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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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NEW PATENTS
Polish patent PL 220339
"Portable vacuum case with a sight-glass"
J.Sobczak, A.Jabłoński, W.Kutner, K.Noworyta, A.Glenz
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"
Polish protection right PL 68322
"Device for determining the penetration rate of hydrogen into metal".
I.Flis-Kabulska,  J.Flis, T.Zakroczymski
Expanding when it shouldn't: New material with exceptional negative compressibility
Our intuition tells us that a sample of material compressed uniformly from all sides should reduce its dimensions. Only a few materials subjected to hydrostatic compression exhibit the opposite behaviour, expanding slightly in one or two directions. At the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences a material has been discovered with exceptionally high negative compressibility and a previously unknown mechanism responsible for it.
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ACS Appl. Mat. & Interfaces [IF=7.1] "Photoactive Langmuir-Blodgett, Freely Suspended and Free Standing Films of Carboxylate Ligand-Coated ZnO Nanocrystals" J.Paczesny, M.Wolska-Pietkiewicz, I.Binkiewicz, M.Wadowska, Z.Wrobel, K.Matula, W.Nogala, J.Lewinski, R.Holyst 2016, 8 (21), 13532-13541

Adv. Funct. Mat. [IF=11.4] "Multiphase Biomineralization: Enigmatic Invasive Siliceous Diatoms Produce Crystalline Calcite"  H.Ehrlich, M.Pisarek, i in., 2016,  26 (15), 2503-2510

Nanoscale [IF=7.8] "An ion-controlled four-color fluorescent telomeric switch on DNA origami structures" L.Olejko, P.Cywinski, I.Bald, 2016,  8 (19), 10339-10347

Green Chem. [IF=8.5] "Sustainable hybrid photocatalysts: titania immobilized on carbon materials derived from renewable and biodegradable resources", J.C.Colmenares,   R.S.Varma, P.Lisowski.
DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02477G
Polish protection right PL 68319
"Probe for determining the penetration rate of hydrogen into metal".
I.Flis-Kabulska,  J.Flis, T.Zakroczymski
Sheets like graphene: Tailored chemistry links nanoparticles in stable monolayers
Just like carbon atoms in sheets of graphene, nanoparticles can form stable layers with minimal thicknesses of the diameter of a single nanoparticle. A novel method of linking nanoparticles into such extremally thin films has been developed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw.
A single bacterium suffices to identify the nature of a disease
Diagnosis: meningitis. But what is the cause of this particular case? New techniques for analyzing cerebrospinal fluid, developed and tested at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, make it possible to diagnose the bacterial cause of the disease in less than a quarter of an hour and to establish the species of the intruder on the basis of just a single bacterial cell.