Dr. Zbigniew Świątek

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Employment and positions

Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Polish Academy of Sciences: assistant (1996-2002), assistant professor (from 2002).

Scientific Career

M.Sc.: Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science, 1990

Ph.D.: Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, 2002

Scientific achievements

70 papers in refereed journals and periodicals (54 of them citetd by the Institute for Scientific Information in Philadephia), 56 presentations during conferences.

The most relevant publications during last 5 years

  1. M. Słupska, P. Ozga, Z. Świątek, H.Kazimierczak, The development of stable baths for electrodeposition of Sn-Zn-Cu free solder alloys., Inżynieria Materiałowa, 2013, 3, 193-197.

  2. Honorata Kazimierczak, Piotr Ozga, Zbigniew Świątek, Elzbieta Bielanska, Characterisation of Zn-Mo alloy layers electrodeposited from aqueous citrate solution., Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2013, 578, 82-89.

  3. T. Czeppe, G.F. Korznikova, A.W. Korznikov, L. Litynska-Dobrzynska, Z. Świątek, Microstructure of the NiAlV alloys subjected to the HPT deformation, Archives of Metallurgy and Materials, 2013, 58 Issue 2, 447-452.

  4. Zbigniew Świątek, Honorata Kazimierczak, Piotr Ozga, Aleksandr Bonchyk, Hrygoriy Savytskyy, Marek Michalec, X-ray structural and microstructural analysis of electrolytic Zn-Mo layers. Studies and ab initio calculations. Physico-Chemical Mechanics of Materials 10 (2014) 305-309.

  5. Honorata Kazimierczak, Piotr Ozga, Monika Słupska, Zbigniew Świątek, and Katarzyna Berent, Electrodeposition of Sn-Mn Layers from Aqueous Citrate Electrolytes, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 161 (6) (2014) D309-D320.

  6. Ł. Rogal, J. Morgiel, Z. Świątek, F. Czerwiński, Microstructure and mechanical properties of the new Nb25Sc25Ti25Zr25 eutectic high entropy alloy, Materials Science & Engineering A 651 (2016) 590-597.

  7. Z. Świątek, A.P. Vlasov, M.V. Ivashko, R.L. Petryna, A.Yu. Bonchyk, B.S. Sokolovskii, Barrier structures on the basis of graded-band-gap CdHgTe obtained by evaporation-condensation-diffusion method, Archives of Metallurgy and Materials, 2016, 61 Issue 1, 115-122.

  8. Z. Swiątek, I. Fodchuk, X-ray topography of the subsurface crystal layers in the skew asymmetric reflection geometry, Arch. Metall. Mater., Vol. 61 (2016), No 4, p. 1931-1938.

  9. N. Levintant-Zayonts, L. Kwiatkowski, Z. Swiatek and J. Brzozowska, Local Pseudoelastic Behaviour and Surface Characteristics of N Ion Implanted NiTi Shape Memory Alloy, Acta Physica Polonica A, Vol. 132 (2017), 210-216.

  10. Z. Świątek, H. Kazimierczak, P. Ozga, O. Bonchyk, and H. Savytskyy, Structural and Microstructural Analysis of Zn-Mo Alloy Layers Electrodeposited from Aqueous Citrate Solution, Metallofiz. Noveishie Tekhnol., 39, No. 11: 1547-1556 (2017), DOI: 10.15407/mfint.39.11.1547.

  11. Zbigniew Swiatek, Igor Fodchukb and Ruslan Zaplitnyy, X-ray topography of subsurface crystal layers, Journal of Applied Crystallography (2017) 50, 727-733,

  12. Honorata Kazimierczak, Jerzy Morgiel, Zbigniew Swiatek, Jesús Manuel Vega, Eva García-Lecina, Effect of Mo addition on corrosion of Zn coatings electrodeposited on steel, Corrosion Science (2018),

  13. I. I. Izhnin, E. I. Fitsych, A. V. Voitsekhovskii, A. G. Korotaev, K. D. Mynbaev, V. S. Varavin, S. A. Dvoretsky, N. N. Mikhailov, M. V. Yakushev, A. Yu. Bonchyk, H. V. Savytskyy, and Z. Świątek, Defects in arsenic implanted р+-n- and n+-p- structures based on MBE grown CdHgTe films, Russian Physics Journal, Vol. 60, No. 10 (2018), 1752-1757.

Research Projects

Projects from Ministry of Science and Higher Education and POIG

  • Determination of technological rules for electrochemical deposition of Pb-free In-Sn solder alloys, project No 3T08A04527, IMMS PAS, contractor, 2004-2007.

  • Improvement of competition and innovation of national non-ferrous metal processing industry by study of advanced metallic materials and technology of its fabrication (Project: No PBZ-3/3): Task II-3.4: The Layers and the Protective Coatings on the Basis of Zinc Alloys with Ferrous Metals and Manganese for Replacing Cadmium Coatings Obtained by Electrodepositing from Complex Solutions, IMMS PAS, contractor, 2007-2010.

  • Elaboration of the passivation technology of crystallographic defects in polycrystalline silicon and silicon nano-particles creation by SiNx:H layers application to broaden spectral sensitivity of the photocells, project No. N N507 444234, IMMS PAS, contractor, 2008-2010.

  • Advance materials and their production technologies. ZAMAT. Project jointly financed by European Union and Poland, POIG.01.01.02-00-015/09-00, IMMS PAS, contractor, 2010-2015.


International exchange programmes

  • High-resolution X-ray diagnostics of structural defects, Yuri Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, Department of Physics of Solid State, Chernivtsi, Ukraine, 2007-2009.

  • X-ray structural diagnostic of corrosion processes in electrodeposited zinc-based alloys, Institute of Fundamental Problems of Mechanics and Mathematics, Lviv, Ukraine, 2012-2014.

  • Microstructure and physical/chemical properties of electrolitic Zn-Mo layers, Institute of Fundamental Problems of Mechanics and Mathematics, Lviv, Ukraine, 2015-2017.



Experience gained abroad:

Laboratorium PHASE CNRS, Strasbourg, 1996-2001 (2 months),

British Council School on Development of effective solar power generation, Southampton, 1997 (3 weeks).

WAXS and SAXS experiments carried out in the Synchrotron Laboratory ELETTRA in Trieste (Italy) in co-operation with the Vienna University, 1999 (1 week).

Universität Wien, Institut für Materialphysik. 1999 (1 week).

Yuri Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, Department of Physics of Solid State, Chernivts, Ukraina 2007-2009 (3 weeks),

Institute of Fundamental Problems of Mechanics and Mathematics, Lviv, scientific cooperation, 2005-2013 (10 weeks).



Main scientific interest

X-ray structural diagnostic of multilayer materials and structural defects, protective coatings and metastable structures, diffusion processes in semiconducting epitaxial layers, photovoltaics – infrared detectors and silicon solar cells.