Dr Marek Malinowski


Marek Malinowski received his M.Sc. degree in Material Science Engineering in 2008 from Wroclaw University of Science and Technology in Poland. In 2008 he started working at Electrotechnical Institute Division of Electrotechnology and Materials Science as a research assistant in Renewable Energy Sources Section where he conducted fuel cell material science and application projects. In 2016, he obtained Ph.D. degree searching for new materials (electrodes and electrolytes) for proton exchange membrane fuel cells. He is currently a post-doctoral researcher at University of the Western Cape, HySA Systems Integration & Technology Validation Competence Centre in Cape Town, South Africa where he joined scientific groups that work on renewable/fuel cell power generation and hydrogen production based on water electrolysis.


Integration and Demonstration of an off-grid Primary Power, Renewable Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Prototype for Rural Applications in South Africa - 2.5 kWnet PEM fuel cell primary power system engineered for High School located in the country area of SA: P&ID and electrical design, wiring, construction, evaluation and laboratory tests.

Green hydrogen project – development of hydrogen production station (2 Nm3/h, PEMEC) for HySA programme: PLC programming and visualization, electrical design and wiring, preliminary tests.

Material Science Engineering of Single Polymer Fuel Cell and Short Stack - synthesis and fabrication of composite PEM membranes, modified GDEs, MEAs, stack design and assembly following the electrochemical analysis according to the objectives of PhD work.

Uninterruptible Power Supply Unit with Fuel Cells and Ultracapacitors - design, assembly and testing of 500 WNet PEMFC UPS unit including construction of gas and electrical subsystems, and control and data acquisition controller.

PEMEC electrolyser - project, assembly and testing of 2-cells/600 W electrolysis stack.

3D Printed Hydrogen Technology-based Micro-Power Supply - design and construction of single PEMFC unit with aid of 3D printer and commercial MEAs.

Training kit – Eco-friendly system for energy conversion & storage - photovoltaic system, PEM fuel cells and electrolyser educational kit.

1 kW Photovoltaic Power System - design, implementation and testing of data acquisition system to monitor renewable energy production and distribution.

Filament Winding Composite Vessels - design and fabrication of gas pressure tanks with aid of CNC winding technology using glass and carbon fibers.


A. Różycka, A. Iwan, K.A. Bogdanowicz, M. Filapek, N. Górska, D. Pociecha, M. Malinowski,
et al, Synthesis and characterization of two new TiO
2-containing benzothiazole-based imine composites for organic device applications, Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 9, 2018, 721–739.

M. Malinowski, A. Iwan, I. Tazbir, B. Boharewicz, A. Sikora and A. Stafiniak, Polyazomethines  and  their  acid-base  interactions  with  Nafion  and  Nafion-imidazole membranes for efficient fuel cells,  Sustainable Energy Fuels, 1, 2017, 1810-1819.

A. Iwan, F. Caballero-Briones, M. Malinowski, M. Filapek, I. Tazbir, J. Guerrero-Contreras, S-K. Kamaraj, Graphene oxide influence on selected properties of polymer fuel cells based on Nafion, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42, 2017, 15359-15369.

M. Malinowski, A. Hreniak, A. Iwan, L. Lipińska, Study on porosity and surface area of the mixtures of graphene oxide and TiO2 modified gas diffusion electrodes for polymer fuel cells, Polimery/Polymers, 61, 2016, 538-543.

A. Iwan, M. Malinowski, A. Sikora, Studies of imidazole and bibenzimidazole influences on electrochemical properties of polymer fuel cells. Electrochimica Acta, 164, 143–153, 2015.

M. Malinowski, A. Iwan, K. Parafiniuk, L. Gorecki, G. Pasciak. Electrochemical properties of PEM Fuel Cells based on Nafion-polybenzimidazole-imidazole hybrid membranes. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40, 833–840, 2015.

A. Iwan, M. Malinowski, G. Pasciak, Polymer fuel cell components modified by graphene: Electrodes, electrolytes and bipolar plates, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 49, 954-967, 2015.

A. Iwan, M. Malinowski, A. Sikora, I. Tazbir, G. Pasciak, E. Grabiec, Nafion-115/aromatic poly(etherimide) with isopropylidene groups/imidazole membranes for polymer fuel cells. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 132, 42436 (10 pages), 2015.

A. Iwan, B. Boharewicz, I. Tazbir, M. Malinowski, M. Filapek, T. Kłąb, B. Luszczynska, I. Glowacki, K. P. Korona, M. Kaminska, J. Wojtkiewicz, M. Lewandowska, A. Hreniak, New environmentally friendly polyazomethines with thiophene rings for polymer solar cells. Solar Energy, 117, 246-259, 2015.

M. Malinowski, A. Iwan, G. Pasciak, K. Parafiniuk, L. Gorecki, Synthesis and characterization of para- and meta-polybenzimidazoles for high-temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cells. High Performance Polymers, 26, 436-444, 2014.

P. Bujlo, G. Pasciak, J. Chmielowiec, M. Malinowski. Application of a polymer exchange membrane fuel cell stack as the primary energy source in a commercial uninterruptible power supply unit. Journal of Power Technologies, 93, 154-160, 2013.

M. Malinowski, J. Chmielowiec, G. Paściak, T. Świeboda, Usability evaluation of PEM fuel cell and supercapacitors application in the Emergency Power Backup System. Electrical Review, 8, 201-204, 2013.

W. Mazurek, T. Świeboda, M. Malinowski, Design of module-based controller for solar micro combined heat and power technology. Computer Applications in Electrical Engineering, 8, 161–173, 2010.

M. Malinowski, G. Paściak, P. Bujlo,  J. Chmielowiec, Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) as an example of the fuel cell and ultracapacitors application. Proceedings of the Electrotechnical Institute, Pl, 248, 2010.

M. Malinowski, P. Zylka: Contactless measurement of thickness change in high-voltage-actuated electroactive polymers. Electrical Review, Pl, 10, 90-93, 2008 


M. Malinowski, P. Bujlo, C. Sita and S. Pasupathi, Adaptation and assessment of an off-grid primary power, PEM fuel cell and renewable hydrogen system for a rural school in South Africa, oral presentation, 2017 Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition, November 7-9, 2017, Long Beach, CA, US.

M. Malinowski A. Iwan, B. Boharewicz, I. Tazbir, A. Hreniak, G. Pasciak, The impact of various nanoparticles on the electrochemical properties of energy converters with polyazomethines-based active components, poster presentation, World Congress and Expo on Nanotechnology and Materials Science, April 2015, Dubai.

M. Malinowski, A.Iwan, K. Parafiniuk, L. Gorecki, G. Pasciak, Electrical Properties of PEM Fuel Cells Based on PFSA- PBICF3-Im, poster presentation delivered at International Conference on Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials & Thin Films for Energy Applications, University College London, February 2014, London.

M. Malinowski, K. Parafiniuk, B. Boharewicz, I. Tazbir, G. Pasciak, A. Iwan, Polymer solar and fuel cells based on polyazomethines, poster presentation, 2014 EMN East Meeting, Chinese Academy of Science, May 2014, Beijing.

M. Malinowski, J. Chmielowiec, G. Pasciak, Novel super ion-conductors for IT-SOFC, oral presentation, Joint Singapore-Polish Program, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, April 2011, Singapore.

M. Malinowski, G. Pasciak, L. Debowski, Uninterruptible Power Supply Unit with Fuel-Cell as a Backup Energy Source and DSP-based Control System, poster presentation, International Exhibition & Conference for Power Electronics Intelligent Motion Power Quality,  May 2011, Nuremberg, Germany.

2nd Joint European Summer School on Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technology, Heraklion, Greece 2012.

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology - 3rd Summer School organized by Polish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, Cracow, Poland 2010.             

1st and 2nd School of Adsorption and Absorption, Lublin, Torun, 2011, 2013, Poland.

ICT Support Volunteer in the ICT Project during UEFA EURO 2012TM Football Championship in Poland.