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Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Warsaw, Poland, Kasprzaka 44/52, phone (48) 22-343-3000
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The Golden Medal of Chemistry competition for the best bachelor or bachelor of engineering thesis
The main prize in the fifth edition of the "Golden Medal of Chemistry" competition - the Golden Medal of Chemistry and 10,000 PLN sponsored by DuPont Polska was awarded to Michał Sawczyk from Warsaw University. During a special meeting at the DuPont base the bachelor's degree alumni were awarded also with the Silver and the Bronze Medals of Chemistry and with five distinctions. Three additional distinctions have been awarded by DuPont.
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We are pleased to inform you that the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences' comprehensive analysis and action plan meet all the requirements for the use of the 'HR Excellence in research' logo.
IPC PAS can now use the 'HR Excellence in research' logo to help promote itself as a provider of a stimulating and favourable work environment. The logo reflects your commitment to continuously improve your human resource policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, notably your commitment to achieve fair and transparent recruitment and appraisal procedures. Please find the logo attached in different formats along with graphic guidelines for use.

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Dr. Mircea Dincă with the 2015 Dream Chemistry Award statuette
The European ERA Chair
grant awaits a top academic
The Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland, has recently received a European ERA Chair grant of 2.5 million euros. Soon, the grant will enable a world-class specialist in the field of biology, working where it meets with chemistry or physics, to be employed at the Institute.
IPC PAS celebrates 60 years of scientific contribution to the development of chemistry
In a standard scientific career usually several years pass between being awarded a master's degree and earning a doctorate. Krzysztof Sozański from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw has become a doctor shortly after graduation, at the age of 24 years. Such rapid progression was possible thanks to his early involvement in research work.
From Master to Doctor - in just a few months
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Exotic quantum effects can govern the chemistry around us
Objects of the quantum world are of a concealed and cold-blooded nature: they usually behave in a quantum manner only when they are significantly cooled and isolated from the environment. Experiments carried out by chemists and physicists from Warsaw have destroyed this simple picture. It turns out that not only does one of the most interesting quantum effects occur at room temperature and higher, but it plays a dominant role in the course of chemical reactions in solutions!
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A faster and more effective detector of fungal infections from the IPC PAS
Fungal infections are a serious problem in modern health care. A critical factor in their successful treatment is time: the faster they are detected, the more effectively dangerous infections can be prevented. At the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw a chemical sensor has been devised enabling the detection time of fungi to be shortened from the current couple of days to just a few minutes.
Polish patent PL 219206 "Method for obtaining narrow band tunable light pulses from a source of short light pulses"
M.Nejbauer, Y.Stepanenko, C.Radzewicz, P.Wnuk, P.Skibiński, B.Białkowski
Measurements in the nanoworld: A carbon 'eye' monitors changes in pH close to molecules
Acid or alkali? Perhaps the solution is neutral? Usually, measuring pH is not a problem. However, how can we examine changes in acidity or alkalinity occurring at the nanoscale, for example just at a surface showing the very first signs of pitting corrosion? A novel method of pH measurement at the nanoscale has just been presented by scientists from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw.
Nano Letters, [IF=13,6]. "Direct Observation of Photoinduced Tautomerization in Single Molecules at a Metal Surface", Boeckmann, H.; Liu, S.; Mielke, J.; Gawinkowski, S.; Waluk, J.,; Grill, L.; Wolf, M.; Kumagai, T.; (2016), 16 (2), 1034-1041.

Coordination Chem. Rev., [IF=12,2]. "Metal complexes based on native cyclodextrins: Synthesis and structural diversity", Prochowicz, D., Kornowicz, A., Justyniak, I., Lewinski, J.; (2016), 306, 331-345.

Biotechn. Adv.  [IF=9,0]. "Molecularly imprinted polymers for separating and sensing of macromolecular compounds and microorganisms", Iskierko, Z., Sharma, P.S., Bartold, K., Pietrzyk-Le, A., Noworyta, K., Kutner, W.; (2016), 34 (1), 30-46.
Polish patent PL 220928
"Method for spectral compression of short broad-bandwidth laser light pulses and optical system for the same"
M.Nejbauer, Y.Stepanenko, C.Radzewicz, P.Wnuk, P.Skibiński, M.Laskownicki
Salon International
des Inventions Geneve

* gold medal
* special prize
for L.Richter, J.Paczesny, M.Księżopolska-Gocalska and R.Hołyst
"Method for deposition of analyte from solution onto the substrate for surface enhanced spectroscopy in the electric field"
Polish patent PL 220929
"Method for determining the hydrogen concentration in aqueous solutions".
J.Jędraszko, W.Adamiak, W.Nogala, M.Opałło