Biography

The University of Limerick, Ireland 01.2011 – present Associate Professor / COURSE DIRECTOR Chemical and Biochemical Engineering B.Eng.(Hons)
Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chemical Sciences
Department - Currently supervise a few PhD students (13 others successfully completed their thesis), oversees work of Post Docs from overseas who came to work under his supervision.· Leader of six modules for under and postgraduate students.· Supervise Final Year Projects and number of international students who came on practice into his laboratories.· Lead a research on biomass/biowaste thermo-chemical conversions. The University of Limerick, Ireland07.2007 – 12.2010SENIOR RESEARCHER Fellow / Faculty of Science, Department of Chemical and Environmental Science· Design and optimisation of fluidise bed process of biomass to syngas production.· Thermal treatment of biomaterial and develop porous structure of biochar and its applications.· Thermal biomass decomposition: pyrolysis, gasification, combustion.· Bio-oil and volatile upgrading.· Second generation biofuels and biorefining. The University of Manchester, U.K. 2006 – 07.2007Marie Curie EXPERIENCED RESEARCHER Fellowship / Centre for Process Integration, School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science· Dynamic model and transient analysis of industrial utility plant.· Design and optimisation of process utility systems. Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany 2001 – 2006RESEARCH ASSISTANT / Department of Thermal Process Engineering· Heat and mass transfer during adsorption in packed bed at different operational conditions.· Formulated and solved a numerically two-dimensional heterogeneous non-isothermal model.·Planning, design, controlling and conducting of chemical engineering processes (adsorption, fluidization, granulation, coating) experiments and apparatus.· Investigated reaction network of catalytic ethane oxidation.· Determination of detailed kinetic laws for selected catalysts and catalytically active membranes.· Supervised and successfully accomplished projects involving different universities and industrial partners. The Technical University of Lodz, Poland 1995 – 2001ASSISSTANT / Faculty of Process and Environmental Engineering· Vast teaching experience in area of chemical and process engineering.· Membrane techniques, membrane preparations, liquid extraction processes.· Developing experiments form laboratory to prototype evaluation.· Theoretical and experimental conduct of extraction and separation of phenol and heavy metal ions from aqueous streams to aid the recovery process.· Industrial project for developing infrared flowmeters device.· Co-coordinator in research framework of sustainable development carried out by a group of specialists within the TEMPUS (IB_JEP-13301-98).· Heat and mass transfer during adsorption in packed bed at different operational conditions.· Formulated and solved a numerically two-dimensional heterogeneous non-isothermal model.

Research Interests

  • Energy and natural resources;
  • Thermo-chemical processes;
  • Biorefinery;
  • Bio-oil upgrading;
  • Bio-gasification;
  • Pyrolysis;
  • Char and nutrition processing;
  • Heat and mass balances;
  • Adsorption processes;
  • Nutrients sorption;
  • Biowaste processing;
  • Numerical modelling of: heat and mass transfer, fluid mechanics, reaction engineering;
  • Catalyses;

Professional Activities

Patent

  • 2013 13157393.3-1357 - Fertilizer production

Employment

  • 2006 The University of Manchester, U.K. - EXPERIENCED RESEARCHER Fellowship
  • 2001 Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany - RESEARCH ASSISTANT
  • 1994 The Technical University of Lodz - ASSISTANT, RESEARCHER, LECTURER

Award

  • - The Batory Foundation Conference Travel Financial
  • - Marie Curie Fellowship
  • - Research Fellowship at the Copernicus University
  • - Leonardo Program Exchange Fellowship
  • - Rector Excellence Scholarship for the Best Student
  • - Undergraduate Academic Excellence Research Scholarships
  • - Secondary Education Best Student in Poland
  • - EI - FP7 Travel Support

Language

  • German
  • Russian
  • English
  • Polish

Association

  • ' Management Committee member of IChemE AIMG (Institution of Chemical Engineers All Ireland Member Group), IChemE

Other

  • 2012-16 One of two Ireland's delegate Management Committee member to European Science Foundation's Cooperation in the field of Science and Technology Research Action COST TD1203 ‘Food waste valorisation for sustainable chemicals, materials & fuels

    2013-17 Ireland's delegate Management Committee member to European Science Foundation's Cooperation in the field of Science and Technology Research Action COST FP1205 ‘Forests, their Products and Services'

Research Collaborators

  • - Outgoing Visitor - University of Lodz -Poland
  • - Outgoing Visitor - University of Lodz -Poland
  • - Outgoing Visitor - University of Lodz -Poland
  • Agnieszka M. Ruppert - Joint Publication - Lodz University of Technology -Poland
  • Agnieszka Saeid - Joint Publication - Wroclaw University of Technology -Poland
  • Agnieszka Ura - Joint Publication - Lodz University of Technology -Poland
  • Andrea Baglieri - Joint Publication - University of Catania -Italy
  • Angelina Rosiak - Joint Publication - Lodz University of Technology -Poland
  • Bartlomiej Glowacki - Outgoing Visitor - University of Cambridge -England
  • Braulio S. Archanjo - Joint Publication - Inmetro - Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Qualidade e Tecnologia -Brazil
  • Bryan S. Griffiths - Joint Publication - Scotland's Rural College -Scotland
  • Carlos A. Achete - Joint Publication - Inmetro - Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Qualidade e Tecnologia -Brazil
  • Chiara Mozzetti Monterumici - Joint Publication - University of Turin -Italy
  • Daniele Rosso - Joint Publication - ACEA Pinerolese Industriale SpA -Italy
  • Etelvino Henrique Novotny - Joint Publication - Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuaria (Embrapa) -Brazil
  • Fiona Low - Joint Publication - Monash University -Australia
  • Gomez Barea - Joint Publication - University of Sevilla -Spain
  • Indranil Pan - Joint Publication - Imperial College London -England
  • Jacek Grams - Joint Publication - Lodz University of Technology -Poland
  • Jacek Grams - Visiting Professor/Lecturer - Lodz University of Technology -Poland
  • Jan Naiser - Host Incoming Visitor - Technical University Ostrava -Czech Republic
  • Joanna Kaluzna- Czaplinska - Joint Publication - Lodz University of Technology -Poland
  • Joanna Kaluzna- Czaplinska - Host Incoming Visitor - Lodz University of Technology -Poland
  • Joyce R. Araujo - Joint Publication - Inmetro - Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Qualidade e Tecnologia -Brazil
  • K. M. Czajka - Joint Publication - Wroclaw University of Technology -Poland
  • K. Peters - Joint Publication - University of Copenhagen -Denmark
  • Katarzyna W. Chojnacka - Joint Publication - Wroclaw University of Technology -Poland
  • Katia R.de Souza - Joint Publication - Inmetro - Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Qualidade e Tecnologia -Brazil
  • Lars Stoumann Jensen - Joint Publication - University of Copenhagen -Denmark
  • Lars Stoumann Jensen - Funding Award - University of Copenhagen -Denmark
  • Lian Zhang - Joint Publication - Monash University -Australia
  • Luc P. L. M. Rabou - Joint Publication - Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands -Netherlands
  • M. Ruppert Agnieszka - Joint Publication - Lodz University of Technology -Poland
  • Marco Ginepro - Joint Publication - University of Turin -Italy
  • Michal Niewiadomski - Joint Publication - Lodz University of Technology -Poland
  • Michele Negre - Joint Publication - University of Turin -Italy
  • Mohammad Ahmad - Co-supervision of PhD - American University of Beirut -Lebanon
  • Mohammad Ahmad - Host Incoming Visitor - American University of Beirut -Lebanon
  • Mohammad Ahmad - Host Incoming Visitor - American University of Beirut -Lebanon
  • Mohammad Ahmad - Host Incoming Visitor - American University of Beirut -Lebanon
  • Newton P. S. Falcao - Joint Publication - National Institute of Amazonian Research -Brazil
  • Saptarshi Das - Joint Publication - University of Southampton -England
  • Sven G. Sommer - Joint Publication - University of Southern Denmark -Denmark
  • Sven G. Sommer - Funding Award - University of Southern Denmark -Denmark
  • Tuomas Palopolski - Visiting Professor/Lecturer - Aalto University -Finland
  • Tuomas Palopolski - Host Incoming Visitor - Aalto University -Finland
  • V. N. Tsaneva - Joint Publication - University of Cambridge -England
  • X. Teng - Joint Publication - University of Cambridge -England

Peer Reviewed Journals

2019

Energy Procedia

Pandey D.;Kwapinska M.;Leahy J.;Kwapinski W. (2019) Energy Procedia. :38-46

2010

Biochar from Biomass and Waste

Kwapinski, W,Byrne, CMP,Kryachko, E,Wolfram, P,Adley, C,Leahy, JJ,Novotny, EH,Hayes, MHB (2010) Biochar from Biomass and Waste. Waste And Biomass Valorization :177-189

2010

Biochar from biomass and waste

Kwapinski W., Byrne C.M.P., Kryachko E., Wolfram P., Adley C., Leahy J.J., Novotny E.H., Hayes M.H.B. (2010) Biochar from biomass and waste. Waste And Biomass Valorization :177-189

Books

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Book Chapters

2019

Char production technology

Kwapinski W. (2019) Char production technology. London : Elsevier Char and Carbon Materials Derived from Biomass: Production, Characterization and Applications :39-68

2001

Chapter 4

Kwapinski W. (2001) Chapter 4. Poland : WPL Environmental protection – selected problems

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Conference Publications

2012

UBIOCHEM

Melligan F., Leahy J.J., Hayes M.H.B., Kwapinski W. (2012) UBIOCHEM.

2010

Bioten conference

Kwapinski W., Wnetrzak R., Melligan F., Leahy J.J., Hayes M.H.B. (2010) Bioten conference.

2010

15th IHSS Conference, Tenerife

Kwapinski W., Wolfram P., Byrne C., Melligan F., Novotny E.H., Leahy J.J., Hayes M.H.B. (2010) 15th IHSS Conference, Tenerife.

2010

Bioten conference

Kwapinski W., Melligan F., Byrne B., Wolfram P., Nowotny E., Haverty D., Leahy J.J., Hayes M.H.B. (2010) Bioten conference.

2009

Agroforum, Cork

Kryachko E., Piterina A., Kwapinski W., Adley C., Hayes M.H. (2009) Agroforum, Cork .

2009

IRCSET Symposium

Melligan F., Kwapinski W., Leahy J.J., Hayes M.H. (2009) IRCSET Symposium.

2009

Agroforum, Ireland

Kryachko E., Piterina A., Kwapinski W., Adley C., Hayes M.H. (2009) Agroforum, Ireland.

2007

PRES07

Kwapinski W., Zheng D., Kim J.-K., Klemes J., Smith R. (2007) PRES07.

2007

ECCE, Danmark

Zheng D., Kim J.K., Kwapinski W., Perry S., Smith R. (2007) ECCE, Danmark .

ECCE 2007

Zheng D., Kim J.K., Kwapinski W., Perry S., Smith R. () ECCE 2007.

PRES 2007

Kwapinski W., Zheng D., Kim J.-K., Klemes J., Smith R. () PRES 2007.

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