Sebastian Werle
A Candidate for Vice Rector
prof. dr hab. inż. Sebastian Werle

Born in 1978. He obtained his PhD in 2008, habilitation in 2015, and was awarded the title of professor in 2022. He currently works as a full professor at the Department of Thermal Engineering.

He specializes in environmental engineering and energy. He is the vice dean for Cooperation and Development at the Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Energy, and a member of the Discipline Council for Environmental Engineering, Mining, and Energy at the Silesian University of Technology. He is also a member of the Senate of the Silesian University of Technology and the coordinator of the Priority Research Area  Climate and Environment Protection, Modern Energy. Additionally, he serves as the head of the Renewable Energy Laboratory.


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He is the project leader for two grants funded by European Eunion (FP7 and Horizon Europe) and four national grants. He actively collaborates with scientists nationally, including AGH University of Science and Technology, Bielsko-Biala University, Rzeszow University of Technology, and internationally, including China, Norway, Romania, and Italy. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Power Technologies and has been a member of the Polish Institute of Combustion since 2010. Since 2011, he has actively participated in the work of the Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering Society. Since 2019, he has been a member of the Energy Commission of the Polish Academy of Sciences branch in Katowice, and since 2015, the scientific advisory boards of international conferences such as Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems and the International Conference on Combustion & Energy Utilization. Additionally, he has been a member of scientific committees for numerous national and international scientific conferences.

He has undertaken several scientific internships abroad, including at NTNU Trondheim, Technical Research Center of Finland, Jyvaskyla, and a six-month industrial internship at the Institute for Studies and Power Engineering in Romania. He is the author and co-author of over 400 publications, including a patent, and has supervised three completed doctoral theses. He is the mentor of the student scientific circle "Environmental Engineering in Energy and Automotive." He teaches courses such as Biomass and its Utilization, Energy Production from Biomass, Fuels, and Combustion.

Selected achievements
  • member of the Committee on Environmental Engineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 2024-2027
  • member of the Committee on Thermodynamics and Combustion of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 2024-2027
  • member of the team for renewable and distributed energy using calorific waste at the National Centre for Research and Development, 2019-2020
  • member of the ministerial advisory team for the lists of scientific journals and peer-reviewed materials from international conferences in the field of environmental engineering, mining, and energy, 2019
  • Ministry of Science and Higher Education Scholarship for Outstanding Young Scientists, 2012-2015
  • ranked in the top 2% of the world's most influential scientists in 2021, 2022, and 2023, considering the overall career
  • head of international research projects funded by European funds and national projects
  • author of over 100 papers in journals with impact factor (h-index 23 and 1872 citations according to Scopus)
  • author of two books and editor of 21 multi-author monographs
  • recipient of the National Education Commission Medal and several awards of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology for scientific, organizational, and didactic activities


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