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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.

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. 

Mechanoperovskites – the future of solar power engineering

Mechanoperovskites

Grinding chemical substances is not normally associated with modern technologies. Still, professor Janusz Lewiński with his team from the Environmental Laboratory of Functional Materials and Nanotechnology of the Warsaw University of Technology Faculty of Chemistry and the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences prove that the truth is completely different.

Nano-layer optical fibre sensors for safety

Nano-layer sensors for immediate detection of biological or chemical hazards are an important step towards understanding environmental engineering problems. Most importantly, however, they will help to protect the life and health of people and animals.

Space micro organisms ”in the hands” of WUT students

Students from the Balloon Section of the Warsaw University of Technology Students’ Space Association are completing the BuLMA project (Balloon Micro Lifeform-and-Meteorite Assembler), the aim of which is to study micro organisms and meteorites in the stratosphere. In September 2015, the project was submitted to the REBUX/BEXUS campaign run by European, German and Swedish space agencies. At present, as one of several projects from Europe, it successfully completed the first stage of the competition.

PRT – city transport of the future?

A pedestrian reaches a 6-metre flyer, gets on a small car, gives the destination and sits down comfortably. The podcar chooses the best route on its own, avoids collisions, reacts in emergency situations and takes the passenger to the destination without stopping on the way. This description may seem like science fiction, but it is a definition of the PRT system (Personal Rapid Transit). In the Eco-Mobility project, a team from Warsaw University of Technology has developed such a solution. Will PRT be used in Polish cities in the future?

3D avatars serve Frederic Chopin and the Chinese King

The Division of Virtual Reality Techniques of the WUT Faculty of Mechatronics gives objects digital immortality. Director of the Division, Robert Sitnik, Ph.D., D.Sc., tells us about tradition supported by modern 3D scanning techniques.

CanSat Launcher Project

CanSat Launcher

Students of WUT wish to organise the first CanSats competition in Poland. Young Engineers from the Students' Space Association (SKA) set themselves another ambitious goal ie. The Rocket Section of SKA wants to organize the first Polish competition of experiments with CanSats (satellites as little as 0,33l can). The competition will be addressed to people of all ages who are passionate about science and it will enable doing lots of interesting experiments in the atmosphere. It would be a novelty in Poland as currently, such competitions are only organized in the US and Western Europe.

PW-100 for 100 Years of the Revival of Warsaw University of Technology

One of the biggest research ventures of Warsaw University of Technology is the PW-100 project. Its aim is to construct a large manned test platform for in-flight testing of various on-board systems, such as mobile radars, thermovision sensors, chemical sensors, antennas, teledetection systems. In the next development phases, PW-100 will be fully unmanned and devoted to military and paramilitary missions. It will be able to complete surveillance, monitoring and fight tasks from the level of 7 km.

WRISTY - phone full of contradictions

WRISTY 3Wristy is not a smartwatch! It is a “smart” device though as it fulfills expectations of one particular group of clients. Is the invention of WUT Business School alumni going to be successful on the market?

Innovative engine for hybrid cars

Research team from WUT’s Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering led by Mr. Paweł Mazuro PhD is working on the new project of a modern car engine. The aim of PAMAR-4 project is building a  construction, testing of the compact, highly efficient and eco Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition in an innovative barrel engine. The engine will be environmentally friendly and highly efficient, which may be used as a range-extender for hybrid cars of the future.

WUT’s Mission in the Antarctic

It only takes seven meters for them to lift up in the air and their main goal is to check the population of penguins in the Antarctic and to make an orthophotomap of the researched area. What we are talking about here are the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) constructed by a team from the Institute of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics (Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering).

An ordinary watch with a Unique strap

Unique – could there be a better name for this special invention? I guess no. It is certain on the other hand that students who graduated at WUT have designed a smartwatch strap and their innovative invention is getting many awards. Will it conquer the market? We have to wait and see. The watch is getting smart.

Bioimplant will make a bone like new

bioimplant

Production of bioimplants „fit to measure” which support regeneration and reconstruction of human and animal bone loss is the aim of a group of scientists from WUT’s Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering under the leadership of Prof. Wojciech Święszkowski PhD.

WUT is promoting the development of Local Government Units

How do Polish cities and districts develop? For over a decade, the scientists from the Faculty of Administration and Social Sciences, the authors of 'Ranking of Sustainable Development of Local Governments' have been trying to answer this question.

PW-SAT2. Another satellite from WUT

Since 1957 humanity has sent over 6,000 objects into Earth's orbit. Moreover, it is estimated that there are about 3,600 satellites in orbit, although only around a third of them are operational. Until now approximately 25,000 objects of a diameter larger than 5 cm have been catalogued. The estimated number of pieces of debris smaller than 1 cm reaches 300,000. These numbers cover rocket bodies, inoperative satellites and many different objects which may originate from satellite collisions. This is called space debris or space junk, and may sometimes be a menace to the International Space Station or other satellite systems. It is worth remembering that, despite their small size, they move with velocities reaching 36,000 km/h and may cause damage worth billions of dollars.

Crime scene scanner

A scanner which creates a 3D visualization of crime scenes is being designed at WUT’s Faculty of Mechatronics. Is Polish criminology going to go through a technological revolution?

New chamber stapes prosthesis

The scientific project by the employees of WUT’s faculty of Mechatronics received a distinction in the TANGO funding initiative, operated jointly by the National Science Centre (NCN) and the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR).

Wide band gap power devices in power electronics

How to convert electrical energy with a little power losses? Researchers at the Department of Industrial Electronics Warsaw University of Technology are working on use for this purpose transistors made from wide band gap semiconductors - silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN).