IPC PAS - education, research, applications
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Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Warsaw, Poland, Kasprzaka 44/52, phone (48) 22-343-3000
International Doctoral Studies

Science "Electron Small Polarons and Their Mobility in Iron (Oxyhydr)oxide Nanoparticles", J.E.Katz, P.Zarzycki et al.
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Polish Press Agency (PAP) rewarded IPC PAS for its model public relations policy
The Golden Medal of Chemistry competition for the best bachelor or bachelor of engineering thesis
The main prize in the third edition of the "Golden Medal of Chemistry" competition - the Golden Medal of Chemistry and 10,000 PLN sponsored by the DuPont Polska was awarded to Michał Papaj from Warsaw University. During a special meeting at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the PAS, the bachelor's degree alumni were awarded also with the Silver and the Bronze Medals of Chemistry and with four distinctions. Four additional distinctions have been awarded by DuPont.
Dream Chemistry Award - scientific award for a chemical dream project
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (IF=13.7), "Bacterial Growth and Adaptation in Microdroplet Chemostats",  S.Jakiela, T.Kaminski, O.Cybulski, D.Weibel, P.Garstecki.
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International Warsaw Invention Show, IWIS 2013
Gold Medal for the invention "Quartz crystal microbalance for application in microfluidic systems".
Inventors J.A.Michalski and P.Jankowski

Chem. Soc. Rev. (IF = 24.9) "Heterogeneous photocatalytic nanomaterials: prospects and challenges in selective transformations of biomass-derived compounds",
J.C. Colmenares, R. Luque
Nature Chem. (IF=21.8), "Controlling intramolecular hydrogen transfer in a porphycene molecule with single atoms or molecules located nearby", T.Kumagai, F.Hanke, S.Gawinkowski, J.Sharp, K.Kotsis, J.Waluk, M.Persson, L.Grill
Phys. Rev. Lett. [IF=7.9] "Activation Energy for Mobility of Dyes and Proteins in Polymer Solutions: From Diffusion of Single Particles to Macroscale  Flow"; K.Sozański, A.Wi¶niewska, T.Kalwarczyk, R.Hołyst
Chiral breathing: Electrically controlled polymer changes its optical properties
JACS (IF=10.7) "Bimolecular Photoinduced Electron Transfer Beyond the Diffusion Limit: The Rehm-Weller Experiment Revisited with Femtosecond Time Resolution", R.Rosspeintner, G.Angulo, E.Vauthey
"Platform for Commercialisation of Knowledge"
Warsaw, Poland, 20 May 2014

The International Workshop "BioRaman"

Warsaw, Poland, May 15-17, 2014

International Symposium on
Nanostructured Functional Materials "NanoFunMat"

Warsaw, June 15-18, 2014
The Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property granted the IPC PAS a patent CH 702369 for the invention entitled "Method for bonding polycarbonate panels preserving their surface micro-structure".
Inventors:  Piotr Garstecki, Dominika Ogończyk, Judyta Węgrzyn, Paweł Jankowski
Electrically controlled glasses with continuously adjustable transparency, new polarisation filters, and even chemosensors capable of detecting single molecules of specific chemicals could be fabricated thanks to a new polymer un-precedentedly combining optical and electrical properties.
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Dutch chemist Dr Evan Spruijt won this year's Dream Chemistry Award. The members of the Award's Scientific Committee have in this way expressed their appreciation for a visionary project of creating artificial cells - microdroplets of water capable of autonomous growth and division. Creation of such cells in the laboratory would be an important step towards a deep understanding of physical and chemical foundations of life.
15th International Krutyń Summer School
Krutyń, June 8-12, 2014
see 11th March ceremony
Nature Comm. [IF=10] "Ammonia as a case study for the spontaneous ionization of a simple hydrogen-bonded compound", T.Palasyuk, I.Troyan, P.Zaleski-Ejgierd, E.Magos-Palasyuk, et al.
Doctoral candidates - admission interview on June 2 and October 6, 2014
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The Netherlands Patent Office granted the IPC PAS a patent NL 2009442 for the invention entitled "The method of deposition of metallic anoparticles on the surface, the surface obtained by this method and its application", Inventors: M.Siek, J.Niedziolka-Jonsson, M.Opallo, A.Michota-Kaminska, A.Kelm, R.Holyst
J.Paczesny, W.Adamkiewicz, K.Winkler and K.Sozański won a contest "Student Wynalazca" organized by Ministry of Science and Higher Education and Politechnika ¦więtokrzyska. Their invention: "Platform for SERS analysis and production method thereof" with portfolio of dependent patents and patent applications "Method for deposition of nanoparticles on solid substrates and surface covered by this method", "Method for covering solid substrates with two-dimensional network of nanoparticles and surface covered by this method" won one of five equivalent prizes. The prize is all inclusive participation in International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva combined with tour inside CERN.
Europium complexes emit red light
at record efficiency
Researchers worldwide continue search for better luminescent materials for OLED manufacturing. Two new compounds with europium complexes developed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw display in their class record high luminescence efficiencies in red, and their properties enable faster, low cost manufacturing of thin OLED films.
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Polish Patent Office granted the Institute a patent PL 216320 for the invention entitled "Capsules with hydrofilic core and polymeric shell and method of production thereof"
Inventors: Piotr Garstecki, Marcin Izydorzak, Jacek Michalski, Dominika Ogonczyk
The Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property granted the IPC PAS a patent CH 703728 for the invention entitled "Method of deposition of metallic nanoparticles on the surface, the surface obtained by this method and its application".
Inventors:  J.Niedziółka-Jonsson, I.Kamińska, A.Michota-Kamińska, M.Opałło, R.Hołyst