Prof. Igor Kosacki Prof. Igor Kosacki Visiting Instructor

Dr. Igor Kosacki completed his Ph.D. from Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences and postdoctoral studies from Pierre and Marie Curie University, Delft University of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Igor is the materials scientist working in academia and industry interface to bring together fundamental knowledge and application in new energy technologies. His scientific interests are focused on the research and development of functional materials for energy conversion systems including solid oxide fuel cells, gas sensors, ion separation membranes and electrical batteries. Igor is an expert in electrical, structural, and optical properties of materials and their correlation with processing and microstructure. Special interests include the technology and characterization of nanocrystalline ceramic thin films and ion conductive superlattice structures, as well as the study of their electrical and optical properties related to grain boundaries and interfaces. With over 25 years of experience in the fields of materials science and nanotechnology, Igor is a recognized leader in the design of advanced energy materials. His expertise in the fundamental properties of materials has enabled him to bridge the gap between academic investigation and industrial application. His research is well supported with a total value over $20M. Igor has published more than 120 technical papers in refereed journals in materials research area. In addition, Igor has been involved as a member of conference-advising committees and research project steering committees. He has received several awards and honors, the most prestigious is Professor of Physical Sciences Title awarded by the President of Poland, Highest Polish Scientific Honor. Igor is Visiting Professor at Physics and Engineering Department, University of St. Thomas.


  • Doctor of Philosophy - Physics - Institute of Physics -Polish Academy of Sciences (1983)
  • Bachelor of Science - Physics - Marie Curie-Sklodowska University Lublin (1978)
  • Master of Science - Physics - Marie Curie-Sklodowska University Lublin (1978)

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