MSc degree in Materials Engineering at the Department of Materials Engineering and Ceramics at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow (1986),
PhD degree in Technical Science at Cracow University of Technology (1994),
Qualified as assistant professor in Materials Engineering at the AGH University of Science and Technology (habilitation-2003). Head of Materials Engineering Department at the Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technology since October 2006.
Leaders of grants on material technology sponsored by Polish State Committee for Scientific Research and participant of EU grants, member of the Polish Academy of Science, Committee of Metallurgy – the Powders Metallurgy Section, member of the Polish Ceramic Society, professor in the Institute of Technology at Pedagogical University of Krakow (since 2003), member of Krakow Research Centre for ION Engineering; studies on sintering processes technology, free, high pressure and SPS sintering of materials, particular new tool materials (superhard compacts, ceramic composites, cermetals) obtaining and investigations; carbon thin films IBAD method obtaining – properties, for biological applications. Prof. Lucyna Jaworska is author and co-author of more than 100 publications, 4 books and 7 patents.
Her Topic of Materials' Days 2011:
Advanced ceramic matrix composites
The need for cutting tool materials with improved toughness, elevated temperature strength and chemical inertness capable of operating at high cutting speed or dry cutting, is increasing. The use of various addition to a ceramic matrix provides great improvement in mechanical and other properties. UHTC materials due to extremely high melting points, higher than 3000°C are widely investigated as potential candidates for high temperature application at machining conditions. Fast technique and the high pressure methods (HP-HT) allow to limit the sintering duration, the sintering temperature, so the sintering of materials with high melting point is possible. Because of the advantageous sintering conditions for these methods, there is possibility to consolidate the ceramic materials with solid lubricants characterized by low melting point or the temperature of decomposition. New trends for tool materials and own experimental results of high temperature sintering using SPS and HP-HT methods for various materials (oxides, nitrides and MAX phase composites) will be presented. The results of X-ray phase composition analysis, electron microscopy microstructure observations and selected physical, mechanical studies for these materials will be discussed.