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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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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
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* 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 Dream Chemistry Award awaits chemists with ambitious scientific ideas
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.
The dreams of young researchers and engineers can change the world. It is the aim of the Dream Chemistry Award contest to promote these dreams. This year's contest has just been launched and for the first time, leading chemistry institutes of the Polish and Czech Academies of Sciences have joined forces in its organization.
Call for 8 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellows
(PhD positions)
closes 17th April, 2017
4 positions in theoretical chemistry/physics
4 positions in experimental chemistry
CREATE project       MAESTRO project
The new method of analysis in record high speed DNA assay device
In medical diagnostics, the importance of genetic code assays is growing day by day and modern molecular biology could not do without it. Current DNA analysis techniques, however, are far from perfect. Working on a record high speed genetic research tool Curiosity Diagnostics, a spin-off company of the Warsaw Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences and part of the Scope Fluidics group, has developed a new method of DNA analysis, combining the key advantages of the two currently most used methods.