Marcela E. Trybula, Ph.D.

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Employment and positions

Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Polish Academy of Sciences: assistant professor (since 2017 - present)
University of Warsaw Biological and Chemical Research Centre: assistant professor (since 2020-2022)

Scientific career

M.Sc.: Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Chemistry, 2010
Ph.D.: Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science PAS, 2015

Scientific achievements


The most relevant publications during last 5 years

  1. Marcela E. Trybula, T. Gancarz, W. Gąsior "Density, surface tension and viscosity of liquid binary Al-Zn and ternary Al-Li-Zn alloys", Fluid Phase Equil., 421 (2016) 39-48.

  2. Marcela E. Trybula "Structure and transport properties of the liquid Al80Cu20 alloy - A molecular dynamics study", Comp. Mater. Sci. 122, (2016) 341-352.

  3. Marcela E. Trybula, Przemysław W. Szafrański and Pavel A. Korzhavyi „Structure and chemistry of liquid Al-Cu alloys: molecular dynamics study versus thermodynamics-based modelling", J. Mater. Sci., 11 (2018) 8285-8301.

  4. Marcela E. Trybula, Sylwia Terlicka, Przemyslaw Fima "Thermodynamics of liquid Li-Sb alloys - Experiment vs modeling" J. Chem. Therm., 128 (2019) 134-140.

  5. Patryk Kasza, Marcela E. Trybula, Katarzyna Baradziej, Przemysław W. Szafrański, Marek Cegła. „Fluorescent triazolyl spirooxazolidines: Synthesis and NMR stereochemical studies" J. Mol. Str., 1183 (2019) 157-167.

  6. Marcela E. Trybula and Pavel A. Korzhavyi „ Atomistic Simulations of Al(100) and Al(111) Surface Oxidation: Chemical and Topological Aspects of the Oxide Structure", J. Phys. Chem. C, 123, 1, (2019) 334-346.

  7. P.W. Szafrański, M.E. Trybula, P. Kasza, M.T. Cegła, "Following the oxidation state of organosulfur compounds with NMR: Experimental data versus DFT calculations and database-powered NMR prediction" J. Mol. Str., 1202 (2020) 157-167.

Research Projects

NSC Projects

  • Thermodynamic and physical properties of liquid binary alloys, PRELUDIUM, 2011/03/N/ST8/05308 - principal investigator (08.2012-08.2014)

  • Thermodynamic, structural and physicochemical properties of liquid Al.-Li-Zn alloys, ETIUDA, 2014/12/T/ST8/00089 - principal investigator (10.2014- 06.2015)

  • Mechanism of the discontinuous precipitation reaction - an atomistic simulation study, SONATA, NCN2016/21/D/ST8/01689 - principal investigator (10.2017-10.3019)

  • Thermodynamic and structural properties of liquid Ag-Li-Sb alloys, OPUS, NCN2015/19/B/ST8/0107 - investigator (07.2016 - 09.2017)

  • Mass transport processes in phase transformations at moving boundaries of discontinuous precipitates-experiment vs. modelling, OPUS, 2017/25/B/ST8/02198 - investigator (03.2020-12.2020)

European Union and other Projects

  • Innovative and affordable service for the Preventive Conservation monitoring of individual Cultural Artefacts during display, storage, handling and transport, CollectionCare project, Horizon2020, 501-D31260-0534653 - investigator, (03.2020-01.2022)

  • ALUminium oXides for processing and products, ALUX, Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF), RMA11-0090 - investigator, (01.2017-12.2018)

Experience gained abroad

  • Institute of Technology in Grenoble, Grenoble, France, 2014-2015 (4 months)

  • Physical Properties of Materials, Research with Neutrons and Muons Division, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland, 2015 (1 week)

  • School of Chemical Technology, Aalto University, Aalto, Finland, 2015 (1 week)

  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 2017-2018 (24 months)

Prizes and awards

2014 ETIUDA Doctoral scholarship
2015 Larry Kauffman Scholarship
2017 Carl Tryggers Stiftelse for Vetenskapling
2018 Carl Tryggers Stiftelse for Vetenskapling
2020 - 3 year fellowship for outstanding young scientists granted by Ministry of Science and Higher Education
7.07.2015 invited seminar, Condensed Matter Theory Group at PSI, Villigen, Switzerland, entitled: "Multiscale Description of structural and thermophysical properties of liquid alloys"

Education of scientific staff

Supervisor of Master thesis: Arkadiusz Żydek, University of Technology AGH, 2020, "Impact of Grain Boundary Complexion on structural properties in aluminum alloy"

Co-supervisor of PhD thesis: Monika Bugajska Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, PAS, 2020, "Thermodynamic properties of liquid Ag-Li-Sb alloys"

Supervisor of internshipers:
• Dominika Wieczorek, Marta Pietrzak i Maciej Skolarczyk from Jagiellonian University, 2017
• Anna Ferenc, Iga Główczyk i Patryk Burejza University of Technology AGH, 2017
• 3-months internships of ERASMUS+ student at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, 2017
• Aleksandra Plucińska and Mariusz Wermiński from University of Technology AGH, 2019

International cooperation

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden - Prof. Pavel Korzhavyi

Organisation of conferences and scientific events

Co-organizator of discussion panel M8: Predicting Interface Structure and Dynamics - From Atomic- to Meso-Scale Materials Science and Engineering Congress (MSE) Darmstadt, Germany, 25.09-27.09.2018

Co-organizator of discussion panel M16: Predicting Interface Structure and Dynamics - From Atomic- to Meso-Scale Materials Science and Engineering Congress (MSE) Darmstadt, Germany, 22.09.- 25.09.2020

Membership in professional societies
TMS since 2014

Main areas of scientific interests

Structure and properties of liquid aluminum based alloys, thin films and grain boundary studies of manocrystalline and polycrystalline aluminum and its alloys at the nanoscale, computational materials science ( molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo, DFT calculations, Voronoi polyhedral analysis), semi-empirical modelling