Institute of Materials Science

Faculty of Computer Science and Materials Science

Department of Engineering Materials Technology

75 Pułku Piechoty 1A Str. 
41-500 Chorzów, Poland 
tel. (+48) 32 3497 515


Head of Department: dr hab. Marian Kupka
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room: S/-1/13
tel. (32) 3497 504




Scientific and teaching activities of the Department of Engineering Materials Technology are focused on engineering materials manufacturing and processing (with special emphasis on metal materials), forming their structure and properties and modifying their surface - for specific practical applications.

Research is carried out in the Department, aimed at the development of new materials for operation at high temperatures and materials for the needs of medicine.

Alloys based on an ordered matrix of FeAl intermetallic phase are studied now paying special attention to possibilities of their use as a substitute of alloy steels with a high fraction of deficit elements.


This work is aimed at:

  • determining optimum parameters and technological conditions for iron aluminides obtaining,
  • defining the mechanism of plastic deformation,
  • improving the plasticity at room temperature,
  • studying the hot workability,
  • reducing the environmental embrittlement caused by the hydrogen influence.


The second field of carried out work is related to materials for the use in medicine (mainly titanium and its alloys).


These studies comprise:

  • developing technologies for surface layers manufacturing,
  • determining the structure, mechanical properties, permanent deformability and resistance to abrasive wear of surface layers,
  • specifying the influence of surface layers on practical properties of biomaterials,
  • developing the heat and thermo-mechanical treatment technology.


The third area of research is related to development of methods for computer modelling of engineering materials mechanical properties.


The Department staff take part in the implementation of research projects of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (ordered and proprietary projects) and participate in projects carried out together by the Institute of Materials Science, Silesian University of Technology in Katowice, Rzeszów University of Technology, WSK "PZL – Rzeszów", BHH „MIKROMED” in Dąbrowa Górnicza and also by the "PRO-DOŚ" Production-Experimental Plant in Bolesław.


The Department offers testing services in the field of:

  • studying mechanical properties of materials, components and structural joints,
  • measuring materials hardness,
  • carrying out the Charpy impact tests,
  • studying the macro- and microstructure of materials


  • preparing expert's opinions for the industry, related to materials and structure strength as well as to the quality of materials and products,
    e.g.: evaluation of the technical condition of plants elements in the nitrogen and petrochemical industry by means of a non-destructive magnetic method.

The Department has a possibility to prepare samples from the material delivered by customers.



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