Maria Janik-Czachor,
 Professor Emeritus
 Organizer and Head of Physical Chemistry of Materials Center
  • M.Sc., 1963 - Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Warsaw

  • Ph.D., 1968 - Institute of Physical Chemistry, Warsaw

  • D.Sc., 1984 - Institute of Physical Chemistry, Warsaw

  • Professor, 2003 - Institute of Physical Chemistry, Warsaw
Education and training:
  • 1974-75 - Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Max Planck Institut für Eisenforschung, Dusseldorf, Germany

  • 1980 - Visiting Research Fellow at Chemistry Dept., Northwestern University, Evanston, USA and Consultant there (several times during 1981-85)

  • 1983 - Consultant, Corrosion Research Centre, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

  • 1986 - Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Max Planck Institut für Eisenforschung, Dusseldorf, Germany

  • 1989 - Japanese Society for Promotion of Science Fellow, Visiting Professor, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

  • 1996 - Visiting Professor, University of Geneve, Switzerland

  • 2000 - Visiting Professor, Institute National Politechnique de Toulouse, Toulouse, France
Visiting Professor or Consultant (invited):
  • 1980, 1982- Northwestern University, USA
  • 1983 - Univ. of Minnesota, USA
  • 1989 - Tohoku University, Japan
  • 1996 - Univ. of Geneve, Switzerland
  • 2000 -Techn.Univ. Toulouse, France
Awards and Honors:
  • 1974/75 - Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship
  • 1987 - Conv. Intercantonal pour l'Einseignement en Chimie Fellowship, Swiss
  • 1996 - Civil avard Cross of Merit, PL
  • 2015 - Medal "40th Years of Materials Engineering TU Warsaw"                        
  • 2016 - Medal "25th Anniversary of Materials Science and Engineering Faculty"
Research areas:
  • Corrosion and degradation of metals

  • Passivity and stability of the passive state of metals and alloys

  • Surface analysis (electron and optical spectroscopies)

  • Reactivity of novel materials
Other activities:
  • Initiator, co-organizer, and member of the scientific committee of the cyclic symposia on Electrochemical/Chemical Reactivity of Metastable Materials.
     - Chairperson of the 9th International Symposium on Electrochemical/Chemical Reactivity of Metastable Materials (cyclic Symposia) within the frame of EMRS Fall Meeting 2007 organized by Physical Chemistry of Materials Center, in co-operation with the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Warsaw, see details
Selected papers:
  1. Wołowik A., Janik-Czachor M. and Szummer A., Breakdown of Passivity of Al.-refractory Metal Amorphus Alloys, Proc. Symp. on Passivity and its Breakdown (Eds. P.M. Natishan, H.S. Isaacs, M. Janik-Czachor, V.A. Macagno, P. Marcus, M. Seo) Pennington 1998, pp. 533-543.

  3. Janik-Czachor M., Kudelski A., Dolata M., Varga M., Szummer A., Bukowska J. and Molnár Á., ”Modification of Surface Activity of Cu-Zr Amorphous Alloys and Cu Metal by Electrochemical Methods“, Mat. Sci. Eng. A-Struct., 267, (2)235-239 jul. 31, 1999.

  5. Janik-Czachor M., Szummer A., Molnár Á., Dolata M., Kudelski A. Varga M., Bukowska J. and Sikorski K., ”Electrochemical Modification of Cu-Zr Amorphous Alloys for Catalysis“, Electrochim. Acta, 45, 3295 (2000).

  7. Szummer A., Janik-Czachor M., Molnár Á., Marchuk I., Varga M. and Filipek S.M., ”Effect of Hydrogenation under high Pressure on the Structure and Catalytic Properties of CuZr Amorphous Alloys“, J. of Molec. Catal. A: Chemical 176, 205-212 (2001). .

  9. Janik-Czachor M., Bukowska J. Szummer A., Molnar A., Mack P., Filipek S.M., Kędzierzawski P., Kudelski A., Pisarek M., Dolata M. and Varga M., ”Modification of Surface Activity of Cu-based Amorphous Alloys by Chemical Processes of Metal Degradation“, Appl. Catal. A, 235, 157-169 (2202), and ibid, 253, 539-541 (2003).

  11. M.Pisarek, M.Janik-Czachor, A.Gebert, A.Molnar, P.Kedzierzawski, B.Rac, "Effect of cathodic hydrogen charging on catalytic activity of Cu-Hf amorphous alloys", Appl. Catal. A: General, 267 (2004) 1-8.

  13. Pisarek M., Janik-Czachor M., Molnar A., Hughes K., "Catalytic activity of Cu-based amorphous alloy ribbons modified by cathodic hydrogen charging", Appl. Catal. A, 283 (2005) 177-184.

  15. Werner Z., Jaskiewicz A., Pisarek M., Janik-Czachor M., Barlak M. "AES and RBS characterization of anodic oxide films on Al-Ta amorphous alloys", Z. Phys. Chem., 219 (2005) 1461-1479.

  17. M. Pisarek, M. Janik-Czachor, "Microstructural and Auger microanalytical characterization of Cu-Hf and Cu-Ti catalysts", Microscopy and Microanal., 12 (2006) 228.

  19. M. Janik-Czachor, M. Pisarek, A. Molnar, "Activation of Cu-based amorphous alloys ribbons for catalytic applications", ECS Trans., 1(4) (2006) 479.

  21. Ł. Rok, S. Mróz, E. Zych, M. Janik-Czachor, "Short-range Atomic order in the surface layer of sputter-deposited Al0,6W0.4 thin film investigated using directional elastic peak electron spectroscopy", J. Non-Cryst. Solids, 325 (2006) 2811.

  23. M.Lewandowska, M.Pisarek, K.Rożniatowski, M.Grądzka-Dahlke, M.Janik-Czachor, K.J.Kurzydłowski, "Nanoscale characterization of anodic oxide films on Ti-6Al-4V alloy", Thin Solid Film, 515 (2007) 6460-6464.

  25. M.Pisarek, M.Lewandowska, A.Roguska, K.J.Kurzydłowski, M.Janik-Czachor, "SEM, Scanning Auger and XPS characterization of chemically preteated Ti surfaces intendent for biomedical applications", Mat. Chem. Phys., 104 (2007) 93-97.

  27. M.Pisarek, P.Kędzierzawski, M.Janik-Czachor, K.J.Kurzydłowski. "The effect of hydrostatic extrusion on resistance of 316 austenitic stainless steel to pit nucleation". Electrochem. Comm., 9 (2007) 2463-2466.

  29. M. Pisarek, P. Kędzierzawski, M. Janik-Czachor, K.J. Kurzydłowski "The effect of hydrostatic extrusion on the stability of a native oxide film on 316 austenitic steel in chloride-containing solutions". Corrosion NACE, 64 (2008) 131-137.

  31. M. Pisarek, M. Janik-Czachor, M. Donten. "Local characterization of electrodeposited Ni-W amorphous alloys by Auger microanalysis". Surf.Coat. Techn., 202 (2008) 1980-1984.

  33. M.Pisarek, P.Kędzierzawski, M.Janik-Czachor, K.J.Kurzydłowski, Effect of Hydrostatic Extrusion on Passivity Breakdown on 303 Austenitic Stainless Steel in Chloride Solution, Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry (Special Issue EMRS 2007), 13 (2009) 283-291

  35. M.Pisarek, M.Łukaszewski, P.Winiarek, P.Kędzierzawski, M.Janik-Czachor, Selective catalytic hydrogenation of isophorone on Ni–Al alloy modified with Cr, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 114 (2009) 774-779

  37. M.Pisarek, M.Łukaszewski, P.Winiarek, P.Kędzierzawski, M.Janik-Czachor, Catalytic activity of Cr or Co modified Ni-based rapidly quenched alloys in the hydrogenation of isophorone, Applied Catalysis A: General, 358 (2009) 240-248

  39. A.Roguska, A.Kudelski, M.Pisarek, M.Lewandowska, M.Dolata, M.Janik-Czachor, Raman investigations of TiO2 nanotube substrates covered with thin Ag or Cu deposits, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 40 (2009) 1652-1656

  41. M.Pisarek, M.Łukaszewski, M.Janik-Czachor, Auger electron spectroscopy for materials science: examples of applications, Polish Journal of Chemistry, 83 (2009) 1393-1412

  43. A.Roguska, A.Kudelski, M.Pisarek, M.Lewandowska, K.J.Kurzydłowski, M.Janik-Czachor, In situ spectroelectrochemical surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) investigations on composite Ag/TiO2-nanotubes/Ti substrates, Surface Science, 603 (2009) 2820-2824

  45. M.Pisarek, M.Janik-Czachor, T.Płociński, M.Łukaszewski, Characterization of catalysts obtained from rapidly quenched alloy precursors by electrochemical/chemical processes of material degradation—selected examples, Journal of Material Science, 44 (2009) 5701-5712

  47. A.Roguska, A.Kudelski, M.Pisarek, M.Opara, M.Janik-Czachor, Raman investigations of SERS activity of Ag nanoclusters on a TiO2-nanotubes/Ti substrate, Vibrational Spectroscopy 55 (2011) 38-43

  49. A.Roguska, A.Kudelski, M.Pisarek, M.Opara, M.Janik-Czachor, Surface-enchanced Raman scattering (SERS) activity of Ag, Au and Cu nanoclusters on TiO2-nanotubes/Ti substrate, Applied Surface Science, 257 (2011) 8182-8189

  51. A.Roguska, M.Pisarek, M.Andrzejczuk, M.Dolata, M.Lewandowska, M.Janik-Czachor, Characterization of calcium phosphate-TiO2 nanotube composite layer for biomedical applications, Materials Science and Engineering C, 31 (2011) 906-914

  53. M.Pisarek, A.Roguska, M.Andrzejczuk, L.Marcon, S.Szunerits, M.Lewandowska, M.Janik-Czachor: Effect of two-step functionalization of Ti by chemical processes on protein adsorption, Applied Surface Science, 257 (2011) 8196-8204

  55. A. Kudelski, M. Pisarek, A. Roguska, M. Hołdyński, M. Janik-Czachor: Surface-enhanced Raman scattering investigations on silver nanoparticles deposited on alumina and titania nanotubes: influence of the substrate material on surface-enhanced Raman scattering activity of Ag nanoparticles, J. Raman Spectr., wileyonlinelibrary DOI 10.1002/jrs.4075 (2012); 43 (2012)1360

  57. M. Pisarek, A. Roguska, A.Kudelski , M.Andrzejczuk, M.Janik-Czachor, K.J.Kurzydłowski: "The role of Ag particles deposited on TiO2 or Al2O3 self-organized nanoporous layers in their behavior as SERS-active and biomedical substrates" Mat. Chem Phys., 139 (2013) 55-65

  59. M.Pisarek, A.Roguska, M.Holdynski, A.Kudelski, M.Janik-Czachor; TiO2 and Al2O3 nanoporous oxide layers decorated with silver nanoparticles - active substrates for SERS measurements, J.Solid St, Electrochem. DOI 10.1007/s10008-13-2375-x

  61. M. Pisarek, A. Roguska, A. Kudelski, M. Holdynski, M.Janik- Czachor; K. Hnida, G. D. Sulka; Ag/ZrO2-NT/Zr hybrid material: - a new platform for SERS measurements; Vibr. Spectrosc. 71 (2014) 85-90.

  63. M. Pisarek, A. Roguska, A. Kudelski, M. Holdynski, M. Janik-Czachor; Self-Organized TiO2, Al2O3 and ZrO2 Nanotubular Layers: Properties and Applications - rozdział w monografii "Comprehensive Guide for Nanocoatings Technology, Volume 3: Properties and Development", Chapter 19th, pp 435-462, Nova Science Inc. USA (2015).

  65. .A. Roguska, M. Pisarek, M. Andrzejczuk, M. Lewandowska, K.J. Kurzydlowski, M. Janik-Czachor : "Surface Modification of Nanoporous Alumina Layers by Deposition of Ag Nanoparticles . Effect of Alumina Pore Diameter on the Morphology of Ag Deposit and its Influence on SERS Activity", Appl. Surf.Sci. 357 (2015) 11263-11273.

  67. A.Roguska, M.Pisarek,A.Belcarz, I.Marcon, M.Holdynski, M.Andrzejczuk, M.Janik-Czachor, "Improvement of the Biofunctional Properties of TiO2 Nanotubes", Appl. Surf.Sci. 388 (2016) 775-785.

  69. M.Pisarek, H.Habazaki,.A.Krupski, P.Kulesza, M.Janik- Czachor, "Preface - 12th International Symposium on Electrichemical/Chemical Reactivity of New Materials " Appl. Surf.Sci.388 (2016) 605-607

  71. M. Pisarek, J.Krajczewski, E.Wierzbicka, M.Holdynski, G.D.Sulka, R. Nowakowski, A.Kudelski, M.Janik-Czachor: "Influence of silver deposition method on the activity of platforms for chemometric surface -enhanced Raman scattering measurements: Silver film on ZrO2 nanopore arrays" Spectrochim. Acta Part A: 182 (2017) 124-129
  72. M.Pisarek, J.Krajczewski, M.Holdynski, T.Plocinski, M.Krawczyk, A.Kudelski, M.Janik-Czachor: "Titanium (IV) Oxide Nanotubes in Design of Active SERS Substrates for High Sensitivity Analytical Applications: Effect of Geometrical Factors in Nanotubes and in Ag-n Deposit"; Chapter 3,"Raman Spectroscopy" Intech Open 2018, 72739 ( invited chapter)
Total number of publications: 135
Number of promoted Ph.D. students: 3