The Golden Engineer Award promotes figures from the world of technology who play a significant role in building an innovative and competitive economy. In its 28th edition, the title of the Silver Engineer was awarded to chemist Assoc. Prof. Eng. Anna Masek, Professor at the Institute of Polymer and Dye Technology, TUL.
written by Ewa Chojnacka, editor-in-chief
The competition is organised by the long established Technical Review and the Federation of Engineering Associations NOT. It aims to recognise a group of creators who are engineers. During the ceremonial gala, 28 winners were honored.
As Ewa Mańkiewicz-Cudny, president of NOT said - Today's event is completely different than it was 28 years ago, but engineering achievements are just as valuable for the development of civilization and improvement of the standard of living. The only sad thing is that the great achievements of the creators of technology may one day turn into a pile of rubble, as it happened in Ukraine. If politicians were to hand over the rule of the world to engineers, everything would be predictable and simpler to maintain world peace.
Assoc. Prof. Eng. Anna Masek, TUL Prof received the title of Silver Engineer in the material engineering category. She runs a laboratory for the aging of polymers, unique in Poland. She is the leader of the team that developed biodegradable polymer composites obtained from renewable raw materials. It is an extremely important, pro-ecological solution that protects our ecosystems.
Prof. Masek, as a specialist in polymer technology has already received numerous awards, including the main prize at the 9th World Competition for Chemical Inventions, a technology developed in her team was recognised in the 23rd edition of the Polish Product of the Future competition, and she also received the prestigious "Lodzkie Eureka".
Prof. Masek is an expert of the National Centre for Research and Development, PARP, and a member of SITPChem.