Marta Michalska-Domanska

Dr. Marta Michalska-Domanska obtained her master’s degree in physical chemistry at the University of Warsaw, Poland in 2007 under supervision of Prof. H. Lange (UW, Poland). Her master thesis focused on the “Synthesis of carbon nanotubes by catalytic pyrolysis of aliphatic alcohols”.

After graduation she worked in industry for one year and then jointed Prof. Bojar’s group as a PhD at the Military University of Technology (MUT, Poland). In 2013 she got her first grant Preludium from the Polish National Science Centre.

Dr. Michalska-Domanska received her PhD from the Faculty of Advanced technology and Chemistry, Military University of Technology (MUT, Poland) in 2015. She worked on “Influence of the material state on the Ni3Al phase catalytic activity” defended with distinction under the supervision of Prof. Bojar (MUT, Poland). She received two awards for her thesis: MUT Rector's Award for distinguished PhD thesis and The Prime Minister Award for the best PhD thesis from 2015 (only for 25 theses on the year: from all fields, from all the defended thesis in Poland last year). Afterwards, in 2015 she moved to the Institute of Optoelectronics (IOE), MUT and started working on “Fabrication of well-ordered polystyrene spheres array”. She took part in a COST project and at the end of 2015 she participated in a Short Time Scientific Mission (STSM) under European grant COST Action MP 1302 in a short internship entitled „Fabrication of well-ordered polystyrene spheres array by spin coating method” in University of Tübingen, Germany.

For all the time, starting from her PhD study, independently of other research activity Marta Michalska-Domanska worked on anodization of aluminium and its alloys. In 2016 she got financial support from Polish National Science Centre in the form of grant Sonata (02.2016-02.2018, extended to 02.2020). As a leader of the project she is working on “Influence of the structure and morphology of plasmonic photoanodes based on the titanium oxide on their photoactivity in the solar water splitting”. She also obtained additional financial support for the equipment and extension of electrochemical laboratory in IOE, MUT.

In 2016 she received a three-years Scholarship for Young, Outstanding Researchers from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education for the entire academic work. This scholarship is received by less than 2% of the best polish scientists.

In January 2018, Dr. Michalska-Domanska joined Prof. Arjan Mol (TU Delft) and the CTE group where she is currently a postdoctoral researcher under AlMagic grant. She is working on the development of a Cr(VI)-free conversion coating for aluminium with a similar or better performance than Cr(VI) conversion coatings (CCC).


Selected publication:


  1. M. Michalska-Domańska, M. Norek, W.J. Stępniowski, B. Budner, Fabrication of high quality anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) on low purity aluminum – a comparative study with the AAO produced on high purity aluminum, Electrochimica Acta 105 (2013) 424 – 432


  2. W. J. Stępniowski, D. Forbot, M. Norek, M. Michalska-Domańska, A. Król, The impact of electrolyte's viscosity on the formation of nanoporous anodic aluminum oxide, Electrochimica Acta 133(2014) 57 – 64



  3. W.J. Stępniowski, M. Moneta, K. Karczewski, M. Michalska-Domańska, T. Czujko, J.M.C. Mol, J.G. Buijnsters, Fabrication of copper nanowires via electrodeposition in anodic aluminum oxide templates formed by combined hard anodizing and electrochemical barrier layer thinning, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 15 (2018) 59 – 66


  4. M. Michalska-Domańska, M. Norek, P. Jóźwik, B. Jankiewicz, W.J. Stepniowski, Z. Bojar, Catalytic stability and surface analysis of microcrystalline Ni3Al thin foils in methanol decomposition, Applied Surface Science 293 (2014) 169 – 176



  5. M. Michalska-Domańska, P. Jóźwik, B. Jankiewicz,W Z. Bojar, J. Bystrzycki, Effect of Ni-based catalysts grains diameters on their catalytic properties in methanol decomposition, Comptes Rendus Chimie 20(2) (2017) 156 – 163


  6. M. Bystrzejewski, A. Huczko, M. Domańska, P. Byszewski, M.H. Rummeli, T. Gemming, H. Lange, Systematic Studies on Carbon Nanotubes Synthesis from Aliphatic Alcohols by CVD Floating Catalyst Method, Fulerenes Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures, 17 (3) (2009) 298 – 307


Reviewer in such journals as Electrochimica Acta, Materials Letters, Langmuir, Journal of Energy Chemistry, Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, Nanotechnology and others.