Dr Nowak graduated from ZUT, Szczecin in 2008 in Chemical and Process Engineering (the best student in graduating class) as well as completed 2.5 years in Automatic Control and Robotics (ZUT, Electrical Engineering). Subsequently she received PhD (2013) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Birmingham (UK), where she was researching gas-liquid-solid interactions.
In the postdoctoral projects, Dr Nowak has been involved in the NANOHEX collaborative EU project where she was investigating heat transfer in nano-fluids with EU academic and industrial partners aiming at developing more efficient coolants. Subsequently, she was a member of MEMPHIS project (EPSRC), where she studied small-scale multiphase flows with UCL partners to feed information for the next generation of modelling tools that can handle fast & small-scale phenomena in multiphase systems developed by the team at Imperial College London (ICL).
Dr Nowak has been appointed to an academic position at Massey University in New Zealand in 2016 to teach principles of transport phenomena in food area. She secured funds to carry out fundamental research (Royal Society NZ and Callaghan Innovation) as well as supervised applied projects with ~ 20 industry partners. Dr Nowak aims at capturing dynamics at the interfaces at the small time – and length-scale (coalescence, breakage, wetting) to address fundamental questions in multiphase systems.
Emilia’s research is revolving around experimental interface physics, bridging hydrodynamics with surface chemistry and fundamental interfacial properties aided by theory and computations. Currently, the most exciting are the Marangoni flows at the fluids interfaces, and her research aims at exploiting these phenomena to form unique films and structures.
Currently, the most exciting are the Marangoni flows at the fluids interfaces.Dr Emilia Nowak
June 1, 2022
Our Women in MacDiarmid Institute Network was quietly supporting our women researchers this year.
May 27, 2022
We continue our long-time sponsorship of the House of Science. This time we have sponsored the House of Science Horowhenua Branch.
April 1, 2021
As a key part of our pivot during Covid-19, we set up a Women in MacDiarmid Institute/MESA Network.
May 26, 2020
Funding successes for our investigators and their research programmes during 2019. This funding enables our researchers and collaborators to continue their breakthrough research in advanced materials and nanotechnology.
April 8, 2019
An overview of the research interests of each of our nine new Associate Investigators.
April 8, 2019
Funding successes for our investigators and their research programmes during 2018. This funding enables our researchers and collaborators to continue their breakthrough research in advanced materials and nanotechnology.
November 4, 2021
Assoc Prof Franck Natali and Dr Emilia Nowak talk about the new research programmes, our Institute, and what the start of the new contract means for us.
July 11, 2023
Join us in Wanaka for our annual Regional Lecture Series, where Associate Professor Anna Garden and Dr Emilia Nowak will talk about things happening within the sustainability tech ecosystem.