Dr hab. B. Lesiak-Or³owska
Department of Pressure Induced Synthesis and Physico-chemical Processes
Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
Kasprzaka 44/52, 01-224 Warsaw, Poland
tel: +48 (022) 343 3432; fax: +48 (022) 632 5276
e-mail: blesiak-orlowska@ichf.edu.pl
  • 1983 - MSci, physics, Department of Physics, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

  • 1991 - PhD, Physical and Theoretical chemistry, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

    PhD thesis title: "Characterisation of carbonaceous residues at solid surfaces using Auger electron spectroscopy".

  • 2004 - habiltation thesis, Physical Sciences, Department of Physics and Astrophysics, Wroc³aw University, Wroc³aw, Poland.
    Habilitation thesis title: "Elastic peak electron spectroscopy for application towards complex systems"

Education and training:
  • 1992/1993 - post-doctoral position (Royal Society), Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge – Cambridge, UK
  • Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland

  • Institute of Physics Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic

  • Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Research Institute of Technical Physics and Material Sciences Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

  • Research Institute of Nuclear Physics Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Debrecen, Hungary

  • DESSY Synchrotron Laboratory, Hamburg, Germany
  • University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
  • Department of Materials Engineering, Technical University of Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
  • BioMedical Engineering Laboratory, Department of Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering, Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
  • Institute of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Research areas:
  • quantitative and qualitative analysis by Auger electron spectroscopy (AES) and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) of complex systems, e.g. multicomponent samples, polymers, overlayers on substrates

  • applications of pattern recognition methods for electron spectroscopy methods (XPS and AES) for qualitative and quantitative analyses

  • investigating the electron elastic backscattering coefficient; application of elastic peak electron spectroscopy (EPES) for determining the electron transport parameter, i.e. the inelastic mean free path (IMFP) using the Monte Carlo model of electron transport in a solid

  • surface properties (structural, chemical, electro-optical) of novel hybrid materials based on carbon nanomaterials investigated using electron spectroscopic methods (XPS, (R)EELS, EPES) QUASES and QUEELS.
Memberships: Polish Vacuum Society  

Awards: Team the IIIrd degree award of Rector of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (prof. dr hab. Andrzeja Radzimiński) for scientific research in 2010, Toruń, 14 Nov 2011.  

Co-author of 116 publications published in international journals, 159 international conference contributions (invited, posters, orals) including 14 invited contributions and 1 invited talk.  

Number of citations (Webb of Science) – 1350. H=20.