Prof. Marek Faryna, Ph.D., D.Sc.

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Employment and positions
Jagiellonian University, Regional Laboratory of Physicochemical Analysis and Structural Research: 1977-1981 – Assistant, 1981-1984 – Senior Assistant, 1984-1987 – Experimental Officer, 1987-1992 – Senior Experimental Officer, 1992-2007 – Lecturer, Head of Analytical Electron Microscopy Laboratory
Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute for Metal Research
: 1974-1977 – Assistant
Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science: 1992-2004 –Assistant Professor, 2004-present
– Associate Professor, Head of Laboratory of Scanning Electron Microscopy in the frame of Accredited Testing Laboratories (scope of Accreditation No. AB 120)

Scientific Career

M.Sc.:                   AGH - University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Metallurgy, 1974

Ph.D.:                   AGH - University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics, 1991

D.Sc.:                   Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, 2004

Scientific achievements

102 papers, among them: 90 papers in refereed journals and periodicals (51 of them cited by the Institute for Scientific Information in Philadelphia), 72 presentations during conferences, 2 chapters in books.

The most relevant publications during last 5 years

  1. M.Faryna, „Dyfrakcja elektronów wstecznie rozproszonych. Elementy teorii i praktyki" Wydawnictwa AGH 2012 ISBN 978-83-7464-500-3

  2. M. Gołda, M. Brzychczy-Włoch, M. Faryna, K. Engvall A. Kotarba, „Oxygen plasma functionalization of parylene C coating for implants surface: Nanotopography and active sites for drug anchoring" Materials Science and Engineering C, 33 2013 4221-4227

  3. A.Checa, Jan T. Bonarski, M.G.Wilinger, M.Faryna, K.Berent, B.Kania, A.Gonzalez-Segura, C.M.Pina, J.Pospiech, A.Morawiec, „Crystallographic orientation inhomogeneity and crystal splitting in biogenic calcite", Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 2013 10 2013042

  4. A.Checa, H.Mutvei, A.J. Osuna Mascaro, J.T.Bonarski, M.Faryna. K. Berent. C.M.Pina, M.Rousseau, E.Macias Sanches „Crystallographic control on the substructure of nacre tablets", Journal of Structural Biology 183 2013 368-376

  5. W.Maziarz, P.Czaja, M.Faryna, T.Czeppe, A.Góral, J.Dutkiewicz, „Structure and Martensitic Transformation in NiMnSn Ribbons with Partial Sn Substitution by Al", Solid State Phenomena, 2013 203-204, 232-235

  6. H.Paul. M.Prażmowski, J.Morgiel, M.Faryna, W.Skuza, „Przemiany fazowe w strefie połączenia blach zgrzewanych z wykorzystaniem energii wybuchu", Rudy i Metale, 11 2013 603-610

  7. P.Bobrowski, M.Faryna, A.Bigos, M.Homa, A.Sypień, M.Bieda, „Three-dimensional investigations of finely grained materials", Archives of Metallurgy and Materials 59 2014 1319-1325

  8. P.Bobrowski, M.Faryna, Z.Pędzich, „Investigation of grain-boundary geometry and pores morphology in dense and porous cubic zirconia polycrystals", Materials Research Bulletin, 57 2014 203-209

  9. M.Faryna, P.Bobrowski, Z Pędzich, M.M.Bućko, „Correlation between microstructure and ionic conductivity in cubic zirconia polycrystals", Materials Letters, 161, 2015 352-354

  10. H.Paul, J.Morgiel, M.Faryna, M.Prażmowski, M.Miszczyk, „Microstructure and interfacial reactions in the bonding zone of explosively welded Zr700 and carbon steel plates", International Journal of Materials Research, 2015 106 7 782-792

  11. P.Bobrowski, M.Faryna, Z.Pędzich, „Three-dimensional microstructural characterization of porous cubic zirconia", Micron 2015 78 73-78

  12. M. G. Willinger, A. G. Checa, J. T. Bonarski, M. Faryna, K.Berent, „Biogenic Crystallographically Continuous Aragonite Helices: The Microstructure of the Planktonic Gastropod Cuvierina", Advanced Functional Materials 12 2015; DOI:10.1002/adfm.201504034

  13. R.Chulist, M.Faryna, M.J. Szczerba, „Orientation relationship between austenite and non-modulated martensite in Ni-Mn-Ga single crystals", Acta Materialia, 103 2016, 836-843


Research Projects

Projects from Ministry of Science and Higher Education

· Establishing of misorientation distribution function (MDF) for ceramic-based composites 2003 – 2006 (Project No. 4 T08D 010 25), IMMS PAS, supervisor, 2003-2006

· Microstructural characterization of dense transparent PLZT ceramics (Project No. N N507 448734), IMMS PAS, supervisor, 2008-2011

· Morphology of natural hydroxyapatite for biological applications (Project No. N N507 420236), IMMS PAS, supervisor, 2009-2010

European Union Projects

· COST, Action 525 Advanced electronic ceramics: grain boundary engineering, Task: Orientation Imaging Microscopy and Microanalysis Applied to Advanced Materials; task leader, 2004-2005

· Centre of Excellence in Nano- and Microscale Characterization and Development of Advanced Materials, 5 Frame Programme EU, Accompanying Measures, Contract No. G5MA-CT-2002-04048, IMMS PAS, member of work package 2, 2003-2005

International exchange programmes

· The improvement of the mechanical behaviour of ceramic composites by texture modification, University of Natal, Faculty of Engineering, Durban, South Africa, 1998 – 2000 (prof. Sarp Adali)

· Application of electron backscatter diffraction to the characterization of ceramics, Max-Planck-Institute für Metallforschung, Stuttgart, Germany, 2000-2002 (dr Ewald Bischoff)

· Orientation imaging microscopy and microanalysis applied to advanced materials, Josef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2004 -2005 (dr Goran Drazic)

Experience gained abroad

The British Council: Oxford University, Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science 1987 (2 months)

Technische Universität Wien 1993 (1 month)

Philips Electron Optics Laboratory, Eindhoven, Holland – technical training (1993)

Oxford Instruments Microanalysis Group, High Wycombe – technical training (1994)

The Royal Society: Manchester Materials Science Centre 1999 (1 month), 2001 (1 month)

Max Planck Gesellschaft: Institut für Metallforschung, Stuttgart 2000 (1 month), 2001 (2 weeks), 2002 (1 month), 2004 (2 weeks)

Some shorter visits: Fritz Haber Institut Max Planck Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany 1991 (2 weeks), University of Cambridge Cavendish Laboratory, UK 2003 (2 weeks); Josef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2004 (2 weeks) and 2005 (2 weeks); EDAX, Tillburg, the Netherlands – technical training (2005)

Prizes and awards

2003 – joint award of the Rector of the Jagiellonian University

2004 – joint award of the Rector of the Jagiellonian University

2007 – 2nd Prize for the best poster contribution entitled: Chemical and microstructural characterization of natural hydroxyapatite

Education of scientific staff
of 2 on-going PhD theses: Anna Maria Janus, Katarzyna Berent

External reviewer: 1 PhD

Reviewer: Journal of European Ceramic Society, Archives of Metallurgy and Materials, Inżynieria Materiałowa (Materials Engineering), Ministry of Science and Higher Education


Organisation of conferences and scientific events

· Member of Management Committee and Polish Coordinator of COST Action 525

· Member of International Scientific Committee of the School „Grain-boundary related phenomena in ceramic materials: from micro- to nanoscale dimension” in the frame of COST 525 European Concerted Action on Advanced Electroceramics: Grain Boundary Engineering, 2005, Genova, Italy

· Member of Scientific Committee of the V Conference of the Polish Ceramic Society, 2005, Zakopane, Poland

· Secretary of the Scientific Committee of the International Workshop „Progress in microstructure characterization by electron microscopy” - w organized in the frame of Centre of Excellence „Nano- and Microscale Characterization and Development of Advanced Materials NAMAM”, 2005, Zakopane, Poland

· Member of Scientific Committee of the VI Conference of the Polish Ceramic Society, 2007, Zakopane, Poland

· Chair of the session AIV0: Materials and Instrumentation 9th Inter-American Congress of Electron Microscopy, 2007, Cusco, Peru

· Chairman of the IX ESEM Users Club Meeting, 2008, Krakow, Poland

· Member of International Advisory Board of the Conference ELECTROCERAMICS XI, 2008, Manchester, UK

· Chairperson of round table discussion: Electron backscatter diffraction, EMAS 2009 – 11th Workshop, 2009, Gdańsk-Rumia, Poland

· Chair and co-organizer of the EBSD course at Universidad National de Rosario in the frame of 10th Inter-American Congress of Electron Microscopy, 2009, Rosario, Argentina

Membership in professional societies

European Microbeam Analysis Society, Polish Association for Materials Science, Polish Society for Microscopy, Polish Ceramic Society.

Main scientific interest

Advanced scanning electron microscopy techniques, particularly environmental scanning electron microscopy and electron backscatter diffraction in low vacuum. Current research interest is concentrated on energy dispersive spectroscopy in low vacuum conditions, microstructural characterization of natural hydroxyapatite and the microstructure of PLZT ceramics.