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Olga Urbanek-Świderska, Ph.D.  

Assistant / LP&B website administrator

Room 338

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A motivated and enthusiastic materials engineer interested in polymers for tissue engineering. Focused on electrospinning of chitosan blends, surface modification of fibers and idea of combining them with 3D structure. Searching for opportunities to develop research skills and interdisciplinary cooperation. Strongly focused on applicability of the research.


,,Your future life always depends on your ability to see possibilities’’


Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Master of Science Degree; specialization: biomaterials

Research Skills

Electrospinning process and its optimization; analytical techniques (eg.): DSC, SEM, FT-IR, contact angle & surface tension measurement; viscosity measurement; cell culture, cell viability and proloferation tests (eg. MTT assay, CQ test), FM imaging

Participation in currently conducted research projects

  1. Project Team-Tech, Foundation for Polish Science. INFECTLESS New generation of antibacterial wound dressing.
  2. Project Lider No. 388/L-6/2014, National Cenre of Research and Development  (investigator), Development of bioactive, hybrid scaffold for ligament regeneration ACL. 
  3. Project Lider No. LIDER/14/0053/L-9/17/NCBR/2018, National Cenre of Research and Development  (investigator), Injectable scaffolds for tissue engineering


Past Projects

Project Preludium No. 2014/15/N/ST8/03757, National Science Centre (project author/ principal investigator/ project manager), Biomimetic surface modification of bicomponent nanofibers with chondroitin sulfate and its effect on properties of scaffold and cellular response.  

Project Strategmed No. 1/235368/8/NCBR/2014, National Cenre of Research and Development (investigator), Modern urine draining prosthesis for patients with bladder cancer undergoing minimally invasive, contactless surgery of bladder cutout. Acronym: Smart Auci. 


  1. Drexel University, Materials Sciences and Engineering, Natural Polymers& Photonics Group, Philadelphia, USA
  2. National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan
  3. Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Bio.Materials Group    
  4. The Laboratory of Nanostructures for Photonics and Biomedicine, UNIPRESS


  1. Honorable mention for scientific achievements in 2017 by the decision of the IPPT PAN Scientific Council Committee on 1st March 2018
  2. The Kościuszko Foundation Award laureate in the academic year  2016/2017



Pierini, F., Guglielmelli, A., Urbanek, O., Nakielski, P., Pezzi, L., Buda, R., Lanzi M., Kowalewski T.A., De Sio, L. (2020). Thermoplasmonic‐Activated Hydrogel Based Dynamic Light Attenuator. Advanced Optical Materials, 2000324.

Pawłowska, S., Rinoldi, C., Nakielski, P., Ziai, Y., Urbanek, O., Li, X., Kowalewski T.A., Ding B., Pierini, F. (2020). Ultraviolet Light‐Assisted Electrospinning of Core–Shell Fully Cross‐Linked P (NIPAAm‐co‐NIPMAAm) Hydrogel‐Based Nanofibers for Thermally Induced Drug Delivery Self‐Regulation. Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2000247.

Kołbuk, D., Heljak, M., Choińska, E., Urbanek, O. (2020). Novel 3D Hybrid Nanofiber Scaffolds for Bone Regeneration. Polymers12(3), 544.

Pierini F, Nakielski P, Urbanek O, Pawłowska S, Lanzi M, De Sio L, Kowalewski TA. (2018). Polymer-Based Nanomaterials for Photothermal Therapy: From Light-Responsive to Multifunctional Nanoplatforms for Synergistically Combined Technologies, BIOMACROMOLECULES, 19 (11) 4147-4167.

Kołbuk, D., Urbanek, O., Denis, P., Choińska, E. (2019). Sonochemical coating as an effective method of polymeric nonwovens functionalization. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A107(11), 2447-2457.

Zaszczyńska, A., Sajkiewicz, P., Gradys, A., Kołbuk, D., Urbanek, O. (2019). Cellular studies on piezoelectric polyvinylidene fluoride nanofibers subjected to ultrasounds stimulations. Engineering of Biomaterials22(153).

Urbanek O, Kołbuk D, Wróbel M. (2018). Articular cartilage: New directions and barriers of scaffolds development–review. International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials, 1-15.

Urbanek O, Sajkiewicz P, Pierini F. (2017). The effect of polarity in the electrospinning process on PCL/chitosan nanofibres’ structure, properties and efficiency of surface modification. Polymer 124 : 168-175.

Pierini F, Lanzi M, Nakielski P, Pawłowska S, Urbanek O, Zembrzycki K, Kowalewski TA. (2017). Single-Material Organic Solar Cells Based on Electrospun Fullerene-Grafted Polythiophene Nanofibers. Macromolecules 50 (13) : 4972-4981.

Mayerberger EA, Urbanek O, McDaniel RM, Street RM, Barsoum MW, Schauer CL. (2017). Preparation and characterization of polymer-Ti3C2Tx(MXene) composite nanofibers produced via electrospinning. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 134(37).

Urbanek O, Sajkiewicz P, Pierini F, Czerkies M, Kołbuk D, (2017). Structure and properties of polycaprolactone/chitosan nonwovens tailored by solvent systems. Biomedical Materials, 12(1), 015020.

Urbanek O, Pierini F, Choińska E, Sajkiewicz P, Bil M, Święszkowski W. (2018). Effect of hydroxyapatite nanoparticles addition on structure properties of poly (L‐lactide‐co‐glycolide) After gamma sterilization. Polymer Composites, 39(4) - 1023-1031.