IPC PAS - education, research, applications
"We create knowledge to change the world"
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Warsaw, Poland, Kasprzaka 44/52, phone (48) 22-343-3000
The Golden Medal of Chemistry competition for the best bachelor or bachelor of engineering thesis
The main prize in the '2018 edition of the "Golden Medal of Chemistry" competition - the Golden Medal of Chemistry and 10,000 PLN sponsored by DuPont Polska was awarded to Hubert Jóźwiak from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. 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.
Horizons of science
in an e-book

available for everyone
Frontiers of Science - that's where we are
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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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.
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
IPC PAS for enterprices
Polish patent "A new bisbithienyl conducting polymer, molecularly imprinted with proteins, particularly with  human serum albumin, its preparation and applications"
Maciej Cieplak, Katarzyna Szwabińska, Chandra Bikram KC, Paweł Borowicz, Krzysztof Noworyta, Francis D'Souza, Włodzimierz Kutner
Polish patent "Layers of recognizing conducting polymers, produced by method of molecular printing and the method for obtaining them, as well as application for selective detection and determination of D- and L-arbitol".
Marcin Dąbrowski, Piyush Sindhu Sharma, Krzysztof Noworyta, Witold Adamkiewicz, Zofia Iskierko, Matthias Heim, Alexander Kuhn, Włodzimierz Kutner
Nature Biomedical Engineering [IF=19,0] Susie Suh, Elliot H. Choi, Henri Leinonen, Andrzej T. Foik, Gregory A. Newby, Wei-Hsi Yeh, Zhiqian Dong, Philip D. Kiser, David C. Lyon, David R. Liu & Krzysztof Palczewski, "Restoration of visual function in adult mice with an inherited retinal disease via adenine base editing", 2020

ACS Energy Lett., [IF=19,0] Dominik J. Kubicki, Daniel Prochowicz, Albert Hofstetter, Brennan J Walder, and Lyndon Emsley, "113Cd Solid-State NMR at 21.1 T Reveals the Local Structure and Passivation Mechanism of Cadmium in Hybrid and All-Inorganic Halide Perovskites"; August 21, 2020

Nature Materials [IF=38,7] G.Tagliabue, J.S.DuChene, M.Abdellah, A.Habib, D.J.Gosztola, Y.Hattori, Wen-Hui Cheng, Kaibo Zheng, S.E.Canton, R.Sundararaman, Jacinto Sá & H.A.Atwater, "Ultrafast hot-hole injection modifies hot-electron dynamics in Au/p-GaN heterostructures"
Polish patent "New conducting bis(bithiophene) polymer molecularly imprinted with neopterin, the method of its preparation and application of this polymer as a recognition unit of a chemosensor for selective detection and determination of neopterin"
Piyush S. Sharma, Agnieszka Wojnarowicz-Huynh, Marta Sosnowska, Francis D'Souza, Włodzimierz Kutner
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An Award for Scientific Dreams
This year's Dream Chemistry Award contest has just been launched. This is the only competition in which it is nor hitherto achievements that are rewarded, but inspiring, chemical ideas. The ideas submitted must meet only one condition: they must be related to chemistry.
Doctoral School
Look what we have CREATEd!
With pleasure we would like to invite you to watch a new film promoting the ERA Chair holder and his group.
The film is widespread by very characteristic red posters  hanging - among other - at fence and on the premises of our Institute.
How light affects humans? How we perceive it and react to it? How one can conquer and harness the light to work for us and make our life longer, better. The ERA Chair holder and his team members talk about their light related fascinations, research, and new challenges.
Learn more: here
Dream Chemistry Award 2019
Yujia Qing
from University of Oxford

for the project
"Sequencing Life"
Look into the mirror
If the eyes are the mirror of the soul, then thanks to
the translucent corneas, we can look deep into that
soul. And thanks to the work of scientists from the
IPC PAS we can look into the depths of the cornea
itself. And that without touching it! All thanks to the
introduction of an innovative method of holographic
optical tomography.
For cleaner air, water, and soil
The air around us is still getting more and more polluted. No wonder many scientists strive to find a way to purify it. Thanks to the work of an international team led by prof. Juan Carlos Colmenares from the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, we are a big step closer to achieve this goal. They found a way to make an efficient reactive adsorbent able to purify the air from various toxic compounds, cheaply, and effectively.