Slawomir Boncel, PhD DSc Eng, leader of NanoCarbon Group, completed MSc Eng degree in chemical technology (2004), PhD in organic chemistry (2009) and habilitation in nanochemistry (‘Chemically modified carbon nanotubes and their exemplary applications’, 2015) at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Poland. In 2013 he received a 15-month post-doc scholarship in the Department of Materials Science at the University of Cambridge (UK) financed by Foundation for Polish Science to perform his research on magnetically controlled carbon nanotubes as drug delivery systems. His research interests include synthesis, physicochemistry and applications of carbon nanostructures. He is an author of 50 JCR publications (Hirsch index 14), lecturer in the Department of Organic Chemistry, Bioorganic Chemistry and Biotechnology in his Alma Materand PI in 7 research projects. The projects concern CNT-based composites and hybrid materials with their civil/military applications, inter aliaas magnetic CNT-based drug delivery systems, electroconducting coatings for nanotextronics,elements of stealthtechnology, heat transfer nanofluids and high-performance nanocomposites.