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Division of Structural and Functional Materials
The Building of Materials Engineering, 141 Wołoska Street, room 004  


  • MSc in Materials Science and Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, 1982
  • Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering: Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, 1995
  • D.Sc. (postdoctoral degree) in Materials Science and Engineering: Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, 2014
  • Professor of engineering-technical sciences, discipline materials science, 2023


Research stays

  • Kyoto University, Department of Metals, Kyoto, Japan, 1991-1993
  • Faculty of Materials Science, University of Wollongong, Australia, 1998



At the beginning of his scientific career Prof. Oleszak was involved in fabrication and structure and properties studies of metallic glasses, especially from their glass forming ability and surface crystallization effects points of view. Starting form 80s of the 20th century, he started his activity in the area of mechanical alloying (MA). Prof. Oleszak is a founder of the school of MA at the Warsaw University of Technology. The activity of the school resulted in a significant increase of knowledge in the area of structure and properties studies of many materials fabricated by MA. For more than 30 years Prof. Oleszak is involved in powder metallurgy studies of metallic and ceramic materials manufactured by MA followed by powder compaction. The main issues are concentrated on the thermodynamically nonequilibrium alloys, like amorphous or nanocrystalline, and the investigations of their phase composition,  thermal stability and properties. His pioneer studies include titanium alloys (Ti-Al, Ti-Si), iron alloys (Fe-Ni, Fe-Co, Fe-Mo, Fe-W, Fe-Nb, Fe-Zn, Fe-Ge) investigated also from magnetic properties point of view, Ni-Mo alloys for electrocatalytic applications, intermetallics from the Ni-Al and Fe-Al systems and their composites with TiC, NbC, Al2O3, ZrO2. The next topics include Aurivillius phases as multiferroic materials and LiLaZrO-type ceramics for solid state electrolyte for lithium-ion batteries. Currently Prof. Oleszak is working in the area of High Entropy Alloys (HEA) and their composites, manufactured by MA or traditional metallurgy (casting).


  1. E. Jartych, P. Jaskółowska, D. Oleszak, M. Pękała
    Structure and Magnetic Properties of Mechanosynthesized Nanocrystalline Fe2CrSi Heusler Alloy
    Nanomaterials, 2023, vol. 13, s.1-13, numer artykułu:3024,
  2. P. Kozłowski, P. Fabrykiewicz, I. Sosnowska Izabela, F. Fauth, A. Senyshyn, Suard, D. Oleszak, R. Przeniosło
    Monoclinic symmetry of the hcp-type ordered areas in bulk cobalt
    Physical Review B, 2023, vol. 107, nr 10, DOI:10.1103/physrevb.107.104104
  3. T. Stasiak, D. Oleszak, A. Frąaczkiewicz
    Effects of Solidification Conditions on Microstructure and Properties of High Entropy Alloys from the CoCrFeMnNi Family
    Journal of Metals, vol. 74, No. 12, 2022, s. 4842 – 4852, DOI:10.1007/s11837-022-05543-2
  4. G. Cieślak, J. Dąbrowa, M. Jawańska, A. Parzuchowska, D. Oleszak
    Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of the Ductile Al–Ti–Mo–Nb–V
    Refractory High Entropy Alloys
    Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A – Physical Metallurgy and Materials
    Science vol. 53, nr 2, 2022, s. 653 – 662, DOI:10.1007/s11837-022-05543-2
  5. D. Oleszak, M. Pawlyta, T. Pikula
    Influence of Powder Milling and Annealing Parameters on the Formation of Cubic Li7La3Zr2O12 Compound
    Materials 2021 vol. 14, nr 24, 1 – 10, DOI:10.3390/ma14247633
  6. A. Antolak-Dudka, D. Oleszak, R. Zieliński, T. Kulik
    W-Y2O3 composites obtained by mechanical alloying and sintering
    Advanced Powder Technology 32 (2021) 390 – 397 DOI:10.1016/j.apt.2020.12.017
  7. P. Fabrykiewicz, R. Przeniosło, I. Sosnowska, F. Fauth, D. Oleszak
    Verification of the Wolff hypothesis concerning the symmetry of β-MnO2
    Acta Crystallographica A – Foundation and Advances, 75 (2019) 889 – 901
  8. D. Oleszak, A. Antolak-Dudka, T. Kulik
    High entropy multicomponent WMoNbZrV alloy processed by mechanical alloying
    Materials Letters 232 (2018) 160 – 162, DOI:10.1016/j.matlet.2018.08.060
  9. K. Cymerman, D. Oleszak, M. Rosiński, A. Michalski
    Structure and mechanical properties of TiB2/TiC - Ni composites fabricated by pulse plasma sintering method
    Advanced Powder Technology 29 (2018) 1795 – 1803, DOI:10.1016/j.apt.2018.04.015
  10. D. Oleszak, S. Krzywińska
    Crystalline - Amorphous AA4048-Al60Nb40 composites processed by mechanical alloying and powder compaction
    Advanced Powder Technology 29 (2018) 1366 – 1371,DOI:10.1016/j.apt.2018.02.03


  • 2020 Gold Medal for Long Serving
  • 2018 Team Prize of the Rector of Warsaw University of Technology for the organizational achievements
  • 2017 Medal of the Commission of National Education
  • 2017 Individual Prize of the Rector of Warsaw University of Technology for didactics achievements
  • 2016 Individual Prize of the Rector of Warsaw University of Technology for scientific achievements
  • 2013 Individual Prize of the rector of Warsaw University of Technology for didactics achievements
  • 2005 Team Prize of the Rector of Warsaw University of Technology for scientific achievements
  • 2001 Individual Prize of the Rector of Warsaw University of Technology for scientific achievements



  • Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, 2012-2020, author of new teaching specializations Nanomaterials and Biomaterials (in English)
  • Member of the Senate Committee for Studies, 2012-2020
  • Supervisor of 2 completed Ph. D. dissertations and 2 in progress
  • Reviewer of 25 Ph.D. thesis
  • Member of 15 D.Sc. committees
  • Supervisor of 47 B.Sc. and M.Sc. thesis
  • Author and co-author almost 200 scientific papers, Hirsch index H = 21, number of citations  1300 according to Web of Science
  • Reviewer in the journals: Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia, J. Alloys Comp., Advanced Powder Technology, Powder Technology, Intermetallics, Materials Characterization, Journal of Materials Synthesis and Processing, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, Physics and Chemistry of Materials, Materials Sci. Eng. A, etc. (280 papers reviewed)
  • Author of 102 international and domestic conference presentations, including 12 invited talks
  • Organizer and co-organizer of 8 international scientific conferences, including 13th and  27th ISMANAM (International Symposium on Metastable, Amorphous and Nanostructured Materials, 2006 and 2023) and RQMM (17th Rapidly Quenched and Metastable Materials 2023)
  • Expert of the Polish Accreditation Committee in materials science and engineering discipline
  • Member of the Council of Doctoral School at the Warsaw University of Technology (Committee of Science and Committee of Education)
  • Member of the International Mechanochemical Association
  • Member of Deutsche Gesselschaft für Materialkunde (German Materials Science Society)
  • Member of the Polish Materials Science Society
  • Member of the Polish Composite Materials Society
  • Member of the Metallic Materials Section of the Committee of Materials Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, Chairman of Nanomaterials Group in this Section
  • Member of the Faculty Board and Materials Science Discipline Board at the Warsaw University of technology
  • Member of the Scientific Council of the national centre for Nuclear Research and Institute of Ceramics and Building materials (2017-2021)