Associate Prof. Wojciech Maziarz, Ph.D., D.Sc.

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Employment and positions

Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Polish Academy of Sciences: Professor of Pol. Acad. Sci.

Scientific Career

M.Sc.: University of Mining and Metallurgy, 1994

Ph.D.: Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, 2001

D.SC.: Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, 2012

Scientific achievements

A total of 95 published items

The most relevant publications during last 5 years  

  1. Maziarz W, Czaja P, Szczerba M.J., Lityńska-Dobrzyńska L, Czeppe T, Dutkiewicz J, Influence of Ni/Mn concentration ratio on microstructure and martensitic transformation in melt spun Ni-Mn-Sn Heusler alloy ribbons, JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS, 615 (2014) 173-177.

  2. Czaja P, Maziarz W, Przewoźnik J, Żywczak A, Ozga P, Bramowicz M, Kulesza S, Dutkiewicz J, Surface topography, microstructure and magnetic domains in Al for Sn substituted metamagnetic Ni-Mn-Sn Heusler alloy ribbons, INTERMETALLICS, 55 (2014) 1-8.

  3. Czaja P, Maziarz W, Przewoźnik J, Kapusta C, Hawelek Ł, Chrobak A, Drzymała P, Fitta M, Kolano-Burian A, Magnetocaloric properties and exchange bias effect in Al for Sn substituted Ni48Mn39.5Sn12.5 Heusler alloy ribbons, JOURNAL OF MAGNETISM AND MAGNETIC MATERIALS, 358-359 (2014) 142-148.

  4. Maziarz W, Czaja P, Dutkiewicz J, Wroblewski R, Leonowicz M, Magnetic and martensitic transformations in Ni46Mn41.5-xFexSn12.5 melt spun ribbons, MATERIALS SCIENCE FORUM, 782 (2014) 23-30.

  5. Hawelek L, Kolano-Burian A, Szade J, Maziarz W, Woznica N, Burian A, The atomic scale structure of nanographene platelets studied by X-ray diffraction, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy and molecular dynamics, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 35 (2013) 40-46.

  6. Maziarz W, Czaja P, Czeppe T, Góral A, Lityńska-Dobrzyńska L, Major Ł, Dutkiewicz J, Structure and martensitic transformation in Ni44Mn43.5Sn12.5-xAlx Heusler alloys, ARCHIVES OF METALLURGY AND MATERIALS, 58 (2013) 443-446.

  7. W. Maziarz, P. Czaja, M.J. Szczerba, J. Przewoźnik, C. Kapusta, A. Żywczak, T. Stobiecki, E. Cesari, J. Dutkiewicz, Room temperature magneto-structural transition in Al for Sn substituted Ni-Mn-Sn melt spun ribbons, JOURNAL OF MAGNETISM AND MAGNETIC MATERIALS, 348 (2013) 8-16.

  8. Maziarz W. SEM and TEM studies of magnetic shape memory NiCoMnIn melt spun ribbons, SOLID STATE PHENOMENA, 186 (2012) 251-254

  9. Zając W, Marzec J, Maziarz W, Rakowska A, and Molenda J, Evolution of microstructure and phase composition upon annealing of LiFePO4 prepared by a low temperature method, FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS LETTERS, Vol. 4, No. 2 (2011), 117-122

  10. Maziarz W, Dutkiewicz J, Litynska-Dobrzynska L, Santamarta R, Cesari E, Structure investigations of ferromagnetic Co-Ni-Al alloys obtained by powder metallurgy, JOURNAL OF MICROSCOPY-OXFORD, 237 3 (2010) 374-378.

Research Projects

Projects from National Science Centre

  • Advanced investigations of reorientation of martensite variants in plastically deformed Ni-Mn-Ga single crystal, researcher (2012-2015)

  • Characterization of aluminum base composite reinforced with quasicrystals, researcher (2012-2015)

  • Entropy changes in ferromagnetic shape memory alloys in relation to their e/a ratio to optimize magneto-caloric effect, leader of project (2013-2016)

Projects from National Centre for Research and Technology

  • Innovative technology for the production of carbide tools for geotechnics, the main contractor, (2013-2015)

  • Modern containing graphene composites based on copper and silver for the energy industry and electronics - GRAMCOM, the main contractor (2013-2015)

  • Innovative materials with reduced levels of the critical elements for magnetic cooling technology - COOLMAT - supervisor of tasks (2013-2016)

UE structural founds

  • POIG.01.03.01.-00-058/08- Innovative materials for applications in energy-saving and environmentally friendly electrical devices (2009-2014) - supervisor of task

Experience gained abroad: 

Pre-doc fellowship of Katolike University of Leuven (Belgium), 1998 (6 months)

"Memry Europe" scientific experience (Belgium), 1998 (1 month)

Scientific exchange Katolike University of Leuven (Belgium), 2000 (1 month)

Post-doc fellowship in IFW Dresden Institut für Komplexe Materialien (IKM) (Germany), 2001 (3 months)

Centre d'Etude de Chimie Metallurgique (CNRS) Paris-France, PAN-CNRS, 2004-2005 (4 weeks)

Univeristy of Islles of Baleares, Physic Department, 2005-2009 (10 weeks)

Education of scientific staff

Thesis tutor Mrs. Katarzyna Wańkowicz (2014)
Invited lectures at international conferences Metallography 2013 and ICOMAT 2014

Prizes and awards:

Ph.D. with honour, 2001

Silver Cross of merit for scientific activity, 2012


Organization of conferences and scientific events

Member of Scientific Committee 15th International Symposium on Metallography, METALLOGRAPHY'013

Member of Advisory Committee of 10th Japanese-Polish Joint Seminar on Micro and Nano Analysis Sapporo 2014

Membership in professional societies

Polish Society for Microscopy,

IMIM-PAN Science Council,

Member of Committee on Materials Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences and secretary of the Section for Physical Metallurgy

Member of the Board of the Krakow branch of the Polish Society for Materials Science

Main scientific interest 

Microstructure characterization using advanced transmission electron microscopy techniques. Martensitic transformation in ferromagnetic shape memory alloys. Fabrication and characterization of amorphous and nanocrystalline materials obtained by powder metallurgy and rapid solidification methods. Functional metal matrix composites with various carbon particles.