Head of Department

dr hab. Krzysztof Muszka, prof. AGH

Email: muszka@agh.edu.pl

Phone: +48 12 617 25 76

Room: B4 room 114

EDUCATION

  • 2016 – DSc (habilitation) in Metallurgy, AGH University of Science and Technology. Faculty of Metals Engineering and Industrial Computer Science.
  • 2008 – PhD (with honours) in Metallurgy, AGH University of Science and Technology. Faculty of Metals Engineering and Industrial Computer Science.
  • 2003 – Meng (with honours), AGH University of Science and Technology. Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Science. MEng Degree in Metallurgy and Materials Science.

ACADEMIC CAREER

  • 2020 – present – Head of Department, Department of Metal Forming, AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Metals Engineering and Industrial Computer Science, Krakow, Poland
  • 2018 – present – Associate Professor, AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Metals Engineering and Industrial Computer Science, Krakow, Poland
  • 2008 – 2018 – Assistant Professor, AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Metals Engineering and Industrial Computer Science, Krakow, Poland
  • 2011 – 2017 – Visiting Researcher. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Sheffield. United Kingdom.
  • 2008 – 2011 – Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute for Microstructural and Mechanical Process Engineering: The University of Sheffield (IMMPETUS), The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
  • 2007 – 2008 – Lecturer, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Fields of interests include the thermomechanical processing of metals and alloys, particularly the interrelationship between processing parameters, microstructure evolution and mechanical properties of metals and alloys. My current research interests focuses on the effects of grain refinement on the deformation and strengthening mechanisms in metals subjected to Severe Plastic Deformation (SPD), study of the dynamic behavior of materials (under high strain rate conditions), and the effects of strain path changes on microstructure. The overall aim of this research is to develop physically-based models for prediction of mechanical behavior of the materials (including damage and fracture evolution). Current work involves various engineering metals and alloys such as microalloyed steels, aluminium alloys, and aerospace titanium.

RESEARCH VISITS, SCHOLARSHIPS

  • 2020 – August – scientific visit, Institute of Metal Forming, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
  • 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 – Visiting Academic, Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia – 1 month stays.
  • 2011 – October – Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA
  • 2006 – (2 months) – Visiting Academic, Centre for Material and Fiber Innovation, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia.
  • 2005 – (6 months) – Visiting Academic, Faculty of Science and Technology, Deakin University, Geelong Australia.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Participation in 25 research projects in the past 10 years. The most recent ones are:

  1. Manufacturing of innovative products on a hybrid line for the production of pipes with metallic coatings, with the simultaneous tightening of dimensional tolerances, using the magnetic flux for qualitative tests. POIR.01.01.01-00-0510/18 2018-2022, Principal Investigator.
  2. Innovative technology of manufacturing of large-scale rings for the use in the most difficult operating conditions for the shipbuilding and offshore industries, POIR.01.02.00-00-0086/19, 2020-2023. Principal Investigator.
  3. Development of low-waste explosive cladding technology and processing technology of multilayer, high strength, light and super light materials with reactive and functional layers as well as plates cladded explosively with reactive metals and its alloys. Project: Polish National Centre for Research and Development TECHMATSTRATEG2/412341/8/NCBR/2019 2019-2022. Investigator.
  4. Development of a comprehensive methodology for determination of the through scale rheological properties under accelerated microstructure recovery conditions of advanced Ti alloys for aerospace applications. National Science Center Poland, , 2016-2019. Budget: 1.1mln PLN. Principal Investigator.
  5. Syntactic, multiscale computational models of high-performance for materials with limited ductility. National Science Center Poland, 2016-2019. Budget: 664k PLN. Investigator.
  6. Innovative Forging and Fabrication Solutions for the Energy Sector. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Technology Strategy Board, UK, 2015-2018. Budget:2 mln GBP. Investigator.
  7. The development of novel manufacturing techniques for nuclear applications. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Technology Strategy Board, UK, 2013-2015. Budget:2 mln GBP. Investigator.
  8.  Advancement of castings in the Nuclear Supply Chain. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Technology Strategy Board, UK, 2013-2015. Budget: 2mln GBP. Investigator.
  9. Unconventional, nonlinear and dynamic deformation conditions of austenite as a way of shaping the morphology of its transformation products. National Science Center Poland, , 2013-2016. Budget: 400k PLN. Principal Investigator.
  10. IMMPETUS Phase III Programme New Framework for Hybrid Through Process Modelling, Process Simulation and Optimization in the Metals Industry. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, UK, 2008-2012. Budget: 5 mln GBP. Investigator etapu: 3.1: Through process experimental simulation and core 1.2: The effect of non-linear and dynamic process conditions on microstructure.
  11. Optimisation of finishing processes for eliminating rectification of plate and section products (OPTIFIN). European Commission, Research Fund for Coal and Steel, 2007-2010. Budget: 1.25mln EUR. Investigator.

PUBLICATIONS

Author or co-author of over 170 journal papers and reviewed conference proceedings.

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OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

  • Member of Scientific Committee of 4th International Ingot Casting Rolling Forging (ICRF) Conference, 21–23 June 2022, Pittsburgh, USA
  • Chair of International Conference on Metal Forming 2020, 2016, Krakow, Poland
  • Co-organiser of session Multi Scale Modeling of Deformation Processes, MS&T 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, USA
  • Co-organiser of Symposium: Through Scale Numerical Modeling of Mechanical Behavior of Ultrafine-grained (UFG) and Nanostructured (NS) Materials podczas 13th WCCM 2018, New York, USA
  • Chairman of the sessions during various international conferences: Metal Forming 2012, Krakow; MS&T 2012 Conference and Exhibition, Pittsburgh, USA; KomPlasTech 2013, Zakopane,
  • Member of Editorial Board of International Journal of Lightweight Materials and Manufacture (Elsevier)
  • Member of Board of Reviewers (Key Reader) in Metallurgical Transactions – 2012-2018
  • Active reviewer of various journals published by Elsevier and Springer
  • Reviewer (External Examiner) of 3 PhD theses:
    • Study of thermal fatigue resistance of hot work tool steel, Mr Marcin Marciniak, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland, 19 April 2017
    • Fabrication of the ultrafine-grained structure using the friction-assisted lateral extrusion concept, Mr Szymon Szkudelski, Joint PhD: Wroclaw University of Technology, Wrocław & Metal Forming Institute – Poznan, Poland, 17 July 2020
    • Development of the ConformTM process for the recycling of waste titanium into wire, Miss Sarah Ann Smythe, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, 16 Dec 2020

MEMBERSHIPS IN SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

  • CIRP – The International Academy for Production Engineering – Guest member
  • TMS – The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, USA
  • ESAFORM – European Scientific Association For Material Forming
  • Member of Metal Forming Section of The Committee on Metallurgy (part of Technical Science Division of Polish Academy of Science)
  • Member of Polish Forging Association, Poland
  • Member of Academic-Industrial Association for Metallurgy, Poland
  • Member of Polish Materials Science Society