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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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The Dream Chemistry Award goes to Dr. Jessica R. Kramer
for a project focusing on new perspectives for cancer treatment
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 "Microfluidic system for automatic formation of lipid membranes and testing of membrane protein activity"
Tomasz Kamiński, Magdalena Czekalska, Piotr Garstecki
British patent "Capsules with hydrophilic core and polymeric shell and method of generation thereof".
Piotr Garstecki, Marcin Izydorzak, Jacek Andrzej Michalski, Dominika Ogończyk
Power of mechanochemistry:
A new multicomponent perovskite
There is no doubt: the immediate future of photovoltaics will be decided by materials from the perovskite group. An improved version of a perovskite, containing in the crystal structure a relatively large organic ion, a guanidinium cation, has been developed by chemists from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Faculty of Chemistry of Warsaw University of Technology. Laboratory tests at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne have shown that photovoltaic cells made of the new perovskite work more efficiently than the cells prepared using its original form.
"Mobility of IPC PAS Young Researchers" 
Smog laid bare: Precise analysis of the composition of particulate matter
Smog is a problem. But the knowledge about its constituents - no longer. Researchers from several leading Warsaw scientific institutions have joined forces and developed a new, extremely precise method for the chemical analysis of suspended particulate matter. The method, easily adaptable in many modern laboratories, not only determines the chemical composition of compounds, but even recognizes changes in the spatial distribution of atoms in molecules.
Nano Letters [IF=12.7] H.Boeckmann, S.Gawinkowski, J.Waluk, M.B.Raschke, M.Wolf, T.Kumagai, "Near-Field Enhanced Photochemistry of Single Molecules in a Scanning Tunneling Microscope Junction", 2018,18, 152-57,
DOI 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b03720

Appl. Catal. B-Environm. [IF=9.4] K.Czelej, K.Cwieka, J.C.Colmenares, K.J.Kurzydlowski, "Catalytic activity of NiO cathode in molten carbonate fuel cells", 2018,222, 73-75,
DOI 10.1016/j.apcatb.2017.10.003

Appl. Catal. B-Environm. [IF=9.4] A.Krukowska,M.J.Winiarski, J.Strychalska-Nowak, T. Klimczuk, W.Lisowski, A.Mikolajczyk, H.P.Pinto, T.Puzyn, T.Grzyb, A.Zaleska-Medynska, "Rare earth ions doped K2Ta2O6 photocatalysts with enhanced UV-vis light activity" 2018,224,451-468
DOI 10.1016/j.apcatb.2017.10.061
Polish patent "Thiophene derivatives and method of producing thereof, recognition film of molecularly imprinted conducting polymer produced using thiophene derivatives, method of producing thereof, as well as its use for selective detection and determination of inosine"
Zofia Iskierko, Marta Sosnowska, Piyush S. Sharma, Francis D'Souza, Tiziana Benincori, Krzysztof Noworyta
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Change the face of nanoparticles and you'll rule chemistry!
Depending on the lighting, the surface of appropriately crafted nanoparticles can change its topography. Researchers from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences have shown that the molecular mechanism they have designed makes it possible, by the use of light, to effectively uncover or hide catalyst molecules. The technique they present leads to qualitatively new possibilities to control the course of chemical reactions.