Dr. Agnieszka Truszkowska

Assistant Professor, Chemical & Materials Engineering


301 Sparkman Drive
Engineering Building
Room 117-F
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Dr. Agnieszka Truszkowska joins the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department as an assistant professor. Dr. Truszkowska gained her bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology in 2009 from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, and received a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Oregon State University in 2014. Prior to joining UAH, she had three postdoctoral appointments, first at Oregon State University, second at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the most recent one at New York University, Tandon School of Engineering.

Dr. Truszkowska’s research interests are scientific computing, with emphasis on software and model development, numerical methods, and high-performance computing. She has modeling experience in different fields of science and engineering, but her main areas are multiphysics and multiscale modeling in microtechnology-based devices, multiphase flows, and porous materials. The goal of her research is to develop new models that allow a better understanding and improvement of these systems with applications in chemical, petroleum, and biomedical engineering, as well as biotechnology.


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 2014
  • Graduate Engineer of Technology, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, 2009

Recent Publications

  • Kirchner, Z., Geohagan, A. and Truszkowska, A., 2024: "A Vicsek-type model of confined cancer cells with variable clustering affinities", Integrative Biology, 16, p.zyae005.

  • Truszkowska, A., Boldini, A., and Porfiri, M.: “Plating of ion-exchange membranes: a molecular dynamics study”, Advanced Theory and Simulations, accepted for publication

  • Truszkowska, A., Fayed, M., Wei, S., Zino, L., Butail, S., Caroppo, B., Jiang, Z-P., Rizzo, A., Porfiri, M., 2022: “Urban determinants of COVID-19 spread: A comparative study across three cities in New York State”, Journal of Urban Health, 1-13

  • Truszkowska, A., Zino, L., Butail, S., Caroppo, E., Jiang, Z-P., Rizzo, A., Porfiri, M., 2022: “Predicting the effects of waning vaccine immunity against COVID-19 through high-resolution agent-based modeling”, Advanced Theory and Simulations 5(6), 2100521, cover article

Faculty and staff can be reached at the numbers shown here. The department number is 256.824.6810 and the departmental fax number is 256.824.6839.