Chemical & Petroleum Engineering in Poland
- Spend the summer doing C&PE research in Lodz, Poland.
- Participate in "front-edge" research one-on-one with faculty at the Technical University of Lodz.
- Located about 80 miles from Warsaw, Lodz provides easy access to Poland's historical attractions.
Opportunities exist for suitably qualified CPE students to spend a summer semester at the Technical University of Lodz, Poland conducting research projects in Chemical Engineering and related subjects. The project areas include the study of momentum and mass transfer processes involving electrically charged drops in liquid-liquid systems, and in bioengineering research topics.
Lodz is Poland's second largest city located approximately 80 miles southwest of Warsaw and is an excellent cultural center offering easy access to Poland's extensive historical attractions, and to all of central Europe.
The students will be hosted by the International Faculty of Engineering (IFE) at the Technical University of Lodz with reasonably priced university accommodation available and academic supervision provided.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive 3 hours of academic credit granted by the University of Kansas for the course CPE 651: Undergraduate Problems in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering. Research projects may include:
- Laboratory based experiments involving intensified separation of biological products using liquid-liquid extraction. The technique exploits the electrostatic spraying of micro-droplets of aqueous solutions containing biological products into an extracting solvent. Experimental facilities have recently been developed for the project in the Technical University Lodz as part of an on-going collaboration between the two universities.
- Computational modeling of the multi-phase liquid-liquid contact and gas-liquid contact in a spinning disk reactor. The student will work with Dr. Petera's group at the Technical University of Lodz, using a novel finite element modeling technique developed by him. The work will in close collaboration with the experimental group at KU.
- Bioengineering topics including the study of the physical properties of biofluids and other biomaterials used for example in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering.
- Research under Dr. Sebastian Borowski in the Institute of Fermentation Technology and Microbiology.
Research projects are assigned based upon availability and student interest and/or experience. Students are expected to participate in the research project for a minimum of 8 weeks and must submit a report of their research work to Dr. Laurence Weatherley upon conclusion of their program.
Students are hosted by the International Faculty of Engineering (IFE) at the Technical University. Faculty hosts will assist students in arranging inexpensive accommodations on campus.
In all project areas you will have the opportunity to participate in this exciting "front-edge" research and at the same time have the opportunity to travel and enjoy some superb European culture. The International Faculty of Engineering is English speaking and is specifically set up to host international students and to facilitate your networking with students both from Poland and other nationalities.
For information on how to apply, please contact:
Laurence R Weatherley PhD
Chair and Spahr Professor of Chemical Engineering