Jacek Waluk








M.Sc., 1974, Warsaw University

Ph.D. 1979, Institute of Physical Chemistry

D.Sc. 1987, Institute of Physical Chemistry

Associate Professor, 1991

Professor, 1998

Head, Photochemistry & Spectroscopy Lab, 1991-




Scientific interests

Physical Organic Chemistry, Spectroscopy and Photophysics, Theoretical Chemistry

Current research projects

Intra- and intermolecular ground and excited state proton transfer

Spectral studies of isomeric and expanded porphyrins

Development of polarized spectroscopy and matrix isolation techniques

Magnetic circular dichroism of aromatic and nonaromatic systems


Over 120 scientific papers and 180 conference contributions

Chairman, European Photochemistry Association, 2000-

Member, Intersociety Committe for Photochemistry, 2000-

Chairman, local and international organizing committees, International Conference on Photochemistry, Warsaw, Poland, 1997 and Durham, US, 1999

Standing Committee of the European Photochemistry Association, National Representative, 1990, 1992, 1999

Associate Editor, Journal of Luminescence, Chemical Physics

Ownership board, Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences

Associate Editor, Orbital (until 1994)

Chairman, International Conference on Experimental and Theoretical Aspects of Excited State Electron Transfer and Related Phenomena (Pultusk, Poland, 1992). Member of several international conference committees.

Recipient of seven Polish and international research grants within last 5 years.

Teaching experience

Professor, Faculty of Mathematics and Science, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Warsaw

Lecturer and Member of the Senate, College of Sciences, Warsaw

Invited lecturer: Troisième cycle series (Switzerland), US, Germany, Denmark

Supervisor, Ph.D. and M.Sc. theses in Poland and Denmark

Professional experience abroad

Visiting professor, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (US); Colorado School of Mines (US); University of Roskilde (Denmark); University of Colorado at Boulder (US)

Visiting scientist, Universities in Austin (US), Roskilde and Copenhagen (Denmark); Berlin (FRG), Basel, Fribourg (Switzerland)

Postdoctoral fellow, University of Utah (US)

Honours and awards

Award of the Secretary of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Polish Chemical Society Award

Department of Mathematical, Physical and Chemical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences

List of publications


email: waluk@ichf.edu.pl



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