IPC PAS - education, research, applications
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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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Polish patent "Method of fabricating copper platform for surface enhanced Raman scattering measurements and copper platform for surface enhanced Raman scattering measurements"
Aneta Kowalska, Agnieszka Michota-Kamińska, Witold Adamkiewicz, Marek Tkacz
With more light, chemistry speeds up
Polish patent "Method of obtaining a platform for tests on chemical substances using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy technique and a platform obtained by this process" for IPC PAS and Institute of Physics PAS.
Elżbieta Guziewicz, Dmytro Snigurenko, Krzysztof Kopalko, Evelin Witkowska, Tomasz Szymborski, Agnieszka Michota - Kamińska
Polish patent "Carbon multilayer electrode and its application".
Marcin Opałło, Anna Celebańska, Marcin Szymon Filipiak, Justyna Jędraszko, Adam Leśniewski, Martin Jönsson-Niedziółka
The first one bit chemical memory unit: the 'chit'
In classical computer science information is stored in bits, in quantum computer science - in quantum bits, i.e. qubits. Experiments at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw prove that not only physics, but also chemistry is suitable for storing information. The role of the chemical bit, the 'chit', can be fulfilled by a simple arrangement of three droplets in contact with each other, in which oscillatory reactions occur.
Light initiates many chemical reactions. Experiments at the Laser Centre of the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the University of Warsaw's Faculty of Physics have for the first time demonstrated that increasing the intensity of illumination some reactions can be significantly faster. Here, acceleration was achieved using pairs of ultrashort laser pulses.
In atomic propellers, quantum phenomena can mimic everyday physics
In molecules there are certain groups of atoms that are able to rotate. This movement occurs under the influence of random stimuli from the environment and is not continuous but occurs in jumps. It is generally believed that such jumps occur in a manner that is typical of classical objects, such as a fan blade prodded by a finger. Chemists from the institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw have, however, observed rotations that follow the non-intuitive rules of the quantum world. It turns out that under the appropriate conditions, quantum rotations can very well mimic normal, classical rotation.
"Mobility of IPC PAS Young Researchers" 
Job opportunity
Call for 3 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellows
(PhD students positions) closes 28th June, 2017
Recruitment to CREATE project:

1)      Senior Researcher

2)      Researcher
Chem. Soc. Revs, [IF=38.6] J.C.Colmenares, R.S.Varma, V.Nair, "Selective photocatalysis of lignin-inspired chemicals by integrating hybrid nanocatalysis in microfluidic reactors", 2017
DOI: 10.1039/C7CS00257B

J. Phys. Chem. Lett., G.Lu, J.Waluk, i in, [IF=9.4] "Plasmon-Mediated Surface Engineering of Silver Nanowires for Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering", 2017, 8 (13), 2774-2779, DOI:10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b00958

Chem. Rev. [IF=47.9] J.Waluk, "Spectroscopy and Tautomerization Studies of Porphycenes", 2017, 117 (4) 2447-2480

Chem. Soc. Rev [IF=38.6] T.Kamiński, P.Garstecki. "Controlled droplet microfluidic sysytems for multistep chemicaland bilogical assays", DOI:10.1039/C5CS00717H.
8th International Workshop on Surface Modification for
Chemical and Biochemical Sensing - SMCBS'2017
Date: 3-7 November 2017
The Workshop will be focused on the art of both chemical
and non-chemical modification of solid transducer
surfaces, novel methods of surface examination as well as
recognition activity of the resulting bio- and
chemosensors toward target analytes. The workshop is
dedicated to young researchers. Tutorial lectures of
renowned senior scientists, keynote lectures of top
scientists in the field and broad discussion will allow
these researchers to improve their knowledge on
fundamentals and applications of sensors and sensing.
Location: Zelechow Palace Hotel, Marszalka J. Pilsudskiego 36,
08-430 Zelechow, Poland.
Contact: Wlodzimierz Kutner
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