Jadwiga Poniatowska

Jadwiga Poniatowska

PhD candidate
Eindhoven University of Technology

Jadwiga Poniatowska


Chemical Engineering and Chemistry – Membrane Materials and Processes

Contact information

Helix – STO 0.49

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Key expertises

membrane materials, liquid crystalline polymers, organic solvent nanofiltration and reverse osmosis

About me

I come from Warsaw, Poland and lived in Vienna, Austria prior to moving to the United Kingdom for my studies. I obtained the integrated Chemistry Masters degree at the University of Edinburgh in July 2022. My Masters thesis, conducted at Syngenta, Jealott’s Hill International Research Centre, was aimed at developing biodegradable polymeric microcapsules for controlled release of agrochemicals. I am passionate about polymeric materials and their use for sustainable solutions.

About my research

The objective of the project is to develop liquid crystalline polymer membranes for the separation of components in non-aqueous environments. Liquid crystalline materials are investigated due to their self-assembling properties leading to well-defined isoporosity with the potential of separations at a molecular level. The wider goal is to integrate the developed membrane separation processes with novel chemical routes for upcycling of polyolefins, therefore contributing to the themes of “closing cycles” and “value from waste”.