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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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Dr. Mircea Dincă with the 2015 Dream Chemistry Award statuette
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
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Nature Chemistry  [IF=25.3] "Force-induced tautomerization in a single molecule"
J.N.Ladenthin, T.Frederiksen, M.Persson, J.C.Sharp, J.Gawinkowski,J.Waluk, T.Kumagai" (July 2016)

Nano Letters, [IF=13,6]. "Direct Observation of Photoinduced Tautomerization in Single Molecules at a Metal Surface", Boeckmann, H.; Liu, S.; Mielke, J.; Gawinkowski, S.; Waluk, J.,; Grill, L.; Wolf, M.; Kumagai, T.; (2016), 16 (2), 1034-1041.

Coordination Chem. Rev., [IF=12,2]. "Metal complexes based on native cyclodextrins: Synthesis and structural diversity", Prochowicz, D., Kornowicz, A., Justyniak, I., Lewinski, J.; (2016), 306, 331-345.
Polish patent PL 221042
"System and method for high-throughput formation and merging of droplets produced on demand"
J.Guzowski, P.Korczyk, S.Jakieła, P.Garstecki
Salon International
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* gold medal
* special prize
for L.Richter, J.Paczesny, M.Księżopolska-Gocalska and R.Hołyst
"Method for deposition of analyte from solution onto the substrate for surface enhanced spectroscopy in the electric field"
Quantum dots with impermeable shell: A powerful tool for nanoengineering
Depending on their applications, quantum dots need to be tailored in terms of their structure and properties. Chemists from Warsaw have shown that quantum dots obtained by their novel method can be successfully functionalized with modern click chemistry. This achievement is of interest not only due to the numerous potential applications, but also because in hitherto experiments copper compounds used as catalyst in click reactions have always destroyed the ability of quantum dots to emit light.
Polish patent PL 220820
"Method for depositing metal nanoparticles on the surface and platform to the measurements SERS or LSPR"
M.Siek, J.Niedziółka-Jönsson, M.Opałło,  A.Michota-Kamińska, A.Kelm, R.Hołyst
Polish patent PL  220792
"Method for the synthesis of 1,3,5-triarylbenzene derivatives and truxene"
M.Pietraszkiewicz, M.R.Maciejczyk, K.P.Górski 
Droplets finally all the same size - in a nanodroplet library
A single drop with the volume of a millionth of a litre is really not very large and certainly does not look like something you can do a lot with. However, a simple device, constructed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, can split the microdroplet into a collection of equally-sized nanodroplets. From now on, the valuable chemicals or genetic material contained in a single microdroplet can be the starting point of even hundreds of experiments - or they can be archived in the form of nanodroplet libraries.
Closer to reality: What can we really see when we look at a sample?
Without detailed knowledge of the properties of the materials we use today's technology could neither function nor develop. A new description of electron scattering in the surface layers of samples proposed by the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the PAS significantly speeds up materials analysis and enables a better understanding of what can really be seen in a sample.