Jacek Wychowaniec is a postgraduate student at the University of Manchester.
He was awarded BSc in mathematics and physics from Aberystwyth University in 2013. During his undergraduate studies, he worked on several experimental projects, such as the role of packing problems in a cereal grains, absorption-contrast scattering of thin film photovoltaic coatings performing x-ray scattering experiments at Diamond Light Source. He was a member of ASTeC team from STFC’s Daresbury laboratory working on the Transverse Energy Spread Spectrometer as his final-year project.
In September 2013 he joined the polymers and peptides group to pursue a PhD focused on designing nanostructured graphene-peptide hydrogel composites for biomedical and tissue-engineering applications. Currently, as a third-year PhD student, having won a project award grant in early 2016 to a competition organised by the University of Manchester IP to scout for novel idea with exploitation potential, Jacek has started his own initiative (gelART), being interested in developing graphene-peptide hydrogel platform for artificial tissue growth.