Professor Kinga Pielichowska

Head of the Department

A3, room 207
+48 12 617 22 39


  • Professor - academic title (2023)
  • D.Sc. in Chemical Technology (polymer technology, 2016), AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Technology (polymer technology, 2004), Cracow University of Technology, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology
  • M.Sc. in Chemical Technology (polymer technology, 2001), Cracow University of Technology, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology


  • polymer blends and (nano)composites, thermal analysis of polymeric materials, polymeric thermal energy storage materials, crystallization of polymers, degradation of polymers, polymeric biomaterials

External trainings

  • University of Rome Tor Vergata, Dept. Biomedicine and Prevention, Roma, Italy (2015, scientific visit)
  • Slovak Academy of Sciences, Polymer Institute, Bratislava, Slovakia (2013, 1 week)
  • Industrial Chemistry Research Institute, Warsaw (2008, 1 week)
  • University of Applied Sciences, Münster, Germany (2002 - 3 weeks)


  • The Polish Society of Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis
  • Polish Society for Biomaterials


  • Rector Team Awards for Scientific Achievements, 2015-2018
  • Scholarship of the Polish Ministry of National Education, 2000/2001
  • Ph.D. thesis with distinction (2004)


  • Academic Editor in Advances in Polymer Technology (Wiley-Hindawi), IF 2018: 2.663

Representative publications


  • K. Król-Morkisz, K. Pielichowska, Thermal decomposition of polymer nanocomposites with functionalized nanoparticles, in Polymer Composites with Functionalized Nanoparticles, Ed. K. Pielichowski, T. Majka, Elsevier, 2019
  • K. Pielichowski, K. Pielichowska, Polymer nanocomposiyes, Handbook of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Ed. S. Vyazovkin, N. Koga, Ch. Schick, Elsevier, 2017
  • K. Pielichowska, K. Pielichowski, Phase change nanomaterials for thermal energy storage, Nanotechnology for Energy Sustainability, edited by M. Van de Voorde, B. Raj, Y. Mahajan Wiley, ISBN:978-3-527-34014-9
  • K. Pielichowska, “Polyacetals” in “Second Edition of the Handbook of Thermoplastics”, Ed. O.Olabisi, K. Adewale, CRC Press, 2015
  • K. Pielichowska, Preparation and characterisation of polyoxymethylene nanocomposites, in "Manufacturing of Nanocomposites with Engineering Plastics", edited by V. Mittal, Woodhead-Elsevier, 2015
  • K. Pielichowska, Polyoxymethylene Processing, in "Polyoxymethylene Handbook", 107-151. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 2014.


  • K. Pielichowska, K. Nowicka, Analysis of nanomaterials by thermoanalytical methods, Thermochimica Acta, 2019, 675, 140-163
  • M. Kuźnia, A. Magiera, K. Pielichowska, M. Ziąbka, A. Benko, P. Szatkowski, W. Jerzak, Fluidized bed combustion fly ash as filler in composite polyurethane materials, Waste Management, 2019, 92, 115-123
  • P. Król, Ł. Uram, B. Król, K. Pielichowska, M. Walczak, Study of chemical, physico-mechanical and biological properties of 4,4′-methylenebis(cyclohexyl isocyanate)-based polyurethane films, Materials Science and Engineering C, 2018, 93, 483–494
  • P. Szatkowski, K. Pielichowska, S. Błażewicz, Mechanical and thermal properties of carbon-nanotube-reinforced self-healing polyurethanes, Journal of Materials Science, 2017, 52, 12221–12234
  • K. Pielichowska, M. Nowak, P. Szatkowski, B. Macherzyńska, The influence of chain extender on properties of polyurethane-based phase change materials modified with graphene, Applied Energy, 2016, 162, 1024–1033
  • K. Pielichowska, J. Bieda, P. Szatkowski, Polyurethane/graphene composites for thermal energy storage, Renewable Energy, 2016, 91, 456–465
  • K. Pielichowska, Thermooxidative degradation of polyoxymethylene homo- and copolymer nanocomposites with hydroxyapatite: kinetic and thermoanalytical study, Thermochimica Acta, 2015, 600, 7–19.
  • K. Pielichowska, K. Pielichowski, Phase change materials for thermal energy storage, Progress in Materials Science, 2014, 65, 67–123
  • K. Pielichowska, E. Dryzek, Z. Olejniczak, E. Pamuła, J. Pagacz, Study on the melting and crystallization behaviour of polyoxymethylene-copolymer/hydroxyapatite nanocomposites, Polymers for Advanced Technologies, 2013, 24, 318–330
  • K. Pielichowska, S. Błażewicz, Bioactive polymer/hydroxyapatite (nano)composites for bone tissue regeneration, Advances in Polymer Science 2010, 232, 97–207
  • P. Król, B. Król, K. Pielichowska, M. Spirkova, Composites prepared from the waterborne polyurethane cationomers – modified with graphene. Part I. Synthesis, structure and physicochemical properties, Colloid and Polymer Science, 2015, 293, 421-431.


  • Polymers
  • Composite materials technology
  • Structural and special polymers
  • Thermal analysis
  • Artificial organs and implants