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Pietrak Karol

PhD, MSc, Assistant Professor - Thermodynamics division,  room 205, e-mail: karol.pietrak@itc.pw.edu.pl phone: (48) 22 234 52 09

Office hours:

  • Tuesday 11:00
  • Thursday 11:00

Research interests:

  • (Thermo)dynamic systems
  • Heat transfer in heterogeneous media
  • Inverse methods
  • Artificial intelligence

Topics of intermediate, engineering and master's projects:

  • Application of neural nets in inverse heat transfer problems (own codes in MATLAB, Octave)
  • Application of classical inverse methods in heat transfer problems (MATLAB, Octave)
  • Numerical modeling of thermal systems


  • Computer science 1 (lab)
  • Numerical methods in heat transfer (lab)
  • Intergrated laboratory (lab)
  • Fluid and thermal measurements (lab)
  • Thermodynamics 2 (lab)
  • Heat transfer (tutorials)

Journal publications:

Publications in conference materials:

  • K. Pietrak.: Determination of interfacial thermal resistance at epoxy/aluminium interface using laser flash method – numerical modelling and inverse problem solution, Numerical Heat Transfer 2015, Eurotherm Seminar No 109 Conference Proceedings, Gliwice-Warsaw, Poland, 27-30 September 2015, pp. 257–265.
  • E. Jarzębowska, K. Pietrak.: Control Oriented Dynamic Modeling Framework for Constrained Multibody Systems: A Case Study of a Free-Floating Space Manipulator, Proceedings of the 11th DSTA International Conference, 2011, pp. 139–144.

Participation in larger research projects:

  • 2013-2016: Project "INNOOS -Development of a system of innovative test stands for examination of personal protective equipment” (National Center for Research and Development, O-ROB/ 0011/03/001)
  • 2012-2013: Project "TERMET – New functional materials of increased thermal conductivity” , (EU project Innovative Economy, POIG.01.01.02-00-097/09)

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