Polish version

Silicon Polymers Laboratory


Dr. Maria Zielecka, D. Sc., prof. of ICRI
phone + 48 22 568 28 40, + 48 22 568 26 95

e-mail maria.zielecka(at)ichp.pl

Research areas

  • new silicone polymers
  • silicone containing hybrid systems of designed architecture and sol-gel synthesis
  • nanofillers and nanospheres
  • silicone emulsions and emulsion polymerization
  • biologically active silicon containing compounds
  • polysiloxanes applications: protection and maintenance of various building materials, silicone moulds, silicone greases, casts for electronic materials


Long-lasting experience in development and implementation of technologies and applications of the following products:

  • silicone resins, silicone rubbers silicone fluids
  • hybrid systems
  • water-repellents for various materials
  • silicone agents for hydrophobization and consolidation of ancient building materials
  • silicone containing agents for protection of various building materials against undesirable graffiti inscriptions.

Long-lasting experience in cooperation with industry and SMEs in Poland and abroad. Experience in realization of international research projects including those financed by European Commission.

Testing methods and equipment

  • own procedures of silicone resins, elastomers and fluids application tests
  • measurements of: rheological properties of different materials using KINEXUS rheometer, Malvern; dynamic viscosity measurements using Höppler method; particle size, particle size distribution, zeta potential and conductivity by Photon Correlation Spectroscopy, Zetasizer Nano ZS, Malvern.