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dr hab. Małgorzata Jurak

dr hab. Małgorzata Jurak
Assistant Professor
Telephone number
81 5375547
E-mail address
Tuesday 12.00-14.00, Teams


Pl. M. Curie-Skłodowskiej 3 p.131
20-031 Lublin

Personal information

2004 - Master of Science

Title of master thesis: Synthesis of P-chiral o-anisyl-m-anisyl-p-anisylphosphine

2009 - Doctor of Science

Title of doctoral thesis: Properties of phospholipid nanolayers deposited on the solid support and their changes affected by enzymes

2019 - Habilitation in Chemical Sciences

Title of scientific achievement: Physicochemical characteristics of model cellular membranes as well as systems containing biologically active substances on the liquid phase and solid support 

Scientific Activity

Subject of research:

Study of the physicochemical properties of biolayers on liquid subphase and deposited on a solid support. Research is focused on determining intermolecular interactions,  surface free energy and wettability as well as topography of single- and multi-component films.

 Chosen publications:

1. M. Jurak, Changes in stability of the DPPC monolayer during its contact with the liquid phase, Chemistry and Physics of Lipids 165 (2012) 302-310.

2. M. Jurak, Thermodynamic aspects of cholesterol effect on properties of phospholipid monolayers: Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett monolayer study, Journal of Physical Chemistry B 117 (2013) 3496-3502.

3. M. Jurak, Surface Gibbs energy interaction of phospholipid/cholesterol monolayers deposited on mica with probe liquids, Chemistry and Physics of Lipids 183 (2014) 60-67.

4. M. Jurak, Wettability of binary solid supported films of zwitterionic/anionic phospholipids, Adsorption Science and Technology 33 (2015) 625-638.

5. M. Jurak, Surface free energy of organized phospholipid/lauryl gallate monolayers on mica, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 510 (2016) 213-220.

6. M. Jurak, J. Miñones Jr., Interactions of lauryl gallate with phospholipid components of biological membranes, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta: Biomembranes 1858 (2016) 1821-1832.

7. M. Jurak, A.E. Wiącek, R. Mroczka, R. Łopucki, Chitosan/phospholipid coated polyethylene terephthalate (PET) polymer surfaces activated by air plasma, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 532 (2017) 155-164.

8. M. Jurak, R. Mroczka, R. Łopucki, A.E. Wiącek, Structure and wettability of heterogeneous monomolecular films of phospholipids with cholesterol or lauryl gallate, Applied Surface Science 493 (2019) 1021-1031.

9. M. Jurak, K. Szafran, P. Cea, S. Martín, Analysis of molecular interactions between components in phospholipid-immunosuppressant-antioxidant mixed Langmuir films, Langmuir 37 (2021) 5601-5616.

10. M. Jurak, A.E. Wiącek, A. Ładniak, K. Przykaza, K. Szafran, What affects the biocompatibility of polymers? Advances in Colloid and Interface Science 294 (2021) 102451.

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