Dariusz Łukowiec, PhD, is an assistant professor at the Institute of Engineering Materials and Biomedical at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology. Moreover, he actively participates in scientific bodies as a member of the Polish Society of Microscopy (PTMi), the European Microscopy Society (EMS) and the Metal Materials Group of the Committee on Materials Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences (2016-2020 term). Scientific and research tasks undertaken by Mr. Łukowiec cover a wide range of issues in the field of material engineering, mainly nanomaterials, including carbon nanostructures, metallic nanoparticles, composite materials and technologies of surface modification of nanostructured materials. The main topics of scientific and utilitarian works are: research on the impact of surface modification of carbon nanostructures (carbon nanotubes, graphene, graphene oxide, graphene oxide, expanded graphite), assessment of their structure and electrical properties in the presence of industrial gases, characteristics of metallic nanoparticles used in catalytic processes, research on the structure and properties of nanocomposites consisting of carbon nanostructures covered with metallic nanoparticles, as well as the structure and properties of composite materials and the methods of their production.
Dr Dariusz Łukowiec is an author or co-author of over 50 scientific publications, including over 30 Philadelphia-listed publications, more than 10 national and international awards and distinctions, as well as a manager and executor of many scientific and research projects. He actively participates in linking science and industry through the implementation of expert opinions and scientific and research works in Poland and abroad, including the analysis of the structure of engineering materials, mechanisms of damage to structural elements and tools, assessment of the functional properties of composites, metal alloys, evaluation of the surface quality of various products.
Moreover, Dr Łukowiec actively participated in several dozen international scientific conferences, where he delivered speeches and presented posters.