Professor Elżbieta Pamuła

A3, room 208
+48 12 617 44 48

ORCID: 0000-0002-0464-6189
ResearcherID: A-2813-2017
Scopus: 6602978082
PBN: 901108

University degrees

  • Professor - Academic title (2014)
  • DSc (habilitation) in Materials Science (2009)
  • PhD in Materials Science (1995)
  • MSc in Chemical Technology (1994)
  • MSc in Materials Science (1990)
  • All titles obtained from AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland


  • Since January 2015: Professor with Academic Title
  • 2011-2014: Associate Professor
  • 1997-2011: Adiunct (Assistant Professor)
  • 1995-1997: Assistant at AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland

Scientific experience

  • Former works:

- Carbon fibres technology, surface modification and characterization
- Polymer/carbon fibres composites for medical and technical applications
- Protein adsorption on biomedical carbons

  • Recent works:

- Resorbable polymers processing into scaffolds for bone/cartilage tissue engineering
- Degradation studies of resorbable polymers
- Surface modification of polymeric materials by physical and chemical methods
- Proteins and glycosaminoglycans adsorption on biomaterials and its impact on cell behaviour
- Study of the organization of the surfaces and adsorbed biomolecules at the nanometer scale with the use of atomic force microscopy
- Development of barrier membranes for guided tissue regeneration in periodontology
- Ceramic TiO2 scaffolds for medical and technical applications
- Drug delivery systems based on resorbable nano- and microparticles and hydrogels
- Inhalable drug delivery systems based on lipid microparticles, SPIONs and polymeric microparticles

>400 publications (151 with Impact Factor; citations = 2854, H-index = 32, according to Scopus on 30.11.2023), 1 monograph, 8 book chapters, 9 patents (1 international) and 1 patent applications

Stays abroad - research and visiting professor

  • Belgium, Université catholique de Louvain, Unité de chimie des interfaces, Louvain-la- Neuve, 1998 – 6 months and 2001 – 8 months (research fellowship)
  • Belgium, Université catholique de Louvain, Unité de chimie des interfaces, Louvain-la-Neuve: one-week stays in 2008, 2009, 2011 - lectures (8 h/visit - course "Biomaterials")
  • Germany, Technische Universität Dresden: one-week stays in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 - lectures (8 h/visits - course "Materials in Bioengineering")
  • The Netherlands, St Radboud University, Nijmegen: one week in 2011 - invited lecture
  • Belgium, Ghent University, Ghent: one week in 2012 - invited lecture
  • Norway, Oslo University: one-week stays in 2013, 2014 - invited lecture
  • Norway, NTNU Trondheim: one week stay in 2023 – invited lecture
  • Portugal, Porto University: one week stay in 2016 - invited lecture
  • France, Université Cergy-Pontoise: one-week stays in 2017, 2022 - invited lectures

Honors and awards

  • Fellowship from Foundation for Polish Science for Young Scientists (START, 1996)
  • Individual Award of Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education for Scientific Achievements (2010)
  • Award of Division IV - Technical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences (2010)
  • 26 AGH Rector Awards for Scientific and Didactic Achievements 1996-2022 (every year)
  • Fellow Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE) (2020)

Teaching and supervisor

  • Supervisor of 16 PhD students (10 defended: M. Krok-Borkowicz, A. Donesz-Sikorska, U. Cibor, L. Rumian, I. Wojak-Ćwik, K. Reczyńska, K. Pietryga, B. Mielan, Anna M. Tryba, Agata Flis)
  • Scientific supervisor of 73 M.Sc students and 42 B.Sc students,
  • Head of Postgraduate Studies “Biomaterials – Materials for Medicine” at AGH since 2007
  • Supervisor of 35 internship students from abroad
  • Coordinator of bilateral LLP Erasmus and Erasmus+ Agreements between AGH, Krakow, Poland and 11 Universities in Europe
  • Lectures, seminars and laboratory courses in Biomaterials, Biomaterials Science, Biotechnology, Biotechnology, Clinical Trials, Tissue Engineering and Genetic Engineering, Materials from Renewable Resources, Materials for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Materials for Therapy and Medical Diagnostics, Nanomedicine, Health and Disease,

Other scientific activities

  • Vice-Dean for Science at the Faculty of Materials science and Ceramics, AGH University of Science and Technology since 2020
  • Member of the Board of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering Committee of Polish Academy of Sciences since 2020
  • President of Polish Society for Biomaterials (PSB) since 2016; Founder Member of PSB; in 1996-1999 Member of the Board – Secretary and Treasurer
  • Deputy Director of Kraków Interdisciplinary Doctoral School since (KISD) 2019-2020 and Member of the Scientific Board since 2020
  • Vice-Chair of 4th International Conference of Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials (ISBPPB 2018) 15-18th July 2018, Kraków, Poland (ca. 300 participants)
  • Vice-Chair of 27th European Conference on Biomaterials (ESB 2015) 30th August - 3rd September 2015, Kraków, Poland (ca. 1000 participants)
  • Editor of Special Issue ESB 2015 of Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine
  • Active participation in more than 80 international conferences on materials engineering, biomaterials and biomedical engineering
  • Principal Investigator and Investigator in more than 20 research projects financed by Polish Founding Agencies and 2 international projects (BMBF, Germany; Région Wallonne, Belgium)
  • Reviewer of >300 manuscripts submitted to international, reputed peer-reviewed journals
  • Panel member and Reviewer of hundreds grant applications from Polish and foreign Science Foundation Agencies e.g. NCN, NCBR, FWO Flanders, Grant Agency of the Czech Republic, Agence Recherche France, as well as European Science Agencies (e.g. EuroNanoMed) and European Research Council (Consolidator-ERC)
  • Reviewer of 26 PhD-theses (including two from Belgium, one from Australia and one from India), 8 habilitations and 8 for professor title
  • Editor-in-Chief of the Journal: Engineering of Biomaterials (Inżynieria Biomateriałów) since 2021
  • Member of Organizing Committee of the Annual Conferences of Polish Society for Biomaterials Biomaterials in Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Rytro, October, Poland 1992-2019 (ca.100 participants, every year), since 2021 Chair of the Conference
  • Member of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB) since 2014, ESB Auditor 2018-2022, since 2023 Council member
  • More than 40 plenary, keynote and invited lectures at international conferences

Currently realized projects

  • NCN Opus: 2019/35/B/ST5/01103 (2020-2024) Inhalable polymeric delivery systems of antibiotics and quorum sensing inhibitors for the treatment of respiratory infections (PI)