Archives for October 2023

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MSAGroup at the 8th Intelligent Development Forum

On October 19-20, 2023, members of our research team: Malgorzata Franus, Joanna Fronczyk, Joanna Styczeń, Rafał Panek, Martyna Janek, Jarosław Madej and Wojciech Franus participated in the deliberations of the 8th Intelligent Development Forum, held in Uniejów.

Participation in the Forum was an excellent opportunity to present the achievements and research areas of our MSAGroup team to date, as well as to establish cooperation with industrial and scientific partners, who attended the event in great numbers.

Our presence at the 8th Smart Growth Forum was also connected with the reception of the Scientist of the Future 2023 award in the category: Woman of Science Who Changes the World, whose Laureate was Malgorzata Franus. The award was given for scientific achievements and realization of innovative R&D projects implemented into economic practice, as well as for creating a positive and interesting image of Polish science and R&D work among the public.

But this is not the end of the successes - our MSAGroup team was also the Laureate of the Scientist of the Future 2023 award in the category: Research Team of the Future, for the implementation of projects on the problems of synthesis and application of porous materials in construction and environmental engineering, as well as for the promotion and dissemination of the results of the work done so far to the society at large.

We are very pleased to be noticed and appreciated for our activities - thank you

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Sustained presence of MSAGroup scientists in the prestigious World’s Top 2% Scientists 2023 ranking

The list of the highest cited scientists in the world according to the World's Top 2% Scientists 2023 ranking once again includes researchers from our MSAGroup team.  Wojciech Franus was included in the ranking for total scientific output and ranked 5th among scientists awarded at Lublin University of Technology. This ranking takes into account the achievements of more than 204,000 scientists from around the world, of which 1119 are researchers from Poland. On the other hand, in the ranking for scientific achievements only for 2022, Wojciech Franus ranked 4th and Maciej Szeląg ranked 11th among scientists conducting research at Lublin University of Technology. In this group, more than 210,000 scientists from around the world were included, of which 1142 are researchers from Poland.

Congratulations - this is the world's top scientists!!!

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Research visit to the University of Northern British Columbia

On September 13-20, 2023 members of our MSAGroup -  research team (Wojciech FranusRafał PanekJarosław Madej) stayed in Prince George where they learned about the research capabilities of Northern Analytical Lab Services at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). It was an excellent opportunity to present the achievements and research topics of MSAGroup and to learn about the specifics of the research conducted by The Materials Technology & Environmental Research MATTER_Lab@UNBC Group, led by Hossein Kazemian. We are very impressed with both the equipment and the multitude of research conducted by members of this team. As part of the visit, we signed a letter of intent regarding cooperation between our teams (exchange of scientists in the form of research internships) and clarified the scientific areas in which we will jointly conduct research and apply for financial resources.
Hossein, thank you very much for the excellent organization and friendly reception of our visit. We would also like to thank all members of the MATTER GROUP who told us about their scientific passions with great openness and commitment.
Thank you!!!

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How effective bacteria work in concrete self-healing processes ! – The latest publication of MSAGroup team members

In the prestigious journal Composites Part B: Engineering (Impact Factor = 13.1, Q1), ), an authorship team comprising: Joanna FronczykMartyna JanekMaciej Szeląg, Adam Pyzik, and Wojciech Franus presented a paper entitled "Immobilization of (bio-)healing agents for self-healing concrete technology: Does it really ensure long-term performance?". The authors provided an overview of the current state of knowledge in the field of self-healing concrete research, with a focus on the modification of concrete with biological healing agents. An analysis of nearly 200 scientific studies facilitated the characterization of the discussed method, its limitations, and strategies for protecting bacteria from adverse conditions in cementitious composites. The publication was the result of a project funded by the Foundation for Polish Science as part of the TEAM-NET program (POIR.04.04.00-00-14E6/18).
We sincerely encourage you to read the article: