Employee profile

Associate professor Anna Micek-Ilnicka

Employee since 1995

Head of International Doctoral Studies

Room: 235

Phone: +48 12 6395157

E-mail: ncilnick(at)cyf-kr.edu.pl

Research topics:

Thermal, sorptive, acidic properties of crystalline and supported Keggin type and Dawson type heteropolyacids.

Catalytic properties of heteropolyacid in electrophilic addition of alcohols to olefins leading to the synthesis of ethers (MTBE, ETBE).

Study of sorption of bases and alcohols on heteropolyacids.


FTIR and NMR spectroscopies, scanning microscopy, X - ray diffraction.

Thermal analysis, sorption balance.

Chromatographic analysis: pulse and constant flow catalytic measurements.

Thermometric titration, microcalorimetry.


DSc (2010) Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences. - Thesis title "Heteropolyacids as the catalyts of ethyl-tert-butyl ether synthesis - kinetics and reaction mechanism"

Ph. D. (1994) PhD Studies at Academy of Mining and Metallurgy. "Kinetics and mechanism of nickel ions reduction on aqueous solutions during deposition of Ni-P alloys".

M. Sc. (1989) Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics, Academy of Mining and Metallurgy, Kraków, Poland. "Electroless Nickel Plating".


  • M. Synowiec, A. Micek-Ilnicka, K. Szczepanowicz, A. Różycka, A. Trenczek-Zając, K. Zakrzewska, M. Radecka, "Functionalized structures based on shape-controlled TiO2", Applied Surface Science, 473 (2019) 603-613
  • N. Ogrodowicz, E. Lalik, A. Micek-Ilnicka, "Alcohols dehydration in heterogeneous system – FTIR method development for quantitative determination of catalytic parameters", Molecular Catalysis, 469 (2019) 1-9


  • A. Kirpsza, E. Lalik, G. Mordarski, A. Micek-Ilnicka, "Catalytic properties of carbon nanotubes-supported heteropolyacids in isopropanol conversion", Applied Catalysis A, General, 549 (2018) 254-262
  • A. Kusior, J. Banas, A. Trenczek-Zajac, P. Zubrzycka, A. Micek-Ilnicka, M. Radecka, "Structural properties of TiO2 nanomaterials", Journal of Molecular Structure, 1157 (2018) 327-336


  • E Garcia-Lopez, G. Marci, F. Pomilla, A. Kirpsza, A. Micek-Ilnicka, L. Palmisano, "Supported H3PW12O40 for 2-propanol (photo-assisted) catalytic dehydration in gas-phase regime: the role of the support and of the pseudo-liquid phase in the (photo)activity", Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 189 (2016) 252-265
  • A. Micek-Ilnicka, U. Filek, "Ostatnie lata pracy naukowej Pana Profesora Adama Bielańskiego", Niedziałki, 3 (104) (2016) 60-65


  • U. Filek, A. Kirpsza, A. Micek-Ilnicka, E. Lalik, A. Bielański, "Ethanol conversion over cesium-doped mono- and bi-cationic aluminum and gallium H3PW12O40 salts", Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 407 (2015) 152-162
  • R. Tokarz-Sobieraj, R. Grybos, U. Filek, A. Micek-Ilnicka, P. Niemiec, A. Kirpsza, M. Witko, "Generation of acidic sites in Al, Ga, in salts of molybdenum and tungsten Keggin-type heteropolyacids. DFT modeling and catalytic tests", Catalysis Today, 257 (2015) 72-79


  • A. Micek-Ilnicka, E. Bielańska, L. Lityńska-Dobrzyńska, A. Bielański, "Carbon nanotubes, silica and titania supported heteropolyacid H3PW12O40 as the", Applied Catalysis A: General, 421-422 (2012) 91-98
  • A. Micek-Ilnicka, B. Gil, "Heteropolyacid encapsulation into the MOF: influence of acid particles", Dalton Transaction, 41 (2012) 12624-12629


  • A. Micek-Ilnicka, "Powierzchnie samooczyszczające się – „efekt liści lotosu” jako przykład biomimetyki", Niedziałki, 4 (2011) 75-80


  • B. Gil, B. Marszałek, A. Micek-Ilnicka, Z. Olejniczak, "The Influence of Si/Al Ratio on the Distribution of OH Groups in Zeolites with MWW Topology", Topics in Catalysis, 53 (2010) 1340-1348
  • A. Bielański, A. Micek-Ilnicka, "Kinetics and mechanism of gas phase MTBE and ETBE formation on Keggin and Wells-Dawson heteropolyacids as catalysts ", Inorganica Chimica Acta , 363 (2010) 4158-4162


  • A.Micek-Ilnicka, A.Lubańska, D.Mucha "The Effect of Proton Hydration in Wells-Dawson and Keggin Type Heteropolyacids on their Catalytic Activity in Gas Phase ETBE Synthesis", Catal. Lett., 127 (2009) 285-290
  • A.Micek-Ilnicka "The Role of Water in the Catalysis on Solid Heteropolyacids", J. Mol. Catal. A, 308 (2009) 1-14


  • A. Micek-Ilnicka "The Effect of Water Vapour on Kinetics of Ethyl-tert-butyl ether (ETBE) and tert-Butyl alcohol (TBA) Synthesis in the gGas Phase on Wells-Dawson Catalyst", J. Mol. Catal. A, 277 (2007) 252-261
  • A. Micek-Ilnicka, B. Gil "FTIR and Microbalance Studies of Diammonium Ions Formation in Heteropolyacids", Vibrational Spectr., 43 (2007) 435-439


  • A. Micek-Ilnicka "Kinetics of Gas Phase Synthesis of Ethyl-tert-butyl Ether (ETBE) on Wells-Dawson Catalyst", J. Mol. Catal. A, 260 (2006) 170-178
  • J. Poźniczek, A. Lubańska, A. Micek-Ilnicka, D. Mucha, E. Lalik, A. Bielański "TiO2 and SiO2 Supported Wells-Dawson Heteropolyacid H6P2W18O62 as the Catalyst for ETBE Formation", Appl. Catal. A, 298 (2006) 217-224


  • A. Bielański, A. Lubańska, A. Micek-Ilnicka, J. Poźniczek "Polyoxometallates in Acid-base Catalysis", Coordination Chem. Rev., 249 (2005) 2222-2231
  • J. Poźniczek, A. Micek-Ilnicka, A. Lubańska, A. Bielański "Catalytic Synthesis of Ethyl-tert-butyl Ether on Dawson Type Heteropolyacid", Appl. Catal. A, 286 (2005) 52-60


  • A. Bielański, A. Lubańska, J. Poźniczek, A. Micek-Ilnicka "Oxide Supports for Heteropolyacid Catalysts in Gas Phase Synthesis of MTBE", Appl. Catal. A, 238 (2003) 239-250
  • A. Bielański, A. Lubańska, J. Poźniczek, A. Micek-Ilnicka "The Formation of MTBE on Supported and Unsupported H4SiW12O40", Appl. Catal. A, 256 (2003) 153-171
  • A. Bielański, A. Małecka-Lubańska, A. Micek-Ilnicka, E. Diemann "Thermal Stability of Giant Wheel Type Polyoxomolybdates and Their Derivatives", J. Mol. Struct., 656 (2003) 55-65
  • E. Lalik, A. Micek-Ilnicka, A. J. Groszek, A. Bielański "Calorimetric Study of Ammonia Sorption on H4SiW12O40", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 5 (2003) 3606-3609
  • A. Bielański, A. Małecka-Lubańska, J. Poźniczek, A. Micek-Ilnicka "Heteropolyacids as the Catalysts for MTBE Synthesis" in: "Handbook of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether", (ed. M. Ashraf Ali), Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York 2003, p.101-128


  • A.Bielański, A.Lubańska, J.Poźniczek, A.Micek-Ilnicka, "Oxide Supports for 12-Tungstosilicic Acid Catalysts in Gas Phase Synthesis of MTBE", Appl. Catal. A, 238 (2002) 239-250
  • Bielański, A.Małecka-Lubańska, A.Micek-Ilnicka, A.Müller, E.Diemann, "Thermal Properties of (NH4)32[Mo138 O416 H6 (H2O)58(CH3COO)6].ca. 250 H20: On the Route to Prove the Complexity of a Nanostructured Landscape - Especially with Different Type of H2O Ligands - Embedded in an "Ocean" of Water Molecules", Inorg. Chim. Acta, 138 (2002) 7-12
  • A.Micek-Ilnicka, "Characterisation of Acid Catalysts by Thermometric Titration", Catal. Lett., 81 (2002) 233-236