Second Symposium on Electrospinning
and Tissue Engineering

04 - 05 October 2018
Warsaw, Poland


We are honored to invite you to attend our conference 
Second Symposium on Electrospinning and Tissue Engineering (PICETE)
which will be held in Warsaw, Poland early autumn 2018.

The idea of the PICETE meeting is to gather not only Polish and Israeli experts, but also scientists and entrepreneurs from around the world, who exchange their knowledge, experience and research innovations in the basics of the electrospinning process and innovative materials dedicated to tissue engineering.

This is the realization of our idea of a joint conference which grew out of our long, cordial friendship and collaboration. We believe that starting from our deep friendship, we will be able to make this conference time a wonderful, warm time from various perspectives.

We look forward to seeing you in Warsaw.


Prof. dr hab. Pawel Lukasz Sajkiewicz
Institute of Fundamental Technological Research PAS Warsaw, Poland

Prof. dr Eyal Zussman
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa, Israel

Keynote Speakers

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  • Lecture: Smart piezoelectric scaffolds
  • Pawel lukasz Sajkiewicz is a professor of Materials Science and Engineering, leader of the Laboratory of Polymers and Biomaterials, at the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences (IPPT PAN). Expert in the field of synthetic and natural polymers, their structure, with recent emphasis on electrospun micro/nanofibers, both from fundamental and applied perspective as biodegradable scaffolds for tissue regeneration. Graduated from Faculty of Materials Science at Warsaw Technical University, PhD and habilitation at IPPT; postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Tennessee, Materials Science and Engineering Department, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.
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  • phone: +48 795 360 832
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  • Lecture: Helically coiled structures via wet electrospinning
  • Eyal Zussman is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Technion - Israel institute of Technology. He holds a DSc degree from the Technion in mechanical engineering. He held postdoctoral appointment at Technical University in Berlin, Germany. Since joining the faculty at the Technion, he has served as Director of the NanoEngineering Group. His group research is in the area of molecular engineering of soft matter, in particular the development of process-structure-property relationships, through the use of simulations and experiments, and the development of functional electrospun fibers. He was Visiting Professor at the Northwestern University (2003), and at the National University of Singapore (2010-2015). He has published over 130 peer-reviewed journal articles.
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  • phone: +972-77-8872836
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  • Lecture: Transport properties of electrospun hydrogel nanofilaments: perspective use for drug delivery and tissue repair (in cooperation with S. Pawlowska, F. Pierini)
  • Tomasz Kowalewski is a professor of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering at IPPT PAN (Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences). His present work spans fundamental and applied research areas in micro and nanoscale transport effects in fluids, biological and medical applications of nanomaterials, nanofibrous materials, microfluidics, microPIV, and thermochromic liquid crystals. He has deep experience in flow visualization, experimental and numerical modelling, including natural convection, solidification, free surface and atmospheric flows.
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  • phone: +48 602 193 472
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  • Lecture: Surface potential controlled electrospun fibers for tissue engineering
  • Urszula Stachewicz is an associate professor at AGH University of Science and Technology in Poland. She graduated from Delft University of Technology with PhD in electrohydrodynamic of liquids to use electrospray as on demand deposition method, with research performed at Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. She conducted postgraduate study at Queen Mary, University of London (UK) and work at spin-out company Nanoforce Technology Ltd. In the research she is developing advance 3D tomography protocols using focus ion beam and scanning electron microscopy (FIB-SEM) for nanofibrous biomaterials and membranes. Her group core themes are on electrospun polymer nanofibers and their interactions with cells for tissue engineering, and liquids to collect water; in situ mechanical testing of synthetic and naturally structured materials.
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Participants are requested to submit electronic abstracts for oral or poster presentation on one of the following topics of the conference:

  • Electrospinning/electrospraying - experiment, modelling
  • Microstructure and properties of nanofibers/droplets
  • Tissue engineering, medical applications, and drug release
  • Nanofiber composites
  • Other topics

Book of Abstracts

Book of abstracts is available here.
Thank You for participation in Second Symposium on Electrospinning and Tissue Engineering.


Instytut Podstawowych Problemow Techniki,
Polska Akademia Nauk

Institute of Fundamental Technological Research,
Polish Academy of Sciences

address: Pawinskiego 5b, 02-106 Warszawa

PICETE 2018 will take place in the IPPT PAN building (pl: Instytut Podstawowych Problemow Techniki, Polska Akademia Nauk/ eng: Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences). This building is one of the most modern scientific units in this part of the city. It was put into use almost 10 years ago. However, the history of the institute goes back much further to 1952. The first Director of the Institute was prof. Ignacy Malecki. The most important fields of the Institute's expertise include theoretical and applied mechanics, development of materials for various applications, acoustoelectronics, ultrasonic medical diagnostics etc.


Laboratory of Polymers and Biomaterial IPPT PAN

Laboratory of Polymers and Biomaterial IPPT PAN is a part of IPPT PAN, and Co-organizator of the conference. The challenges of the modern world, changing very rapidly, shift the point of gravity of activity of this group more in the direction of applied research, mostly in the area of bio-medical applications of polymeric materials. Basing on our fundamental knowledge in the area of polymer physics, materials science, chemistry and biotechnology we are entering deeper and deeper into rapidly growing field of tissue engineering. We are naturally supported by our new location among other institutes of Polish Academy of Sciences with biological profiles, being our natural partners for scientific cooperation. Great part of our activity is related to polymeric biodegradable scaffolds for tissue regeneration as well as materials for drug release. Being open for various methods of scaffolds formation, at the moment we are concentrated on the formation of scaffolds by electrospinning, cooperating from the very beginning with Prof. Tomasz Kowalewski from our Institute, who is a pioneer in the field of electrospinning not only in our Institute but also in Poland.


Conference Chair

Prof. Pawel Lukasz Sajkiewicz

Prof. Eyal Zussman

Organizing Committee

Olga Urbanek-Swiderska

Dorota Kolbuk-Konieczny

Judyta Dulnik

Piotr Denis

Oliwia Jeznach

Beata Niemczyk

Angelika Zaszczynska

Olga Cegielska 

Arkadiusz Gradys

Tomasz Kowalczyk

Tips for participants

How to get to PICETE venue from the airport

Conference venue is placed 20 min from the airport.
At the bus stop Lotnisko Chopina Przyloty you can take the bus number 175 or 188
and get to the bus stop Uniwersytet Medyczny 02 (~14min).
Then, you need to walk 5-7 min to IPPT PAN (Conference venue).


Below you can find list of the selected hotels located near the conference venue.

Sangate Hotel Airport
Distance: 3,8km
Bus: 188, 175, 154


Triton Park Apartments
Distance: 2km
Bus: 154, Tram: 7, 9, 15


Novotel Warszawa Airport
Distance: 2,6km
Bus: 175, 188, 504, 154


Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel
Distance: 2,7km
Bus: 128, 175, 504, Tram: 7, 9, 1, 25


Warsaw sightseeing

We encourage you to visit the city center, or even to the other side of Vistula river and spend there some time! Especially, if you consider staying in the Warsaw for the whole weekend after conference.

We have prepared a brief guide for you. It is prepared in pdf, available here.

The are many other places worth to be visited in Warsaw - check two very good 36h guides available online, e.g.:


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