Katarzyna Bandzierz was born in Pabianice, Poland, on 25th of February. In 2011 she obtained her MSc degree in Chemistry, with specialization in Medicinal Chemistry, from Lodz University of Technology. In 2012 she started PhD studies in Institute of Polymer and Dye Technology at Lodz University of Technology, conducting research in the area of radiation modification of elastomers and influence of network parameters on properties of crosslinked elastomers. She joined Elastomer Technology & Engineering Group at University of Twente for 4 months in 2014 as a visiting researcher, with a following 5-month stay in 2015.