Modified electrodes for potential application in sensors and cells

Research group no. 23

Modified electrodes for potential application in sensors and cells

Group leader

prof. dr hab. Marcin Opałło

Research topics

Electrochemical properties of nanomaterials suspensions. Reactions at liquid-liquid interface. Reactions and catalytic materials for low temperature formic acid fuel cells. Supramolecular chemistry of conducting molecularly imprinted polymers.


  • mgr Viknasvarri Ayerdurai 
  • dr hab. Andrzej Borodziński, prof. IChF
  • mgr Joanna Dolińska 
  • mgr inż. Mateusz Gocyła 
  • mgr Karolina Gołębiewska 
  • dr Zofia Iskierko
  • mgr inż. Karol Juchniewicz
  • mgr Jyoti Jyoti
  • dr inż. Piotr Kędzierzawski
  • mgr inż. Krzysztof Kupiec
  • prof. dr hab. Włodzimierz Kutner 
  • mgr inż. Marta Majewska
  • mgr Valerii Malyshev 
  • mgr inż. Paulina Materska-Wilczyńska 
  • dr Jarosław Mazuryk 
  • mgr Dusan Mrdenovic 
  • dr inż. Agata Roguska 
  • dr inż. Katarzyna Winkler 


Electrochemical properties of nanomaterials suspensions. These studies are performed in forced convection conditions: at rotating disc electrode and in flow. Number of reactions like electrocatalytic, electroreduction, electrodissolution and electrochemical redox reactions are employed for detection of nanoparticles in these conditions.

Reactions at liquid-liquid interface. These studies focus on H2 evolution and H2O2 generation also driven by light. The methods of refficiency enhancement by electrochemical regeneration of electrn donor are developed.

Reactions and catalytic materials for low temperature formic acid fuel cells. These studies ifocusdevelopment of new catalyst for formic acid oxidation and hydrogen reduction and construction of new devices.

Supramolecular chemistry of conducting molecularly imprinted polymers. Focused on devising, fabricating, and testing of molecularly imprinted polymer chemosensors based on polymer modified electrodes.



Mazuryk, J., Sharma, P. S., & Kutner, W.
Molecularly imprinted polymer composites in drug delivery.
Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Composites,

Safari, F., Tkacz, M., & Katrusiak, A.
High-Pressure Sorption of Hydrogen in Urea.
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C,

Kurzydłowski, D., Kuzovnikov, M. A., & Tkacz, M.
High-pressure phase transition of AB 3 -type compounds: case of tellurium trioxide.
RSC Advances,

Kuzovnikov, M. A., Antonov, V. E., Ivanov, A. S., Hansen, T., Savvin, S., Kulakov, V. I., Tkacz, M., & Kolesnikov, A. I.
Neutron scattering study of tantalum monohydride and monodeuteride.
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy,

Warczak, M., Gniadek, M., Hermanowski, K., & Osial, M.
Well-defined polyindole–Au NPs nanobrush as a platform for electrochemical oxidation of ethanol.
Pure and Applied Chemistry,

Kalisz, J., Nogala, W., Adamiak, W., Gocyla, M., Girault, H. H., & Opallo, M.
The Solvent Effect on H2O2 Generation at Room Temperature Ionic Liquid|Water Interface.

Mazuryk, J., Puchalska, I., Koziński, K., Ślusarz, M. J., Ruczyński, J., Rekowski, P., Rogujski, P., Płatek, R., Wiśniewska, M. B., Piotrowski, A., Janus, Ł., Skowron, P. M., Pikuła, M., Sachadyn, P., Rodziewicz-Motowidło, S., Czupryn, A., & Mucha, P.
PTD4 Peptide Increases Neural Viability in an In Vitro Model of Acute Ischemic Stroke.
International Journal of Molecular Sciences,

Lach, P., Cieplak, M., Noworyta, K. R., Pieta, P., Lisowski, W., Kalecki, J., Chitta, R., D’Souza, F., Kutner, W., & Sharma, P. S.
Self-reporting molecularly imprinted polymer with the covalently immobilized ferrocene redox probe for selective electrochemical sensing of p-synephrine.
Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical,

Jyoti, Gonzato, C., Żołek, T., Maciejewska, D., Kutner, A., Merlier, F., Haupt, K., Sharma, P. S., Noworyta, K. R., & Kutner, W.

Molecularly imprinted polymer nanoparticles-based electrochemical chemosensors for selective determination of cilostazol and its pharmacologically active primary metabolite in human plasma.  

Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 

Ayom, G. E., Khan, M. D., Choi, J., Gupta, R. K., Zyl, W. E. van, & Revaprasadu, N.  

Synergistically enhanced performance of transition-metal doped Ni2P for supercapacitance and overall water splitting.  

Dalton Transactions, 

Khan, M. D., Opallo, M., & Revaprasadu, N.  

Colloidal synthesis of metal chalcogenide nanomaterials from metal–organic precursors and capping ligand effect on electrocatalytic performance: progress, challenges and future perspectives.  

Dalton Transactions, 


  • University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany, Gunther Wittstock, Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy.
  • Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne, Sion, Switzerland, Hubert H. Girault, Reactions at liquid-liquid interface.
  • University of Turku, Turku, Finland, Pekka Peljo, Reactions at liquid-liquid interface,
  • Tatung University, Taipei, Taiwan, Lin Hong-Ming.Yuh-Jing Chiou, Development of formic acid fuel cells.
  • University of North Texas, Denton, USA. Francis D’Souza, Molecular imprinting for chemosensing of chosen food toxins including devising and fabricating of molecularly imprinted polymer film based chemosensors for selective detection and determination of food quality markers and for selective electrocatalysis and photocatalysis.
  • University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada. Jacek Lipkowski. Spectroelectrochemical studies of amyloid β impact on the properties of a floating bilayer lipid membrane mimicking brain cell membrane.
  • Laboratory of Physical Chemistry and Microbiology for the Environment (LCPME), UMR 7564. Mathieu Etienne, Villers-lès-Nancy, France, Molecular imprinting in polymers for selective chemosensing of autism biomarkers and pathogenic bacteria.


  • Development of formic acid fuel cell batteries as a power supply for portable electrical devices, 2019-2022.
  • Nanoelectrodes in Picoliter Droplets: Towards Single Molecules Chemistry, 2018-2020.
  • Photoproduction of hydrogen in biphasic systems with electron donor recycling 2020-2023.
  • On Chip Whispering Gallery Mode Optical Microcavities for Emerging Contaminant Determination in Waters 2018- 2021.
  • Sensing biomarkers of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) with molecularly imprinted polymer-based field effect transistor arrays. 2019-2022.
  • NAMES: Molecularly imprinted polymers for selective electrocatalysis and photocatalysis; Interaction of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) with model bacterial cell membranes; Chemosensors for selective determination of autism biomarkers; Molecularly imprinted polymers for selective electrocatalysis and photocatalysis. 2017-2021.