We are happy to announce that Paweł Nakielski, Ph.D., from the Department of Biosystems and Soft Matter has received a scholarship from the Minister of Science and Higher Education for eminent young scientists (December, 2017). Scholarships are awarded to outstanding young researchers who conduct high-quality research and have impressive scientific achievements on an international scale.

The scholarship may be awarded to a person carrying out scientific activity, below the age of 35 at the time of submitting application. Scholarships for outstanding young scientists are awarded to young researchers employed at universities, institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences and research institutes. Applications are submitted by organizations employing the young researchers. The evaluation includes scientific achievements of the candidate, the level of research, awards and participation in international projects.

Paweł Nakielski obtained an MSc in Chemical and Process Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology (2010) and holds a PhD degree in technical sciences, obtained at the Nałęcz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering (2015). At the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research he works in the field of polymer biomaterials for medical applications. Head/main executor of 7 projects in basic and application research. Author of thirteen scientific papers, a monograph and a patent application concerning method of production of nanofiber materials and their application.

In the 12th edition of the competition, scholarships were awarded to 209 scientists from among 1159 examined applications. Ministry of Science allocated more than 40 million zlotys to scholarships. The winners will receive more than 5 thousand zlotys per month for 3 years.

The full list of winners is available on the website