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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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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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* 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"
J. Photochem. Photobiol. C-Photochem. Revs. 2016, 28, 116-137;
A.J.Stasyuk, P.J.Cywinski, D.T.Gryko;
"Excited-state intramolecular proton transfer in 2 '-(2 '-hydroxyphenyl)imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines";

Nano Energy 2016, 30, 187-192;; A.M.Cie?lak, K.Sokołowski, U.Rybinska, M.K.Leszczyński, i in.;
"Ultra long-lived electron-hole separation within water-soluble colloidal ZnO nanocrystals: Prospective applications for solar energy production";

Nature Chem. 2016, 8(10), 935-940; J.N.Ladenthin, S.Gawinkowski, Sylwester, J.Waluk i in.;
"Force-induced tautomerization in a single molecule";
US patent "Luminescent compounds, method of preparation of luminescent compounds and applications thereof" for IPC PAS and Nanoxide Sp. z o.o.
Janusz Lewiński, Kamil Sokołowski 
Chemists from Warsaw congratulate
the furthest away chemical laboratory
On January 25, 2004 the exploration rover Opportunity landed on Mars. It was to operate for only a few months, it has been examining the geological history of the Red Planet to this day. On the 13th anniversary of its landing chemists from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw congratulate the teams of scientists and engineers from NASA and the JPL research centre, responsible for the implementation of this unique mission.
Impossible (but working!) recipe for ultrashort laser pulses
Polish patent "Modification method of  mechanical properties of titanium-aluminum alloy and an alloy obtained by this way".
Marek Tkacz
Polish patent "A method of joining of the plates made of polymeric materials, in particular high modulus polymeric materials and a microfluidic system formed by this method".
Tomasz Szymborski, Paweł Jankowski, Piotr Garstecki
Hospitals can rapidly identify
life-threatening bacteria
Soon in virtually every hospital it will be possible to identify the bacterial species responsible for an infection developing in a patient in a matter of just a few minutes. A new, easy-to-adapt and inexpensive analytical procedure has been developed by researchers from the IPC PAS. The main role is played by innovative bioconjugates - luminescent, magnetic microparticles coated with appropriately selected bacteriophages.
Pulse lasers built entirely on optical fibers are increasingly readily being used by industry. Optical scientists from the Warsaw Laser Centre of the IPC PAS and the Faculty of Physics of the University of Warsaw have generated ultrashort laser pulses in an optical fiber, by using a method previously considered as physically impossible to achieve. Their solution is not only useful, but also surprisingly simple!