dr inż. Rafał Michał Chodun

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Division of Surface Engineering
NT building, ul. Narbutta 85, pok. 02 i 36


  • M.Sc: Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, 2009
  • Ph.D: Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, 2014

Scientific activities

My scientific interests are related to the development of pulsed methods of Plasma Surface Engineering (research on power sources and plasmas, plasma process control, supporting plasmochemical processes) in order to synthesize layers of materials with specific functional properties, in particular non-equilibrium phases of oxides, nitrides, carbides, carbon layers, etc. The techniques I use are various versions of magnetron sputtering, the characteristics of which are primarily the result of my original developments.

My current research involves fabricating high-quality carbon layers, nanoparticle matrix composite layers, and high-temperature magnetic target sputtering. I am particularly interested in the produced materials' photocatalytic, optical, electronic, and magnetic properties.

I realize topics for engineering and master theses in the field of my team's current activity.



  1. R Chodun, M Dypa, B Wicher, K Nowakowska–Langier, S Okrasa, R Minikayev, K Zdunek, The sputtering of titanium magnetron target with increased temperature in reactive atmosphere by gas injection magnetron sputtering technique, Applied Surface Science 574, (2022) 151597
  2. R Chodun, K Nowakowska-Langier, B Wicher, S Okrasa, R Kwiatkowski, D Zaloga, M Dypa, K Zdunek, The state of coating–substrate interfacial region formed during TiO2 coating deposition by Gas Injection Magnetron Sputtering technique, Surface and Coatings Technology 398, (2022) 126092
  3. R Chodun, K Nowakowska-Langier, B Wicher, S Okrasa, R Minikayev, M Dypa, K Zdunek, TiO2 coating fabrication using gas injection magnetron sputtering technique by independently controlling the gas and power pulses, Thin Solid Films 728, (2021) 138695
  4. R Chodun, L Skowronski, S Okrasa, B Wicher, K Nowakowska-Langier, K Zdunek, Optical TiO2 layers deposited on polymer substrates by the Gas Injection Magnetron Sputtering technique, Applied Surface Science 466, (2019) 12-18
  5. B Wicher, R Chodun, M Trzcinski, A Lachowski, K Nowakowska-Langier, S Haj Ibrahim, J Jaroszewicz, M Kubiś, E Grzanka, K Zdunek, Application of the plasma surface sintering conditions in the synthesis of ReBx–Ti targets employed for hard films deposition in magnetron sputtering technique, International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials 103, (2022) 105756


  • 2016: Scientific Prize of Warsaw University of Technology for outstanding achievement of basic and technical research transfer in national industry, for: "Using gas pulses for plasma process control in the production of coatings of large area glasses in BOHAMET S.A. company"
  • 2019: I Grade Prize of Warsaw University of Technology Rector for outstanding publication record in 2018,  Krzysztof Zdunek, Rafał Chodun, Bartosz Wicher, Katarzyna Nowakowska - Langier


Patents and patent applications

  • K. Zdunek, P. Domanowski, R. Chodun, K. Nowakowska – Langier, S. Okrasa: Method of producing decorative, colored interference coatings, on polymeric packaging, by magnetron sputtering, P. 418146 z 2016-07-29
  • K. Zdunek, B. Wicher, R. Chodun, K. Nowakowska-Langier, S. Okrasa: The method of producing the target and the target, P.426078 z 2018-06-27