Rafal Kukawka since 2014 is a PhD student at Faculty of Chemistry at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. During his studies, he focuses on application of ionic liquids in plant protection. Moreover, he is Principal Investigator of a research project (project Preludium financed by Polish National Science Centre), performed at Poznan Science and Technology Park, concerning antifungal ionic liquids. Together with Prof. Smiglak group, he was awarded Gold and Silver Medal at the International Inventions and Innovation Fair INTARG 2017 at the International Warsaw Invention Show IWIS 2017 for work on plant resistance inducers as an innovative and safe direction in plant protection. Mr Rafał Kukawka is Adam Mickiewicz University Foundation scholar in 2017/2018 academic year.