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, 2011-2016 - 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; Z. Phys. Chem. N.F., Bd. 137, 119-123 (1983) ; Times Cited: 7
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: 8
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: 26
5. Sobczak J.W., Andreeva D.; XPS Study of Au/TiO2 catalytic systems; Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal., 130D, 3303-3308 (2000); Times Cited: 8
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: 17
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: 28
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: 11
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: 117
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: 41
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: 31
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: 16
13. L. 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: 42
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: 177
15. Gorska, 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: 111.
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: 44
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: 82   
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: 65
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: 45

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Scientometric data on the basis of SCOPUS, Web of Science and Harzing's Publish or Perish
(at 10 august 2017):
Number of publications:200
Number of citations: 3485
Hirsch index: 33