Doctor Dawid

The exam committee tells Dawid that he passed his defence.

Dawid successfully defended his PhD thesis on Thursday, and today he was officially recognised as doctor of chemistry by our scientific council.

My microchannel is this wide...
My microchannel is this wide…

Dawid’s thesis, with the title “Electrochemical processes at liquid|liquid interfaces in microfluidic systems” can be found here (pdf). The thesis received positive opinions from the two reviewers, Prof. Hanna Radecka from Instytut Rozrodu Zwierząt i Badań Żywności Polskiej Akademii Nauk in Olsztyn, and Prof. Zbigniew Brzózka from Warsaw University of Technology. The reviews (in Polish) can be found here and here. The thesis is based mainly on four papers that we have published over the last years:

  • D. Kaluza, W. Adamiak, T. Kalwarczyk, K. Soznanski, M. Opallo, and M. Jönsson-Niedziółka
    The anomalous effect of flow rate on the electrochemical behavior at a liquid|liquid interface under microfluidic conditions, Langmuir 29, 16034–16039 (2013)
  • D. Kaluza, W. Adamiak, M. Opallo, and M. Jönsson-Niedziolka
    Comparison of Ion Transfer Thermodynamics at Microfluidic and Droplet Based Three Phase Electrodes, Electrochim. Acta 132, 158–164 (2014)
  • D. Kaluza, M. Jönsson-Niedziolka, S.D. Ahn, R.E. Owen, M.D. Jones, and F. Marken
    Solid-Solid-EC’ TEMPO-Electrocatalytic Conversion of Diphenylcarbinol to Benzophenone, J. Solid State Electrochem. 19, 1277-1283 (2015). (blog)
  • W. Adamiak, D Kaluza, and M. Jönsson-Niedziolka
    Compatibility of organic solvents for electrochemical measurements in PDMS-based microfluidic devices, Microfluid. Nanofluid. 20, 127 (2016). (link)(blog)
Martin, stumbling through his presentation of Dawid in Polish.
Martin, stumbling through his presentation of Dawid in Polish.

Since Dawid had passed his phd-exam, got good reviews and had no problems during the public part of his exam, the committee, chaired by Prof. Renata Bilewicz from Warsaw University, voted unanimously for giving Dawid his doctor title. That was celebrated on Thursday with food and drinks. But, since you can never have too many papers and commissions in Poland, it wasn’t until today, when the scientific council voted to pass him, that Dawid can officially call himself doctor. So, congratulations Doctor Kałuża!

A signed picture and the traditional Docentówka for the new doctor.
A signed picture and the traditional Docentówka for the new doctor.

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