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Division of Thermodynamics


Head of Division

room 203a

dr hab. inż. Tomasz Wiśniewski, prof PW

e-mail: tomasz.wisniewski@itc.pw.edu.pl

phone 22 234 52 50

phone/fax: 22 825 52 70



room 108

e-mail: tswis@itc.pw.edu.pl

phone 22 234 52 56

phone/fax: 22 825 52 70





Welcome to the webpage of the Thermodynamics Division

  • Our main objectives are scientific research and teaching
  • The information about available topics of intermediate and diploma projects may be found under the link.
  • You are invited to visit the webpages of our staff members.


Key research areas


  modeling and research in the field of basic heat transfer mechanisms

  • conduction
  • convection
  • radiation
  • coupled heat transfer

  thermal measurements and diagnostics

  • measurement of transport properties of materials
  • measurement of heat of combustion and enthalpy of phase transition
  • measurement of radiative properties
  • experiments with new measurement techniques
  • thermography

heat transfer in complex media

  • porous media
  • multiphase
  • thermal insulations
  • human body and tissue
  • composite materials

  energy storage and heat management systems

  • heat dissipation
  • chemical energy storage
  • temperature stabilization in buildings
  • phase change materials

  application of numerical methods in thermodynamics, heat transfer and power engineering

  • analytical and numerical modeling of complex heat and mass transfer
  • numerical modeling of radiation
  • modeling of power systems
  • data analysis, optimization and inverse problems
  • application of in-house, open and commercial codes

  energy sources and conversion

  • renewable energy
  • unconventional energy sources
  • technologies of effective energy management


Our laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art instruments and test stands of our own design:

Our servers allow to conduct demanding numerical computations:

Topics of intermediate and diploma projects

  • Modeling of heat and mass transfer in materials of complex structure
  • Unconventional power technologies (osmosis, micro-engines)
  • Radiative heat transfer
  • Energy storage (e.g. chemical, PCM)
  • Applications of infrared thermography
  • Heat dissipation and management systems and other heat exchangers
  • Heat transfer in engines and other thermal devices
  • Contemporary power technologies (heat pumps, renewable energy, hybrid power systems)
  • Application of numerical methods (programming, modeling and optimization using open and commercial codes)