Team

Team leader  

Photo: Leszek Zych/Polityka

Urszula Stachewicz
ORCID

Urszula Stachewicz is an associate professor at AGH University of Science and Technology in Poland. She graduated from Delft University of Technology with PhD in electrohydrodynamic of liquids to use electrospray as on demand deposition method, with research performed at Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. She conducted postgraduate study at Queen Mary, University of London (UK) and work at spin-out company Nanoforce Technology Ltd. She accepted a faculty position at AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow in 2014 and progressed with habilitation (DSc) in 2017. In the research she is developing advance 3D tomography protocols using focus ion beam and scanning electron microscopy (FIB-SEM) for nanofibrous biomaterials and membranes. Her group core themes are on electrospun polymer nanofibers and their interactions with cells for tissue engineering, and liquids to collect water; in situ mechanical testing of synthetic and naturally structured materials.

Postdoctoral researchers  

Krzysztof Berniak

Krzysztof Berniak is currently employed as a Postdoc at the Faculty of Metals Engineering and Industrial Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology in Poland. He graduated with Ph.D. at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow in 2019. He has experience in optical microscopy in particular confocal and fluorescence microscopy and related advanced techniques. In his work, he uses Python and ImageJ in advanced image analysis.

PhD students  

Zuzanna Krysiak

Zuzanna Krysiak is a PhD student at AGH University of Science and Technology in Poland at Faculty of Metals Engineering and Industrial Computer Science in the specialization Material Engineering. She graduated from Warsaw University of Technology with MSc. In her master thesis she was working on cartilage regeneration on different types of scaffolds. Electrospun fibers and their morphology, cell culture studies and tissue engineering are her research interest.

Łukasz Kaniuk

MSc. Łukasz Kaniuk graduated from master's studies at AGH University of Science and Technology in 2018. As part of the master's thesis he worked on optimization and surface modification of resorbable polymer microspheres for tissue engineering and he held a research course at the Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences at Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. Currently, he is a PhD student at the Faculty of Metals Engineering and Industrial Computer Science at AGH University of Science and Technology. His scientific interests focus on electrospun polymer fibers, their surface characterization and in vitro studies.

Sara Metwally

Sara Metwally studied Materials Science on AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Metals Engineering and Industrial Computer Science. She graduated with Masters degree in 2016 with dissertation focused on investigation of microstructure of ceramic coatings deposited on titanium alloys and cell culture studies. Since 2016 she is a PhD student on AGH-UST working in fields of biomaterials. Her research interest focus on electrospun polymer fibers, cell culture studies, tissue engineering and advanced electron microscopy techniques.

Ewa Sroczyk

Ewa Sroczyk graduated biomedical engineering from engineer’s studies at AGH UST and master’s studies at Poznan UT. She worked with biological samples on LC-MS/MS, ELISA and turbidimeter, and has modelling and programming skills (SOLIDWORKS, CATIA, C++, Python). She is a PhD student at AGH UST in the specialization Material Engineering.

MSc students  

Małgorzata Gawlik

Małgorzata is studying Material Science at the Faculty of Metals Engineering and Industrial Computer Science (AGH UST). Her research interest are biomaterials and bioengineering. She has been working in the FIRST TEAM since February 2019. In the Nano4Skin project she focuses on nanofiber-based composite structures.

Mateusz Zarzyka

Mateusz Zarzyka is a student of Materials Science at Faculty of Metals Engineering and Industrial Computer Science at AGH UST. He has a Bachelor of Science in materials engineering. His bachelor’s thesis was about insulation properties of natural materials which was penguin feathers. Biomaterials and tissue engineering are his scientific interest. Since February Mateusz has been working in First Team project "Nano4skin". He produces polymer fibers by electrospinning and researches mechanical properties of them. His hobby is skiing, cycling and photography.