About the Polish Astronaut

About the Polish Astronaut

Slawosz Uznanski is a Polish scientist and electronics engineer currently working at the

European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). His research focuses on the design and realisation of reliable electronic systems and operating complex scientific machines including the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. One of his most notable projects in this domain was the creation of a radiation-tolerant power converter control system which has been a core part of the LHC since 2017.

Slawosz grew up in Lodz, Poland where he received his M.Sc. from the Technical University of Lodz, Poland in 2008 (with honours). Slawosz then moved to France to continue his studies, achieving an M.Sc. from Université de Nantes, France in 2008, Diplôme d’Ingénieur from Polytech’Nantes, France in 2008 and subsequent Ph.D. from the University of Aix-Marseille, France in 2011 (with honours).

Slawosz’s experience includes:

● Working as the Engineer in Charge of the LHC being responsible for the day-to-day 24/7 operations of the CERN’s largest accelerator and assuring its optimum exploitation

(2018, 2021).

● Serving as a technical expert, reviewer, and evaluator for Horizon 2020 reviewing

European space technologies for the Research Executive Agency (REA) at the European Commission (2019).

● Working as a Radiation Effects Engineer at STMicroelectronics focusing on the next

European radiation-tolerant and radiation-hardened digital CMOS technologies for space applications (2008-2011). Slawosz has authored a book on single-event effect modelling and co-authored over 50 articles in IEEE journals and conferences.

Slawosz’s interests have always been closely related to space applications. He lectured on space system designs for international schools of engineers (SERESSA 2014, 2021) and organized workshops between CERN and NASA as well as workshops for the private sector. Slawosz has reviewed multiple commercial space satellite projects such as the ICEYE constellation as well as Polish space missions like PW-SAT2, HyperSat and EagleEye.

On his days off, Slawosz is outside testing his limits on high-altitude mountaineering

expeditions, travelling to remote places or on a sailing boat enjoying time with friends, sharing his sailing experience or taking part in competitive regattas.

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