Employee profile

PhD Erwin Lalik

Employee since 1984

Assistant Professor

Room: 04

Phone: +48 12 6395 189

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

Research topics:

Calorimetric study of gas sorption on palladium and supported gold catalysts.
Dynamics of thermokinetic oscillations in the sorption of hydrogen in metallic palladium.
Kinetics and thermokinetics of hydrogen intercalation and bronze formation in the transition metal oxides (MoO3, WO3) host lattices.


Gas flow-through microcalorimeter combined with mass spectometer.
Combined microcalorimetric and petentiostatic methods for simoultaneous measurement of both the heat and the charge transfer through the catalyst.


- Ph. D. (2003) University of London/The ISIS Neutron Facility, "Reduction Kinetics and Thermal Behaviour of MoO3 Studied in situ with Neutron Powder Diffraction".
- 1990-1992 research assistant Chemistry Department University of Cambridge, UK
- 1996-2000 CASE student The ISIS Neutron Facility of Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK

Research grants:
2013 July-2016 December, National Science Fundation (Poland) "Dynamics of oscillations in the palladium/hydrogen system" 405.700 PLN
2006 July-2009 June, Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Poland) “Research into the conditions for effectiveness of hydrogen activation of Au-based catalysts” 264,900 PLN

Equipment grant:
2003, Foundation for Polish Science, 3200 PLN



  • 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


  • T. Szumełda, A. Drelinkiewicz, E. Lalik, R. Kosydar, D. Duraczyńska, J. Gurgul, "Carbon-supported Pd100-XAuX alloy nanoparticles for the electrocatalytic oxidation of formic acid; influence of metal particles composition on activity enhancement", Appl. Catal. B-Environ., 221 (2018) 393-405
  • 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
  • M. Kolodziej, E. Lalik, J.C. Colmenares , P. Lisowski , J. Gurgul, D. Duraczynska, A. Drelinkiewicz, "Physicochemical and catalytic properties of Pd/MoO3 prepared by the sonophotodeposition method", Mater. Chem. Phys., 204 (2018) 361-372


  • E. Lalik, G. Mordarski, R. P. Socha, A. Drelinkiewicz, "Chaotic variations of electrical conductance in powdered Pd correlating with oscillatory sorption of D2", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 19 (2017) 7040-7053


  • M. Kołodziej, A. Drelinkiewicz, E. Lalik, J. Gurgul, D. Duraczynska, R. Kosydar, "Activity/selectivity control in Pd/HxMoO3 catalyzed cinnamaldehyde hydrogenation", Appl. Catal. A-Gen., 515 (2016) 60-71
  • E. Lalik, A. Drelinkiewicz, R. Kosydar, R. Tokarz-Sobieraj, M. Witko, T. Szumełda, J. Gurgul, D. Duraczyńska, "A role of Au-content in performance of Pd-Au/SiO2 and Pd-Au/Al2O3 catalyst in the hydrogen and oxygen recombination reaction. The microcalorimetric and DFT studies", Appl. Catal. A-Gen., 517 (2016) 196-210


  • E. Lalik, R. Kosydar, R. Tokarz – Sobieraj, M. Witko, T. Szumełda, M. Kołodziej, W. Rojek, T.Machej, A. Drelinkiewicz, "Humidity induced deactivation of Al2O3 and SiO2 supported Pd, Pt, Pd-Pt catalysts in H2 + O2 recombination reaction: the catalytic, microcalorimetric and DFT studies", Appl. Catal. A, 501 (2015) 27-40
  • 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
  • Erwin Lalik, Alicja Drelinkiewicz, Robert Kosydar, Tomasz Szumełda, Elżbieta Bielańska, Dan Groszek, Angelo Iannetelli, Martin Groszek, "Oscillatory Behavior and Anomalous Heat Evolution in Recombination of H2 and O2 on Pd-based Catalysts", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 54 (2015) 7047-7058
  • E. Lalik, M. Kołodziej, R. Kosydar, T. Szumełda, A. Drelinkiewicz, "Hydrogen and oxygen reaction on SiO2 and MoO3 supported Pd-Pt catalysts", Recyclable Catalysis, 2 (2015) 27-35
  • E. Lalik, A. Drelinkiewicz, R. Kosydar, W. Rojek, T. Machej, J. Gurgul, T. Szumełda, M. Kołodziej, E. Bielańska, "Activity and deactivation of Pd/Al2O3 catalysts in hydrogen and oxygen recombination reaction; a role of alkali (Li, Cs) dopant", Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 40 (2015) 16127-16136


  • L. Matachowski, A. Drelinkiewicz, E. Lalik, M. Ruggiero-Mikołajczyk, D. Mucha, J. Kryściak-Czerwenka, "Efficient dehydration of ethanol on the self-organized surface layer of H3PW12O40 formed in the acidic potassium tungstophosphates", Appl. Catal. A: General, 469 (2014) 290-299
  • Erwin Lalik, "Chaos in oscillatory sorption of hydrogen in palladium", Journal of Mathematical Chemistry, 52 (2014) 2183
  • Władysław Rudzinski • Erwin Lalik, "Aleksander Jerzy Groszek: a pioneer in adsorption calorimetry", Adsorption, 20 (2014) 999-1000


  • A. J. Groszek, J. Haber, E. Lalik, A method of activating of a composition, Patent Number: GB2453140.


  • L. Matachowski, A. Drelinkiewicz, E. Lalik, D. Mucha, B. Gil, Z. Brożek-Mucha, Z. Olejniczak, "The influence of reagent used for the precipitation of Cs2HPW12O40 salt on its textural and catalytic properties", Microporous Mesoporous Mater., 144 (2011) 46-56
  • R. Kosydar, A. Drelinkiewicz, E. Lalik, J. Gurgul, "The role of alkali modifiers (Li, Na, K, Cs) in activity of 2%Pd/Al2O3 catalysts for 2-ethyl-9,10-anthraquione hydrogenation", Applied Catalysis A: General, 402 (2011) 121-131
  • A. J. Groszek, E. Lalik, "Effect of oxygen on the production of abnormally high heats of interaction with hydrogen chemisorbed on gold", Appl. Surf. Sci , 257 (2011) 3192-3195
  • E. Lalik, "An empirical dependence of frequency in the oscillatory sorption of H2 and D2 in Pd on the first ionization potential of noble gases", J. Chem. Phys., 135, 064702 (2011)
  • E. Lalik, "Kinetic analysis of reduction of MoO3 to MoO2", Catal. Today, 169 (2011) 85-92


  • A. J. Groszek, E. Lalik, J. Haber, "Heats of interaction of gold and platinum powders with hydrogen and its effect on subsequent sorption of oxygen and noble gases ", Appl. Surf. Sci., 256 (2010) 5498-5502


  • K.Kupiec, J.Rakoczy, E.Lalik "Modeling of PSA Separation Process Including Friction Pressure Drop in Adsorbent Bed", Chemical Eng. Process., 48 (2009) 1199-1211
  • J.Rakoczy, K.Kupiec, E.Lalik "Study of Bioethanol Dehydration by Cyclic Adsorption-Desorption Process", Polish J. Environmental Stud., 18 (2009) 188-191
  • A.Zięba, L.Matachowski, E.Lalik, A.Drelinkiewicz "Methanolysis of Castor Oil Catalysed by Solid Potassium and Cesium Salts of 12-Tungstophosphoric Acid", Catal. Lett., 127 (2009) 183-184


  • E.Lalik, J.Haber, A.J.Groszek "Oscillatory Rates of Heat Evolution During Sorption of Hydrogen in Palladium", J. Phys. Chem. C, 112 (2008) 18483-18492
  • A.J.Groszek, J.Haber, E.Lalik "A Method of Activating of a Composition", International PTC Patent Application No. PCT/GB2008/003265 (25 09 2008)
  • A.J.Groszek, J.Haber, E.Lalik "Method for Activating a Catalyst", British Patent, GB 2430394 (14. 05.2008)


  • E. Lalik, R. Mirek, J. Rakoczy, A. Groszek "Microcalorimetric Study of Sorption of Water and Ethanol in Zeolites 3A and 5A", Catal. Today, 114 (2006) 242-247
  • 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


  • J. Groszek, E. Lalik, J. Haber "Heats of Displacement of Hydrogen from Palladium by Noble Gases", Appl. Surface Sci., 252 (2005) 654
  • E. Lalik "Shannon Information as a Measure of Distortion in Coordination Polyhedra", J. Applied Cryst., 38 (2005) 152
  • A. J. Groszek, J. Haber, E. Lalik "Preparation of a Catalyst", Int. PTC Patent Application No PCT/GB2005/002212 (2005)


  • E.Lalik "Elementy architektury małego kościoła parafialnego w Anglii", Aura, 6 (2004) 26-27
  • A.J.Groszek, J.Haber, E.Lalik "Preparation of Catalyst", British Patent Application No RPS/MDP/P7196GB00 (2004)


  • 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


  • P. Barnes, J. M. Cockroft, S. D. Jacques, R. Pisula, E. Lalik, F. Lupo, M. Johnson, D. Hooper and M. Betson, "The use of synchrotron and neutron radiation for time- and space-resolved powder diffraction studies in materials science", Acta Cryst. A58 (Suplement), C212 (2002)


  • E. Lalik, W. I. F. David, P. Barnes, J. F. C. Turner, "Mechanisms of Reduction of MoO3 to MoO2 Reconciled,", J. Phys. Chem. B , 105 (2001) 9153


  • J. Haber, E. Lalik, "Catalytic Properties of MoO3 Revisited, ", Catal. Today, 33 (1997) 119


  • E. Lalik, W. Kolodziejski, A. Lerf, J. Klinowski, "Transformation of the Al13 Polyoxycation Intercalated in the Layered Lattice of MoO3", J. Phys. Chem., 97 (1993) 223


  • W. Kolodziejski, E. Lalik, A. Lerf, J. Klinowski, "27Al Solid-State NMR Studies of Molybdenum Bronze Intercalated with Aluminium Polyoxycations", Chem. Phys. Letters, 194 (1992) 429
  • A. Lerf, E. Lalik, W. Kolodziejski,J. Klinowski , "Intercalation of Polyoxycation Species into Conducting Layered Host Lattices of MoO3 and TaS2", J. Phys. Chem. , 96 (1992) 7389
  • E. Lalik, X. Liu, J. Klinowski, "The Role of Gallium in the Catalytic Activity of Zeolites [Si,Ga]-ZSM-5 for Methanol Conversion", J. Phys. Chem., 96 (1992) 805


  • K. Bruckman, J. Haber, E. Lalik, E. M. Serwicka, " Heteropolysalt-Supported Heteropolyacids as a New Class of Acid-Base and Redox Catalysts, ", Catal. Letters 1, 35 (1988)., 1 (1988) 35