General research characteristics

Research and development in the Department of Materials Engineering and Bonding is carried out within the following complementary divisions:

  1. Division of Biomaterials
  2. Division of Bonding Engineering
  3. Division of Construction Materials

Brief descriptions of the research activity of each group accompanied by recent, most important publications and contact person details are presented below. More information can be found at the department website:

Main research areas

Division of Biomaterials:

  • Assessment of the bio-compatibility of materials
  • Assessment of the determinants and mechanisms of construction, assessment of the properties and texture of concise and porous structures obtained with additive method (3D printing)
  • Assessment of the causes of the degradation of materials in industry and transportation,
  • Assessment of the metal corrosion velocity
  • Application technologies and the properties of layers and coatings on metal materials


Andrzej Zieliński, Beata Świeczko-Żurek

  1. T. Seramak, K. Zasińska, A. Zieliński, M. Gubański, 3D Printing of Metallic Implants - World Journal of Reaearch and Review - 2017
  2. B. Trybuś, A. Zieliński, R. Beutner, T. Seramak, D. Scharnweber, Deposition of phosphate coatings on titanium within scaffold structure - Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics - 2017
  3. M. Bartmański, B. Cieślik, J. Głodowska, P. Kalka, Ł. Pawłowski, M. Pieper, A. Zieliński, Electrophoretic deposition (EPD) of nanohydroxyapatite - nanosilver coatings on Ti13Zr13Nb alloy - CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL - 2017
  4. A. Hernik, G. Gajowiec, A. Zieliński, W. Serbiński, J. Olive, A. Ossowska, Hydrogen degradation of pre-oxidized zirconium alloys. - Advances in Materials Science - 2017
  5. A. Ossowska, R. Beutner, D. Scharnweber, A. Zieliński, Properties of Composite Oxide Layers on The Ti13Nb13Zr Alloy  - SURFACE ENGINEERING - 2017

Contact: Professor Andrzej Zieliński, PhD, DSc, ME, e-mail:


Division of Bonding Engineering

  • Testing the weldability of steel in underwater conditions
  • Testing the environmental destruction of metal and welded joints
  • Corrosion testing of metal and welded joints
  • Assessing the weldability of steel
  • Testing the influence of hydrogen on mechanical properties of welded joints
  • Testing the processes and properties of explosive-welded joints
  • Theory of the thermal processes in welding 
  • Multidimensional analyses in welding and bonding technologies 
  • Empirical and analytical methods of determining the strains in the welded joints
  • Basic testing within the range of: theory of the thermal processes in welding, theory of welding strains and deformations, brittle and slow fractures, theoretical basis and technology of the explosive welding
  • Computer aided design of welding technology
  • NDT testing  RT, UT, VT, PT of welded constructions and castings


Jerzy Łabanowski

  1. Łabanowski J., Fydrych D., Rogalski G.: Underwater welding-a review. Advances in Materials Sciences, 8(3), 2008, 11-22
  2. Łabanowski J.:  Evaluation of reformer tubes degradation aftre long term operation,  Journal of Achievements in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering.  43 (1), 2010, 244-251
  3. Łabanowski J., Ossowska A.: Properties of surface layers of duplex stainless steel after burnishing processes. Solid State Phenomena, 165, 2010, 118-123
  4. Łabanowski J., Ćwiek J.: High temperature corrosion of evaporator tubes with thermal sprayed coatings, Solid State Phenomena, 165, 2010,  110-117
  5. Łabanowski J., Topolska S., Sozańska M.: Determination of Failure Causes of a Steam Turbine Casing// Solid State Phenomena. 183, 2012,  37-42

Contact: Professor Jerzy Łabanowski, PhD, ME, e-mail:


Division of Construction Materials

  • Issues connected with the quality of the concreting the casing pipes of the exploratory and mining boreholes for carbohydrates
  • Issues connected with the quality of drilling the exploratory and mining boreholes for carbohydrates
  • Issues connected with the environmental degradation of the casing pipes in exploratory and mining boreholes for carbohydrates
  • Issues connected with the degradation of metal materials under the cavitation loads
  • Issues connected with the usage of the laser beam to shape the properties of the top layers of metal and ceramic construction materials
  • Issues connected with the usage of ceramic nanoparticles in designing composite materials with polymer matrix and using them as protective layers
  • Issues connected with the optimization of the shape of human aortic bioprosthesis made of bionanocellulose
  • Issues connected with the determination of the influence of the manufacturing technology on the mechanical properties of bionanocellulose in the context of using it in cardiovascular surgery


Marek Szkodo

  1. Bugała R., Szkodo M.: The effect of cavitation loading spectrum on micro hardness in an  Al alloyAlMg2Mn. Wear. vol. 233-235, s. 75-78, (1999)
  2. Gireń B., Szkodo M., Steller J.: The influence of residual stresses on cavitation  resistance of metals - an analysis based on investigations involving metals  remelted by a laser beam and  optical discharge  plasma. Wear. vol. 233-235, s. 86-92, (1999)
  3. Szkodo M., Gireń B., Steller J.: Cavitation resistance of new  chromium-manganese and  chromium-cobalt electrodes and their metallographic structures.  Wear. vol.233-235, s. 111- 119, (1999)
  4. Gireń B., Szkodo M.: Cavitation erosion of some alloys  manufactured  on steel and iron surfaces by laser beam. J. Mater. Eng. a. Performance. vol. 12 nr 5, s. 512-520, (2003),
  5. Szkodo M., Gireń B.: Cavitation erosion of steels processed by CO2 laser beams of various parameters. Journal of Materials Processing Technology. Vol. 157–158, 446–450, (2004)

Contact: Professor Marek Szkodo, PhD, ME, e-mail: