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Wojciech Pawlak, Ph. D. Eng.


Wojciech Pawlak M. Sc. Eng. born in 1981 in Lodz, Poland, he was married in 2005 and graduated in the year before from the Lodz University of Technology, Mechanical Engineering Faculty, specialization Materials Engineering, Surface Engineering. The subject of his dissertation was "Device project, its construction and measurement of the wetting angle in the system Ti6Al4V/TiCN".


Professional practice:

  • Physical Electronics Institute, University of Stuttgart, Germany (3 months students' practice) in the frame of the international of the students' exchange organized by IAESTE Organization;
  • Institute of Electronic Materials Technology, Warsaw, Poland - students summer practice in Silicon Epitaxy Department;
  • ASCO-Joucomatics, Lodz, Poland - students summer practice as a CNC maschine tool operator.

He was a postgraduate student of the Doctoral Study "Machines Design and Exploitation" at the Mechanical Engineering Faculty of the Lodz University of Technology. In 2006 he has started his doctoral Thesis: "Manufacturing of multilayer low friction, wear resistant MeCN/C coatings on titanium alloys by means of a hybrid PVD method". In 2009 was the defence of his dissertation.

At the present moment he has been working on adiunct position at Technical University of Lodz. Between his research he introduce dear Students onto the knowledge of vacuum deposition technologies as well as onto Advanced Methods and Techniques of Materials Investigation.

From the December 2010 he has been a caregiver of Student Scientific Circle of Materials Science and Engineering.


Scientific interests: His research activity concerns in general the problems of improvement tribological behaviour and wear of titanium alloys by means of diffusion treatment, coatings engineering and powder metallurgy. Second area of interest are termoelectric materials and its technologies. Moreover, he is interested in finite elements analysis (FEA) of the stresses generated in thin films as well as of design of magnetic field.

He was a member of a team performing investigations in a grant from the Polish State Committee for Scientific Research in the years 2004-2006 devoted to development of a new metal-ceramic composite in Ti6Al4V/TiCN system.

Bursar of the Regional Programme WIDDOK for Assistance of the Innovative Activity of Ph. D. Students of the Lodz Region co-financed by European Social Fund.

In 2011 he won internal competition at Mechanical Engineering Department at TUL for Young Researchers and has put over small project for novel thermoelectric  thin film technology.

Languages: English - fluently, German - basic and Polish (native language).



  1. J. Sawick, M. Gorecki, L. Kaczmarek, Z. Gawronski, K. Dybowski, R. Pietrasik, W. Pawlak: Increasing the Durability of Pressure Dies by Modern Surface Treatment Methods. Chiang Mai J. Sci. 2013; 40(5): 886-897 (12), IF 2012: 0.516
  2. B. Wendler, T. Moskalewicz, D. Rudnik, S. Zimowski, M. Kot, M. Grobelny, W. Pawlak, A. Rylski, A. Czyrska-Filemonowicz, M. Makowka, P. Nolbrzak, K. Włodarczyk: Nanocomposite carbon- or MoS2-based selflubricating coatings for automative, aviation and spacecraft industries. Composites theory and practice 13: 1 (2013) 52-58.
  3. M. Grobelny, B. Dytkiewicz, D. Rudnik, P. Nolbrzak, K. Włodarczyk, M. Makówka, W. Pawlak: Corrosion resistance of low friction, nanocomposite MoS2Ti and MoS2(Ti,W) type coatings deposited onto Ti6Al4V titanium alloy by means of magnetron sputtering. Corrosion Protection 4 2012, vol. 55, 160-163 (in Polish).
  4. M. Gołąbczak, W. Pawlak, W. Szymański, P. Jaquet, R. Fliti: Properties of PVD coatings manufactured on X38CrMoV5-1 steel for plastic moulding applications. Journal of Machine Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2012, 37-45.
  5. W. Pawlak, R. Atraszkiewicz, B. Wendler, M. Zak: Tribological investigation of low friction duplex surface treatment based on modified molybdenum disulphide coating. Tribology-Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces, Vol. 5, No. 4, December 2011, pp. 148-152 (5).
  6. M.Makowka, W. Pawlak, B. Wendler, J. Sielski, M. Kozanecki: MoO3-Ag high temperature low friction coatings deposited by means of magnetron sputtering. Materials Engineering (Poland) Vol. 182, Issue 4, 2011.
  7. B. Wendler, T. Moskalewicz, I. Progalskiy, W. Pawlak, M. Makówka, K. Włodarczyk, P. Nolbrzak, A. Czyrska-Filemonowicz, A. Rylski: Hard and superhard nanolaminate and nanocomposite coatings for machine elements based on Ti6Al4V alloy. Journal of Achievements in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering 43 (1), November 2010, 455-462.
  8. W.Pawlak, R.Atraszkiewicz, P.Nolbrzak, B.Wendler: MoS2(Ti,W) low friction coatings deposited onto nitrided and sulfonitrided HSS steel by means of magnetron sputtering. Materials Engineering (Poland) Vol. 176, Issue 4, 2010, 1157-1161.
  9. W. Pawlak, B. Wendler, P. Nolbrzak, M. Makówka, K. Włodarczyk, A. Rylski: Low friction MoS2(Ti,W) coatings deposited by magnetron sputtering. Materials Engineering (Poland) Vol. 176, Issue 3, 2010, 418-421.
  10. W. Pawlak, B. Wendler: Multilayer, hybrid PVD coatings on Ti6Al4V titanium alloy. Journal of Achievements in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering 37(2), Dec. 2009, 660-667.
  11. W. Pawlak, B. Wendler: Applications of multisource hybrid arc - magnetron sputtering deposition of low friction coating. Electronics - Constructions, Technologies, Applications. L No 9/2009, 61 - 64 (in Polish).
  12. K.J. Kubiak, T.G. Mathia, B.G. Wendler, W. Pawlak: Tribological investigation of a new low wear coating system on Ti-6Al-4V. Proceedings of ICMCTF Conference San Diego 2009.
  13. B.G. Wendler, P. Nolbrzak, W. Pawlak, A. Rylski: Structure and properties of WC1-x/C coatings deposited by reactive magnetron sputtering on ASP2023 HSS steel and monocrystalline Si substrates. Materials Engineering (Poland) Vol. 165-166 (Year XXIV), Issue 5-6, Nov.-Dec. 2008, 655-657.
  14. B.G. Wendler, W. Pawlak: Low friction and wear resistant coating systems on Ti6Al4V alloy. Journal of Achievements in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering Vol. 26 Issue 2 February 2008, 207-210.
  15. B.G. Wendler, W. Pawlak: Principles of the functional gradient coatings deposition by means of low pressure cathode arc method with several independent arc sources. Chapter 7.2 in "Designing and manufacturing of gradient functional materials" - State Project PBZ-KBN-100/T08/2003 ordered by the Ministry of Science and Information Technology of Poland, Copyright by the Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering of the Polish Academy of Science, Issue 1, Cracow 2007, ISBN 978-83-60768-00-6, pp. 210-216 (in Polish).
  16. W. Pawlak, A. Mlotkowski, B. Wendler; Simulation by FEM method of the stresses produced in the matrix of the Ti6Al4V/TiCN composite after the sintering process. Materials Engineering 5 (153) Vol. XXVII (2006) 1170-1173 (in Polish).
  17. B. Wendler, W. Pawlak, J. Senkara, D. Sankowski, A. Kubiak, M. Jachowicz, A. Rylski, D. Grzelczyk: New metal-ceramic composite material in the system Ti6Al4V/TiN. Materials Engineering 5 (153) Vol. XXVII (2006) 1248-1254 (in Polish).
  18. B. Wendler, R. Rybiak, D. Rylska, W. Pawlak, M. Jachowicz, I. Siemieniec-Redlicka, A. Rylski: Basic characteristics of a new metal-ceramic composite Ti6Al4V/TiN. Materials Engineering 5 (153) Vol. XXVII (2006) 1255-1259 (in Polish).
  19. B. Wendler, D. Rylska, T. Liśkiewicz, A. Rylski, M. Jachowicz, Ł. Kaczmarek, W. Pawlak: Protective coating on metal alloys deposited by means of PVD methods. Surface Engineering 2 (2005) 14-18 (in Polish).
  20. B. Wendler, D. Sankowski, J. Senkara, A. Rylski, W. Pawlak, Ł. Kaczmarek, M. Jachowicz: Influence of chemical composition of ceramic phase of Ti6Al4V/Ti(CxNy) system on wetting angle parameter. Surface Engineering 5 (2005) 647 - 649 (in Polish).
  21. W. Pawlak: Carbide phases transformations during nitriding. Publicated materials of XXIII Seminar of Scientific Circle of Mechanic WAT, 23 - 25. 04. 2004 Warszawa - Żegiestów (in Polish).

Reviewer of (as for October 2013):

  1. One scientific grant application review in the frames of Polish-Swiss Research Programm deputed by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
  2. One scientific grant application review deputed by Czech Science Foundation.
  3. 5 papers reviews for Industrial Lubrication and Tribology. Publisher: Emerald. ISSN: 0036-8792. Impact Factor 2011: 0.350
  4. 6 papers reviews for Journal of Thermal Spray Technology. Publisher: Springer Verlag. ISSN: 1059-9630. Impact Factor 2011: 1.812
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