Personal Homepage of Jolanta Janczak-Rusch

Research Interests

  • Micro-/Nanojoining technology

  • Design of joints with tailored properties, process-microstructure-property relationship and (material) interfaces design

  • Process development and optimisation (brazing, soldering, diffusion bonding, Transient Phase Bonding and hybrid joining processes)

  • Joining of dissimilar materials, development of (composite) brazing filler alloys and solders, control of residual stresses

Professional Career

  • Group Leader (Micro- and Nanojoining)/Senior Scientist, Empa Dübendorf, Laboratory for Joining Technologies & Corrosion (1998-present)

  • Research Professor and Lecturer at Warsaw University of Technology (Poland), Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Poland (2010 – 2015, part time)

  • Senior Scientist, Empa Thun, Laboratory for Materials Technology, Micromechanical Testing of Composite Materials (1994-1998)

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute de Genie Atomique, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne EPFL (1993-1994)

  • Research assistant at the Institute of Materials Technology, University of Dortmund, Germany (1989 – 1993)


  • Habilitation and venia legendi (2008), Materials Science, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (1993), Institute of Materials Technology, University of Dortmund, Germany

  • M.Sc. in Technical and Biomedical Cybernetics (1998), Technical High School Ilmenau, Germany

Academic Awards

  • Titular professor nomination (Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil.) by the President of the Republic of Poland, (2014)

Professional Affiliations
  • Swiss delegate and the sub-commission chair of the International Institute of Welding (IIW) Technical Commission C-VII "Microjoining and Nanojoining",

  • Expert of the International Institute of Welding (IIW) Technical Commission C-XVII“Brazing, soldering, and diffusion bonding”

  • Member of the Swiss Welding Society (Schweizerischer Verein für Schweisstechnik SVS)

  • Member of the Polish Materials Society (PTM)

  • Member of the Editorial Board of Materials Engineering (Inzynieria Materialowa), Transactions of the Foundry Research Institute and Welding Technology Review

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the 73rd World Foundry Congress “Creative Foundry”, Krakow, Poland (2018)

  • Co-Chair of the 4th International Conference on Nanojoining & Microjoining (NMJ2018), Nara, Japan (2018)

  • Member of the International Scientific Advisory Board of 12th International Conference on Brazing, High Temperature Brazing and Diffusion Bonding (LÖT2019), Aachen, Germany (2019)


  • Polish (mother tongue)

  • German

  • English

  • French (Basic knowledge)

Books & Book Chapters

  • J. Kübler, J.Janczak-Rusch, Aktiv gelötete Komponenten aus Si3N4-TiN-Keramik und Stahl, in: DKG Handbuch, 2014.

  • J. Janczak-Rusch, Ceramic component integration by advanced brazing technologies, in: Ceramic Integration and Joining Technologies: From Macro to Nanoscale, Eds. M.Singh, T.Ohji, R.Asthana, S. Mathur, John Wiley&Sons, ISBN: 978-0-470-39122-8, 2011.

  • S.S. Babu, S. Flowers, J. Janczak-Rusch, et al. Joining of nanomaterials, Chapter 4.5. in: GENNESYS White Paper, Eds. Max-Planck Gesellschaft, 2008.

  • J. Janczak-Rusch, Interfaces in fibre reinforced composites: micromechanical properties and their effect on the composite behaviour, Publishing House of the Warsaw Univ. of Technology, ISSN 1234-5229, z.20, Warsaw, 2007

  • Janczak-Rusch, J. Charactérisation de la dureté des matériaux. In: Degallaix, S., Ilschner, B. (Eds.), Vol.2 Charactérisation Expérimentale des Matériaux I: Propriétés physiques, thermiques et méchaniques, Le Traité des Matériaux 2, Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes, EPFL, Lausanne, 2007, 173–186

  • J. Janczak, Zum Design von faserhaltigen Metallmatrix-Werkstoffen mit optimierten mechanischen Eigenschaften, Dissertation, Universität Dortmund, 1994.

  • H. Kern, J. Janczak, Die wichtigsten Technologiefelder im Überblick, High-Tech-Handbuch, Werkstoffe, ed. K. Gazdar, Economica Verlag, Bonn, 1992, S. 82-111.

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