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  • I'm a native of Poland. I grew up in the city of Łódź and received my MS degree in Physics from the University of Łódź, with a concentration in Experimental Physics. My MS project was on Polymer Physics, the development of experimental methods of characterization morphology of semi-crystalline polymers.

  • For over a decade I worked for Shell Oil, Westhollow Technology Center in Houston, as the head of the Thermal Analysis Laboratory (global reach). While at Shell, I published 15 Technical Reports, and 35 Research Awareness Bulletins and got one patent. I am also a winner of five Shell Chemical Team Excellence awards.

  • I am now a Professor of Physics at the University of Houston-Downtown. In 2014/15 I was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship at AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Poland, where I taught Thermophysical Properties of Materials for 1st and 2nd-year doctoral studies. I am devoted to the value of international education and established a growing, unique exchange program.



solid state physics / polymer physics

material structure-processing-properties relationship

thermal analysis:

  • thermal properties of materials (low molecular weight and polymers)

  • thermal properties of geological materials: hydrocarbon-bearing rocks, geological materials for underground repositories of spent nuclear fuels

  • hybrid energy systems

familiarity with classes of materials:

thermoplastic homopolymers  / copolymers and polymer blends  /  elastomers

thermosets  /  mesophase materials  /  films  /  fibers  /  granules

bulk materials  /  powders and downstream products  /  geological materials​


On January 6, 2019, at 11:39 AM in Big Bend Ranch State Park, I took this picture while on a geology field trip. Possibly, this is the only photo of a hexagonal cloud taken from the surface of Earth. This is a closed-cell stratocumulus. According to the American Meteorological Society, “Closed-cell patterns are composed of cloud elements of almost hexagonal shape, bounded at their edges with a cloud-free space”.

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