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
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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
"Mobility of IPC PAS Young Researchers" 
NATURE PHYSICS [IF=20,1] Cybulski, O.; Garstecki, P.; Grzybowski, B.A. "Oscillating droplet trains in microfluidic networks and their suppression in blood flow", 2019; 15; 706-713; 20,113
DOI 10.1038/s41567-019-0486-8

APPL. CATALYSIS B-ENVIRONMENTAL [IF=14,2] Giannakoudakis, D.A.; Nair, V.; Khan, A.; Deliyanni, E.A.; Colmenares, J.C.; Triantafyllidis, K.S.; "Additive-free photo-assisted selective partial oxidation at ambient conditions of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural by manganese (IV) oxide nanorods"; 2019; 256; -; UNSP 117803 14,229
DOI 10.1016/j.apcatb.2019.117803

TRENDS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY [IF=13,7] Bartold, K.; Pietrzyk-Le, A., D'Souza, F.; Kutner, W.; "Oligonucleotide Analogs and Mimics for Sensing Macromolecular Biocompounds"; 2019; 37; 1051-1062 13,747
DOI 10.1016/j.tibtech.2019.04.003
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
Grant info
Time for perovskites
What should be a dream solar panel? Efficient,
cheap to produce, durable, flexible and eco-
friendly.  All these we can get thanks to
perovskites: new material offering energy
conversion efficiency comparable to silicon
panels but much cheaper to produce with
simple technology. New research done at IChF
PAN in collaboration with EPFL, Switzerland,
brings us closer to commercializing this
Dr. Eric Daniel Glowacki with the Dream Chemistry Award 2018
The winner of the global Dream Chemistry Award competition this year is Dr. Eric Daniel Glowacki from the Linköping University. The Scientific Committee awarding the prize praised the laureate's project on catalysts for the production of clean energy from the hydrogen peroxide.
Doctoral School
Figuring out Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's disease and the accompanying personality breakdown frighten many of us. Unfortunately, the drugs currently available are ineffective. Thanks to the work of a team headed by Dr. Piotr Pięta of the IPC PAS, it may be possible to develop new and more effective pharmaceuticals to fight this disease. The scientists have shown how the size of beta-amyloid molecules affects the way they interact with model brain cell membranes. The next research step is to test potential drugs to understand their influence on the interaction of beta-amyloid with brain.
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