• Professor Tadeusz Knych


    • Associate Professor Remigiusz Kowalik
    • Associate Professor Beata Leszczyńska-Madej
    • Associate Professor Beata Smyrak


    • Department of Physical Chemistry and Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals
    • Department of Metal Working and Physical Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals
    • Department of Materials Science and Non-Ferrous Metals Engineering

    Fields of study

    Recycling and Metallurgy

    Non-Ferrous Metals Science and Engineering

    Production and Quality Engineering

    Materiały i Technologie Metali Nieżelaznych

    (studia I I II stopnia)

    Modern Materials Design and Application

    (studia II stopnia) – nowy kierunek w ofercie 2022/2023

    The Faculty of Non-Ferrous Metals was established in 1962. It is a research and educational unit which is unique on a world scale. It educates future engineers and conducts research for the industries of metallurgy, materials science, processing of non-ferrous metals, physical metallurgy, as well as related branches. Since its early days, the faculty has maintained very close collaboration with industry.


    The faculty development strategy is based chiefly on two fundamental notions: educating students and conducting research, both of which lead to staff development. Our education offer allows students to get to know cutting-edge technologies in the fields of production and processing of metals, alloys, and composites, as well as methods of testing and designing their structures and properties by means of modern analytical and experimental instrumentation.


    Our graduates know how to make use of the special features of metals, such as durability, hardness, plasticity, electrical and thermal conductivity, superconductivity, magnetic properties, shape memory, and many others. The faculty prepares its graduates to work in the metallurgical and processing plants of the industry of non-ferrous metals. Moreover, the knowledge gained during the course of study also allows our alumni to find employment in the metal, machine-building, automotive, aircraft, and ship-building industries, in the production of cables and materials for the power industry, in the industries of electrical engineering, telecommunications and medicine, precious metals production, and in other plants dealing with plastic working and heat treatment, property testing, and quality control.


    Our students and academic teachers are often laureates of numerous prestigious distinctions and awards given by universities or societies. There are seven student research clubs at the faculty that allow students to work in laboratories from their first year of study. Furthermore, taking an active part in the activities of a research club incentivises students to develop their passions in the execution of joint projects, the results of which are then showcased during a session of Student Research Clubs, as well as Polish and international conferences.


    Collaboration with industry has been carried out within the framework of a wide spectrum of topics, from the problems of obtaining metals from concentrates to the production of new alloys and products designed for different purposes. It encompasses all plants of non-ferrous metals (metallurgical and processing), as well as a large number of enterprises operating in the mechanical, chemical, oil, power engineering, iron and steel sectors, and many others. The faculty has also been a co-founder and active participant of projects conducted by various research and scientific consortia.