Professor and Head of the Department of Metallurgical Processes @ Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Sciences of Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow
Professor at the Lukasiewicz Institute of Precision Mechanics Warsaw, Poland
Natalia Sobczak is Professor and Head of the Department of Metallurgical Processes at the Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Sciences of Polish Academy of Sciences in Krakow and Professor at the Lukasiewicz Institute of Precision Mechanics in Warsaw. She obtained her degrees in materials science (PhD at the Sankt Petersburg Technical University, Russia in 1994 and Habilitation at the Polish Academy of Sciences in 2005). Nominated as Titular Professor by the President of the Republic of Poland in 2010. Research fellow at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, USA (1984-1985) and visiting professor at Osaka University, Japan (2000-2001).
Prof. N. Sobczak is Member of FEMS Executive Committee since 2020, Chairperson of Cast Metal Matrix Composites Working Group at the World Foundry Organization (since 2001), Member of Int. Scientific Committees on High Temperature Capillarity (since 1994) and Workshops on Subsecond Thermophysics (since 2013). Associated editor of Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance (since 2020). She has a world renowned reputation in high-temperature liquid state materials science with special attention to investigation of high-temperature phenomena in liquid-assisted processes (metal casting, joining, additive manufacturing, synthesis of metal matrix and ceramic matrix composites, high temperature phase changed materials). Her research contributions include over 400 publications, 80 national and international projects (financed by European Commission, European Space Agency, United Nations Organization, Japan Society for Promotion Science, NSF&NAS, U.S.–Poland Maria Sklodowska–Curie Joint Fund, National Science Centre and Ministry of Science, National R&D Centre and Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland), 18 patents and several prestigious national and international awards.