Centre for Anthropogenic Minerals Engineering (CIMA) was established at the Institute for Applied Research of Warsaw University of Technology on 1st December, 2013. CIMA carries out research and development activities connected with engineering of man-made mineral substances, aiming at creating a model of modern, sustainable, low-emission economy for Poland catering for innovation and sustainable development..
To this purpose CIMA strives for integrating experience and scientific potential of Warsaw University of Technology with other national centres active in the area of protection of mineral resources and processing of anthropogenic mineral, as well is collaborating with select international bodies.
The work of CIMA is directed by PhD Eng Tomasz Szczygielski, expert in processing and utilisation of coal combustion products in power generation based on this fuel. Founder of the Polish Union of Coal Combustion Products and its President in the years 1993-2013. In the years 2002-6 Vice-President of the European association ECOBA with similar mandate. Member of Technical Committee for concrete at the Polish Committee for Standardisation. Member of CEN Working Groups for flyash in concrete. Co-author of several reports for utility and industrial power sector concerning with waste management. Organiser of more than 200 Conferences, Workshops and Training Courses on the broad protection of the environment. Edited 20 books, authored more than 50 papers. Expert in testing of ashes from power generation in REACH system. Co-author of 3 patents and innovative concepts including Zero Waste Coal Power. Co-author of 6 publications on the Circular Economy, many papers and Workshops on this concept.
Dagmara Szczygielska is a specialist at the Centre for Anthropogenic Minerals Engineering (CIMA) at the Institute for Applied Research Ltd. at Warsaw University of Technology. She graduated from the Faculty of Environmental protection with specialization: Technologies applied in environment protection and engineering. Master’s thesis: Prospects for application of anthropogenic minerals from power sector in the context of raw materials in low – emission economy. A laureate of the national competition for the best Master ‘s thesis in the area of power industry in 2015. She continues with Doctoral Studies in Environmental Engineering at Warsaw University of Technology (full time), Department of Information Science and Environment Quality Research. She is monitoring projects, collecting data, preparing and elaborating project documentation. Konwledgeable in Anthropogenic Minerals and Circular Economy approach, author of articles related to market use of by-products from Energy sector in the context of Circular Economy and Zero Waste Coal Power.