Group leader
Prof. Urszula Stachewicz (PhD, DSc)
Professor in Materials Science

Urszula Stachewicz is a professor in material science at AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland. She graduated from the Delft University of Technology with PhD in electrohydrodynamic of liquids to use electrospray as an on-demand deposition method, with research performed at Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. She conducted postdoctoral research at Queen Mary, University of London (UK) and work at spin-out company Nanoforce Technology Ltd. in polymer science and electrospun fibers. In 2018 she was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, UK. Her research activity is focused on the surface properties of electrospun fibers for biomedical and water and energy harvesting and in situ mechanical testing of synthetic and naturally structured materials. She developed advanced 3D tomography protocols using focus ion beam and scanning electron microscopy (FIB-SEM) for nanofibrous biomaterials and membranes. In 2020 she has been awarded with the ERC starting grant. More information can be found at: SCOPUS, Google Scholar, Linkedin, ResearachGate and X.

ustachew@agh.edu.pl

Orcid: 0000-0001-5102-8685

Postdoctoral researchers

Joanna Karbowniczek, PhD

jkarbow@agh.edu.pl

Research interests:
Biomaterials
Tissue engineering
Cell-material interactions

Orcid: 0000-0002-3726-1971

Piotr K. Szewczyk, PhD

pszew@agh.edu.pl

Research interests:
Electrospinning
Atomic Force Microscopy Functional polymers
Electron Microscopy

Orcid: 0000-0003-1441-7387

Daniel P. Ura, PhD

urad@agh.edu.pl

Research interests:
Electrospinning
Composite materials
Smart textiles
Nanodesign

Orcid: 0000-0001-6330-6873

Sunija Sukumaran, PhD

sunija@agh.edu.pl

Research interests:
Electospun polymer fibers
Piezoelectric polymers
Energy harvesting devices
Polymer nanocomposites

Orcid: 0000-0003-2788-0565

Krzysztof Berniak, PhD

berniak@agh.edu.pl

Research interests:
Biomaterials,
Cell-material interactions Fluorescence microscopy

Orcid: 0000-0003-2389-314X

Joanna Knapczyk-Korczak, PhD

jknapczyk@agh.edu.pl

Research interests:
Material engineering Electrospinning
Water collection

Orcid: 0000-0003-3668-6123

Madhurima Das, PhD

das@agh.edu.pl

Research interests:
Polymer nanocomposite
Conducting polymers
Electrospun polymers
Thermal energy storage

Orcid: 0000-0002-9546-382X

PhD students

Martyna Polak, MSc

mpolak@agh.edu.pl

Research interests:
Electrospinning
Biomaterials
Cell – material interactions
Tissue engineering

Orcid: 0000-0002-8954-4519

Ahmadreza Moradi, MSc

moradi@agh.edu.pl

Research interests:
Electrospinning
Polymeric nanomaterials
Microfluidic devices

Orcid: 0000-0002-0173-4677

Michał Kopacz, MSc

mkopacz@agh.edu.pl

Research interests:
Electrospinning
Conductive polymers
Energy harvesting
Polymer composites

Orcid: 0009-0006-5613-9417

Nagalekshmi Uma Thanu Krishnan Neela, MSc

nagalekshmi@agh.edu.pl

Research interests:
Tissue engineering
Electrospinning
Cell–material interactions
Lipid Nanoparticles

Orcid: 0009-0003-8735-2905

Former visitors

Monica Nabil Gayed Ibrahim, PhD

July 2024

Topic: Study the potential of electrospinning technology for improving the structure, texture and sensory profile of plant-protein fibrous in meat-alternatives

Administration

Katarzyna Kurek, MSc

kkurek@agh.edu.pl

Katarzyna is responsible for the administrative tasks of the group.
She also takes care of accounting and formalities related to the current projects.

Alumni

Former PhD students

Zuzanna Krysiak, PhD

Research interests:
Biomaterials
Electrospun polymer fibers
Tissue engineering
Patches for atopic skin treatment

Orcid: 0000-0002-9913-5479

Łukasz Kaniuk, PhD

Research interests:
Biomaterials
Cell – material interactions Physicochemical properties of material
Tissue engineering

Orcid: 0000-0002-4333-572X

Sara Metwally, PhD

Research interests:
Biomaterials
Electrospun polymer fibers
Tissue engineering
Cell responses to charged surfaces

Orcid: 0000-0003-0639-1754

Ewa A. Sroczyk, PhD

Research interests:
Electrospinning
Numerical simulations
Skin patches

Orcid: 0000-0002-4454-4179

Ali Emre Taşlı, MSc

Research interests:
Electrospinning
Conductive polymers
Nanocomposites
Molecular dynamics

Orcid: 0000-0003-2429-7438

Former visitors

Adam Aberra Challa, MSc

Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic

September – October 2022

STSM within Cost Action Context (CA17107)

Topic: Production and characterization of electrospun fibers and scaffolds for bone tissue engineering applications

Larisaa Mayra Silva Ribeiro, MSc

Federal University of Itajuba, Brazil

February – May 2023



Topic: Biocompatibility tests
of electrospun scaffolds for bone tissue engineering

Gregory Parisi, MSc

October 2022 – July 2023

Research interests:
Wettability
Nanomaterials
Heat Transfer

Orcid: 0000-0002-8121-6019

Katarina Kacvinska, MSc

CEITEC, Czech Republic

April – July 2023

Topic: Study of structure influence on cell processes in new engineered skin dressing for treating full-thickness skin wounds

Previous group photos

ELECTROSPUN FIBERS GROUP (October 2022)
ELECTROSPUN FIBERS GROUP (October 2021)
ELECTROSPUN FIBERS GROUP (January 2021)