Wojciech Lipinski

Honorary Professor
Dr Sc. Techn., Habil.
+61 2 61 25 7896

Wojciech Lipiński is Honorary Professor at the Australian National University. He obtained his Master of Science degree in environmental engineering from Warsaw University of Technology (2000), and doctorate in mechanical and process engineering (2004) and habilitation in energy technology (2009) from ETH Zurich. He previously held positions of Research Associate (2004–2006) and Senior Research Associate (2006–2009) at ETH Zurich, Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota (2009–2013), and Associate Professor (2013–2015) and Professor (2016–2021) at the Australian National University.

Dr Lipiński’s research interests encompass thermal, chemical and optical engineering sciences, with applications in energy technology. The basic areas underpinning his research include radiative transfer and spectroscopy, transport phenomena and reactive flows, and chemical thermodynamics and kinetics. The main applications are concentrated solar thermal power and chemistry. Dr Lipiński has published over 170 articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings, and contributed to several books and edited books.

Dr Lipiński is serving on editorial boards of Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer and Solar Energy. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer. He is also involved in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Optical Society of America, and several other professional societies. Dr Lipiński advocates the use of free software in engineering research and education.

Dr Lipiński's contributions to research and education have been recognised with several honours and awards including the Hilti Award for Innovative Research from ETH Zurich (2006), the College of Science and Engineering Outstanding Professor Award from the University of Minnesota (2010), the Elsevier/JQSRT Raymond Viskanta Award in Radiative Transfer (2013), the Future Fellowship by the Australian Research Council (2014), and the Yellot Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2020). He is Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2021).

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