Team

The Team

Jacek Dach
Andrzej Lewicki
Wojciech Czekała
Damian Janczak
Jakub Mazurkiewicz
Jakub Pulka
Marta Cieślik
Hanna Waliszewska
Marta Archacka
Jacek Dach
Jacek Dach, PhD, DSc, ProfTit
Head of the Ecotechnologies Laboratory

A member of the scientific board of the Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum (DBFZ) Leipzig (Germany). A member of the scientific board of the Key Laboratory of Clean Production and Utilization of Renewable Energy (CPURE) in Beijing (China).

A specialist in biotechnological processing of waste (through composting and fermentation), troubleshooting and optimization of biogas plant operation, reduction of gaseous and odorous emissions, biomass production, storage and processing, electroremediation, production of biofuels, and modeling of processes with artificial intelligence. A grant holder of projects within the 5th and 6th Framework Programmes of the EU. Participated as a grant holder or researcher in over 30 projects.

Scientific statistics (based on Web of Science): h-index=25, 1294 citations, 5-year sum of IF=136,116; 184 original papers, 6 books, 13 chapters  in monographs, 3 patents, 4 patent application (including 1 european patent), 1 utility model, 129 popular science articles, participation in 94 international and domestic conferences.

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Andrzej Lewicki
Andrzej Lewicki, PhD
Methane fermentation

A graduate of the Poznań University of Life Sciences in Biotechnology. A specialist in methane fermentation. Vastly experienced in industrial-academic cooperation and technological supervision over biogas plants. A holder of a LIDER programme grant for a project entitled Innovative chicken manure fermentation technology with reduction of nitrogen content by uric acid precipitation.

Title of PhD thesis: "Effect of hydrolysis on biogas efficiency of selected substrates”

Title of master thesis: “Analyze of biogas efficiency of potato pulp”

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Wojciech Czekała
Wojciech Czekała, PhD, DSc, Assoc. Prof.
DIGESTATE MANAGEMENT, FERTILIZATION AND SOLID BIOFUELS

A graduate of the Poznań University of Life Sciences in Environmental protection (2011) and of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań in Geology (Management of Mineral and Water Resources; 2013). A specialist in biological processing of waste materials, management of digestate and environmental protection. A scientist that gained experience through domestic and international internships, participation in scientific projects and research contracted by industrial partners. A holder of a LIDER programme grant for a project entitled IN OIL: An innovative method for bioconversion of by-products from food processing industry.

Vice-Dean for Science - Faculty of Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, since 2020.

Title of dissertation: "Effectiveness of bioconversion of organic waste on biogas in the fermentation processes using Hermetia illucens insects"

Title of PhD thesis: "Assessment of agricultural and energetic value of raw and processed digestate pulp from biogas plant”

Title of master thesis: "Dynamic of changes of nitrogen and phosphorus forms during different organic wastes composting process”

Title of bachelor thesis: "Biosphere and hydrosphere in the formation of carbon isotopes”

Damian Janczak
Damian Janczak, PhD
Composting

A graduate of the Poznań University of Life Sciences in Agricultural and Forestry Technology (Economy and Organization of Technical Services in Agriculture, and Agroenergetic engineering). A specialist in biological means of waste management (methane fermentation and composting). Experienced in scientific research and projects contracted by industrial partners. Involved in numerous research projects carried out in the Ecotechnology Laboratory as a researcher or supervisor.

Title of PhD thesis: "The technology of biogas production using selected wastes from the production and processing of vegetables”

Title of master thesis: "Effectiveness of the management technology of post-fermentation wastes obtained from agricultural biogas plants”

Title of engineer thesis: "Technological parameters analysis of separation sieves for digested pulp from biogas plant”

Jakub Mazurkiewicz
Jakub Mazurkiewicz, PhD

A graduate of the Poznań University of Life Sciences in Environmental Engineering (2005) and a scholar at the Humboldt University in Berlin (2003-2004). A specialist in wastewater technologies and co-composting of wastewater sludge. Long experience in construction and design of water and sewage and biogas installations. An expert of the Regional Operational Programme for Wielkopolskie Voivodeship (2014-2020), Coordinator and an Innovation Broker at the Marshal Office of the Wielkopolska Region.

Title of PhD thesis: "Technical and economic optimisation of small wastewater treatment plants with activated sludge” (technical sciences, Poznan University of technology)

Title of master thesis: "Multicriteria selection of small wastewater treatment plants”

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Jakub Pulka
Jakub Pulka, PhD

A graduale of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn in Environmental Protection. A specialist in waste management. Experienced in cooperation with industrial partners through contracted projects. A PRELUDIUM VI grant holder for a project entitled The influence of sewage sludge torrefaction on biocarbon phytotoxicity, leachability of heavy metals from biocarbon and sorption parameters of biocarbon

Title of PhD thesis: "Technological and environmental conditions of municipal sewage sludge torrefaction”

Title of master thesis: "Influence of torrefaction on the fuel characteristic of wastes” 

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Marta Cieślik
Marta Cieślik, MSc

A graduate of the Poznań University of Life Sciences in Industrial Biotechnology. A PhD student at the Department of Biotechnology and Food Microbiology of the Poznań University of Life Sciences. Specializing in research on the influence of temperature on the microbial population and the dynamics of methane fermentation.

Title of PhD thesis: "Studies on the dynamics of methane fermentation under model conditions”

Title of master thesis: "Comparison of selected substrates biogas efficiency in thermo and mesophilic conditions”

Title of engineer thesis: "Optimization of procedure for establishing a monokultur of Eudiplodinium maggii”

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Hanna Waliszewska
Hanna Waliszewska, PhD
Marta Archacka
Marta Archacka, MSc

A graduate of the Poznań University of Life Sciences in Food Science and Nutrition, spec. Microbiological diagnostics and food biotechnology. A PhD student at the Department of Biotechnology and Food Microbiology of the Poznań University of Life Sciences.

Title of PhD thesis: "Optimization of conditions for probiotic bacteria growth and preservation on the example of Lactobacillus plantarum”

Title of master thesis: "Liquid-liquid extraction of phenylethanol in the aqueous two-phase system PEG/phosphate”

Title of engineer thesis: "Comparison of fluorochromes used to determine the viability of microbial cells”