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

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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
Laser Phys. Lett. [IF=7,7] [stacks.iop.org/1612-202X/11/085602], "A flexible fluorescence correlation spectroscopy based method for quantification of the DNA double labeling efficiency with precision control", Sen Hou, M.Tabaka, L.Sun, P.Trochimczyk, T.Kaminski, T.Kalwarczyk, X.Zhang, R.Holyst
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Phys. Rev. Lett. [IF=7,7] "Oscillations of the Orbital Magnetic Moment due to d-Band Quantum Well States", M. D±browski, M. Cinal et al.
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=7.7] "Emergent Long-Range Couplings in Arrays of Fluid Cells", D.B. Abraham, A. Maciołek, and O. Vasilyev
Shaken, not stirred
- mythical god's capsules please!
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

International Symposium on
Nanostructured Functional Materials "NanoFunMat"

Warsaw, June 15-18, 2014
Everything depends on how you look at them. Looking from one side you will see one face; and when looking from the opposite side - you will see a different one. So appear Janus capsules, miniature, hollow structures, in different fragments composed of different micro- and nanoparticles. Theoreticians were able to design models of such capsules, but a real challenge was to produce them. Now, Janus capsules can be produced easily and at low cost.
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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 October 6, 2014
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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.
Scientists become closer: Young chemists from Warsaw and Cambridge tighten cooperation
On the map, Warsaw and Cambridge remain at the same distance. In chemistry, however, both research centres are getting closer and closer - due to another edition of the Cambridge-Warsaw Young Scientists Meeting "Breaking Boundaries in Chemistry".
Scientific communities of young chemists from Warsaw and Cambridge had an opportunity again to widen their knowledge, tightening cooperation and enhancing personal ties. The historical walls of the Cambridge University hosted the two-day 2nd Cambridge-Warsaw Young Scientists Meeting "Breaking Boundaries in Chemistry". The meeting addressed numerous topics from nanotechnology to state-of-the-art polymer, organic and inorganic chemistry.
The Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property granted the IPC PAS patents:

- CH 703023 for the invention entitled "System and method for increasing repetition rate of laser pulses".
Inventor: Y.Stepanenko

Polish Patent Office granted the Institute patents:

- PL 217425 for the invention entitled "Porphyrin derivative, polymerized layer containing a porphyrin derivative and its use for the determination and release of nicotine" 
Inventors: Krzysztof Noworyta, Włodzimierz Kutner, Channa Wijesinghe, Francis D'Souza 

- PL 217816 for the invention entitled "Method of coating material surfaces with nanoparticles"
Inventors: M.Fiałkowski, R.Hołyst, E.Kalwarczyk, T.Kalwarczyk, M.Paszewski, K.Winkler

- PL 217098 for the invention entitled "Method for bonding polycarbonate panels preserving their surface micro-structure".
Inventors:  Dominika Ogończyk, Judyta Węgrzyn, Paweł Jankowski, Piotr Garstecki 

- PL 217424 for the invention entitled "Derivatives of bis(2,2'-bithienyl)methane, molecularly imprinted polymer prepared by polymerization of derivatives of bis(2,2'-bithienyl)methane and its application for selective
determination and release of adrenaline".
Inventors: Tan-Phat Huynh, Wojciech Lisowski, Włodzimierz Kutner, Chandra Bikram K.C., Francis D'Souza

The Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish
Academy of Sciences has requested to the European
Commission for awarding a logo "HR Excellence in
Research" for taking actions aimed at
implementation of the provisions of the European
Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for
the Recruitment of Researchers.