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prof. dr hab. Andrzej Gałęski

Andrzej GAŁĘSKI,  Professor

Head of Polymer Physics Department


Department of Polymer Physics,
Tel.: +48(42)-6803-250, fax: +48(42) 684-7126


Scientific career:
1967 M.Sc. in physics, University of Lodz, Poland
1967-1972     Department of Polymers, Ministry of Education and Polish Academy of Sciences, Lodz, Poland
1970  Research associate, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Prague, Czechoslovakia
1972 Ph.D. in technical sciences, Polytechnic University, Lodz, Poland 
1974/75 Post-doctoral fellow, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA
1977-1984 visiting professor for 6 months, Institute of Technology and Rheology of  Polymers, CNR, Arco Felice, Italy
1984 D.Sc. (habilitation), Technical University of Lodz, Poland
1984/90 Fulbright fellow and visiting scientist for 2.5 years, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
1986-90 Investigator in DARPA project, ONR Contract N00014-86-K-0768 at M.I.T., Cambridge, USA
1992-1994 Chairman of the Polymer Processing Section of the State Council for Scientific  Research, Government of Poland,
1993 professor title, President of Poland,
1995- Head of Polymer Physics Department, Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences
1999-2008 short term visiting professor at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, for 2 weeks each year
2006-2010 Invited Professor at Ecole Nationale d'Arts et Metiers, Paris, France for 1 month each year


Member of scientific organization (nominated or elected):
  •     affiliate member of IUPAC
  •     member of European Scientific Association for Material Forming, ESAFORM
  •     member of IUPAC Subcommittee „ Structure and Properties of Commercial Polymers”, 1994-
  •     member of former Polymer Commission, Committee for Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
  •     member of former Polymer Analysis Commision, Committee for Analytical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
  •     member of Composite Materials Section, Committee for Material Science, Polish Academy of Sciences
  •     member of Polish Microscopy Society
  •     vice-head of Polymeric Materials Section,  Committee for Material Science, Polish Academy of Sciences
  •     SciCom member of World Forum on Advance Materials
Member of editorial boards:
  • Journal of Applied Polymer Science
  • International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization (until June 2010)
  • Journal of Nanostructured Polymers and Nanocomposites
  • Materials Science (Poland)
  • e-Polymers 


Award of the Scientific Secretary of Polish Academy of Sciences

1980 Award of the Department of Math, Physiscs and Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
2010 Paul J.Flory Polymer Research Prize, World Forum on Advanced Materials


Current research area:

    physical chemistry of polymers with particular interest in:

  •     structure and properties of crystalline polymers,polymer blends, filled polymers
  •     crystallization of polymers- theory and experiments,
  •     plastic deformation of crystalline polymers and blends,
  •     thermal conductivity of polymers
  •     cavitation in polymer systems
  •     biodegradable polymer systems
Selected references:


Publications since 2002:

Dynamic mechanical properties of crystalline polymer blends. The influence of interface and orientation.
e-Polymers, 026, 1-29 (2002)

Z.Bartczak, J.Morawiec, A.Galeski,
Deformation of high-density polyethylene produced by rolling with side constraints: II. Mechanical properties of oriented bars”
J.Appl.Polym.Sci., 86, 1405-1412 (2002)

Z.Bartczak, J.Morawiec, A.Galeski,
Structure and properties of isotactic polypropylene oriented by rolling with side constraints”
J.Appl.Polym.Sci., 86, 1413-1425 (2002)

 J.Morawiec, Z.Bartczak, M.Pluta, A.Galeski,
High-Strength Uniaxially Drawn Tapes from from Scrap Recycled PET
J.Appl.Polym.Sci.,  86, 1426-1435 (2002)

M.Pluta, A.Galeski
Crystallineand Supermolecular Structure of Polylactide in Relation to the Crystallization Method
J.Appl. Polym. Sci. 86(6) 1386-1395 (2002)

M.Pluta, A.Galeski, M.Alexandre, M.-A.Paul, Ph.Dubois
Poly(lactide)/montmorillonite nano- and microcomposites prepared by melt blending. Structure and some physical properties
J.Appl. Polym. Sci. 86(6) 1497-1506 (2002)

High Strength Polyolefin Bars by Rolling with Side Constraints
Proceedings of Vth ESAFORM Conf.Mat.Forming, AGH, Cracow, pp7-11, (2002)

J.Morawiec, N.P.Krasnikova, A.Galeski, M.Pracella
Oriented Films from Recycled PET/Recycled HDPE Compatibilized Blends
Proceedings of Vth ESAFORM Conf.Mat.Forming, AGH, Cracow, pp247-251 (2002)

M.Pracella, F.Pazzagli, A.Galeski
Reactive Compatibilization and Properties of Recycled Poly(Ethylene Terephtalate)/Polyethylene Blends
Polym.Bull., 48, 67-74 (2002)

A.Galeski, E.Piorkowska
Crystallization of Polymers: Entanglements, Confined Spaces and Interfaces
Proceedings Int.Conf.Polymer Crystallization, Mishima, 92-96 (2002)

E.Piorkowska, A.Galeski
New Possibilities in the Description of Overall Crystallization of Polymers
Proceedings Int.Conf.Polymer Crystallization, Mishima, 154-158 (2002)

M-A.Paul, M.Alexandre, P.Degée, M.Pluta, A.Galeski, P.Dubois
New Nanocomposite Materials Based on Plasticized Poly(L-Lactide) and Organo-Modified Montmorillonites
e-Polymers: P_050[2002]

M.Pracella, L.Rolla, D.Chiona.A.Galeski,
Compatibilization and Properties of Poly(ethylene terephthalate)/Polyethylene Blends Based on Recycled Materials
Macromol.Chem.Phys., 203, 1471-1485 (2002)

T.Kazmierczak,  A.Galeski
Transformation of Polyethylene Crystals by High Pressure
J.Appl.Polym.Sci., 86, 1337-1350 (2002)

E.Piorkowska, A.Galeski
Modelling of Polymer Crystallization in Plates, Pipes and Rods during Cooling
J.Appl.Polym.Sci., 86, 1363-1372 (2002)

A.Pawlak, A. Galeski
Determination of stresses around beads in stressed epoxy resin by photoelasticity
J.Appl.Polym.Sci., 86, 1436-1444 (2002)

A.Pawlak, J.Morawiec,F.Pazzagli, M.Pracella, A.Galeski
Recycling of post-consumer PET andHDPE by compatibilized blending
J.Appl.Polym.Sci., 86, 1473-1485 (2002)

M.Morawiec, N.P.Krasnikova, A.Galeski, M.Pracella
Oriented films from recycled PET/ recycled HDPE compatibilized blend
J.Appl.Polym.Sci., 86, 1486-1496 (2002)

A.Pawlak, J.Morawiec, A.Galeski
Compatibilization, processing and properties of post-consumer PET/polyolefin blends
Polimery, 7-8, 491-499 (2002)

A.Galeski, E.Piorkowska
Negative pressure development during crystallization of polymers
In Liquids under Negative Pressure, NATO Science Series, Kluwer, New York, Eds. A.Imre, H.J.Haris, P.R.Williams, vol.84, pp.127-136, (2002)

Strength and toughness of crystalline polymer systems,
Progr.Polym.Sci. 28 (12): 1643-1699 (2003)

A.Pawlak, J.Morawiec, E.Piórkowska, A.Galeski
Polypropylene Nanocomposites- Preparation and Properties,
Solid State Phenomena,  vol.94, 335-339 (2003).

J.Stasiek,E.Piorkowska, A.Galeski
The influence of blowing extrusion process of PA film on its structure and physical properties.
Polimery 48 (3), 194-203, (2003).

E.Piorkowska, A.Galeski
New Possibilities in the Description of Overall Crystallization of Polymers
J.Macromol.Sci., Part B – Physics, B42, 773-792 (2003).

J.Morawiec, A.Pawlak, M.Slouf, A.Galeski, E.Piorkowska
Influence of compatibilizer type, polypropylene molecular weight and blending sequence on montmorillonite exfoliation in nanocomposites.
Polimery, 49 (1), 52-55 (2004).

A.Galeski, T.Kazmierczak:
Plastic deformation of polyethylene crystals as a function of crystal thickness
Proceedings of the 6th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming, Salerno, Italy, 2003, Nuova Ipsa Editore, Palermo, 2003, pp.431-434 (ISBN 88-7676-211-6). ISBN 887676211-6

A. Galeski, Z.Bartczak
Cavitation and Cavity-Free Deformation of Filled Crystalline Polymer Systems
Macrom.Symp., 194, 47-62 (2003) 

A.Douillard , L. Hardy , I. Stevenson , G. Boiteux, G Seytre, T. Kazmierczak, A. Galeski
Texture and morphology of biaxially stretched poly(ethylene naphthalene-2,6-dicarboxylate)
J.Appl.Polym.Sci.,89 (8): 2224-2232 (2003)

J. Morawiec, A. Pawlak, M. Slouf, A. Galeski, E. Piorkowska
Influence of compatibilizer type, polypropylene molecular weight and blending sequence on montmorillonite exfoliation in nanocomposites,
Polimery, 49, 52-55 (2004)

R. Nowacki, B.Monasse, E. Piorkowska, A.Galeski, J.M.Haudin
Spherulite nucleation in isotactic polypropylene based nanocomposites with montmorillonite under shear
Polymer,  45 , 4877-4892 (2004).

Y.Jin, M. Rogunova, A. Hiltner, E. Baer, R. Nowacki, A. Galeski, E. Piorkowska
Structure of Polypropylene Crystallized in Confined Nanolayers
J. Polym.Sci., Part B, Polym.Phys., 42, 3380-3396 (2004).

T.Kazmierczak, A.Galeski, A.S.Argon
Plastic deformation of polyethylene crystals as a function of crystal thickness and compression rate
Polymer, 46, 8926-8936 (2005)                            IF=2.849

A.S.Argon, A.Galeski, T.Kazmierczak
Rate mechanisms of plasticity in semi-crystalline polymers
Polymer, 46, 11798-11805 (2005)                            IF=2.849

T.Kazmierczak, A.Galeski
a-relaxation in polyethylene as a function of crystal thickness
Proceedings of ESAFORM 2005, Publishing House of the Romanian Academy, Ed.D.Banabic, Bucharest, 2005, pp.801-804, ISBN 973-27-1175-2

B.Poon, M.Rogunova, A.Hiltner, E.Baer, S.P.Chum, A.Galeski, E.Piorkowska
Structure and properties of homogeneous copolymers of propylene and 1-hexene
Macromolecules, 38, 1232-1243 (2005)                                                                   IF=4.024

J. Morawiec , A. Pawlak , M. Slouf , A. Galeski , E. Piórkowska , N.Krasnikowa 
Preparation and properties of compatibilized LDPE/organo-modified montmorillonite nanocomposites,
European Polymer Journal, 41, 1115-1122 (2005)                    IF=1.765

T.Bernal-Lara, R.Masirek, A.Hiltner, E.Baer, E.Piorkowska, A.Galeski
Morphology Studies of Multilayered HDPE/PS Systems.
J.Appl.Polym.Sci, 99, 597-612 (2006)                        IF=1.072

A.Gałęski, E.Piórkowska, M.Pluta, Z.Kuliński, R.Masirek
Modyfikacja fizycznych właściwości polilaktydu
Polimery, 50, 562-569 (2005)                            IF=0.999

M. Pracella, D. Chionna, A. Pawlak, A. Galeski
Reactive Mixing of PET and PET/PP Blends with Glycidyl Methacrylate-Modified Styrene-b-(Ethylene-co-Olefin) Block Copolymers,
J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 98, 2201-2211 (2005)                        IF=1.072

A. Pawlak, A. Galeski
Plastic Deformation of Crystalline Polymers:The Role of Cavitation and Crystal Plasticity, 
Macromolecules , 38, 9688-9697 (2005)                                IF=4.024

E.Piorkowska, A.Galeski and J.M.Haudin
Critical assessment of overall crystallization kinetics, theories and predictions
Progress Polym.Sci., 31, 549-575 (2006)                        IF=16.045
E.Lezak, Z.Bartczak, A.Galeski
Plastic deformation of the gamma phase isotactic polypropylene in plane-strain compression
Macromolecules,  39(14), 4811-4819 (2006)                     IF=4.024

E.Lezak, Z.Bartczak, A.Galeski
Plastic deformation behavior of beta phase isotactic polypropylene in plane-strain compression at room temperature
Polymer, 47, 8562-8574 (2006)                            IF=2.849

A.Douillard, C.Hakme, L.David, I.Stevenson, G.Boiteux, G.Seytre, T.Kazmierczak, A.Galeski
Morphology and texture development of uniaxially stretched poly(ethylene naphthalene-2,6-dicarboxylate)
J.Appl.Polym.Sci. 103 (1), 395-401 (2007)                        IF=1.072

J. Gołębiewski, A. Różański, A. Gałęski
Badanie procesu wytwarzania nanokompozytu polipropylenu z montmorylonitem
Polimery, 51(5), 374-381 (2006)                               IF=0.99

Xiaou Chen, A. Galeski, Georg H. Michler
Morphological alteration of polyamide 6 subjected to high plane-strain compression
Polymer 47, 3171-3185 (2006)                            IF=2.849

T.Bernal-Lara, R.Masirek, A.Hiltner, E.Baer, E.Piorkowska, A.Galeski
Morphology Studies of Multilayered HDPE/PS Systems.
J.Appl.Polym.Sci. 99, 597-612 (2006).                         IF=1.072

Y. Jin, A. Hiltner, E. Baer, R. Masirek, E. Piorkowska, and A. Galeski
Formation and Transformation of  Smectic Polypropylene Nanodroplets.
J.Polym.Sci. Part B: Polym.Phys. 44 (13), 1795-1803 (2006).                IF=1.739

B. Lotz , J. Ruan, A. Thierry, G. C. Alfonso, A. Hiltner, E. Baer, E.Piorkowska, A.Galeski
A Structure of Copolymers of Propene and Hexene Isomorphous to Isotactic Poly(1-butene) Form I.
Macromolecules, 39, 5777-5781 (2006).                         IF=4.024

E.Piorkowska, Z.Kulinski, A.Galeski, R.Masirek
Plasticization of semicrystalline poly(L-lactide) with poly(propylene glycol).
Polymer, 47, 7178-7188 (2006).                             IF=2.849

M.Pluta, A.Galeski
Plastic deformation of amorphous Poly(L/DL-lactide): Structure evolution and physical properties
Biomacromolecules, 8, 1836-1843 (2007)                        IF=3.664

R.Masirek, E.Piorkowska, A.Galeski, M.Mucha
Influence of thermal history on the nonisothermal crystallization of poly(L-lactide)
J Appl.Polym.Sci., 105, 282-290 (2007)                        IF=1.306

A.Galeski, E.Piorkowska
Polymer nanocomposites with layered silicates
Polimery-W, 52, 323-328 (2007)                            IF=1.137

J.Golebiewski , A,Galeski   
Thermal stability of nanoclay polypropylene composites by simultaneous DSC and TGA
Composites Sci.Techn. 67 (2007) 3442–3447                    IF=2.027

M.Pluta  M.Murariu, A.D.Ferreira, M.Alexandre, A.Galeski, P.Dubois
Polylactide compositions. II. Correlation between morphology and main properties of PLA/calcium sulfate composites.
J.Polym.Sci., Part B-Polym.Phys. 45 (19): 2770-2780, (2007)                IF=1.622

A.Douillard, C.Hakme, L.David, I.Stevenson, G.Boiteux, G.Seytre, T.Kazmierczak, A.Galeski
Morphology and texture development of uniaxially stretched poly(ethylene naphthalene-2,6-dicarboxylate)
J. Appl.Polym.Sci. 103 (1): 395-401 (2007)                        IF=1.306

J. Mohanraj, J. Morawiec, A. Pawlak, D.C.Barton, A. Galeski, I.M.Ward
Orientation of polyoxymethylene by rolling with side constraints
Polymer 49, 303-316 (2008)                            IF=2.773

J. Golebiewski, A. Rozanski, J. Dzwonkowski and A. Galeski
Low density polyethylene–montmorillonite nanocomposites for film blowing
European Polym.J.,44,  270-286 (2008)                          IF=2.113

A.Pawlak, A.Galeski
Cavitation during Tensile Deformation of Polypropylene
Macromolecules, ,41, 2839-2851 (2008)                        IF=4.024

R.Masirek, E.Piorkowska, A.Galeski, A.Hiltner, E.Baer:
High pressure Crystallization of HDPE Droplets. 
Macromolecules, 41 8086–8094 (2008).                        IF=4.024

J.Golebiewski, A.Rozanski, J.Dzwonkowski, A.Galeski
Low density polyethylene-montmorillonite nanocomposites for film blowing
Eur.Polym.J., 44, 270-286 (2008)                            IF=2.248

M. Pluta, M.Murariu, M. Alexandre, A. Galeski, P. Dubois
Polylactide compositions. The influence of ageing on the structure, thermal and viscoelastic properties of PLA/calcium sulfate composites
Polym.Degr.Stab. 93, 925-931 (2008)                        IF=2.073

A. Rozanski, B. Monasse, E. Szkudlarek, A. Pawlak, E. Piorkowska, A. Galeski, J.M. Haudin,
Shear-induced crystallization of isotactic polypropylene based nanocomposites with montmorillonite
Eur.Polym.J., 45, 88-101 (2009)                            IF=2.248

M. Matsuo,Y.L.Luo, A.Galeski,
Gauche-trans transitions in amorphous polymers under annealing: Lattice model and polarized light scattering
Physical Rev.E,79, nr 041801 (2009)                         IF=2.508

D.D.Tranchida, Z. Bartczak, D. Bielinski, Z. Kiflie, A.Galeski, S. Piccarolo,
Linking structure and nanomechanical properties via instrumented nanoindentations on well-defined and fine-tuned morphology poly(ethylene)   
Polymer    , 50, 1939-1947 (2009)                            IF=3.31

H.Wang, J. K. Keum, A.Hiltner, E.Baer, B.Freeman, A.Rozanski, A.Galeski
Confined Crystallization of Polyethylene Oxide in Nanolayer Assemblies
Science, 323, 757-760 (2009)                            IF=26.372

A.Pawlak, A.Galeski
Cavitation and Morphological Changes in Polypropylene Deformed at Elevated Temperatures
J.Polym.Sci., Part B-Polym.Phys. 48, 1271-1280 (2010)                IF=1.586

Chapters in books since 2002:

Strength and toughness of crystalline polymer systems.
chapter in Mechanical Properties of Polymers Based on Nanostructure and Morphology
Eds. G.H.Michler, F.J.Balta-Calleja, CRC-Taylor&Francis, Boca Raton, 2005, Chapter 5, pp.159-214

A.Galeski, G.Regnier
Nano- and micromechanics of crystalline polymers    
chapter in Nano and Micro-Mechanics of Polymer Blends and Composites,
ed.J.Karger-Kocsis, S.Fakirov, wyd.HANSER, Monachium, Cincinatti, (2009) Chapter 1, pp.3-58


Polish Patent 139300 (1985), USA Patent 4630938 (1987), European Patent 012410 (1987),
E.Piórkowska, A.Gałęski, M.Kryszewski
Means of thermal conductivity measurements and apparatus for thermal conductivity and heat capacity measurements of materials

Polish Patent RP 158642 (1992), USA Patent 5005985 (1991), European Patent 0347571 (1994),
E.Piórkowska, A.Gałęski
Means of thermal conductivity measurementsof materials.

Polish Patent RP 174956, (1994),
A.Gałęski, M.Przygoda, M.Kurkowska, M.Sęp, A.Wiśniewski
Means of production of polymer composites, in particular for oriented films and foil productsProduction of PP/chalk composition in PKN Orlen-Płock from 1994 until 2003

Polish Patent RP 178058, (2000),
Z.Bartczak, A.Gałęski, J.Morawiec, M.Przygoda
Means and apparatus for production of highly oriented polymer products

Polish Patent RP 198473, (2002),
I.Legocka, Z.Bartczak, A.Gałęski, E.Tulińska-Łukaszewska, E.Bujnowska
Means of modification of polyethylene and polypropylene.

Patent Application URP, (2005), P376080, Patent Application for World Patent, 2006, P-376080,
E.Piórkowska, A.Gałęski, Z.Kuliński
Means of Modification of polylactide and composites containing polylactide.
Patent Application URP, (2007), P-383599
R.Masirek, E.Piorkowska, A.Gałęski
Means of modification of properties of thermoplastic materials and composites containing thermoplastic materials.