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
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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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 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.
IPC PAS celebrates 60 years of scientific contribution to the development of chemistry
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 "Method of modifying a palladium-gold catalyst, especially for the hydrodechlorination of carbon tetrachloride, and obtained in this way the palladium-gold catalyst  characterized by a  suitable structure  of the active metal phase"
Magdalena Bonarowska, Zbigniew Karpiński
Polish patent "Hydrogen detector".
Marek Knor, Tomasz Jaroch, Ryszard Du¶, Robert Nowakowski
Polish patent "Method of fabrication of zinc oxide nanoparticles and their application".
Piotr Krupiński, Arkadiusz Kornowicz, Janusz Lewiński
Photoreactors the size of a hair
Smartphone-sized devices capable of purifying water for one person using sunlight; desktop modules producing substances valuable for the pharmaceutical industry from chemical waste. The construction of such innovative instruments, providing the product not in batches but continuously, is becoming possible thanks to an ultrasonic technique of depositing titanium dioxide layers onto the inner walls of tubes with diameters of even micrometre dimensions.
"Mobility of IPC PAS Young Researchers" 
8th International Workshop on Surface Modification for
Chemical and Biochemical Sensing - SMCBS'2017
Date: 3-7 November 2017
The Workshop will be focused on the art of both chemical
and non-chemical modification of solid transducer
surfaces, novel methods of surface examination as well as
recognition activity of the resulting bio- and
chemosensors toward target analytes. The workshop is
dedicated to young researchers. Tutorial lectures of
renowned senior scientists, keynote lectures of top
scientists in the field and broad discussion will allow
these researchers to improve their knowledge on
fundamentals and applications of sensors and sensing.
Location: Zelechow Palace Hotel, Marszalka J. Pilsudskiego 36,
08-430 Zelechow, Poland.
Contact: Wlodzimierz Kutner
A super resolution view of chemical reactions
Researchers from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences have demonstrated, using a super resolution microscopic technique, how to follow chemical reactions taking place in very small volumes. The method of analysis developed by the Warsaw physicists in collaboration with PicoQuant GmbH is the first to make it potentially possible to observe reactions not only inside living cells, but even within individual organelles, such as cell nuclei.
Chem. Revs, [IF=47,9] D.Prochowicz; A.Kornowicz; J.Lewinski, "Interactions of Native Cyclodextrins with Metal Ions and Inorganic Nanoparticles: Fertile Landscape for Chemistry and Materials Science", 2017, 117 (22), 13461-13501, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00231

Nature. Chem. [IF=25.9] A.Kubas, i in, "Mechanism of O-2 diffusion and reduction in FeFe hydrogenases", 2017, 9 (1), 88-95, DOI:10.1038/NCHEM.2592

J. Am. Chem. Soc. [IF=13.8] M.Koch, Matthias; S.Gawinkowski, J.Waluk, i in., "Direct Observation of Double Hydrogen Transfer via Quantum Tunneling in a Single Porphycene Molecule on a Ag(110) Surface", 2017, 139 (36), 12681-12687, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b06905

J. Am. Chem. Soc. [IF=13.8] D.Kubicki, D.Prochowicz, Daniel, i in.., "Cation Dynamics in Mixed-Cation (MA)x(FA)1-xPbI3 Hybrid Perovskites from Solid-State NMR", 2017, 139 (29), 10055-10061, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b04930