ESR 11: Melania Rogowska


Melania obtained her MSc in Minerals Engineering at AGH University of Science and Technology (Kraków, Poland) in 2013 and MSc in Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology at the Jagiellonian University (Kraków, Poland) in 2015. Since her Master’s degree she has been focused on different modification aspects of layered minerals for example delamination, pillaring, doping with transition metal ions and formation of composites. During her master’s project at the Jagiellonian University she spent 6 months at the Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry Polish Academy of Science (Kraków, Poland) as a research assistant working on design, synthesis and application of novel catalysts derived from organosmectites intercalated with oxide nanostructures. After finishing MSc she spent 10 months as a research assistant at the University of Copenhagen, NanoGeoScience group. Her position was part of the CO2 React project. During her stay she acquired experience with X-ray micro- and nanotomography.

Her main interests are material science and material’s characterization techniques that allow to study structure, phase composition, chemical composition, texture and morphology. She is a co-author of several scientific articles.

Currently Melania is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology at the University of Oslo under the supervision of Prof. Ola Nilsen and Dr Håkon Valen. The aim of her project is to design and create bioactive, biocompatible and resistant organic-inorganic hybrid coatings through MLD method.

Daily supervisors: Prof. Ola Nilsen and Prof. Tor Paaske Utheim, University of Oslo