Pleskacz, PhD, Eng has constructed a BioSystem-on-Chip, which can monitor vital functions.

WUT is a high flyer – KNA MelAvio

If only they could, they would busy themselves in their workshop until late. MelAvio – the Avionics Research Club – is doing its best to triumph in the UAV Challenge Medical Express 2016 international competition which is to be held in September in Australia.

Innovations from the Warsaw University of Technology may improve cancer treatment

Great things may come in small packaging – this is particularly true for the fight against cancer. Nanotechnology has an incredible potential to treat cancer because it offers a more efficient therapy while limiting its adverse effects.

Józef Kosacki – an engineer at the fronts of WWII

Kosacki started his studies at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Warsaw University of Technology in 1928 to obtain the degree of an electrical engineer five years later. However, the biggest challenge of his lifetime was still ahead. His mine detector was a significant contribution to the Allied victory in WWII.

“Biomech” Student Research Association – engineers for health service

Where a doctor cannot come he will send, whom? An engineer. Using specialist software, “Biomech” – Biomechanics and Biomechanical Engineering Student Research Association – provides assistance to doctors in the course of preoperative stage planning.

Lever drive wheelchairs straight from the Faculty of Transport, Warsaw University of Technology

One might think that the biggest problem of people moving around in wheelchairs is the inability to walk. Standard wheelchairs, however, may lead to more injuries. Designers from the Warsaw University of Technology (WUT) are working on a lever drive wheelchair, which will – among other things - prevent its users from sustaining injuries to their hands. The project is developed at the Faculty of Transport, Department of Computer and Rail Systems in Transport. Krzysztof Fiok, Ph.D. (Eng)  is its supervisor.

An exoskeleton – how the Warsaw University of Technology scientists fight disabilities

There is nothing more natural than walking if you are an able-bodied person. However, as a result of medical conditions, accidents or congenital defects some people cannot move about unassisted. Therefore, scientists from the Department of Design of Precision Devices operating within the Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics at the Faculty of Mechatronics have decided to deal with the problem.

Stanisław Wigura – a brilliant aircraft designer from the Warsaw University of Technology

He started studying at the Warsaw University of Technology in 1922. Already at the beginning, he became involved in the activity of the Aviation Section of the Mechanical Student Club operating at the Warsaw University of Technology, where he designed his first structures. However, his aircraft designer career was tragically interrupted.

Lignin as the Petroleum of the Future or Modern Alchemy

“We do not see waste as a problem but as a solution”, says Prof. Juan Carlos Colmenares, Ph.D. from the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences. In the face of enormous pollution and traditional sources of energy running thin, that kind of approach seems a panacea for those problems. But is it possible to produce fuel from lignin?

Optical fibres pose no mystery to them – Students' Optoelectronics Association

Last year, they managed to induce plasma in optical fibre core, and today they build a modular medium-power laser. Although their work may not seem spectacular, members of Students' Optoelectronics Association consistently develop their skills along with innovative technology.

First Polish e-mail was sent 25 years ago by Tadeusz Węgrzynowski of Warsaw University of Technology

Twenty five years ago, Tadeusz Węgrzynowski, today head of Telecommunications Department at the Warsaw University of Technology, sent the first e-mail message in Poland, which started the era of digital messaging in our country. 

Hitting Rock Bottom for Success – the Student Underwater Robotics Association

Phot. Student Underwater Robotics Association

They established a student research association to participate in an underwater robotics competition. They say we should wish they hit rock bottom, because paradoxically, this will spell success. Students of the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering are constructing an underwater robot.

JD-2 Prewar innovation on WUT

Pouddle Jumper JD-2 on the Katowice airport

In December 1925 the Aviation Section of Mechanical Scientific Organization of Warsaw University of Technology created the first aviation workshop. It took place in the underground of a New Drawing Office (Nowa Kreślarnia), however a montage went on in a gate of Chemistry Edifice of WUT.  This is the place, where the first sport aircraft JD-2 was created.

Hyperloop – the vehicle of the future from WUT

Hyper Poland Team in Texas

The compilation of a train and a plane – Hyperloop. The travel from Gdańsk to Krakow will take no more than 35 minutes. The traveler will spent this time in a special capsule, invented by the alumni and students of Warsaw University of Technology. 

Bridge made of composite materials – innovative solutions of PW

Researchers from Warsaw University of Technology, in the Student Research Centre labs of the Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering have been working on the samples of composites that were used to build the bridge in Błażowa, near Rzeszów.