Alina Lipowicz-Budzyńska | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Alina Lipowicz-Budzyńska | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr Alina Lipowicz-Budzyńska, Bydgoszcz University of Science and Technology, Poland

Dr. Alina Lipowicz-Budzyńska is an Assistant Professor and Senior Architect at the Bydgoszcz University of Science and Technology 🌍🏛️. Specializing in glass architecture, she integrates art and technology, focusing on energy-saving systems and multimedia facades. Formerly head of the Architecture and Urban Planning Department (2021-2023), she initiated events like Laboratorio di Venezia and the Festival of Architecture in Bydgoszcz 🎨🪟. Her work includes designing multi-family housing and collaborating with international glass art companies. Dr. Lipowicz-Budzyńska holds a Ph.D. in Engineering, an M.A. in Fine Arts, and an M.Sc. in Architecture. She’s a member of the Italian association Il Baglio in Sicily 🇮🇹📚.

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Dr. Alina Lipowicz-Budzyńska is a distinguished professional with a Doctor of Engineering from the Faculty of Architecture at Wrocław University of Science and Technology 🎓🏛️. Holding a Master of Arts from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Nicolaus Copernicus University, they are a certified contemporary artist and glass designer 🎨🖼️. Additionally, they earned a Master of Science in Architecture from Białystok University of Technology, becoming a certified architect 🏗️📐. This unique blend of engineering, fine arts, and architecture showcases their diverse expertise and commitment to integrating artistic vision with architectural precision.


Alina Lipowicz-Budzyńska is an architect, artist, and glass designer, specializing in glass in architecture, art glass, and glass energy-saving systems. 🏛️🎨💡 From 2021-2023, she led the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, organizing events like Laboratorio di Venezia and the Festival of Architecture in Bydgoszcz. 🌍🏢 During her Ph.D., she interned at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Wroclaw and the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. She authored numerous articles and is a member of Il Baglio in Sicily. ✍️🇮🇹 Alina ran her own architectural office, designed housing and public projects, and collaborated with art glass companies in Germany and Italy. 🌟🏠


🚀 Leading innovative research in glass tempering, the project focused on developing a method to fix glass enamels. This groundbreaking work received the Grant Step into the Future from the European Social Fund and Human Capital Fund. As project manager for editions IV, V, and VI, significant strides were made. The research continued under the GRANT PLUS Operational Program – Human Capital, Regional Innovation Strategies, where I also served as project manager. These projects have advanced the fie

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Alina Lipowicz-Budzyńska’s research focuses on the integration of multimedia and graphic design within architecture to enhance social communication. Her work explores the coexistence of art glass and architecture, particularly in facade graphics, where she investigates design techniques and applied formal treatments. She has contributed to the understanding of how graphics on glass can be used to create metaphorical and aesthetic expressions in architectural settings. Her studies involve the use of interference effects in glass facades and the role of architectural elements as a form of social messaging. Her interdisciplinary approach combines architecture, art, and technology. 🏢🎨🖼️✨💬

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Aspects of Coexistence between Art Glass and Architecture—Façade Graphics

Graphics on glass – design and applied formal treatments

Image using interference effects in the glass facade

Obraz na szkle – strategie tworzenia metafory w architekturze

Articulation of Facade Graphics and Techniques of its Implementation

Letter Graphics in the Facade of a Building – Composition and Message

Visual interference in the glass Facade

Art glass as an external partition – its impact on visual and functional properties

Facąde Art Glass in Three Contexts: Urban Landscape, Elevation of the Building and Its Interior


Marc-Andreas Muendler | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Marc-Andreas Muendler | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Prof Marc-Andreas Muendler, University of California, San Diego, United States

Prof. Marc-Andreas Muendler is a distinguished professor at the University of California, San Diego, specializing in economics since July 2017 and serving as the Department Chair since July 2023. He is the founding director of the Globalization and Prosperity Lab (GP-lab). With extensive affiliations, he is a research professor at the ifo Institute, a research associate at NBER, and a research fellow at CESifo. His work focuses on international trade, economic growth, and labor economics. His research has been published in top-tier journals, highlighting his influential contributions to the field 🌍📚👨‍🏫.

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🎓 Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, with a dissertation titled “Essays on International Trade, Growth, and Finance” (May 2002). 📚 Spent 2000-01 as a visiting doctoral student at Pontifícia Universidade Católica in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 🌍 Holds a Diplom-Volkswirt in Economics from Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, with a thesis on “The Impact of Government on Family Planning” (May 1998). 🎓 Earned an M.A. in Economics from Boston University (September 1997) and a Baccalaureat in Economics from Ludwig Maximilian University Munich (September 1996). 🌟


Marc-Andreas Muendler is a distinguished Revelle College Faculty Fellow at UC San Diego (2023-2024). He has collaborated with Reto Follmi and Hartmut Egger on projects funded by SNF and DFG (2021-2024). Muendler’s article on offshoring was among the top five most cited in the Journal of International Economics (2014-2016). He has co-investigated research for CEPR, PEDL, and Weiss Family Program Fund. He received numerous grants from NSF and the World Bank. Muendler’s work earned him the UCSD Faculty Teaching Award (2013-14) and the Journal of Development Economics Prize (2001). 🏆📊🌍

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Dr. Marc-Andreas Muendler’s research focuses on international trade and its economic impacts. His work explores firm-level export behaviors, market learning in employee spinoffs, and the relationship between trade and inequality. His studies often analyze data from various countries, examining how trade policies influence labor markets, wage inequality, and the allocation of tasks and skills both onshore and offshore. Key themes in his research include export dynamics, firm productivity, and multinational labor substitution. Dr. Muendler’s comprehensive approach bridges theoretical models with empirical evidence to better understand global economic patterns and their implications. 🌍📈💼👩‍🔬

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Do employee spinoffs learn markets from their parents? Evidence from international trade

Trade and inequality: From theory to estimation

Trade and tasks: An exploration over three decades in Germany

Export or merge? Proximity vs. concentration in product space

Exporters and their products: A collection of empirical regularities

Sources of wage inequality

Offshoring and the onshore composition of tasks and skills

Employee spinoffs and other entrants: Stylized facts from Brazil

Margins of multinational labor substitution