Zbigniew R. Grabowski,
 Professor Emeritus
  • M.Sc., 1950 - Chemistry, Warsaw University
  • Ph.D., 1955 - Chemistry, Warsaw University; PhD renewed 2006
  • Professor, 1965 - Institute of Physical Chemistry, Warsaw
Education and training:
  • 1956 - Exchange scientist, Inst. of Physical Chemistry, AS USSR, Moscow
  • 1959 - Rockefeller Fellow, Techn. Univ., Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1971-1972 Overseas Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge, U.K
  • 1986 - Visiting Professor, Université Romandes en Suisse
  • 1986 - Professeur Associé, Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay, France
  • 1987 - Professeur Associé, Université de Bordeaux I, Talence, France
  • 1987-1988 Visiting Professor, Institute for Molecular Science, Okazaki, Japan
  • 1989 - Visiting Professor, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium  
 
Professional affiliations:
  • Polish Chemical Society (since 1948; honorary member since 1987)
  • Farady Society (1959-82)
  • German Academy of Sciences "Leopoldina" (since 1977)
  • Society for the Advancement of Science and Arts (TPKN) (since 1980; 1980-92 chairman of the Council; 1992-94 president)
  • Warsaw Learned Society (since 1982)
  • European Photochemistry Association (since 1974)
 
Research areas:
  • Electrochemistry: kinetics, electric field effects; stereochemistry (1949-70)
  • Chemistry of free radicals: kinetics and equilibria, spectra (1960-77)
  • Instrumental methods: time-resolved spectroscopy (1959-95)
  • Electronically excited molecular states: structure, reactivity, spectra (since 1958)
  • Interstellar molecules: spectra, reactions (1990-2000)
 
Selected papers:
  1. Grabowski Z.R., Czochralska B., Vincenz-Chodkowska A. and Balasiewicz M.S., "Stereochemistry of electrode reactions", Disc. Faraday Soc., 45, 145-153; 178-9; 181 (1968).
  2. Grabowski Z.R. and Rubaszewska W., "Generalized Förster cycle. Thermodynamic and extrathermodynamic relationships between proton transfer, electron transfer and electronic excitation", J. Chem. Soc., Faraday Trans. I, 73, 11-28 (1977).
  3. Grabowski Z.R., Rotkiewicz K., Siemiarczuk A., Cowley D.J. and Baumann W., "Twisted intramolecular charge transfer states (TICT). A new class of excited states with a full charge separation", Nouv. J. Chim., 3, 443-454 (1979).
  4. Grabowski Z.R. and Dobkowski J., "Twisted intramolecular charge transfer (TICT) excited states: energy and molecular structure", Pure Appl. Chem., 55, 245-252 (1983).
  5. Rullière C., Grabowski Z.R. and Dobkowski J., "Picosecond absorption spectra of carbonyl derivatives of dimethylaniline: the nature of the TICT excited states", Chem. Phys. Lett., 137, 408-413 (1987).
  6. Karpiuk J., Grabowski Z.R. and DeSchryver F.C., "Photophysics of the lactone form of Rhodamin 101", J. Phys. Chem., 98, 3247-3256 (1994).
  7. Kołos R. and Grabowski Z.R., "The chemistry and prospects for interstellar detection of some dicyanoacetylenes and other cyanoacetylene related species", Astrophysics and Space Science, 271, 65-72 (2000).
  8. Grabowski Z.R., Rotkiewicz K and Rettig W., "Structural changes accompanying intramolecular electron transfer: focus on Twisted Intramolecular Charge Transfer states and structures", Chem. Revs. 103, 3899-4031 (2003)
Total number of publications: 115
Number of promoted PhD students: 14
 zrgrab@ichf.edu.pl