21.01.2020

AGH UST projects on Poland’s Research Infrastructure Map


Ministry of Science and Higher Education has published Poland’s Research Infrastructure Map, containing infrastructures with the highest standards of research excellence which consolidate research potential in areas relevant to the development of science as well as the country itself. The map includes, among its 70 recommended entries, three submitted by the AGH UST Science and Technology and eight more with AGH UST participating as a partner in national as well as international consortia. 

Research infrastructures submitted by AGH UST 

  • Centre for Support of Innovations in Material Engineering and Nanotechnology: Hybrid Nanomaterials for Special Applications
    leader: Academic Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology AGH
    The major research aims include property design and modelling, production and development of characteristics of functional parameters of hybrid materials ( composites, alloys, layers, particles) made from nanosized elements as well as their applications in technologies developed for securing and functionalisation of active surfaces in devices, in active elements found in optical, electronic and mechanical microdevices operating in extreme thermal and/or atmospheric conditions. The initiative is also geared towards production of one-dimensional surface structures which could be used for further miniaturisation of nanoelectronics.
  • National Supercomputer Infrastructure for Euro HPC
    leader: Academic Computer Centre CYFRONET AGH (founder and leader of PLGrid Consortium, which includes all Polish supercomputer centres, that is: Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw , Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Centre,  Wroclaw Centre for Networking and Supercomputing, Academic Computer Center in Gdansk TASK and    the National Centre for Nuclear Research).
    The action aims to promote scientific research through construction and provision of access to high performance computing resources, thus allowing Polish scientific community to conduct large scale computations falling directly within the framework of the  Euro HPC – European High-Performance Computing initiative, which was published in European Commission communication. The Euro HPC Project seeks to create a European system of unique exascale supercomputers, built on the basis of advanced technologies developed in Europe. The computing power delivered by high performance computers is a fundamental element required for conducting scientific research in a multitude of disciplines, greatly accelerating the pace of research processes while at the same time significantly reducing their costs.
  • National Cloud Infrastructure PLGrid for EOSC
    leader: Academic Computer Centre CYFRONET AGH (founder and leader of PLGrid Consortium, which includes all Polish supercomputer centres, that is: Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw , Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Centre,  Wroclaw Centre for Networking and Supercomputing, Academic Computer Center in Gdansk TASK and    the National Centre for Nuclear Research).
    The initiative focuses on scientific research to be conducted on a cloud infrastructure developed for solutions addressing the current and future needs of Poland’s society, natural environment and economy. The scope of the research includes data, data infrastructures and platforms for processing these data as well as effective algorithms and their applications deployed to meet a vast array of specific needs. The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) approved by the European Commission is a project of federated, globally accessible and multidisciplinary environment that will enable scientists, innovators, companies and the entire society to publish, search and regularly utilise the data, tools, software, publications and other resources to be used for the purpose of research, innovation and education.  

 

Research infrastructures, in which AGH UST acts as a partner in national or international consortia

national research infrastructure

  • National 5G Network and Services Laboratory
    coordinator:  Warsaw University of Technology
    AGH UST unit involved:  Faculty of Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications
  • National Centre for Geothermal Energy and Heat Pumps
    coordinator: Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences
    AGH UST unit involved: Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection
  • Engineering Centre for Cryogenic Materials and Research Devices
    coordinator: Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences
    AGH UST unit involved: Academic Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology
  • E-RIHS.PL - Polish Consortium for Cultural Heritage Research
    Coordinator: Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń
    AGH UST unit involved: Faculty of Foundry Engineering, Centre for Historical Layers Research 


international research infrastructure projects

  • Research into elementary particles using CERN infrastructure
    national coordinator:  Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences
    AGH UST unit involved: Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science
  • Hyper-Kamiokande
    national coordinator:  the National Centre for Nuclear Research
    AGH UST unit involved: Faculty of Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications
     

international research infrastructure projects entered on the ESFRI Road map

  • Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA)
    national coordinator :  Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences
    AGH UST unit involved: Faculty of Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications
  • ELI – Extreme Light Infrastructure
    national coordinator: Military university of Technology
    AGH UST unit involved:  Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering
     

Applications for Poland’s Research Infrastructure Map were accepted from 4 June up to the closing date of 8 July 2019. The total of 146 applications were considered by an advisory committee appointed by the Ordinance of the Minister of Science and Higher Education as well as two external experts (one of them based abroad). Eventually, 70 infrastructures have made it to the map, of which 65 were recommended by the relevant advisory committee while the remaining five were listed under international obligations of the Polish government.

The infrastructures have been classified into six research areas, reflecting the approach adopted by the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) : technical and energy sciences, environmental and earth sciences, biological and medical sciences including agriculture, physical and engineering sciences,  social sciences and humanities as well as digital research infrastructure.