03.12.2021

More AGH UST scientists with MINIATURA 5 grants


The National Science Centre (NCN) published the final list of MINIATURA 5 competition laureates. Four AGH UST scientists have made it to the list and have received funding for preliminary/pilot studies.

The grants were awarded to the following scientists (the ranking list of November 30, 2021):

  • Jan Michalik, DSc, Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science
    application title: Magnetic properties of dust emission as tracer of atmospheric aerosols
    type of scientific activity: preliminary/pilot study
    the sum awarded: PLN 43,505
  • Piotr Kipczak, DSc, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics
    application title: Study on the processes of oil aging in hydraulic systems of single-bucket excavators
    type of scientific activity: preliminary/pilot study
    the sum awarded: PLN 48,494
  • Dawid Kozień, DSc, Faculty of Materials Engineering and Ceramics
    application title: Functionalisation of the surface of boron-rich boron carbide and the evaluation of its potential use as a carrier in Boron Neutron Capture Therapy
    type of scientific activity: preliminary/pilot study
    the sum awarded: PLN 39,600
  • Tomasz Aleksander Prokop, Faculty of Energy and Fuels
    application title: Calibration of 3D thermal microstructure evolution based on experimental evaluation of crystallographic orientation of grains
    type of scientific activity: preliminary/pilot study
    the sum awarded: PLN 49,995

In general, 13 AGH UST scientists received the MINIATURA 5 grants.

As part of the MINIATURA 5 competition, scientists can apply for grants for preliminary and pilot studies, library studies, internships, research visits, and consultations. The applications were accepted in an ongoing mode from May to September.

One of the objectives of the MINIATURA competition is to expand the community of NCN competition laureates and to encourage researchers from centres that use the Centre’s offer to a limited extent to participate in such contests. Applications can be submitted by scientists who had never led a project funded by the NCN, nor were they laureates of competitions for doctoral scholarships or internships.