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Grzegorz Greczynski

Professor, Head of Unit

Head of the Fundamental Science of Thin Films unit at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, LiU. Expert in high power impulse magnetron sputtering (HiPIMS) and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)


My research interests are presently focused on low-energy ion/surface interactions (including both gas and metal ions) for nanostructure control during low-temperature growth of transition-metal-based nitride, boride, and carbide thin films by physical vapor deposition. In addition, I'm active in the field of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), with the aim to develop nondestructive analysis methods and to increase reliability of the technique.

I received my MSc degree in Materials Physics in 1997 from University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland as well as from Linköping University, Sweden.

In 2001 I obtained PhD in Materials Physics for the thesis “Photoelectron Spectroscopy Studies of Conjugated Polymer Surfaces and Interfaces for Organic-based Light Emitting Devices” under supervision of Prof. William R. Salaneck and the opponent was Prof. Hans Siegbahn.

Between 2001 and 2008 I worked in industry, first for Thin Film Electronics AB and later for Chemfilt Ionsputtering AB. The latter company pioneered the novel magnetron sputtering technique - high-power impulse magnetron sputtering (HiPIMS or HPPMS) which has become very popular in the recent years.

In 2009, I rejoined academia as an Assistant Professor of Thin Film Physics working with Professor Lars Hultman. My close collaborators are Professors Joe Greene and Ivan Petrov from University of Illinois (USA) and Professor Jochen Schneider from Aachen University (Germany).

In 2018 I was nominated Fellow of the American Vacuum Society for "seminal contributions to nondestructive XPS surface analysis, and the development of novel next-generation HiPIMS metal-ion deposition techniques".



Anton Zubayer, Naureen Ghafoor, Kristbjoerg Anna Thorarinsdottir, Sjoerd Stendahl, Artur Glavic, Jochen Stahn, Gyula Nagy, Grzegorz Greczynski, Matthias Schwartzkopf, Arnaud Le Febvrier, Per Eklund, Jens Birch, Fridrik Magnus, Fredrik Eriksson (2024) Reflective, polarizing, and magnetically soft amorphous neutron optics with 11B-enriched B4C Science Advances, Vol. 10, Article eadl0402 Continue to DOI
Niklas Hellgren, Igor Zhirkov, Mauricio A. Sortica, Andrejs Petruhins, Grzegorz Greczynski, Lars Hultman, Johanna Rosén (2024) High-power impulse magnetron sputter deposition of TiBx thin films: Effects of pulse length and peak current density Vacuum, Vol. 222, Article 113070 Continue to DOI
Shun Kashiwaya, Yuchen Shi, Jun Lu, Davide Giuseppe Sangiovanni, Grzegorz Greczynski, Martin Magnuson, Mike Andersson, Johanna Rosén, Lars Hultman (2024) Synthesis of goldene comprising single-atom layer gold Nature Synthesis Continue to DOI
Collin Rowe, Sathish Kumar Shanmugham, Grzegorz Greczynski, Lars Hultman, Arnaud Le Febvrier, Per Eklund, Ganpati Ramanath (2024) Molecularly-induced roughness and oxidation in cobalt/organodithiol/cobalt nanolayers synthesized by sputter-deposition and molecular sublimation Dalton Transactions, Vol. 53, p. 6451-6458 Continue to DOI
Bartosz Wicher, Oleksandr Pshyk, Xiao Li, Babak Bakhit, Vladyslav Rogoz, Ivan Petrov, Lars Hultman, Grzegorz Greczynski (2024) Superhard oxidation-resistant Ti1-xAlxBy thin films grown by hybrid HiPIMS/DCMS co-sputtering diboride targets without external substrate heating Materials & design, Vol. 238, Article 112727 Continue to DOI