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PhD. D.Sc. Eng. Łukasz Major prof. PAS

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Employment and positions

Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Polish Academy of Sciences: Ph.D. studies (2002-2007), associate professor (from 2014).


Scientific Career

M.Sc.:                 AGH-University of Science and Technology, 2002

Ph.D.:                 Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, 2007

Ph.D. D.Sc:         Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, 2014

The post graduate study: "Project management and comercialization of the research results" and IPMA certification level D; Economic University 2012

Scientific achievements

Author or co- author of 55 publications, including 44 which were published after Ph.D. defense. Out of all papers:

25 were published in journals from the JCR list (after Ph.D. defense)

17 were published in highly scored domestic and foreign journals out of JCR list (after Ph.D. defense)

2 papers are chapters in books (after Ph.D. defense); monographic elaborations

Information about citations number and H-index for ST panels (social sciences) and NZ (life sciences):
Source: Web of Science
Total citation number of all publications, without self- citation: 191, H index: 10

The most relevant publications during last 5 years

  1. J.M. Lackner, W. Waldhauser, A. Alamanou, C.Teichert, F.Schmied, L. Major, B.Major; Mechanisms for self-assembling topography formation in low- temperature vacuum deposition of inorganic coatings on polymer surfaces; Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences- Technical Sciences; vol.58, No. 2, (2010)281-294. JCR, IF=1,107

  2. Ł. Major, M. Kot, J.M. Lackner; The effect of metallic inter- layers on multilayer ceramic/ metal coatings properties; Inżynieria Materiałowa; vol. 3(2010) 445- 448 

  3. J.M.Lackner, L. Major, M.Kot: Microscale interpretation of tribological phenomena in Ti/TiN soft-hard multilayer coatings on soft austenite steel substrates; Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences- Technical Sciences vol.59, No. 3, (2011)343-355. JCR, IF=1,107

  4. L. Major: Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) analysis of TiOx coatings on polymer cannulas; Chapter in the book: Nanostructural materials for implants and cardiovascular biomedical devices ISBN 978-83-63310-00-4 (2011)119- 127

  5. L. Major, J.M. Lackner, J. Morgiel: TEM Investigations of Wear Mechanisms of Single and Multilayer Coatings; Chapter in the book: The Transmission Electron Microscope ISBN 979-953-307-311-7 (2012) 179-196

  6. L. Major: TEM investigations of damage caused by indentation of multilayer TiN/Ti/a-C:H coatings; Solid State Phenomena; vol. 186 (2012) 188- 191 

  7. M. Kot, L. Major, J. Lackner: Tribological phenomena of new kind of multilayer coatings TiN/a-C:H; Materials and Design 51 (2013) 280-286 JCR, IF=3,219 

  8. J. M. Lackner, W. Waldhauser, B. Major, L. Major, M. Kot: Plastic deformation in nano-scale multilayer materials - A biomimetic approach based on nacre; Thin Solid Films 534 (2013) 417-425 JCR, IF= 2,014

  9. L. Major, J.M. Lackner, B. Major: Bio- tribological TiN/Ti/a-C:H multilayer coatings development with built- in mechanism of controlled wear; RSC Advances 4 (2014) 21108- 21114 JCR, IF= 3,708 

  10. L. Major: Wear mechanisms of multilayer TiN/Ti/a-C:H coatings investigated by Transmission Electron Microscopy technique; Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering 14 (2014) 615- 621 JCR, IF= 1,048 

  11. L. Major, J.M. Lackner, M. Kot, M. Janusz, B. Major: Contribution of TiN/Ti/a-C:H multilayers architecture to biological and mechanical properties; Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences- Technical Sciences 62(3) (2014) 565- 570 JCR, IF= 1,107

  12. M. Kot, L. Major, K. Chronowska- Przywara, J.M. Lackner, W. Waldhauser, W. Rakowski: The advantages of incorporating CrxC nanograins into an a-C:H matrix in tribological coatings; Materials and Design 56 (2014) 981- 989 JCR, IF= 3,219

  13. L. Major, M. Janusz, M. Kot, J. M. Lackner and B. Major: Development and complex characterization of biotribological Cr/CrN + a-C:H (doped Cr) nanomultilayer protective coatings for carbon-fiber composite materials; RSC Advances 5 (2015) 9405-9415 JCR, IF= 3,708

  14. L. Major, J. M. Lackner, Marcin Kot, J. Morgiel: Novel multilayer nano-composite protective coatings for metallic medical tools; International Journal of Materials Research 106 (2015) 804- 809 JCR, IF= 0,680

  15. Ł. Major: The wear mechanisms description of multilayer coatings, performed by transmission electron microscopy - an overview of the own research work; Archives of Metallurgy and Materials; vol. 60 (2015) 2319- 2326 JCR, IF= 1,090

Research Projects

Projects from Ministry of Science and Higher Education

  • Polish- Austrian Exchange project: Bio- mimetic thin films for heart supporting devices development: new strategies basis on vacuum deposition of self- organizing bio- materials; number 023/2012/2013/2014; 8548/R 12/R 14; coordinator: Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow; timeof duration: 2012-2014; (contractor)

  • National Research Project (National Center of Science; Pol. NCN): Elaboration and diagnosis of multifunctional ceramic/ hydrogenated, amorphous carbon coatings for components on pumps of artificial heart chambers; number 3066/B/T02/2011/40; time of duration: 2011- 2013 (project leader)

  • National Research Project (National Center of Science; Pol. NCN): Self- assembling, biomimetic porous scaffolds in terms of inhibiting the activation of the coagulation system; number 2011/03/D/ST8/04103; coordinator: Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow; time of duration: 2012- 2015 (contractor)

  • National Research Project (National Center of Science; Pol. NCN): Multilayered, wear resistant, self- healing, protective coatings elaboration for carbon fiber- composite materials; number 2012/06/M/ST8/00408; time of duration 2013- 2016 (project leader)

  • CERGRAF: project realized in the frame of „GRAF-TECH" program: Ceramic composites with grafene for cuting tools and machine parts with unique properties; number: GRAF-TECH/NCBR/03/05/2012; coordinator: Warsaw Universityof Technology; time of duration: 2012- 2015 (contractor)

  • National Research Project (National Center of Science; Pol. NCN): Bio-mechanical and microstructure analysis of multilayer nano- composite, protective coatings for metallic substrates for tissue interaction; number: 2012/07/B/ST8/03396; time of duration: 2013- 2016 (project leader)

  • National Research Project (National Center of Science; Pol. NCN): Biomimetic, self- healing, multilayer structures elaboration on thermoplastic polymer materials; number: 2014/15/B/ST8/00103; time of duration: 2015- 2018 (project leader)


Cooperation

Laser Center (JOANNEUM RESEARCH-Materials), AUSTRIA

laboratory of tribology at the AGH, Cracow, POLAND

Częstochowa University of Technology- modelling of mechnical properties, Częstochowa, POLAND

Experience gained abroad

 

2004, 2005 (one month), 2007 (two months- scholarship of the Flemish community): University of Antwerp "EMAT: Electron Microscopy for Materials Science". Belgium

2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 (one week): Research Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Science; Hungarian Academy of Sciences, H-1121 Budapest, Konkoly Thege ut 29-33. Hungary

2008 (one month) Technical University in Eindhoven. The Netherland

2009- 2015 (each year per one week)- JOANNEUM RESEARCH- Materials- Institute for Surface Technologies and Photonics; Leobner Strasse 94; 8712 Niklasdorf, Austria

 

Prizes and awards

2005- E-MRS Symposium K on "Protective Coatings and Thin Films", Fellowship

2007- Ph.D. work defense with honors Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science Polish Academy of Sciences (entitled: Structure and properties of multilayer, composite materials produced by pulsed laser ablation)

2007- Flemish Community Fellowship (2 months in Belgium- Antwerp, prof. Gustaf Van Tendeloo)

2011- XIVTh International Conference on Electron Microscopy- first price for the best conference poster, Wisła - Poland

2013 - Award of the Director of the Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science PAS, for taking the second place in the group of young scientists in the assessment of scientific and research achievements for the years 2011 - 2012

2014- the III stage award of the rector of the AGH University of Science and Technology for research achievements with cooperation with AGH scientists

2015- Award of the Director of the Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science PAS, for taking the third place in the assessment of scientific and research achievements for the years 2013 - 2014

Activity in education

supervisor of the PhD work of MSc Eng. Marta Janusz (Instititue of Metallurgy and Materials Science Polish Academy of Sciences)

supporting supervisor of MSc Marta Gajewska (The Ph.D studium with lectures in english language- Instititue of Metallurgy and Materials Science Polish Academy of Sciences)

presentations about TEM techniques for students from Jagiellonian University, AGH University of Science and Technology and from Technical University in Cracow

Activity in Organizations

I have introduced the FIB thin foils preparation in the Institute

Participation in the Organizing Committee of the CALPHAD 2004 Conference

Participation in the Organizing Committee of the AMT 2010 Conference

Participation in the Organizing Committee of the 60th anniversary of the Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science Polish Academy of Sciences (2012)

Participation in Scientific organisations

Member of Nanomaterials section of the Committee of Materials Science

Member of Metallic Materials section of the Committee of Materials Science

Member of the Project Menagement-Poland organisation


Main scientific interest

Electron microscopy techniques particularly High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy and analitical techniques.

Mechanical and bio-corrosive (in body fluids) wear of multilayer coatings characterisation by transmission electron microscopy technique.

Reviewer publications in the journal: Materials Science & Engeeniering (Elsevier)