Katarzyna Krukiewicz

Assistant Researcher



Researcher ID: F-6936-2014


  1. Research interests


  • bioelectrochemistry
  • conducting polymers
  • surface modification
  • bioactive coatings


  1. Expertise


  • drug delivery systems
  • cyclic voltammetry
  • electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
  • electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance


  1. Publications (5 most important)


  1. Krukiewicz K., Bednarczyk-Cwynar B., Turczyn R., Zak J.K.: EQCM verification of the concept of drug immobilization and release from conducting polymer matrix, Electrochimica Acta 212 (2016) 694-700, 10.1016/j.electacta.2016.07.055
  2. Vallejo-Giraldo C., Pampaloni N.P., Pallipurath A.R., O’Connell J., Holmes J.D., Mokarian-Tabari P., Trotier A., Krukiewicz K., Orpella-Aceret G., Pugliese E., Ballerini L., Kilcoyne M., Dowd E., Quinlan L.R., Pandit A., Kavanagh P., Biggs M., Preparation of Cytocompatible ITO Neuroelectrodes with Enhanced Electrochemical Characteristics Using a Facile Anodic Oxidation Process, Advanced Functional Materials 2017 1605035, 10.1002/adfm.201605035
  3. Krukiewicz K, Żak J, Biomaterial-based regional chemotherapy: local anticancer drug delivery to enhance chemotherapy and minimize its side-effects, Materials Science and Engineering C 62 (2016) 927-942. doi:10.1016/j.msec.2016.01.063
  4. Krukiewicz K., Zawisza P., Herman A.P., Turczyn R., Boncel S., Zak J.K., An electrically controlled drug delivery system based on conducting poly(3,4-ethylenedioxypyrrole) matrix, Bioelectrochemistry 108 (2016) 13-20, doi: 10.1016/j.bioelechem.2015.11.002.
  5. Krukiewicz K., Jarosz , Zak J.K., Lapkowski M., Ruszkowski P., Bobkiewicz-Kozlowska T., Bednarczyk-Cwynar B., Advancing the delivery of anticancer drugs: conjugated polymer / triterpenoid composite, Acta Biomaterialia 19 (2015) 158-165; doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2015.03.006.


  1. Projects


  • “Biomimetic polymer brushes as conducting coatings for neural probes”, IX 2017 –X 2019, MedTrain Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme at CÚRAM, Call 1
  • „Electroactive polymers as coatings suitable for controlling the growth of bacterial biofilm”, VII 2017 – VII 2020, National Science Center, Sonata NCN-2016/23/D/ST5/01306
  • „Local drug delivery systems based on conducting polymers”, 2015 – 2016, Foundation for Polish Science, Project INTER, 30/UD/SKILLS/2015
  • „Conjugated polymer matrices for controlled release of biologically active compounds – synthesis and characterization”, VII 2013 –VII 2016, National Science Center, Preludium NCN-2012/07/N/ST5/01878


  1. Scientific awards


  • Rector Award for high impact publications
  • Best poster award at 66th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry’2015.
  • Finalist in IV edition of the popular science competition organized by the Foundation for Polish Science INTER.
  • Laureate in X edition of „Complicated and simple. Young scientists about their research” organized by Academic Forum.
  • Laureate in SWIFT project (2012/2013)