Magdalena Ziąbka, DSc. Eng. - Inventor of otoimplant, project leader
A graduate of University of Science and Technology in Krakow Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics, direction: materials engineering; specializing in biomaterials and composites. She currently works as a senior specialist in the Department of Ceramics and Refractory Materials at AGH-UST. She is also manager of Laboratory of Scanning Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis. Currently, she is the project manager of grant no: LIDER / 154 / L-6/14 / NCBR / 2015 entitled "Development of the composite prosthesis of the middle ear with bactericidal properties" and grant no: Patent Plus PP2 / W-06 / D-2108/2014. In 2010-2012, she was the main researcher in grant entitled "Polymer composites containing antibacterial and bioactive modifiers used as laryngological implants. In 2013, she received Scholarship of Ministry of Science and Technology for distinguished young scientists. She has numerous internships and training abroad: Hokkaido University: polymer chemistry, FEI Company; Eindhoven, The Netherlands Nova NanoSEM (SDB Course) and ESEM (Peltier Cooling Stage), EDAX Tilburg Training Schools. She is the author and co-author of 93 publications in 2008-2016 (18 with IF or LF), author of the patent application in the national and international procedures. The results of her work presented at 40 national and international conferences. For her scientific research work, she received the Diploma of the Minister of Science and Higher Education, Diploma of the Rector of AGH University of Science and Technology, I-level Team Award and III-level Team Award of the Rector of AGH University of Science and Technology and I-level Team Award of Rector of Medical University of Silesia. She was laureate of quiz on scholarship within 'InnoGrant’ project – support program for young doctoral students. Her research interests focus around research related to the development of biomaterials and electron scanning microscopy and microanalysis.
Michał Dziadek, PhD - principle researcher
A graduate of the University of Science and Technology in Krakow, majoring in Biomedical Engineering, specialty: Engineering Biomaterials. In 2013 he defended his thesis Polymeric scaffolds modified with ceramic particles for tissue engineering, which was awarded by the Polish Society of Biomedical Engineering and the International Trade COMPOSITE-EXPO 2013. Currently, he is a PhD student in the Department of Materials Science and Ceramics at AGH-UST. He is also project manager of grant no 2015/17/N/ST8/00226 funded by National Science Centre Poland, in which he carries out his research. His research interests include development of bioactive glasses and composites for a new generation of bone tissue engineering. He is a member of the Polish Association of Biomaterials. He is author and co-author of 38 publications in 2013-2016 (9 of IF or LF). The results of his research were also presented at many national and international conferences.
M. Sc. Wojciech Soldaty
M. Sc. Wojciech Soldaty is graduated from Cracow University of Economics. Experienced in process organization and support of projects in polish and international companies. Took part in development and restructuration projects. Qualified in Environment, Health and Safety. Co-author of ISO and medical procedures which he has implemented in University Hospital in Cracow. Currently working in AGH-UST in Krakow in Technology Transfer Center, where he deals with protection of intellectual property and commercialization of new initiatives. Tasks in project: Will be engaged in 3 tasks scheduled in the project: 8, 9, 12. Will be responsible for supervision on logistics of delivery materials and documents to University Hospital in Cracow, cooperation with CRO and commercialisation and promotion of prosthesis.
Elżbieta Menaszek, PhD
Assistant professor at the Jagiellonian University Faculty of Pharmacy. She specializes in the field of biological and pharmaceutical products, in particular in the planning and conducting of in vitro and in vivo tests and also in histological, histochemical and histoenzymatic assessments. Her research interests focused around aspects of the reactions and impact of different spectrum of biomaterials on the cellular response. She is a specialist in the field of quantitative and qualitative evaluation of biocompatibility, cytotoxicity, cell proliferation and cell viability. As part of her scientific interests, she cooperates with many scientific centers , both technical and medical within the country; AGH in Krakow, ATH in Bielsko-Biala, Silesian Medical School in Katowice. She is the author and co-author of numerous publications, indexed high rate of IF, from the assessment of cytotoxicity of carbon nanotubes, biocompatibility of stable and degradable polymeric materials and composites modified with various additives received among methods of spinning, plastics processing, methods of sol-gel or sintering ceramic. She has experience in leading and directing the experiments carried out in the framework of European and national projects, carried out at the University College London Institute of Biomedical Engineering.