Short CV/Education and training

  • 1975
    M.Sc., AGH UST, Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics

  • 1979
    Ph.D., AGH UST, Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics

  • 1984
    Doctoral thesis, Université Bordeaux I, France

  • 1988
    D.Sc., AGH UST, Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics

  • 1994
    Full Professor of Technical Sciences, AGH UST, Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics

  • Since 2004
    Coordinator of Fuel Cells Group in Polish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Platform

  • 2004 – 2013
    President of the Polish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (

  • Since 2009
    Head of Department of Hydrogen Energy, AGH University of Science and Technology

  • Since 2013
    Vice President of the Polish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association

Selected publications

  • J. Molenda, "Material problems and prospects of Li-ion batteries for vehicles applications", Functional Materials Letters 4 (2011) 107-112

  • A. Kulka, D. Baster, M. Dudek, M. Kielbasa, A. Milewska, W. Zajac, K. Swierczek, J. Molenda, "Electrochemical properties of chemically modified phosphoolivines as cathode materials for Li-ion batteries", Journal of Power Sources 244 (2013) 565-569

  • J. Molenda, K. Swierczek, "Strategies for perspective cathode materials for IT-SOFC", in: "Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Facts and Figures. Past, Present and Future Perspectives for SOFC Technologies" Ed. J.T.S. Irvine, P. Connor, pp. 47-69, Springer 2013

  • W. Zajac, J. Molenda,"Properties of doped ceria solid electrolytes in reducing atmospheres", Solid State Ionics 192 (2011) 163-167

  • J. Molenda, K. Swierczek, W. Zajac, "Functional materials for the IT-SOFC" Journal of Power Sources 173 (2007) 657-670

  • J. Molenda, W. Ojczyk, K. Swierczek, W. Zajac, F. Krok, J. Dygas, R.S. Liu, "Diffusional mechanism of deintercalation in LiFe1-yMnyPO4 cathode material" Solid State Ionics 177 (2006) 2617-2624

  • J. Molenda, J. Marzec, K. Swierczek, W. Ojczyk, M. Ziemnicki, M. Molenda, M. Drozdek, R. Dziembaj, "The effect of 3d substitutions in the manganese sublattice on the charge transport mechanism and electrochemical properties of manganese spinel" Solid State Ionics 171 (2004) 215-227

  • J. Molenda, A. Stoklosa, T. Bak, "Transport properties of YBa2Cu3O7-d at high temperatures", Physica C 175 (1991) 555

  • J. Molenda, A. Stoklosa, T. Bak, "Modification in the electronic-structure of cobalt bronze LixCoO2 and the resulting electrochemical properties" Solid State Ionics 36 (1989) 53-58

  • J. Molenda, A. Stoklosa, "Electronic structure and electrochemical properties of VO2", Solid State Ionics, 36 (1989) 43

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Project coordinator/Principal Investigator "Positive Electrode Materials for Li-ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles Application-LiBEV", Polish Swiss Research Programme, grant no. PSPB-080/2010, 2013-2016.

  • Principal Investigator "New tool for designing functional materials for Li-ion batteries", MAESTRO grant 2011/02/A/ST5/00447, funded by Polish National Center for Science, 2012 – 2015.

  • Task leader "New materials and innovative methods for energy transformation and monitoring (MIME)", No. UDAPOIG. 01.01.0200108/0901, project funded by the European Union, 2010 – 2013.

  • Principal Investigator "Proton conducting ceramic membranes for convertors of carbon dioxide into liquid fuels", Polish Ministry for Science and Higher Education, grant no. N N507 354535 2011, 2008 – 2011.

  • Project Leader "Investigation, development and applications of rechargeable thin film microbatteries for microelectronics", Polish Singapore research project no. SINGAPUR/99/2007, 2007 – 2010.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Board editor of journal: Functional Materials Letters

  • Chairman of Organizing Committee of periodic international conference "Polish Forum" on hydrogen energy and energy conversion & storage (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)

  • Chairman of Organizing Committee of V-th International Symposium on Systems with Fast Ionic Transport, 2001

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Goal-orinted team management

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Establishment of Department of Hydrogen Energy at AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Energy and Fuels

    Establishment of educational specialty in the field of hydrogen energy at AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Energy and Fuels


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