Małgorzata Krok - Borkowicz, PhD

A3, room 210
+48 12 617 23 38

ORCID: 0000-0002-9415-0282
Scopus: 56293829500
PBN: 3950611

University degrees

PhD in Materials Science (2013)
MSc in Material Engineering (2004)
All titles obtained from AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland


Since October 2015 – Adjunct
2013-2015 Assistant at AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland

Stays abroad

1. Germany, TU Dresden, Max Bergmann Center for Biomaterials: 3-month stay (research for PhD thesis)
2. Czech Republic, Prague, Institute of Physiology, stay (research for PhD thesis)

Honors and awards

1. Rudolf Cimdins Scholarship Award at 24th European Conference on Biomaterials, Dublin, Ireland, 4-8.09.2012
2. Best poster and Rapid Fire Presentation at 9th World Biomaterials Congress Chengdu, China,
3. Best poster award at 21th Conference on Biomaterials in Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Rytro, Poland, 14-17.10.2011

Publications and patents

  • 86 scientific publications (including 30 with IF, 333 citations, h = 12)
  • 2 patent applications (P-425 546, P-425 547)

Scientific experience

  • manufacturing of polymer microparticles for "bottom-up" tissue engineering
  • manufacturing of polymer micro- and nanoparticles loaded with antibacterial drugs
  • manufacturing, characterisation and modification of polymers membranes for guided tissue engineering
  • manufacturing, characterisation and modification of polymers scaffolds for bone/cartilage tissue engineering
  • surface modification of polymeric materials by physical and chemical methods
  • material characterization of various biomaterials (wettability, strength tests, degradation studies)
  • evaluation of cytocompatibility of various biomaterials
  • studies on cell differentiation and marker secretion using the real-time PCR method


  • Supervisor of 22 bachelor students and 24 master students
  • seminars and laboratory courses in Tissue Engineering and Genetic Engineering, Biotechnology, Tissue Engineering, Biomaterial and Composites, Materials from Renewable Resources
  • Coordinator of Erasmus+ Agreements between AGH and RWTH University Aachen, Germany

Other scientific activities

  • Member of Polish Society for Biomaterials (PSB)
  • Secretary of postgraduate studies “Biomaterials – Materials for Medicine”
  • Principal Investigator and Investigator in more than 9 research projects financed by Polish Founding Agencies

Currently realized projects

  • IDUB AGH: Initiative of Excellence - Research University POB5/45 (2020-2022) New generation multifunctional biomaterials for the treatment and tissue regeneration
  • NCN Sonata 2016/21/D/ST8/01685 (2017-2021), “Polymer microspheres as cell carriers in bottom-up tissue engineering” (PI)