Piotr Korczyk

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Ph.D., habilitation, Assistant Professor
Piotr Korczyk


e-mail at ippt.pan.pl: pkor
tel.: +48 22 8261280 ext. 413
room: 312

Institute of Fundamental Technological Research
Polish Academy of Sciences
Pawińskiego 5B, 02-106 Warsaw, Poland

Job opportunity

We are seeking to fill a student position in biotechnology and microfluidics. An announcement can be found here.



  • Dumbill R, Rabcuka J, Fallon J, Knight S, Hunter J, Voyce D, Barrett JT, Matt Ellen, Weissenbacher A-M, Kurniawan T, Blonski S, Korczyk PM, Ploeg RJ, Coussios C, Friend P, Swietach P. Impaired O2 unloading from stored blood results in diffusion-limited O2 release at tissues: evidence from human kidneys, Blood (in press) CrossRef


  • Kurniawan T, Sahebdivani M, Zaremba D, Blonski S, Garstecki P, van Steijn V, Korczyk PM. Formation of droplets in microfluidic cross-junctions at small capillary numbers: Breakdown of the classical squeezing regime, Chem Eng J 474:145601 (2023) CrossRef


  • Rabcuka J, Blonski S, Meli A, Sowemimo-Coker S, Zaremba D, Stephenson D, Dzieciatkowska M, Nerguizian D, Cardigan R, Korczyk PM, Smethurst PA, D'Alessandro A, Swietach P. Metabolic reprogramming under hypoxic storage preserves faster oxygen unloading from stored red blood cells, Blood Adv 6(18):5415–5428 (2022) PubMed CrossRef
  • Zaremba D, Błoński S, Korczyk PM. Concentration on demand – a microfluidic system for precise adjustment of the content of single droplets, Chem Eng J 430(3):132935 (2022) CrossRef


  • Błoński S, J Aureille, S Badawi, D Zaremba, L Pernet, A Grichine, S Fraboulet, PM Korczyk, P Recho, Ch Guilluy, ME Dolega. Direction of epithelial folding defines impact of mechanical forces on epithelial state, Dev Cell 56:3222–3234 (2021) CrossRef
  • Zaremba D, Błoński S, Korczyk PM. Integration of capillary–hydrodynamic logic circuitries for built-in control over multiple droplets in microfluidic networks, Lab Chip 21:1771 (2021) PubMed CrossRef


  • Blonski S, Zaremba D, Jachimek M, Jakiela S, Wacławczyk T, Korczyk PM. Impact of inertia and channel angles on flow distribution in microfluidic junctions, Microfluid Nanofluid 24:14 (2020) CrossRef


  • Korczyk PM, van Steijn V, Blonski S, Zaremba D, Beattie DA, Garstecki P. Accounting for corner flow unifies the understanding of droplet formation in microfluidic channels, Nat Commun 10:2528 (2019) PubMed CrossRef | PDF SuppInfo-PDF
  • Zaremba D, Blonski S, Marijnissen MJ, Korczyk PM. Fixing the direction of droplets in a bifurcating microfluidic junction, Microfluid Nanofluid 23:55 (2019) CrossRef


  • Skłodowska K, Dębski PR, Michalski JA, Korczyk PM, Dolata M, Zając M, Jakiela S. Simultaneous measurement of viscosity and optical density of bacterial growth and death in a microdroplet, Micromachines 9(5):251 (2018) PubMed CrossRef
  • Debski PR, Sklodowska K, Michalski JA, Korczyk PM, Dolata M, Jakiela S. Continuous recirculation of microdroplets in a closed loop tailored for screening of bacteria cultures, Micromachines 9(9):469 PubMed CrossRef
  • Zaremba D, Błoński S, Jachimek M, Marijnissen MJ, Jakieła S, Korczyk PM. Investigations of modular microfluidic geometries for passive manipulations on droplets, Bull Polish Acad Sci–Tech Sci 66(2):139–149 (2018) CrossRef


  • Korczyk PM, Dolega ME, Jakiela S, Jankowski P, Makulska S, Garstecki P. Scaling up the throughput of synthesis and extraction in droplet microfluidic reactors, J Flow Chem 5(2):110–118 (2015) CrossRef


  • Kor M, Korczyk PM, Addai-Mensah J, Krasowska M, Beattie DA. Carboxymethylcellulose adsorption on molybdenite: The effect of electrolyte composition on adsorption, bubble–surface collisions, and flotation, Langmuir 30(40):11975–11984 (2014) PubMed CrossRef


  • Guzowski J, Jakiela S, Korczyk PM, Garstecki P. Custom tailoring multiple droplets one-by-one, Lab Chip 13:4308–4311 (2013) PubMed CrossRef
  • Korczyk PM, Derzsi L, Jakiela S, Garstecki P. Microfluidic traps for hard-wired operations on droplets, Lab Chip 13:4096-4102 (2013) PubMed CrossRef
  • Churski K, Nowacki M, Korczyk PM, Garstecki P. Simple modular systems for generation of droplets on demand, Lab Chip 13:3689-3697 (2013) PubMed CrossRef
  • van Steijn V, Korczyk PM, Derzsi L, Abate AR, Weitz DA , Garstecki P. Block-and-break generation of microdroplets with fixed volume, Biomicrofluidics 7(2):024108 (2013) PubMed CrossRef
  • Węgrzyn J, Samborski A, Reissig L, Korczyk PM, Błoński S, Garstecki P. Microfluidic architectures for efficient generation of chemistry gradations in droplets, Microfluid Nanofluid 14(1-2):235–245 (2013, e-pub 2012) CrossRef | PDF


  • Jakiela S, Korczyk PM, Makulska S, Garstecki P. Discontinuous transition in a laminar fluid flow: A change of flow topology inside a droplet moving in a micron-size channel, Phys Rev Lett 108(13):5 (2012) PubMed CrossRef
  • Guzowski J, Korczyk PM, Jakiela S, Garstecki P. The structure and stability of multiple micro-droplets, Soft Matter 8:7269–7278 (2011) CrossRef
  • Korczyk PM, Kowalewski TA, Malinowski SP. Turbulent mixing of clouds with the environment: Small scale two phase evaporating flow investigated in a laboratory by particle image velocimetry, Physica D 241:288-296 (2012) CrossRef
  • Sikora M, Adam D, Korczyk PM, Prodi-Schwab A, Szymczak P, Cieplak M. Geometrical and electrical properties of indium tin oxide clusters in ink dispersions, Langmuir 28(2):1523–1530 (2012) PubMed CrossRef


  • Korczyk PM, Cybulski O, Makulska S, Garstecki P. Effects of unsteadiness of the rates of flow on the dynamics of formation of droplets in microfluidic systems, Lab Chip 11:173–175 (2011, e-pub 2010) CrossRef
  • Guzowski J, Korczyk PM, Jakiela S, Garstecki P. Automated high-throughtput generation of droplets, Lab Chip 11:3593–3595 (2011) PubMed CrossRef
  • Jakiela S, Makulska S, Korczyk PM, Garstecki P. Speed of flow of individual droplets in microfluidic channels as a function of the capillary number, volume of droplets and contrast of viscosities, Lab Chip 11(21):3603–3608 (2011) PubMed CrossRef
  • Szymborski T, Korczyk PM, Hołyst R, Garstecki P. Ionic polarization of liquid-liquid interfaces; dynamic control of the rate of electro-coalescence, Appl Phys Lett 99:094101 (2011) CrossRef


  • Churski K, Korczyk P, Garstecki P. High-throughput automated droplet microfluidic system for screening of reaction conditions, Lab Chip 10:816 (2010) PubMed CrossRef


  • Kowalewski TA, Błoński S, Korczyk P. Eksperymentalna analiza przeplywów w skali mikro i nano, in Wybrane zagadnienia przeplywów i wymiany ciepla, Oficyna Wyd. Polit. Warsz. 6:127–149 (2008)
  • Malinowski SP, Andrejczuk M, Grabowski W, Korczyk P, Kowalewski TA, Smolarkiewicz PK. Laboratory and modeling studies of cloud–clear air interfacial mixing: anisotropy of small-scale turbulence due to evaporative cooling, New J Phys 10:075020 (2008) CrossRef


  • Błoński S, Korczyk PM, Kowalewski TA. Analysis of turbulence in a micro-channel emulsifier, Int J Therm Sci 46:1126–1141 (2007) CrossRef


  • Korczyk P, Malinowski SP, Kowalewski TA. Mixing of cloud and clear air in centimeter scales observed in laboratory by means of Particle Image Velocimetry, Atmospheric Res 82:173–182 (2006) CrossRef