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PCHET 2021 - hybrid mode conference

The PCHET event has been organized continuously since 2018. This year's, 4th edition of the conference will be held in the hybrid formula and is another step on the way to popularize hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels.

 

Last year's edition, which was organized for the first time online, due to the pandemic situation, aroused the interest of over a thousand people representing the broad economic, scientific and research community and local government administration.

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Why is it worth taking part in PCHET 2021?
  • we will combine the online form with availability in the studio - hybrid form
  • visit with us technology manufacturers virtually
  • the opportunity to see the prototype of a shunting locomotive with fuel cells
  • participation in expert, interactive debates
  • meet live in the studio with the Sponsors and Partners of the PCHET conference
  • check the implementation of promises and plans presented at previous PCHET editions
  • find out how EU countries, including Poland, want to introduce hydrogen to the economy and society
Jarosław Filipczak
President of Pomeranian Regional Chamber of Commerce
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Marek Foltynowicz
Hydrogen Technology Expert at Cluster of Hydrogen Technology
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Jacek Bogusławski
Member of the management board of the Wielkopolskie Voivodship
Chairman of the Grand-Polish Hydrogen Platform
Leszek Bonna
Vice-Marshal of the Pomeranian province
Piotr Głowski
Mayor of the city of Piła
Piotr Borawski
Deputy Mayor of the City of Gdańsk
Paulina Brzezicka
Innovation Financing Advisor
European Investment Bank
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Katarzyna Gruszecka-Spychała
Deputy Mayor of Gdynia
Sławomir Halbryt
Founder and President of Sescom S.A.,President of the Council of RIGP
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Szymon Byliński
Director of the Department of Electromobility and Hydrogen Economy at Ministry of Climate
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prof. Paweł Fuć
Poznan University of Technology
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Marcin Cholewa
Industry expert
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Wojciech Hann
President of the Management Board at Bank Ochrony Środowiska S.A.
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Piotr Dowżenko
National Fund for Environmental Protection
mgr inż. Grzegorz Kulczykowski
Training Coordinator
Safety Academy EKO-KONSULT Sp. z o.o.
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Outi Ervasti
M.Sc (Econ), eMBA | Vice President of Renewable Hydrogen and PtX at Neste Innovation
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Guillermo Figueruelo
Business Development Manager
Aragón Hydrogen Foundation
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Matthias Kötter
Head Of Sales Wystrach GmbH
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Joanna Kubit, MA
Director
Ignacy Łukasiewicz Oil and Gas School Complex
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Prof. Jakub Kupecki, DSc, PhD
The Institute of Power Engineering (IEn)
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Ain Laidoja
Managing Director
Estonian Hydrogen Technology Association
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Dariusz Mroczka
Technical Director and Director of Research and Development at Rockfin
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dr inż. Grzegorz Paściak
Inwebit
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Grzegorz Pawelec
Head of Research, Innovation and Financing at Hydrogen Europe
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Tomasz Pelc
President of the Management Board
Nexus Consultants
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Iwona Sierżęga
Member of the Management Board of Polenergia S.A.
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dr hab. inż. Katarzyna Siuzdak
Head of Functional Materials Laboratory, Professor IMP PAN
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dr inż. Jacek Sowa
Pratt&Whitney Rzeszów S.A.
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Mieczysław Struk
Marshal of the Pomeranian province
dr inż. Andrzej Szałek
Advisor to the Management Board
Toyota Motor Poland
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Przemysław Sztandera
President of PSSE
Anna Szóstakiewicz
Hydrogen technology expert at the Polish Academy of Sciences
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Dr Sławomir Wolski
Associate Dean for Faculty Development of Mathematics and Applied Physics.
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Jarosław Wróbel
Vice President of the Management Board for Investment and Innovation Grupa LOTOS S.A.
Janusz Zdeb
Chief Engineer
TAURON Wytwarzanie S.A.
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dr Ziemowit Socha
Educational Research Institute
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NeptHyne as a key RES in Poland and Pomorskie
Jarosław Filipczak

Entrepreneur, a graduate of the Master of Business Administration. Owner of Safety Group "J&J" s.c., Lecturer at the Higher School of Banking in Gdańsk, Vice President of the Association of MBA Graduates, Chairman of the Economic Council at the Mayor of Malbork. He represents the PGI in the Pomeranian Educational Council. He has a rich professional background and practical experience in strategic thinking and global approach to business, team and project management. Actively involved in the development of the region. Chairman of the Voivodeship Labour Market Council in the term of office 2020-2024. A great enthusiast of modern technologies.

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Marek Foltynowicz

A graduate of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. He started his professional career as a research engineer at the Institute of Polymers, Polish Academy of Sciences. Member of the Management Board of "NAFTA POLSKA S.A." Responsible for restructuring and privatization of the Polish oil sector and PGNiG Capital Group. Chairman of the Steering Committee, supervising the initial public offering of PKN Orlen S.A. and PGNiG S.A. He is recognized as an independent consultant in the Oil & Gas industry and an innovator in the waste oil separation process.

 


Recently, he has worked on implementations and innovations in the area of #hydrogentechnology and e-mobility development.
Currently en expert, with Regional Chamber of Commerce of Pomerania and Hydrogen Cluster.

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Jacek Bogusławski
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Leszek Bonna
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Piotr Głowski
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Piotr Borawski
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Paulina Brzezicka

Advisor focused on Innovation Finance at the European Investment Bank. She works directly with project promoters and companies on the structuring of transactions to help them access funding. She also works on the development of new European financial instruments and initiatives in high priority sectors with a focus on climate action.

 

Paulina is an experienced banker with a background in mergers and acquisitions (Bank of America Merrill Lynch), private equity (European Investment Fund equity investments team) and an economics-focused educational background from University College London, Bocconi University and Vienna University of Economics and Business.

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Katarzyna Gruszecka-Spychała
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Sławomir Halbryt

Entrepreneur, from the beginning associated with the construction industry and investments in the commercial real estate market. Founder and President of Sescom S.A. a facility management company established in 2008, listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Sławomir Halbryt also holds the position of the President of the Management Board of Baltic Technology Transfer Center.

 

Graduate of the Gdańsk University of Technology, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics. Chairman of the Academic Council at Gdansk University of Technology.

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Szymon Byliński

Graduate of the National School of Public Administration. Director of Electromobility and Hydrogen Economy in the Ministry of Climate. As an employee of the Ministry of Economy and then the Ministry of Energy, he was involved in fuel market regulations, alternative fuel infrastructure and fuel quality. He was the head of the departmental team for fuel quality and alternative fuels. He has co-authored key documents for the development of electromobility in Poland: the Act of 11 January on Electromobility and Alternative Fuels, and the National Policy Framework for the Development of Alternative Fuel Infrastructure. Currently, as the Department Director, he is responsible for the electromobility market regulations and works on the Polish hydrogen strategy.

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prof. Paweł Fuć

Professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Transport, Poznań University of Technology. Since September 2020 he is the director of the Institute of Combustion Engines and Drives (Institute of Railway Vehicles Tabor in Poznań). His scientific and research activity covers three basic subject areas: non-catalytic and catalytic exhaust gas cleaning processes, propulsion ecology research, propulsion ecology research.

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Marcin Cholewa

Graduate of Cracow University of Economics. During 20 years of professional practice at the Institute of Mineral Raw Materials and Energy Management of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Krakow, he dealt with such topics as environmental protection (carbon footprint, life cycle assessment, waste management, air protection), energy (emission efficiency of energy sources, RES, estimation of production and demand for energy), industrial issues (low-emission and closed-cycle economy, corporate social responsibility), and economic evaluation of investment projects (NPV, IRR, CBA, EU funds).

 

He cooperates with both domestic and foreign: public administration units and ministries, universities, Polish Academy of Sciences and industrial enterprises. Author of numerous expert opinions, plans, programs and strategies, participant of research and implementation projects, co-organizer of national and international events. Co-author of the first in Poland CO2 calculator allowing for estimation of emissions originating from various sources of transport (so-called climate footprint) and compensating it through offset activities.

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Wojciech Hann

He is a graduate of the University of Wrocław in theoretical physics and MBA studies (in finance) at the University of Rochester (USA). He has over 25 years of experience in investment banking and corporate finance. He has acted as an advisor in over fifty transactions, primarily in the energy sector, but also in the banking, engineering, construction, food, IT, petrochemical and many other sectors, in Poland, Eastern Europe and Turkey.

 

In 2016-2019, he was a member of the Management Board of Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, in charge of Sales and Products. In 2016, he also served as Managing Director of the Capital Markets Department at Ipopema Securities. Before that, for nine years as a Partner at Deloitte he was responsible for development and delivery of M&A advisory projects in Central Europe’s energy sector. In 1998–2007, he worked at UniCredit Markets & Investment Banking / CA IB in Warsaw and then in Vienna, including as Director of the Energy & Utilities Department. He was also part of the Ernst & Young team in Warsaw.

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Piotr Dowżenko
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mgr inż. Grzegorz Kulczykowski

He is a specialist in risk communication and a long-time editor of Ex Magazine, a dedicated to explosion safety. He has been involved in industrial safety since 2010. For many years he coordinated the Safety Academy trainings, graduated with honors from postgraduate studies at the Technical University of Lodz, Industrial Processes Safety, author of numerous articles on safety.

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Outi Ervasti

Vice President, Renewable Hydrogen and PtX, at Neste Innovation, Espoo Finland. She is responsible with her team for successful application of technologies enabling renewable hydrogen and e-fuel production and the related business development at Neste.

 

Before joining Neste Group in 2013 she worked as an Advisor to Pulp and Paper, Chemicals and Energy industries, focusing on investment strategies.

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Guillermo Figueruelo

Industrial Engineer (2014) from the Technical Engineer School of Zaragoza. In June 2015 he set up FHa working in the Consulting and Training Department, being involved in several FCH-JU projects such as KnowHy (Grant No. 621222) and Hy4All (Grant No. 671457). Since November 2016 he is working as Business Development Manager building new partnerships and consortia to develop R&D collaborative projects in the field as well as supporting strategic projects for the entity such as HIGGS (Grant No. 875091) and HEAVENN (Grant No. 826247).

 


He is a Researcher at H2+I, Hydrogen for Research, by the Government of Aragón. He is also Sherpa in several roundtables at the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance and carrying the leadership of the Hydrogen Valleys Cross-Technical Committee in Hydrogen Europe Research.

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Matthias Kötter

Matthias Kötter studied mechatronics in Aachen, Germany, and then spent 13 years working for an international reasearch and development company in the automotive sector. In addition to developing powertrains for cars and trucks, he managed major projects for severals years, including developing new powertrain concepts based on simulations, building vehicle demonstrators, and testing vehicles.

Mr Kötter has also worked in worldwide technical sales, including in Japan, China, India and Europe. In 2020 he joined Wystrach GmbH as Head of Sales aiming at strategically aligning sales within the highly dynamic hydrogen industry, always focussing on the customers and their specific demand.

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Joanna Kubit, MA

Director of the I Łukasiewicz Oil and Gas School Complex in Krosno, where he implements a curriculum innovation, i.e. hydrogen storage, as part of the curriculum for the drilling technician, geologist and chemistry curriculum. The implementation of the curriculum innovation is supported by IKS Solino, an Orlen Group company. The aim is to create new professional qualifications within the framework of the Integrated Vocational Qualification System. The school is strongly interested in the subject of hydrogen as an alternative to hydrocarbons, and RES related to the reduction of mineral exploitation. It educates under substantive patronage of PGNIG, proudly bears the name of I. Łukasiewicz and this obliges to implement program innovations.

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Prof. Jakub Kupecki, DSc, PhD

Head of Center for Hydrogen Technologies (CTH2) and the Department of High Temperature Electrochemical Processes (HiTEP), Institute of Power Engineering, Poland

 

Project manager, task leader and contractor in more than 40 projects related to hydrogen technologies which received financing from the European Commission, National Centre for Research and Development, National Science Centre, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Department of Energy (US), Department of State (US) and directly by the industry. Together with the research team was involved in construction of five demo systems with fuel cells and electrolyzers. Author and co-author of numerous technical reports, more than 180 publication and and conference presentations, 6 patents and patent applications including commercialized inventions.  Recepient of Siemens, Nernst and Hydrogen Europea Research awards. Received the Senior Award from Fulbright Commission and Bekker scholarship from NAWA. Representative of Poland in States Representatives Group, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking in Brussels. On December 31st, 2020 appointed leader of group responsible for creating hydrogen value chain in Poland as a part of Sectorial Hydrogen Contract which operationalizes the Polish Hydrogen Strategy. Lead the interdisciplinary group which prepared detailed report on the potential of hydrogen technologies in Poland till 2030 and in the perspective of 2040. Since 2018 Visiting Professor in National Fuel Cell Research Center, University of California, Irvine in US.

 

Received diplomas from Warsaw University of Technology, University of Iceland and Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

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Ain Laidoja

Managing director of the Estonian Association of Hydrogen Technologies. He has recognised the climate crisis and is actively seeking solutions for a cleaner future. He believes Estonia could be a fossil-free and energy independent country utilising local renewable energy resources all year round. He holds a Master’s degree in thermal power engineering from the Tallinn University of Technology.

 

He also holds a Master of Science in forestry. Due to his background, the main focus of his research is renewable transport fuels from biomass and synthetic e-fuels. In his career, shipping forest products, he has witnessed large amounts of wood industry residues exported at a low added value level mostly to energy markets. His homeland Estonia has accumulated years of experience in producing pyrolysis oil from fossils. Actually researching ways to replace fossil fuels with green climate-friendly alternatives produced from local resources, green carbon and green hydrogen. Availability of (green) Hydrogen has been a missing link for producing high-value commodities for chemical industry feedstock and stored energy products like liquid fuels. He knows there is no single approach that works for everything, so he continues to develop solutions where green carbon and green hydrogen meet each other

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Dariusz Mroczka

Technical Director and Director of Research and Development at Rockfin. He gained his engineering experience working at Rockfin in the positions of: Constructor, Project Manager, Head of Construction Department, Technical Director and R&D Director. Graduate of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Technical University of Gdańsk. He graduated in 2000 as the best diploma student of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, majoring in Motor Drives, Control and Automation of Machines.

 

On a daily basis he leads a team of technicians and designers (about 90 people) developing project documentation, including new solutions for customers. For over 20 years associated with the areas of design, team management, project management, production and testing. An expert in Design to Value (DtV) and Design to Cost (DtC). Recently strongly involved in the development of new products, including hydrogen technologies.

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dr inż. Grzegorz Paściak

Graduate of the Faculty of Fundamental Technological Research, Wroclaw University of Technology (1992). Dr. Paściak was awarded with the PhD title by the Institute of Microsystems Technology of Wrocław University of Technology, in 1998. Director of the Department of Electrotechnical Technology and Materials Science at the Institute of Electrotechnology from 2011 to 2016. Member of the Scientific Council of the IEL and the Institute of Low Temperature and Structural Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Founder of the Laboratory of Unconventional Energy Sources at IEL. Author of dozens of scientific publications, patents, participant of conferences and national and international research projects implemented in bilateral cooperation (with partners from Germany, Singapore and Slovenia).

 

Laureate of many honors and awards, including the Minister's of Science and Higher Education Award for International Achievements in Invention. Reviewer and consultant for international scientific publications and research project proposals. Research interests: materials engineering, ionic conductivity, ceramic materials, impedance spectroscopy IS and XRD, fuel cells SOFC and PEMFC, renewable and alternative energy sources, composite electroinsulating materials.

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Grzegorz Pawelec

In May 2019, he joined Hydrogen Europe as Research, Innovation and Funding Manager, where he develops information bases, coordinates the Funding Working Group, focusing on the future hydrogen programming period under Horizon Europe and the ETS Innovation Fund. He is involved in the Maritime Working Group, waith a task to implement hydrogen in decarbonization of shipping.

 

Before joining Hydrogen Europe, he was a professional business consultant for 15 years, specializing in the heat and power generation, renewable energy and alternative fuels such as LNG and hydrogen. He holds a master's degree in economics and finance from Gdansk University of Technology.

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Tomasz Pelc

The owner of NEXUS Consultants, a company specializing in carrying out comprehensive projects in the field of marketing, finance, management and organization, as well as obtaining external financing (including EU funds).He has completed more than 1,000 consulting projects for large and medium-sized companies in many industries, in particular energy, chemicals, trade and logistics, services, public organizations and others.

 


So far, he has worked for the largest energy companies in Poland and abroad, e.g: ENERGA, ENEA, TAURON, PGE, PGNiG, EDF, Iberdrola, SPAC, RWE, CEZ. He has also been involved in large hydrogen projects in Poland in the area of hydrogen distribution in gas pipelines, storage in salt caverns and production of renewable energy and its conversion to hydrogen. The author of a hydrogen roadmap for one of the largest Polish companies.

 


Strongly involverd Hydrogen Cluster, its project and development of business for the sector. He created the Hydrogen Valley in Pomeranian Voivodeship, "NeptHyne" and "Hy-way to Hel" as breakthrough ideas for hydrogen market for economy and society.

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Iwona Sierżęga

Graduate of the Cracow University of Economics in the field of finance and banking, postgraduate in accounting and MBA at Stockholm University of Business. Since January 2019, she is a Member of the Board of Polenergia S.A. supervising the Clean Fuels and Environmental Division, where a new portfolio of hydrogen projects is being developed and sustainable business activities are carried out.
She is the second woman ever to be awarded „Laur Białego Tygrysa” of the Polish energy sector. She was three times in the group of "100 Women in Business" - a prestigious ranking conducted by Puls Biznesu. Nominated also as the personality of the year in the category: "effective company management with simultaneous action for widely understood social activities".


Since September 2020 she has been a member of the Programme Board of Global Compact Network Poland focusing on priority areas of the United Nations Global Compact such as human rights, environmental protection, labour rights and actions against corruption.

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dr hab. inż. Katarzyna Siuzdak

Head of the Functional Materials Laboratory at the Institute of Fluid Flow Machinery. This laboratory is mainly a team of young and ambitious people, and the results of their work are published in the most prestigious titles e.g. Nanoscale, RSC Applied Materials and Interfaces, Chemical Enginnering Journal. She has over 90 publications (H=21), 3 patents and patent applications. Her research activities are related to the fabrication of electroactive materials using proprietary procedures yet easily scalable technologies, including controlled anodization and laser processing. These materials are used in prototype energy conversion devices including photovoltaic cells, electrolyzers, and photocatalytic processes and such. In particular, she specializes in the technology of producing materials with a high degree of spatial order and their modification to improve light absorption or water decomposition ability.

 

Head of many national (Sonata, Sonata-BIS) and international (CEUS-UNISONO, Polish-Romanian bilateral project) projects, where she cooperates with numerous scientific groups from Poland (Warsaw University of Technology, Nanobiomedical Center) and abroad (e.g. Friedrich Alexander University, University of Southern Bohemia, Center for Interdisciplinary Nanoscience of Marseille). Recently, her interests are focused on hydrogen generation using developed electrodes, highly sensitive electrochemical diagnostics and so-called intelligent light management in nanostructured materials.

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dr inż. Jacek Sowa

Chief Designer, Head of Turbomachinery Design Group for P&W Canada and Lecturer at Rzeszow University of Technology Dual Degree Program in aircraft engine design and certification.

 

He has participated in and supervised dozens of R&D projects in technology development from TRL6 to TRL9 for Pratt&Whitney Canada. He is an author of scientific publications for Publishing House of Rzeszow University of Technology and a speaker at international scientific conferences. As a respected expert on aircraft transmission gears, he has participated in research projects in this field. He is also a member of many technical organizations in Poland, USA and Canada.

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Mieczysław Struk
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dr inż. Andrzej Szałek

Graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Automotive and Construction Machinery Engineering with a PhD in engineering, specializing in machine construction and operation. Since 1999 he has been working for Toyota. He specializes in construction and operation of hybrid cars. In his scientific work he used artificial intelligence for machinery engineering and operations. He is currently involved in the introduction of hydrogen powered vehicles and hydrogen related infrastructure to the Polish market.

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Przemysław Sztandera
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Anna Szóstakiewicz

She has over 20 years of experience in management and implementation of innovative technologies. At the Institute of Fluid Flow Machinery of the Polish Academy of Sciences/KEZO CB PAN where she is responsible for projects related to hydrogen transition and energy transition challenges. She also chairs a working group at the Ministry of Climate and Environment to identify needs in terms of education and training of personnel for the sector and to build awareness of the hydrogen market as a part of the work on the Polish Hydrogen Agreement.

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Dr Sławomir Wolski

Associate Dean for Faculty Development for Applied Mathematics in 2016-19 and from 2020. Physicist, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Physics and Engineering. His research interests are in solid state physics: mechanical and electrical properties of crystals. In recent years, he was engaged in modeling of transport in semiconductor hetrostructures.

 

Science popularizer - he participated in many open lectures and demonstrations of physics for children and young people. He is involved in the work on the hydrogen agreement on behalf of the Rzeszow University of Technology in the area of education of technical personnel and building public awareness within the hydrogen economy chain.

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Jarosław Wróbel
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Janusz Zdeb

Chief Engineer in Research, Technology and Development Department of TAURON Wytwarzanie S.A. Active in the power industry for over 20 years. Mr. Zdeb demonstrates a long-term experience in the implementation of the national and international research and development projects. On a daily basis, cooperates with the sectors of science and industry, seeking ideas and solutions contributing to environmental protection, determining new directions of development and increasing production efficiency. Mr. Zdeb is a co-author of the solutions applied in the energy sector.

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dr Ziemowit Socha
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