Dagmara Slota, M.Sc.

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Materials Science and Physics, Cracow University of Technology

Graduate of the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tadeusz Kosciuszko Cracow University of Technology. She completed her engineering and master's degree in biotechnology, partially pursuing a second degree at Technische Universität Hamburg in Germany. In 2019, after defending her thesis, she began doctoral studies at the Doctoral School of the Cracow University of Technology,
in the discipline of Materials Engineering. In parallel, she started postgraduate studies
"Biomaterials - materials for medicine" at the Faculty of Materials Engineering and Ceramics, AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. She is currently in her fourth year of PhD School, and the topic of her dissertation is "Composite coating with controlled bioactivity, for medical applications."

Her research interests focus on the topic of biomaterials, broadly defined,
with a particular focus on composites for bone tissue regeneration
and cartilage. By modifying the materials obtained, she gives them the character of a carrier of active substances
for targeted therapy. She is developing multifunctional materials for implants that can be personalized to the needs of the individual patient. She has presented the results of her research at more than 30 scientific conferences of both national and international status, and is also the author as well as co-author of 18 scientific publications, published in journals included in the list of scientific journals and publications of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and MEiN and the JCR list. Research results presented at the conference have been awarded five times. The composite materials developed so far, have also been recognized internationally at fairs and invention exhibitions in Geneva, Zagreb, Warsaw and Nuremberg, among others (a total of 8 medals and awards). She is also co-author of 5 patent applications.

She has completed 6 scientific internships carried out both in Poland and abroad, among others
at Comenius University, Faculty of Pharmacy in Slovakia or Lancaster University, Materials Science Institute in Aglia.

In 2023 she was the Laureate of the 13th National Student-Inventor Competition winning the main prize. The competition was held under the patronage of the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland and the National Center for Research and Development, among others.

He is the scientific supervisor of the BioMat section of the SMART-MAT Scientific Circle operating at the PK Department of Materials Engineering and Physics. He manages a student team within the FutureLab project
PK "Composite biomaterials for medical applications" as well as realizing the project "Active substance carrier polymeric biomaterials for medical applications" funded
from the MEiN program "Student scientific circles create innovations". For 3 years she was involved
in the implementation of the TEAM-NET project "Multifunctional biologically active composites for applications
in regenerative medicine of the skeletal system" (POIR 04.04.00-00-16D7/18) under which she carried out research for her PhD thesis. Currently, she is employed in the OPUS project "Hierarchical approach to osteochondral tissue engineering" (UMO-2022/45/B/ST8/02557). She actively participates in the life and promotion of the university, and organized demonstrations for the Scientists' Night 2022 and the first National Materials Engineering Day. She spoke at the Cracow University of Technology's Open Day in the section "The Power of Women - Technical studies are for girls", convincing high school graduates to choose the sciences.