Silesian University of Technology is a university located in Gliwice, Silesia, Poland. It was founded in 1945 by Polish professors of the Lwow Polytechnic, who were forced to leave their native city and move to the Recovered Territories .The University consistently ranks among the top most prestigious technical universities in Poland.The Silesian University of Technology has 12 faculties: Faculty of Architecture, Faculty of Automatic control, Electronics and Computer Science, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Chemistry, Faculty of Electrical Engineering,Faculty of Philology, Faculty of Mining and Geology, Faculty of Energy and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Materials Science, Metallurgy, Faculty of Organisation and Management, Faculty of Transport. The first nine faculties are situated in Gliwice and Rybnik and the remaining three are in Katowice, Zabrze, Tychy and Bytom. Wikipedia.
Silesian University of Technology | Date: 2017-01-04
The device for moving on the vertical construction objects, particularly cooling towers and dams, is characterised in that it has a locomotion system, consisting of a bogie (4), a counterbalance (3) and a connecting element (5) suspended on a cable or cables (2) attached to the crown of the cooling tower (1) or the dam so that the attachment point of the cable or the cables (2) to the connecting element (5) is located above the line connecting centres of mass of the counterbalance (3) and the bogie (4).
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: MSCA-ITN-ETN | Phase: MSCA-ITN-2015-ETN | Award Amount: 3.72M | Year: 2015
Artificial lighting is a global and growing industry. New forms of efficient solid state lighting (SSL) in particular are rapidly gaining a market share. New OLED technologies (Organic Light Emitting Diode) can revolutionise this industry as they have done in displays because of their potential flexible structure, infinite tailoring of their properties, efficiency and high colour quality. Industrial forecasts predict that the OLED lighting market will grow from $200 million in 2015 to $1.7 billion by 2020. In order to fully benefit from this huge market potential, Europe`s academia and industry are eager to develop new technologies and recruit highly qualified staff. The high demand for OLED SSL lighting however will place drastic demands on the use of very expensive and rare iridium. EXCILIGHT aims to explore exciplex emitters and thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) in OLEDs that will enable us to replace Ir complexes whilst retaining ultrahigh efficiency and giving many new possibilities to simplify OLED design, helping to reduce costs and increase yields of production. Our network will train 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in the development and application of exciplex and TADF emitters, who can apply their expertise directly in future positions. EXCILIGHT is characterised by an innovative multidisciplinary approach, based on i) a combination of synthesis, physical characterisation and development of devices with the lighting industry, ii) an appropriate balance between research and transferable skills training, and iii) a strong contribution from the private sector, including leading industry and SMEs, through mentoring, courses and secondments. EXCILIGHT will positively impact the employability of its ESRs in the OLED industry through scientific and industrial training at the local and network level. With this approach we aim to train a new generation of scientists at the same time as integrating this exciting new technology into industry.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: MSCA-ITN-ETN | Phase: MSCA-ITN-2016 | Award Amount: 3.39M | Year: 2016
The tremendous impact of natural hazards, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding, etc, which triggered technological accidents, referred to as natural-technological (NaTech) events, was demonstrated by: i) the recent Tohoku earthquake and the following Fukushima disaster in 2011; ii) the UKs 2015 winter floods which topped 5bn, with thousands of families and businesses that faced financial problems because of inadequate or non-existent insurance. The NaTech problem is quite relevant as up to 10% of industrial accidents, involving the release of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives (CBRNE) substances, were triggered by natural hazards. To implement and support the Seveso II Directive 2012/18/EU which regulates the control of major accident hazards involving dangerous substances, XP-RESILIENCE intends to establish a network of individual research projects working towards Advanced Modelling and Protection via metamaterial-based isolators/layouts- of Complex Engineering Systems for Disaster Reduction and Resilient Communities. In fact, today there is a stronger need than ever to grow researchers that combine a robust academic foundation in reliability/resilience with practical experiences, technological expertise with awareness of the socio-economical context and conviction to furthering research with an entrepreneurial spirit. Hence, the objective of XP-RESILIENCE is to offer innovative research training ground as well as attractive career development and knowledge exchange opportunities for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) through cross-border and cross-sector mobility for future growth in Europe. XP-RESILIENCE is an inter/multi-disciplinary and intersectoral programme as it includes seven academic partners, one Institute of Applied Science and seven private companies from ten different European countries.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ENERGY.2011.5&6.2-1 | Award Amount: 11.86M | Year: 2012
The project objective is to demonstrate the concept of the second generation oxyfuel combustion that reduce significantly (50%) the overall efficiency penalty of CO2 capture into power plants, from approximately 12 to 6 efficiency points. One of the main drawbacks of CCS is the additional energy used for operation. This energetic penalty reduces the power plant efficiency, and increases the cost of electricity and the use of resources (mainly fossil fuels but also water, raw materials and additional equipment). The reduction of the parasitic losses associated with CCS is a major challenge in the next years. The concept focuses on one of the most important recommendations of the ZEPs report for the deployment of CCS in the European Union (EU): the use of higher O2 concentrations in oxyfuel combustion reducing the flue gas recirculation and energy penalty. The use of higher oxygen concentration has important advantages: lower boiler size (CAPEX and OPEX cost), improved possibilities to take advantage of high temperature energy and process integration, the reduction of flue gas recirculation and improved system flexibility. However to achieve this objective is necessary to demonstrate and analyze the effect of high oxygen concentrations in combustion performance, fuel flexibility, controllability of solid looping within the boiler, material performance, the effects on carbon procession unit and, depending on the results obtained in the demonstration tests, how to use-integrate-optimize the energy/heat from different parts of the process to obtain a reduction of the overall penalty caused by CCS. The project is going to deals with this challenge. The project technical leaders are Foster Wheeler Energia Oy and Air Liquide, the demonstration facility is CIUDEN and the utility is Endesa Generacin.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: H2020-TWINN-2015 | Award Amount: 999.79K | Year: 2016
The overall aim of the ORZEL project is to boost the scientific excellence and technology-transfer capacity in organic electronics of the Silesian University of Technology (SUT) by creating a network with the high-quality Twinning partners: University of Durham (UDUR), Institute of Nanoscience and Cryogenics, Commissariat lEnergie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (INAC) and Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE). To achieve this aim, the 3 year project will build upon the existing strong research and innovation base of SUT and its Twinning partners. To boost their scientific excellence and technology transfer capacity in organic electronics, the partners will implement a science and innovation strategy focused on three sub-topics: 1. Innovative organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) SUT with UDUR 2. Advanced characterisation of charge transport in organic electronics - SUT with INAC 3. Advances in organic solar cells (OSCs) SUT with TUE The science and innovation strategy takes into account the recent SWOT analysis of SUT and has the following objectives: Objective 1: Strengthen SUTs research excellence in organic electronics Objective 2: Enhance the research and innovation capacity of SUT and the Twinning partners Objective 3: Raise the research profile of SUT and the Twinning Partners Objective 4: Contribute to the SMART Specialisation Strategy of the Poland Objective 5: Support research and innovation on a European level In order to achieve these objectives, the consortium partners will implement a comprehensive set of measures via the projects work packages: Short term staff exchanges (WP1); Training workshops, conferences and summer schools (WP2); Dissemination and outreach (WP3).
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: MSCA-RISE | Phase: MSCA-RISE-2014 | Award Amount: 621.00K | Year: 2015
The construction sector, currently in crises in some countries due to the economic development model adopted during last decades, can again play an important role for the European economy to be more innovative by using fewer resources (raw materials and energy) and reducing environmental impact (emission of greenhouse gases and dust pollution). Access to raw materials and resource efficiency are at the forefront of the EU political debate and recycling is a main part of the solution of many strategic objectives. It addresses resource scarcity and enhances security of material supply, while contributing to higher energy efficiency and lower environmental impacts. Moreover, recycling offers significant investment, innovation and employment opportunities in the EU. In this context, this RISE programme aims to promote international and inter-sector collaboration through research and innovation staff exchanges, share knowledge and ideas from research to market (and vice-versa) for the advancement of science and the development of innovation within the recycling and valorization of mining and quarrying wastes which represent 27% of the EU total waste generated from economic activities and households, promote utilization of innovative geopolymeric materials in the construction sector, and foster a shared culture of research and innovation that welcomes and rewards creativity and entrepreneurship and helps turn creative ideas into innovative products, services or processes in the materials industry through recycling mining wastes, by taking advantage of the integrated knowledge acquired in the complementary areas of the RISE partners. In this scenario, this RISE action aims at taking advantage of the recent developments in the areas of materials science, processing engineering, structural engineering, infrastructure systems, arts and design and market perspectives, turning mining waste into valuable materials for infrastructure and building products.
Silesian University of Technology | Date: 2016-03-16
A device for automatic testing of selection in genes with increased detection accuracy, is characterised by comprising digital input for putting a file with haplotypes of chosen gene, which is connected with integrated module of battery of neutrality tests and said module of battery of neutrality tests comprises cache memory and is connected with system bus which is additionally connected with interaction module comprising keyboard and display as well as with non-erasable memory primary classification module and final classification module moreover, said primary classification module comprises unit of rule-based method choice and programming logic array while said final classification module comprises unit of connectionist method choice and optoelectronic unit and in addition said primary classification module is connected directly with said final classification module as well as with work mode switch which commutes outputs of said module of battery of neutrality tests to drive either inputs of said primary classification module or inputs of said final classification module In another embodiment, a device for automatic testing of selection in genes with increased detection accuracy, is characterised by comprising digital input for putting a file with haplotypes of chosen gene, which is connected with integrated module of battery of neutrality tests and said module of battery of neutrality tests comprises cache memory and is connected with system bus which is additionally connected with interaction module comprising keyboard and display as well as with non-erasable memory and with extended classification module which comprises unit of method choice programming logic array and optoelectronic unit and in addition said extended classification module is connected with said module of battery of neutrality tests classification mode flip-flop and primary result flip-flop whereas outputs of said extended classification module are connected with z inputs of said classification mode flip-flop and said primary result flip-flop and outputs of these flip-flops are backward connected with input of said extended classification module while output of said module of battery of neutrality tests is connected with input of said extended classification module
Silesian University of Technology | Date: 2015-11-04
The robot according to the invention is characterized in that the supporting structure consists of 7 robot arms: arm X, arm 2, arm 3, arm 4, arm 5, arm 6 and arm 7, wherein arms X and 2, arms X and 3, arms 3 and 5, arms 2 and 4 are hingedly connected to one rotational degree of freedom, and the angular position between the arms is determined by powertrains XI, wherein at joints between arms 2 and 4, and 3 and 5 are attached scanning arms 8 and 9 with a number of mounting holes, and the arm is 6 is attached to the wheel 12. The arm 7 is fixed to the wheel 11 leading to the surface of the blade X6, and arm X is mounted to the wheel XQ leading to the trailing edge of the blade 16.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: MC-IRSES | Phase: FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IRSES | Award Amount: 571.70K | Year: 2014
The project aims at conscious development of novel conjugated polymers featuring multielectrochromic properties that can find application in polymer electrochromic or electroluminescent devices. Our aim is to obtain new conjugated polymers, containing both electron-donor and electron-accepting units by first selecting their monomeric precursors using quantum chemistry tools. Following synthesis, electrochemical phenomena and changes in spectroscopic properties taking place during their redox charging, will be elucidated. These materials will combine interesting spectroelectrochemical properties with tuneable electronic conductivity and for this reason they can be applied in organic optoelectronic and in electrochromic devices. Detailed identification and understanding of their redox processes will allow developing ways to tailor their physicochemical properties. Our goal is to find, synthesise, characterise and device-test these oligomeric or polymeric materials which should be easily both p and n doped. Such materials will feature low electron band gap and hence should exhibit strong electromagnetic absorption in the visible region manifesting colour. Such materials should be applicable as both as hole and electron transporting layers, effectively simplifying the construction of electroluminescent devices. This is our key scientific goal. The second one would be to investigate the possibilities of tuning the energy of emitted light taking advantage of different redox states our envisioned polymers should exhibit. The complementary advantage of these materials should be the low threshold voltage for light electrogeneration, which would decrease the operating voltage of electroluminescent devices. Joint implementation of the proposed project will allow each partner to explore new fields related to his area of scientific interest giving one of a kind opportunity to find reliable and proven partners for future scientific collaboration.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: MC-IAPP | Phase: FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IAPP | Award Amount: 921.62K | Year: 2014
The scientific and technological (S&T) goal of the project is to develop and validate an innovative approach combining phytoremediation and production of biomass on heavy metal contaminated (HMC) areas which could be used as local energy carrier. The S&T objectives of the project are as follows: Objective1) selection of optimal plant species suitable for phytoremediation driven energy crops production. Experimental plots will be established in Poland (arable land) and Germany (extreme HMC site) to test the pre-selected species Miscanthus gigantheus, Sida hermaphrodita, Spartina pectinata, Panicum virgatum. Guidelines on selection of the most appropriate species will be elaborated using brownfields management tools. The technical feasibility, economic viability and environmental benefits of the approach will be also analysed. Objective 2) is to develop a microbiological method stimulating the biomass yield and phytoremediation effect at HMC sites and. Interactions between plant and microbes will be investigated and tested as they play a crucial role at sites where plant growth is affected by HM contamination. Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria, bacterial endophytes and mycorhizal fungi enhancing growth of the selected species will be identified. They will help developing innovative inocula to be applied respectively to the brownfield management target (i.e. cleanup or use for biomass production). Objective 3) is to demonstrate an environmentally safe way of converting the HMC biomass into energy in a small scale local installation with special focus on gasification as a promising technology which may become a competitive niche alternative for handing HMC biomass. Cost effectiveness and environmental benefits of this method will be evaluated together with technology optimization guidelines for this type of fuel. The S&T objectives will be realized by transfer of knowledge: secondments and external recruitment between 6 consortium partners from industry and academia.