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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
Dream Chemistry Award: The prize for a dream-project
is waiting for chemists with imagination
Are you a professor who knows a young scientist with an interesting, ambitious research project that is still awaiting implementation, in the field of chemistry or its borderline with physics, biology, medicine or materials engineering? It's your last chance to nominate candidates for the next edition of the prestigious international Dream Chemistry Award contest.

"Mobility of IPC PAS Young Researchers" 
SERSitive: New substrates make it possible to routinely detect one molecule in a million
SERS, an extremely sensitive laboratory method of analysing chemical composition, is set to become widespread decades after its invention. The main obstacle that has been slowing down the development of this promising research technique, the poor quality of the substrate on which samples are applied, is now disappearing. New substrates, guaranteeing repeatability of measurements and the appropriate signal enhancement, are now available thanks to scientists from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. [IF 14.3] Kubicki, DJ; Prochowicz, D; Hofstetter, A; Saski, M; Yadav, P; Bi, DQ; Pellet, N; Lewinski, J; Zakeeruddin, SM; Gratzel, M; Emsley, L; "Formation of Stable Mixed Guanidinium-Methylammonium Phases with Exceptionally Long Carrier Lifetimes for High-Efficiency Lead Iodide-Based Perovskite Photovoltaics" 2018, 140, 3345-3351

Adv. Funct. Materials [IF 13.3] Costantini, M; Guzowski, J; Zuk, PJ; Mozetic, P; De Panfilis, S; Jaroszewicz, J; Heljak, M; Massimi, M; Pierron, M; Trombetta, M; Dentini, M; Swieszkowski, W; Rainer, A; Garstecki, P; Barbetta, A; "Electric Field Assisted Microfluidic Platform for Generation of Tailorable Porous Microbeads as Cell Carriers for Tissue Engineering"; 2018, 28, -

Nano Energy [IF 13.1] Prochowicz, D; Yadav, P; Saliba, M; Kubicki, DJ; Tavakoli, MM; Zakeeruddin, SM; Lewinski, J; Emsley, L; Gratzel, M; "One-step mechanochemical incorporation of an insoluble cesium additive for high performance planar heterojunction solar cells"; 2018, 49, 523-528
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.

- PhD student
(scholarship within MAESTRO 8 programme)

- Senior researcher
(financing from CREATE project)