Projects

Significant Projects

Acronym:
PASIFIC
Title:
Polish Academy of Sciences’ Individual Fellowships: Innovation & Creativity
Implementation period:
2020 - 2025
Funding:
H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2018
Project number:
847639
Short description:
PASIFIC is a new fellowship programme at the Polish Academy of Sciences. It will provide 50 scientists of any nationality with an opportunity to gain two years of research experience at one of the institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS). The applicants will have the freedom to choose their research area, a research supervisor, Host Institute and secondment organizations best suited to their individual research and career development. The Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS invites researchers at postdoctoral level to apply under PASIFIC project. List of Potential Supervisors from IPC PAS who are committed to supporting PACIFIC Fellows is available here.
Project website:
https://pasific.pan.pl/
Acronym:
Dioscuri Centre
Title:
Dioscuri Centre for Physics and Chemistry of Bacteria
Project manager:
Dr Bartłomiej Wacław
Implementation period:
2020 - 2025
Funding:
Max Planck Society/National Science Centre
Project number:
UMO-2019/02/H/NZ6/00003
Short description:
The Dioscuri Centre investigates processes of bacterial growth and evolution using a combination of experiments and computational methods, in partnership with the Evolutionary Theory Department at the MPI Plön. Research activities focus on the physics and chemistry of interactions between bacteria, their environment, and animal cells: adhesion, mechanical interactions, diffusion, and others. The main goal is to better understand bacterial infections and the evolution of antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria invading human and animal hosts.
Project website:
https://dioscuricentrebacteria.com/
Acronym:
ICTER
Title:
International Centre for Translational Eye Research
Project manager:
Prof. Maciej Wojtkowski
Implementation period:
2019 - 2023
Funding:
International Research Agenda programme, Foundation for Polish Science
Project number:
MAB/2019/12
Short description:
The International Centre for Translational Eye Research ICTER – a new research center, subunit of the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, established by professors Maciej Wojtkowski and Krzysztof Palczewski, aims to research the dynamics and plasticity of the human eye and to develop new therapies and diagnostic tools to assist in various visual dysfunctions. ICTER is an interdisciplinary initiative covering areas of applied optics, new technologies, engineering, chemistry, biophysics, biology and medicine. The project is implemented with foreign partner – Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London (UCL) in Great Britain.
Project website:
https://www.icter.pl/
Acronym:
PD2PI
Title:
From Postdoc to PI: Future leaders of ERA
Implementation period:
2019 - 2024
Funding:
H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2018
Supplementary funding:
Ministry of Science and Higher Education - implementation of an international co-financed projects
Project number:
847413
Short description:
PD2PI is a novel postdoctoral programme of the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPC), designed to foster new generation of scientists (Experienced Researchers) to become independent leaders/managers capable of working in business and/or academia. PD2PI offers research training programme, based on 3-i approach (i.e. intersectoral, international and interdisciplinary), in the field of broadly understood chemistry with its links to medicine/biology and physics. The PD2PI fellows will be free to choose research area from IPC offer and submit own interdisciplinary research proposal, which will be evaluated with participation of international experts in a transparent competition. Each successfully selected project will be carried out within the framework of international cooperation.
Project website:
https://www.pd2pi.edu.pl/
Acronym:
IMCUSTOMEYE
Title:
IMaging-based CUSTOMised EYE diagnostics
Implementation period:
2018 - 2021
Funding:
H2020-ICT-2016-2017
Supplementary funding:
Ministry of Science and Higher Education - implementation of an international co-financed projects
Project number:
779960
Short description:
IMCUSTOMEYE partners will develop a tool based on innovative photonics and modelling approaches in response to the need to personalize healthcare in ophthalmology, improve diagnostics and health outcomes, reduce costs and promote active and healthy ageing, while complying with the objectives of the EU Horizon 2020. IMCUSTOMEYE will contribute to a more effective, customised treatment of eye diseases and to reinforce industrial leadership in the area of diagnostic imaging in ophthalmology.
Project website:
http://www.imcustomeye.eu/
Acronym:
CREATE
Title:
The CREAtion of the Department of Physical Chemistry of Biological SysTEms
Implementation period:
2015 - 2020
Funding:
H2020-WIDESPREAD-2014-2015
Supplementary funding:
Ministry of Science and Higher Education - implementation of an international co-financed projects
Project number:
666295
Short description:
The CREATE project is targeted at development of a new chair - Department of Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems within the structure of the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPC) led by world-class scientist reputable in the European Research Area (‘ERA Chair holder’). For the ERA Chair holder position Professor Maciej Wojtkowski was selected, a world-widely renowned scientist working in the field of biomedical imaging.
Project website:
http://www.create.edu.pl/
Acronym:
NaMeS
Title:
Interdisciplinary NAnoscience School: from phenoMEnology to applicationS
Implementation period:
2016 - 2021
Funding:
H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2015
Supplementary funding:
Ministry of Science and Higher Education - implementation of an international co-financed projects
Project number:
711859
Short description:
The NaMeS project is aimed at creating the international, intersectoral and interdisciplinary doctoral studies, under which 22 excellent and well-motivated young scientists (Early Stage Researchers) will carry out ambitious research in the field of nanosciences (nanotechnology, modern nanomaterials and microstructure of matter).
Project website:
http://www.names.edu.pl/
Acronym:
GOTSolar
Title:
New technological advances for the third generation of Solar cells
Implementation period:
2016/01/01 – 2018/12/31
Funding:
H2020-FETOPEN-2014-2015/H2020-FETOPEN-2014-2015-RIA
Project number:
687008
Short description:
The emerging perovskite sensitized solar cells (PSCs) are very likely to revolutionize the market of photovoltaic devices. Their meteoric rise in performance – from 10% in 2013 to over 24% in 2018 – attracted intense attention of the scientific community. This project proposed disruptive approaches for the development of highly efficient PSCs aiming to face the challenge of bringing this new and promising technology to the commercial level for the first time ever. GOTSolar main goals went substantially beyond the state-of-the-art and included: 1) development of new advanced materials targeting 24 % of efficiency for lab-size (ca. 25 mm2) PSCs; 2) assessing and solving PSC durability issues, namely, developing a new hermetically laser assisted glass encapsulation process to enable high-durability and tested under accelerated aging conditions; and 3) framing the early stage scale-up processes by assembling a device of 10×10 cm2 used for demonstrating the scalability of the developments for producing the first perovskite solar module with potential for 20 years of lifetime.
Project website:
http://www.gotsolar.eu/
Acronym:
Noblesse
Title:
NanOtechnology, Biomaterials and aLternative Energy Source for ERA integration
Project manager:
prof. dr hab. Robert Hołyst
Implementation period:
2011 - 2014
Funding:
FP7-REGPOT-CT-2011-285949-NOBLESSE
Supplementary funding:
The Ministry of Science and Higher Education within the implementation of international projects co-financed
Project number:
285949
Short description:
The overarching goal of the NOBLESSE project is to establish the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences (IPC-PAS) as an integrated partner and respected participant in the European nanoscience community. The IPC-PAS has a strong research record in both fundamental studies of physiochemical processes as well as application oriented research. The use and control of nanostructured materials is of great importance for the development of new environmentally friendly materials, more efficient energy-sources and biosensors for medical analysis. The NOBLESSE project will bring essential equipment to the institute, but also help create a Polish nanoscience network to survey the major equipment at Polish research centres and make sure that necessary equipment is available to the researchers. This will be an important development not only for IPC-PAS but for Polish nanoscience as a whole.
Project website:
http://213.135.39.48/noblesse/

Other grants

Title:
Platform of expert support for industry - Creation and expansion of a platform of offers to intensify cooperation between science and industry in practical applications of biological and chemical sciences
Implementation period:
2018 - 2020
Funding:
DIALOG0188/2017
Short description:
The aim of this initiative is, on the one hand, to promote the services offered by the Institute of Physical Chemistry and the Institute of Experimental Biology for industry and, on the other hand, to ensure effective communication with industry and practical support for product and process innovations in response to inquiries from entrepreneurs.
Project website:
http://science4business.edu.pl/

Programs and competitions

MAESTRO

  • Project title: Removal of image distortions by Spatio-Temporal Optical Coherence manipulation.
  • Project leader: prof. dr hab. Maciej Wojtkowski
  • Project number: 2016/22/A/ST2/00313
  • Project duration: 21.04.2017 - 20.04.2021

  • Project title: New method for determination of equilibrium constant for complex formation, concentrations and diffusion coefficients in solutions and living cells at nanomolar down to picomolar concentration of reagents.
  • Project leader: prof. dr hab. Robert Hołyst
  • Project number: 2016/22/A/ST4/00017
  • Project duration: 13.04.2017 - 12.04.2021

  • Project title: Ultrastable and bright fluorophores for single molecule studies.
  •  Project leader: prof. dr hab. Jacek Waluk
  • Project number: 2016/22/A/ST4/00029
  • Project duration: 18.05.2017 - 17.05.2022

  • Project title: Microfluidic methods for quantitative antibiotic susceptibility assays with single cell resolution.
  • Project leader: prof. dr hab. Piotr Garstecki
  • Project number: 2018/30/A/ST4/00036
  • Project duration: 01.10.2019 - 30.09.2023

  • Project title: Elaboration of unconventional nanostructured perovskites and zinc oxide through compositional and morphological engineering for game-changing improvements in light harvesting devices.
  • Project leader: prof. dr hab. Janusz Lewiński
  • Project number: 2019/34/A/ST5/00416
  • Project duration: 01.07.2020 - 30.06.2024

PRELUDIUM

  • Project title: Supramolecular complexes of pillar[n]arenes modified by carboxyl groups with
    guanidine and amidine derivatives
  • Project leader: mgr inż. Helena Lidia Butkiewicz
  • Numer projektu: 2017/27/N/ST5/01931
  • Lata realizacji: 24.07.2018 - 23.07.2021

  • Project title: Structure dynamics of surface of catalytic systems based on nanocrystalline gold loaded
    on oxide supports in chemoselective Reduction of (Volatile) Alpha,Beta-Unsaturated Carbonyl compounds (R-(V)ABUC)
  • Project leader: mgr inż. Maciej Zieliński
  • Numer projektu: 2018/29/N/ST4/01465
  • Lata realizacji: 04.02.2019 - 20.04.2021

  • Project title: Towards novel multicationic halide perovskites and their applications in photovoltaic cells
  • Project leader: mgr Marcin Saski
  • Numer projektu: 2018/29/N/ST5/02322
  • Lata realizacji: 04.02.2019 - 03.02.2021

  • Project title: Nowe nanomateriały do chemoselektywnego uwodornienia nitrocykloheksanu do oksymu cykloheksanu w warunkach przepływowych
  • Project leader: mgr inż. Emil Kowalewski
  • Project number: 2018/31/N/ST5/02555
  • Project duration: 15.07.2019 - 14.07.2021

  • Project title: Aqueous Phase Photo-oxidation of α‑Pinene Aging Products - Kinetics, Mechanism and Product Studies
  • Project leader: mgr inż. Agata Dorota Kołodziejczyk
  • Project number: 2020/37/N/ST4/02527
  • Project duration:

  • Project title: Fabrication of real-size multi-scale biomimetic vascular networks via microfluidic bioprinting
  • Project leader: mgr inż. Nehar Celikkin
  • Project number: 2020/37/N/ST5/03272
  • Project duration:

PRELUDIUM PLUS

  • Project title: Ion permeation in the molecular crystals
  • Project leader: dr. hab. Oksana Danylyuk
  • Project number: 2019/35/O/ST4/01865
  • Project duration: 01.10.2020 - 30.09.2024

OPUS

  • Project title: Chemistry and photochemistry in photonic cavities
  • Project leader: prof. dr. hab. Jacek Waluk
  • Project number: 2019/35/B/ST4/00297
  • Project duration: 02-10-2020- 01-10-2024

  • Project title: Suprazymes: nanoparticle supported supramolecular catalysts
  • Project leader: dr. hab. Volodymyr Sashuk
  • Project number: 2019/35/B/ST4/01758
  • Project duration: 01-10-2020 - 30-09-2024

  • Project title: Dynamic and Responsive Langmuir-Blodgett Films
  • Project leader: dr. Jan Jakub Paczesny
  • Project number: 2019/35/B/ST5/03229
  • Project duration: 03-08-2020 - 02-08-2023

  • Project title: Fast chemical reactions in gels
  • Project leader: dr Gonzalo Manuel Angulo Nunez
  • Project number: 2019/33/B/ST4/01443
  • Project duration: 30-04-2020 - 29-04-2023

  • Project title: Changes of intracellular transport during cell death
  • Project leader: dr. Karina Kwapiszewska
  • Project number: 2019/33/B/ST4/00557
  • Project duration: 02-03-2020 - 01-03-2023

  • Project title: Novel nanocatalysts in the continuous - flow selective hydr.ogenation processes towards formation of pharmaceutical intermediates
  • Project leader: dr. hab. Anna Śrębowata
  • Project number: 2019/33/B/ST5/01271
  • Project duration: 31-01-2020 - 30-01-2023

  • Project title: Metal containing polymers for electrocatalysis and electrochemical sensing
  • Project leader: dr. Piyush Sindhu Sharma
  • Project number: 2018/29/B/ST5/02335
  • Project duration: 02-09-2019 - 01-09-2022

  • Project title: Diffusion in bimetallic nanoalloys
  • Project leader: dr. hab. Zbigniew Antoni Kaszkur
  • Project number: 2018/29/B/ST4/00710
  • Project duration: 01-03-2019 - 28-02-2022

  • Project title: Understanding the mechanism of lignin-based model molecules selective conversions to phenolics via ultrasound-assisted heterogeneous photocatalysis
  • Project leader: dr. hab. inż. Juan Carlos Colmenares Quintero
  • Project number: 2017/25/B/ST8/01592
  • Project duration: 03-09-2018 - 02-03-2022

  • Project title: Remotely light-controlled activity in dyes, proteins, catalysts: imaging, sensing, energy conversion
  • Project leader: dr. hab., prof. nadzw IChF PAN Joanna Niedziółka – Jönsson
  • Project number: 2017/27/B/ST3/02457
  • Project duration: 27-08-2018 - 26-08-2021

  • Project title: Identification of chemical and visual stimuli of Monochamus galloprovincialis ssp. pistor pine sawyer beetles
  • Project leader: dr. hab. inż. Rafał Włodzimierz Szmigielski
  • Project number: 2017/25/B/NZ9/02588
  • Project duration: 15-03-2018 - 14-03-2021

  • Project title: Energy scaling in all-fiber ultrashort pulse laser oscillators
  • Project leader: dr. hab. Yuriy Stepanenko
  • Project number: 2017/25/B/ST7/01145
  • Project duration: 14-02-2018 - 13-08-2020

  • Project title: Diffusion in a crowded environment of living cells: Effects of properties of macromolecules and cell metabolism
  • Project leader: dr. Svyatoslav Kondrat
  • Project number: 2017/25/B/ST3/02456
  • Project duration: 14-02-2018 - 13-02-2022

  • Project title: Designing and application of synthetic receptors for protein hormones
  • Project leader: dr. Piyush Sindhu Sharma
  • Project number: 2017/25/B/ST4/01696
  • Project duration: 13-02-2018 - 12-08-2021

  • Project title: Development of new pathways for CO2 utilization: From a common waste to a valuable chemical feedstock.
  • Project leader: prof. dr. hab. Janusz Zbigniew Lewiński
  • Project number: 2017/25/B/ST5/02484
  • Project duration: 25-01-2018 - 24-01-2021

  • Project title: Thin, free-standing nanocomposite films and their electrical conductivity
  • Project leader: dr. hab. Marcin Fiałkowski
  • Project number: 2016/23/B/ST5/02747
  • Project duration: 29-09-2017 - 28-06-2021

  • Project title: Mechanisms of interaction between silver nanoparticles and biological cells
  • Project leader: dr. inż. Wojciech Nogala
  • Project number: 2016/23/B/ST4/02868
  • Project duration: 30-08-2017 - 29-04-2021

  • Project title: Interaction of membrane-active peptides with model cell membrane and their role in a dr.ug delivery system. Electrochemical, PM IRRAS as well as STM and AFM studies.
  • Project leader: dr. Piotr Pięta
  • Project number: 2016/23/B/ST4/02791
  • Project duration: 09-08-2017 - 08-08-2020

  • Project title: Allosteric photoregulation in macrocyclic hosts
  • Project leader: dr. Volodymyr Sashuk
  • Project number: 2016/23/B/ST5/02937
  • Project duration: 03-07-2017 - 02-01-2021

  • Project title: Spatial organization of metallic nanowires for advanced photonics
  • Project leader: dr. hab. inż. Joanna Niedziółka Jönsson
  • Project number: 2016/21/B/ST3/02276
  • Project duration: 21-04-2017 - 20-04-2020

SONATA

  • Project title: Delayed luminescence nanostructures selectively interacting with fingermark residue on a porous substrates and their utilization in dactyloscopy
  • Project leader dr Adam Leśniewski
  • Project number: 2015/17/D/ST5/01320
  • Project duration: 02.02.2016 - 01.02.2021

  • Project title: Properties of complex liquids and their microscopic structure
  • Project leader: dr. Karol Makuch
  • Project number: 2016/21/D/ST3/00988
  • Project duration: 08.03.2017 - 07.09.2021

  • Project title: New receptors for C-reactive protein recognition - generation, characterization and application towards fast differentiation between virus and bacteria
  • Project leader: dr. Katarzyna Szot-Karpińska
  • Project number: 2017/26/D/ST5/00980
  • Project duration: 17.04.2018 - 16.11.2021

SONATA BIS

  • Project title: Photoswitchable catalysis on the surface of colloidal particles
  • Project leader: dr. Volodymyr Sashuk
  • Project number: 2014/14/E/ST5/00778
  • Project duration: 02.06.2015 - 01.06.2021

  • Project title: Nanoengineering of thin layers of semiconductor photocatalysts in a microreactor environment for lignin-based model compounds valorization
  • Project leader: dr inż. hab. Juan Carlos Colmenares Quintero, prof. nadzw IChF
  • Project number: 2015/18/E/ST5/00306
  • Project duration: 12.04.2016 - 11.10.2021

  • Project title: Moving interfaces: Transfer of ions and molecules between phases in hydr.odynamic
    systems.
  • Project leader: dr. inż. hab. PAN Martin Jönsson-Niedziółka, prof. nadzw IChF
  • Project number: 2015/18/E/ST4/00319
  • Project duration: 27.04.2016 - 26.04.2021

  • Project title: Ultralong metallic nanowires waveguides - a bridge between the nano- and macroworld
  • Project leader: prof. dr. hab. inż. Joanna Niedziółka Jönsson
  • Project number: 2016/22/E/ST5/00531
  • Project duration: 18.04.2017 - 17.04.2021

  • Project title: Evolution of gene regulation as a stochastic process: Savageau's demand theory, cost of regulation and noise
  • Project leader: dr. Anna Ochab-Marcinek
  • Project number: 2016/22/E/ST2/00558
  • Project duration: 15.05.2017 - 14.07.2022

HARMONIA

  • Project title: Active Brownian motion of functional microparticles in complex fluids in the bulk and
    under spatial confinement
  • Project leader: dr. hab. Anna Maria Maciołek
  • Project number: 2015/18/M/ST3/00403
  • Project duration: 18.04.2016 - 17.04.2020

MINIATURA

ETIUDA

FUGA

  • Project title: Systems in supersonic jets and cryogenic matrices
  • Project leader: dr. inż. Justyna Mech
  • Project number: 2015/16/S/ST4/00427
  • Project duration: 01.10.2015 - 04.01.2020

POLONEZ

SHENG

SYMFONIA

  • Project title: The role of antimicrobial protein-chemerin in skin pathophysiology
  • Project leader: prof. dr hab. Piotr Garstecki
  • Project number: 2014/12/W/NZ6/00454
  • Project duration: 21.11.2014 - 31.08.2020

BEETHOVEN

SONATINA

Solar-Driven Chemistry

LIDER

PROJEKTY POLSKO-TAJWAŃSKIE

ERA-NET

Team-Tech

HOMING

FIRST TEAM

TEAM

TEAM NET

Polskie Powroty

Program im. Ulama

PROJEKT z Działania 4.2. Programu Operacyjnego Inteligentny Rozwój 2014-2020