Employee profile

Dr Leszek Krzemień

Employee since 2010


Cultural Heritage Research

Room: 106

Phone: 48 12 6395130

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

Research topics:

Research supporting preservation of cultural heritage


Speckle interferometry, mechanical testing, finite element method simulation of mechanics and hygromechnical damage, simulation of energy efficiency of buildings.


Research stays:

The Netherlands, Eindhoven University of Technology, June 2019Swinburne University, research fellow, 2009 - 2010

USA, University of California Berkley, internship, marzec- maj 2007

Extern reasarch:

Poland, National Museum in Krakow, Analysis of the preservation state (active thermography, DSPI) of the Leonardo da Vinci's "Lady with an Ermine" , 2012.

UK, V&A Museum, Analysis (Acoustic Emission, DSPI) of the influence of climatic conditions on a collection of wooden furniture in the new Furniture Galleries, 2013-2014.

Poland, National Museum in Warsaw, Condition surveys (thermography, DSPI, speckle shearing interferometry) of frescos from the Faras collection aimed at developing an optimum strategy for their storage and display, 2013-2014


  • A. Kupczak, A. Sadłowska-Sałęga, L. Krzemień, A. Sobczyk, J. Radoń, R. Kozłowski, "Impact of paper and wooden collections on humidity stability and energy consumption in museums and libraries", Energy and Buildings, 158 (2018) 77-85
  • L. Krzemień, M. Kot, M. Łukomski, "Stress assessment in artistic materials using a micro-scratching technique", Experimental Techniques, 42:5 (2018) 473–479
  • A. Kupczak, M. Jędrychowski, M. Strojecki, L. Krzemień, Ł. Bratasz, M. Łukomski, R. Kozłowski, "HERIe: a web-based decision-supporting tool for assessing risk of physical damage using various failure criteria", Studies in Conservation, 63 (2018) 151-155


  • L. Krzemień, M. Łukomski, Ł. Bratasz, M. Mecklenburg, R. Kozłowski, "Mechanism of craquelure pattern formation on panel paintings", Studies in Conservation, 61:6 (2016) 1-7
  • J. Czop, P. Frączek, J. M. del Hoyo-Meléndez, M. Matosz, M. Obarzanowski, J. Sobczyk, R. Kozłowski, L. Krzemień, M. Łukomski, D. Węgrzynek, P. Wiącek, P. Wróbel, Ł. Bratasz, "Leonardo da Vinci Lady with an Ermine – the latest research into the artist’s painting technique and the state of preservation of the painting", Rozprawy Muzeum Narodowego w Krakowie. Seria Nowa, 8 (2016) 231-259


  • L. Krzemień, M. Strojecki, S. Wroński, J. Tarasiuk, M. Łukomski, "Dynamic response of earlywood and latewood within annual growth ring structure of Scots pine subjected to changing relative humidity", Holzforschung, 69:5 (2015) 555–561
  • L. Krzemień, M. Łukomski, A. Kijowska, B. Mierzejewska, "Combining digital speckle pattern interferometry with shearography in a new instrument to characterize surface delamination in museum artefacts", Journal of Cultural Heritage, 16(4) (2015) 544-550


  • M. Strojecki, M. Łukomski, L. Krzemien, J. Sobczyk, Ł. Bratasz, "Acoustic emission monitoring of an eighteenth-century wardrobe to support a strategy for indoor climate management", Studies in Conservation, 59 (2014) 225-232
  • S. Jose, P. Surendran, Y. Wang, I. Herrera, L. Krzemień, S. Whitlock, R. McLean, A. Sidorov, P. Hannaford, "Periodic array of Bose-Einstein condensates in a magnetic lattice", Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 89 (2014) 051602


  • M. Łukomski, L. Krzemień, "Automated analysis of art object surfaces using time-averaged digital speckle pattern interferometry", Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 8790 (2013) Article number 87900Y


  • L. Krzemień, M. Łukomski, "Algorithm for Automated Analysis of Surface Vibrations Using Time-averaged Digital Speckle Pattern Interferometry", Appl. Optics, 51 (2012) 5154-5160
  • B. Rachwał, Ł. Bratasz, L. Krzemień, M. Łukomski, R. Kozłowski, "Fatigue Damage of the Gesso Layer in Panel Paintings Subjected to Changing Climate Conditions", Strain, 48 (2012) 474-481