Magdalena Parlinska-Wojtan is an associate professor at the Center for Microelectronics & Nanotechnology and the head of the Facility for Electron Microscopy & Sample Preparation in the Center of Innovation and Knowledge Transfer at the University of Rzeszów since 2012. She completed her PhD in 2002 at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) in Switzerland in the Institute of Physics of Complex Materials, followed by a 2.5 year post-doc in the same Institute. She was a postgraduate researcher and electron microscopy expert at Empa Materials Science in Dübendorf, Switzerland. Her current research interests are focussed in materials science by electron microscopy, in particular the influence of the atomic-level structure at interfaces in multilayered and nanocomposite coatings based on Me-N on hardness and oxidation resistance. Her particular interests are focussed on nanoindetation and nano scratching induced deformation damages in coatings, semiconductors and metals studied by TEM. She is the author and co-author of over 30 publications, over 250 citations, h-factor 10 and has presented 13 talks at international conferences including being a chairman. In 2007 and 2008 she was the organizer of Symposium J & H “Microscopy & Spectroscopy Techniques in Advanced Materials Characterization“ and “Crossing frontiers in designing of bio-inspired materials – a novel breakthrough in material science“ at the E-MRS Fall Meetings 2007 and 2008 in Warsaw, Poland, and a guest editor in "Micron" for publishing the Symposium J Proceedings.
Biography Updated on 16 April 2013