Janusz W. Sobczak, Ph. D.

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  • M.Sc., 1970 - Chemistry Department, Wrocław University of Technology
  • PhD., 1998 - Institute of Physical Chemistry of PAS, Warsaw, Poland
Education and training:
    1970-1976 - Fertilizers Institute, Puławy
    1978/1979 - Institute of Catalysis Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia
    1988 - Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals of the Academy of Sciences Czech Republic, Praha
    1980, 2001, 2003, 2005 - 2007, 2009, 2011-2017 - Institute of Catalysis, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
    1990-1991 - Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Riga, Łotwa
    1998, 2000-2002 - Hamburger Synchrotronstrahlungslabor HASYLAB at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg, Germany
    1999-2000 - Laboratoire des Matériaux, Surfaces et Procédés pour la Catalyse (LMSPC), CNRS-ECPM-ULP Strasbourg, France
    2002 - LASMEA, Mixed Unit of Research Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, - CNRS, Aubierre, France
    1992, 2004 - advanced training courses, - VG Scientific, East Grinstead, England
Professional affiliantions:
  • Polish Chemical Society
  • Polish Catalysis Club
  • Polish Synchrotron Radiation Society (Council member 2002-2005)
  • American Vacuum Society
Research areas:
  • Structure and catalytic reactivity of highly dispersed metals
  • Stereoselective hydrogenation
  • Studies of solids by x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy - qualitative and quantitative analysis of solid surfaces
  • Electron structure study of metal nanoparticles by electron spectroscopy and synchrotron methods (XPS, XANES)
Selected papers:

1.        Sobczak J.W., and Wernisch J.; Effects of distribution of Palladium and Phosphorus in Polystyrene Attached Catalysts on their Catalytic Behaviour; Zeitschrift fur Physikalische Chemie N.F., Bd. 137, 119-123 (1983) ; Times Cited: 10

2.        Sobczak J.W., Pawłowska H, Bolesławska T., Palczewska W.; Stereoselective hydrogenation over palladium catalysts for syntheses of insect sex pheromones; Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal., 41, 197-201 (1988) (Fine Chemistry and Catalysis) Times Cited: 11

3.        Sobczak J.W., Lesiak B. , Jabłoński A., Kosiński A., Palczewska W.; Polyaniline Doped with Platinum or Palladium as Novel Catalysts in Alkyne Hydrogenation; Polish J. Chem., 69, 1732-1737 (1995); Times Cited: 23

4.        Sobczak J.W., Kosiński A., Biliński A., Pielaszek J., Palczewska W.; Surface Chemical Sensivity of Polyaniline Doped with Palladium or Platinum Compounds; Adv. Mat. Opt. Electron., 8, 295-302 (1998) ;Times Cited: 27

5.        Sobczak J.W., Andreeva D.; XPS Study of Au/TiO2 catalytic systems; Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal., 130D, 3303-3308 (2000); Times Cited: 11

6.        Sobczak J.W., Sobczak E., A. Kosiński, Biliński A.; XANES investigations of Pd- doped polyaniline; J. Alloys and Comp., 328, 132-134 (2001) ; Times Cited: 18

7.        Katrib A., Sobczak J.W., Krawczyk M., Zommer L., Benadda A., Jabłoński A, Maire G.; Surface studies and catalytic properties of the bifunctional bulk MoO2 system; Surf. Interf. Anal., 34, 225-229 (2002); Times Cited: 40

8.        Sobczak J.W., Sobczak E., Drelinkiewicz A., Hasik M., Wenda E.; Local structure of Pd-doped polymer investigated by a linear combination of XANES spectra; J. Alloys and Comp., 362, 162-166 (2004); Times Cited: 15

9.        Tabakova T., Boccuzzi F., Manzoli M., Sobczak J.W., Idakiev V., Andreeva D.; Effect of synthesis procedure on the WGS activity of Au/ceria catalysts; Appl. Catal. B: Environmental, 49(2), 73-81 (2004); Times Cited: 131

10.    Krupa D., Baszkiewicz J., Kozubowski , J.A., Barcz A., Sobczak J.W., Biliński A., Lewandowska-Szumieł M., Rajchel B.; Effect of dual ion implantation of calcium and phosphorus on the properties of titanium; Biomaterials., 26(16), 2847-2856 (2005); Times Cited: 53

11.    Andreeva D., Petrova P., Sobczak J.W., Ilieva L., Abrashev M.; Gold supported on ceria and ceria-alumina promoted by molybdena for complete benzene oxidation; Appl. Catal. B: Environmental, 67, 237-245 (2006); Times Cited: 42

12.    Wachowski L., Sobczak J.W., Hofman M.; Speciaton of functional groups formed on the surface of ammoxidised carbonaceous materials by XPS metod Appl. Surf. Sci.; 253, 4456-4461 (2007); Times Cited: 22

13.    Ilieva, G. Pantaleo, J.W. Sobczak, I. Ivanov, A.M. Venezia and D. Andreeva; NO reduction by CO in the presence of water over gold supported catalysts on CeO2-Al2O3 mixed support, prepared by mechanochemical activation; Appl. Catal. B: Environmental, 76, 107-114 (2007); Times Cited: 62

14.    A.Zaleska, J. W. Sobczak, E. Grabowska, J. Hupka, Preparation and photocatalytic activity of boron-modified TiO2 under UV and visible light, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 78, 92-100, (2007); Times Cited: 261

15.    Górska, P., Zaleska, A., Kowalska, E., Klimczuk, T., Sobczak, J.W., Skwarek, E., Janusz, W., Hupka, J. TiO2 photoactivity in vis and UV light: The influence of calcination temperature and surface properties ; Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 84 (2008),440-447.; Times Cited: 166

16.    D. Andreeva,  I. Ivanov, L. Ilieva, M.V. Abrashev, R. Zanella, J.W. Sobczak, W. Lisowski, M. Kantcheva, G. Avdeev, K. Petrov, Gold catalysts supported on doped by rare earth metals ceria for water gas shift reaction: influence of the preparation method, Applied Catalysis A: General, 357, 159-169 (2009); Times Cited: 60

17.    Zielińska A., Kowalska E., Sobczak J.W., Łącka I., Gazda M., Ohtani B., Hupka J. Zaleska A., Silver-doped TiO2 prepared by microemulsion method: surface properties, bio- and photoactivity, Sep. Purif. Technol. 72(3), 309-318; (2010); Times Cited: 141  

18.    I. Kaminska, M.R. Das, Y. Coffinier, J.Niedziolka-Jonsson, J.W. Sobczak , P. Woisel,  J. Lyskawa,M. Opallo,  R. Boukherrou, S. Szunerit, Reduction and functionalization of graphene oxide sheets using biomimetic dopamine derivatives in one step, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 4, (2012) 1016-1020, Times Cited: 159

19.    E.Guziewicz, M. Godlewski, L. Wachnicki, T.A. Krajewski, G. Luka, S. Gieraltowska, R. Jakiela, A. Stonert, W. Lisowski, M. Krawczyk, J.W. Sobczak, A. Jablonski, “ALD grown Zinc Oxide with controllable electrical properties”, Semiconductor Science and Technology, 27, (2012) 074011, Times Cited: 104

20. J.Reszczyńska, T. Grzyb, J.W. Sobczak, W. Lisowski, M. Gazda, B. Ohtani, A. Zaleska "Visible light activity of rare earth metal doped (Er3+, Yb3+ or Er3+/Yb3+) titania photocatalysts", Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 163 (2015) 40-49, Times Cited: 225
21. L. Ilieva P. Petrova G. Pantaleo R. Zanella L.F. Liotta, V. Georgiev S. Boghosian Z. Kaszkur J.W. Sobczak W. Lisowski,  A.M. Venezia T. Tabakova, Gold catalysts supported on Y-modified ceria for CO-free hydrogen production via PROX, 2016, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 188 (2016) 154-168, Times Cited: 35 

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Scientometric data on the basis of SCOPUS, Web of Science and Reseasrch Gate
(at 8 September 2019):
Number of publications:206
Number of citations: 4907
Hirsch index: 37