Physical chemistry of complex systems

Research group no. 13

Physical chemistry of complex systems

Group leader

Prof. dr hab. Wojciech Góźdź

Research topics

We are interested in mathematical modeling of physicochemical processes encountered in soft matter, active matter, and biological systems. We develop theories within the framework of statistical physic to describe, understand and predict the behavior, and discover new physical phenomena in studied systems. We perform molecular simulations  using methods of Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics to investigate  on a molecular scale complex physical systems. In our work we combine the knowledge from many discipline of science such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and computer science.


  • dr hab. Svyatoslav Kondrat, prof. instytutu
  • mgr Jeel Raval 
  • mgr Horacio Serna Serna
  • mgr Tomasz Skóra



Skóra, T., Popescu, M., & Kondrat, S.
Conformation-changing enzymes and macromolecular crowding.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics,

Cruz, C., Kondrat, S., Lomba, E., & Ciach, A.
Capillary Ionization and Jumps of Capacitive Energy Stored in Mesopores.
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C,

Mo, T., Zeng, L., Wang, Z., Kondrat, S., & Feng, G. 
Symmetrizing cathode-anode response to speed up charging of nanoporous supercapacitors. 
Green Energy & Environment,

Mesarec, L., Iglič, A., Kralj-Iglič, V., Góźdź, W., Virga, E. G., & Kralj, S.
Curvature Potential Unveiled Topological Defect Attractors.

Serna, H., Pozuelo, A. D., Noya, E. G., & Góźdź, W. T.
Formation and internal ordering of periodic microphases in colloidal models with competing interactions.
Soft Matter,

Góźdź, W. T.
Multicontinuous structures with intertwined networks of channels with different topology.
Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects,

Lv, J.-Q., Chen, P.-C., Guan, L.-Y., Góźdź, W. T., Feng, X.-Q., & Li, B.
Collective migrations in an epithelial–cancerous cell monolayer.
Acta Mechanica Sinica,

Marino, E., Vasilyev, O., Kluft, B. B., Stroink, M. J. B., Kondrat, S., & Schall, P.
Controlled Deposition of Nanoparticles with Critical Casimir Forces.
Nanoscale Horizons,

Verkholyak, T., Kuzmak, A., & Kondrat, S.
Capacitive energy storage in single-file pores: Exactly-solvable models and simulations.
The Journal of Chemical Physics,

Zeman, J., Kondrat, S., & Holm, C.
Ionic screening in bulk and under confinement.
The Journal of Chemical Physics,


Groda, Y., Dudka, M., Oshanin, G., Kornyshev, A. A., & Kondrat, S.
Ionic liquids in conducting nanoslits: How important is the range of the screened electrostatic interactions?
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter,

Otero-Mato, J. M., Montes-Campos, H., Gómez-González, V., Montoto, M., Cabeza, O., Kondrat, S., & Varela, L. M.
Structure, dynamics and conductivities of ionic liquid-alcohol mixtures.
Journal of Molecular Liquids,

Kondrat, S., Krauss, U., & von Lieres, E.
Enzyme co-localisation: Mechanisms and benefits.
Current Research in Chemical Biology,

Kondrat, S., & von Lieres, E.
Mechanisms and Effects of Substrate Channelling in Enzymatic Cascades.
Methods in Molecular Biology: Multienzymatic Assemblies, Springer, Humana New York 2022, ed. Haralambos Stamatis,

Słyk, E., Skóra, T., & Kondrat, S.
How macromolecules’ softness affects diffusion under crowding.
Soft Matter,

Serna, H., Meyra, A. G., Noya, E. G., & Góźdź, W. T.
Self-Assembly of Optimally Packed Cylindrical Clusters inside Spherical Shells.
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B.,

Verkholyak, T., Kuzmak, A., Kornyshev, A. A., & Kondrat, S.
Less Is More: Can Low Quantum Capacitance Boost Capacitive Energy Storage?
The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters,

Janssen, M., Verkholyak, T., Kuzmak, A., & Kondrat, S. 
Optimising nanoporous supercapacitors for heat-to-electricity conversion.
Journal of Molecular Liquids,