Laboratory of Functional Materials for Energy Applications

Pavilion C-5

  • Laboratory of Synthesis of Functional Materials 2 (SFM) - premises 206.2
  • Workshop MBE/APT – premises 207,208


The theme of the work carried out in the Laboratory of Functional Materials for Energy Applications is focused on materials such as metallic and ceramic materials, super-ionic conductors, semiconductors, dielectrics and magnetics. The relationship between the structure, method of preparation and functional properties, the ability to shape and the design of materials with specific functions for applications in energy, electronics and medicine and other important areas of the economy. The program includes the lab design, non-conventional preparation methods and surface modification of materials in order to obtain the necessary properties for usage in modern technology.

The subject of the research projects that can be implemented in a laboratory will includeenergy issues in the following technologic areas:

  • new materials for the construction of high and medium temperature fuel cells
  • the conversion of solar energy into chemical energy or electricity based on renewable energy sources
  • materials for the construction and development of the infrastructure of hydrogen (fuel gas sensors – resistive and electrochemical, gas purification membranes, materials for hydrogen storage)
  • semiconductor photo-catalytic decomposition of polluted gases and liquids


The work carried out in the laboratory will open up new possibilities for the study of, amongothers, nanostructure materials, which determine the properties of the materials in the macro scale (practical applications of materials) especially working often in extreme conditions in the sectors of conventional, nuclear and renewable energy.The research will be carried out within the framework of interdisciplinary research projects. Projects will cover chemistry, physics, materials science and advanced functional materials for renewable energy, photo-catalysis and gas sensors, as well as the widely understood economy of hydrogen. They will cover a wide spectrum of materials research.  


The laboratory, having research and commercial qualities, will focus on the following project groups: 

  • research and development activities focused on the use of business ("test phase") under the projects "IniTech" (NCBiR)
  • OPUS - research project, including financing the purchase or manufacture of research equipment necessary for the implementation of the project (NCN)
  • SONATA - a research project aimed at creating a unique scientific method, carried out by persons who are starting a career in science with a doctoral degree (NCN)
  • MAESTRO - research project aimed at implementing cutting-edge research, including interdisciplinary, important for the development of science, beyond the current state of knowledge, and which may be the result of scientific discoveries (NCN).


The lab consists of:


  • laboratory for studies the thermal properties of materials
  • laboratory of electrochemistry and surface
  • laboratory for synthesis of functional materials-1 (SFM-1)
  • laboratory for synthesis of functional materials-2 (SFM-2)




Laboratory users:

prof. dr hab. inż. Marta Radecka

tel. 12 617 25 26


WIMiC, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Bld-6, III-floor. room. 306