November 8, 2019
The InnoRenew CoE researcher Dr Jakub Sandak joined the 2nd Management Committee meeting of COST Action CA16215 – European network for the promotion of portable, affordable and simple analytical platforms (PortASAP), which took place in Croatia.
Participants at the meeting presented diverse research directions in the field of low-cost and portable analytical devices. Dr Sandak attended a workshop dedicated to the presentation of an example analytical system (sensors) assembly with microcontroller. The result of this workshop is two sensors that include air quality and water quality prototypes. Properly implementing sensory solutions is an important topic in several ongoing research projects at the InnoRenew CoE.
In the framework of the same COST Action, Dr Sandak completed a short-term scientific mission (STSM) in Estonia. The main objective of this STSM was to assemble a capillary electrophoresis instrument capable of rainwater analysis. Such an instrument can be highly useful for development of a dose-response model for bronze objects. The InnoRenew CoE currently has a project which aims to a holistic approach in the care of bronze cultural heritage objects.
In addition to the STSM, Dr Sandak visited the Estonian University of Life Sciences in Tartu.