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Marcin Makowka, M. Sc., Eng.

Marcin Makówka, M.Sc. Eng. - graduated from the Mechanical Engineering Faculty of the Lodz University of Technology in October 2008 (specialization in Materials Engineering). His Diploma Thesis was entitled "Development of a technology of low friction carbon coatings deposited by pulsed arc evaporation". During the study he was a member of the student scientific circle of Materials Engineering and a member of a volunteers W1 TEAM, which was involved in construction of a rally car at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Lodz University of Technology.

At the present moment M. Makówka is a student of the 3rd level (Doctoral) study at the same Faculty of the Lodz University of Technology under the scientific direction of Prof. Bogdan Wendler. The Thesis of his doctoral study concerning low friction, nanocomposite coatings type MeC/a-C, consisting of nanocrystallites of transition metal carbides embedded in amorphous carbon matrix, is closely related to the objectives of the project KomCerMet entitled "Composites and Nanocomposites for Aviation and Car Industry" financed in the frame of the European Regional Development Fund of the 7th EU Framework Programme and steered by Prof. B. Wendler. As a co-Author of an Innovation presented during the 56th Brussels-EUREKA Innovation Fair in Brussels, Belgium, in November 2008, he was awarded (together with other members of a team from the Coatings' Engineering Division at the Institute of Materials Engineering) a Gold Medal by the Jury of this Fair as well as a Diploma of Honour by the Rector of the Lodz University of Technology in March 2009.

M. Makówka is a co-Author of one article entitled: "Low friction, wear and fatigue resistant nanocomposite and multilayer coatings on Ti6Al4V alloy and VANADIS 23 HSS steel under high contact load", which has been sent for publication to the VACUUM (UK) journal.



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