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Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Warsaw, Poland, Kasprzaka 44/52, phone (48) 22-343-3000
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The Golden Medal of Chemistry competition for the best bachelor or bachelor of engineering thesis
The main prize in the fifth edition of the "Golden Medal of Chemistry" competition - the Golden Medal of Chemistry and 10,000 PLN sponsored by DuPont Polska was awarded to Michał Sawczyk from Warsaw University. During a special meeting at the DuPont base the bachelor's degree alumni were awarded also with the Silver and the Bronze Medals of Chemistry and with five distinctions. Three additional distinctions have been awarded by DuPont.
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Frontiers of Science - that's where we are
We are pleased to inform you that the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences' comprehensive analysis and action plan meet all the requirements for the use of the 'HR Excellence in research' logo.
IPC PAS can now use the 'HR Excellence in research' logo to help promote itself as a provider of a stimulating and favourable work environment. The logo reflects your commitment to continuously improve your human resource policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, notably your commitment to achieve fair and transparent recruitment and appraisal procedures. Please find the logo attached in different formats along with graphic guidelines for use.

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Dr. Mircea Dincă with the 2015 Dream Chemistry Award statuette
The European ERA Chair
grant awaits a top academic
The Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland, has recently received a European ERA Chair grant of 2.5 million euros. Soon, the grant will enable a world-class specialist in the field of biology, working where it meets with chemistry or physics, to be employed at the Institute.
IPC PAS celebrates 60 years of scientific contribution to the development of chemistry
In a standard scientific career usually several years pass between being awarded a master's degree and earning a doctorate. Krzysztof Sozański from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw has become a doctor shortly after graduation, at the age of 24 years. Such rapid progression was possible thanks to his early involvement in research work.
From Master to Doctor - in just a few months
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Salon International
des Inventions Geneve

* gold medal
* special prize
for L.Richter, J.Paczesny, M.Księżopolska-Gocalska and R.Hołyst
"Method for deposition of analyte from solution onto the substrate for surface enhanced spectroscopy in the electric field"
J. Photochem. Photobiol. C-Photochem. Revs. 2016, 28, 116-137;
A.J.Stasyuk, P.J.Cywinski, D.T.Gryko;
"Excited-state intramolecular proton transfer in 2 '-(2 '-hydroxyphenyl)imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines";

Nano Energy 2016, 30, 187-192;; A.M.Cie?lak, K.Sokołowski, U.Rybinska, M.K.Leszczyński, i in.;
"Ultra long-lived electron-hole separation within water-soluble colloidal ZnO nanocrystals: Prospective applications for solar energy production";

Nature Chem. 2016, 8(10), 935-940; J.N.Ladenthin, S.Gawinkowski, Sylwester, J.Waluk i in.;
"Force-induced tautomerization in a single molecule";
US patent "Luminescent compounds, method of preparation of luminescent compounds and applications thereof" for IPC PAS and Nanoxide Sp. z o.o.
Janusz Lewiński, Kamil Sokołowski 
The prototype of a chemical computer detects a sphere
Chemical computers are becoming ever more of a reality - this is being proven by scientists from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. It turns out that after an appropriate teaching procedure even a relatively simple chemical system can perform non-trivial operations. In their most recent computer simulations researchers have shown that correctly programmed chemical matrices of oscillating droplets can recognize the shape of a sphere with great accuracy.
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Impossible (but working!) recipe for ultrashort laser pulses
Polish protection right "Antimony electrode for pH measurements".
Iwona Flis-Kabulska, Tadeusz Zakroczymski, Janusz Flis
Russian patent "Substrate for surface enhanced raman scattering studies".
Igor Dzięcielewski, Robert Hołyst, Agnieszka Michota-Kamińska, Sylwester Porowski, Tadeusz Suski, Jan Weyher
IPC PAS starts cooperation with a leading university in China
Polish physical chemistry is joining forces with Chinese medical and molecular biology and biochemistry. In Tianjin an agreement has been signed on long-term cooperation between the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Nankai University, one of the highest ranked research units in China.
Pulse lasers built entirely on optical fibers are increasingly readily being used by industry. Optical scientists from the Warsaw Laser Centre of the IPC PAS and the Faculty of Physics of the University of Warsaw have generated ultrashort laser pulses in an optical fiber, by using a method previously considered as physically impossible to achieve. Their solution is not only useful, but also surprisingly simple!
Call for 8 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellows
(PhD positions)
closes 17th April, 2017
4 positions in theoretical chemistry/physics
4 positions in experimental chemistry
of Postdoc: CREATE project       MAESTRO project

and of PhD student