Division IV: Engineering Sciences

 

Institutes:

Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering

disciplines: medical sciences, mathematics, chemical sciences, informatics, automatic control and robotics, electronics, biocybernetics and biomedical engineering, materials engineering, medical biology, biotechnology 
fields of activity: application of cybernetic methods and measurements for analyzing and modeling biological structures and processes in living organisms • cell engineering • the construction of prototypes for biological, medical, and technological applications • measurement methods and systems for biological, medical, and technological applications • artificial internal organs • methods of technological support for diagnostics and medical treatment • biomechanics • methods of image recognition and digital image processing • information processing and control processes in living organisms 

Institute of Chemical Engineering

disciplines: chemical engineering, environmental engineering and conservation, chemical technology
fields of activity: engineering of chemical reactors and catalytic processes • mass and heat transfer • modern energy-saving separation methods (adsorption, membrane separation processes) • selected issues related to environmental protection, renewable energy sources, and bioprocess engineering

Institute of Computer Science

disciplines: computer science
fields of activity: theoretical foundations of computer science • distributed computing • software and database engineering • knowledge acquisition and representation • computer methods of data analysis and unconventional algorithms • linguistic engineering • multiprocessor architectures • computer decision support

Institute of Environmental Engineering

disciplines: environmental engineering and conservation, environment management
fields of activity: mechanics and physical chemistry of pollutants coming from industrial and power-generating installations with a particular focus on hazardous substances • physicochemical properties of primary and secondary aerosols as indicators of health and environmental impact • physical and chemical methods of exhaust gas purification • the impact of air pollution on climate change • air quality management on a local and regional scale • wastewater treatment and water purification for industrial applications • research in the recovery of biogenic substances from communal and industrial waste • the possibility of using fossils, natural resources, and waste as effective low-cost sorbents for heavy metals and organic pollutants in the remediation of water, wastewater, and soil • physicochemical properties of waste in the context of the possibility of their neutralization and recovery, including engineering work and rehabilitation • the impact of non-point pollution, including landfill sites, on the environment • preventing the negative impact of waste on the environment • technological and biological rehabilitation of post-industrial land, including landfill sides • soil magnetometry as a gauge of the degree of pollution in an industrial area • harnessing the waste energy of discharge water from power- -generating installations and geothermal waters to warm up soil for agricultural purposes
 

Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery

disciplines: machine building and exploitation, power engineering, mechanics 
fields of activity: aerodynamics of turbines, boilers, and other energy devices • transonic flows • turbulent multiphase flows • cavitation, hydromechanics of water turbines • thermodynamic cycles • mass and heat transfer • microwave plasma sources, electrical breakdowns, industrial lasers • thermodynamics of heat-resistant steels • durability and vibration of power equipment • structural mechanics • tribology • bearings • identification of phenomena in plain bearings • diagnostics

Institute of Fundamental Technological Research

disciplines: electronics, informatics, materials engineering, mechanics
fields of activity: fundamentals of designing, producing, and using processes, materials and structures • solid- state mechanics • gas dynamics • hydrodynamics • acoustics, biomechanics, ultrasounds • electromagnetic fields • mechanical systems • applied informatics • selected aspects of materials engineering and energy management

Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization

disciplines: economics, geodesy and cartography, geography, environmental engineering and conservation 
fields of activity: geomorphology • hydrology • climatology • geoecology • urban and population geography • economic, social, and political geography • agricultural and rural geography • spatial organization 

Institute of Hydroengineering

disciplines: construction engineering, environmental engineering and conservation, mechanics, oceanology
fields of activity: inland and maritime hydroengineering • coastal engineering • hydrodynamics of rivers, reservoirs, and estuaries • geomechanics • geotechnics • natural environment mechanics
 

Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science

disciplines: materials engineering, metallurgy 
fields of activity: modeling and examining the thermodynamic and physicochemical properties of alloys • materials for the aviation, transportation, and energy sectors • metallic materials for hydrogen storage • new lead-free solders • surface engineering • biomedical materials • the structure of materials • solar cells • magnetocaloric materials • non-destructive diagnostics and the texture of materials • forming processes
 

Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics

disciplines: automatic control and robotics, electronics, informatics
fields of activity: high performance computer networks • multimedia computer systems • communications and processing in distributed systems • statistical methods and evaluation of the performance of computer systems and networks • evolutionary systems • the theory and applications of machine vision systems • algorithms of knowledge representation and reasoning processes
 

Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute

disciplines: economics, power engineering, geophysics, geology, mining and engineering geology, environmental engineering and conservation
fields of activity: the distribution of mineral resources • methods of exploring for and documenting deposits of mineral resources • the rational use of resources • enriching and processing of mineral resources • optimizing the management of natural minerals and energy • forecasting energy demand • developing the fuel and energy sector • the rational use of energy • new sources of energy, especially sources of renewable energy (geothermal, wind, and solar biomass) • natural resources and energy policy
 

Strata Mechanics Research Institute

disciplines: geophysics, mining and engineering geology, environmental engineering and conservation, mechanics
fields of activity: research in unsteady fluid flows through networks and porous materials • metrology of liquids and gases • issues related to environmental protection • environmental engineering of mines • mechanic properties of rocks and their geometrical structure • states of tension and shifting in rock beds
 

Systems Research Institute

disciplines: automatic control and robotics, informatics
fields of activity: systems analysis • intelligent data analysis and knowledge discovery • fuzzy logic and its applications • optimization methods • systems modelling • computer decision support systems • operational research • stochastic methods in decision support • statistical quality control and the theory of reliability • mathematical methods in risk analysis and finance • applications of systems analysis in environment protection, regional modelling, management, and agricultural development strategy modelling