Bogumila Kumanek, PhD
My main research field is materials science. I focus on carbon nanomaterials and their potential application as fillers in different systems such as: carbon-polymer, carbon-metal and carbon-carbon. Furthermore, my interests include synergy effect of two or more fillers and their impact on matrices. In my work, I apply a variety of research techniques. Morphology and structure are determined by Raman and FT-IR Spectroscopy, UV-VIS photospectroscopy and imaging techniques such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM) or optical microscopy. Thermal and thermo-mechanical properties are mainly defined using derivative scanning calorimetry (DSC), dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DMTA) and thermogravimetry analysis (TGA). I also examine electric properties using a 4-probe method, and thermal conductivity using steady-state methods with an IR microscope.
I like to spend my free time playing strategic board games with my friends or to read popular science books. To relax, I cook vegan, oriental and Italian cuisine dishes.
B. Kumanek, U. Szeluga, S. Pusz, AF. Borowski, PS. Wrobel, A. Bachmatiuk, J Kubacki, M. Musioł, O. Maruzhenko, B. Trzebicka; Multi-layered graphenic structures as the effect of chemical modification of thermally treated anthracite; Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures 26 (7) 405-416, 2018
U. Szeluga S. Pusz, B. Kumanek, K. Olszowska, S. Czajkowska, J. Myalski, J. Kubacki, B. Trzebicka, A. Borowski "Influence of unique structure of glassy carbon on morphology and properties of its epoxy-based binary composites and hybrid composites with carbon nanotubes” Composite Science and Technology 134, 72-80, 2016