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INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Prof. Klaus Muellen – Chairman
Prof. Klaus Muellen – Chairman

Prof. Klaus Muellen – Chairman

Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany

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Dr. Aleksander Bąkowski
Dr. Aleksander Bąkowski

 

Dr. Aleksander Bąkowski

Polish Business and Innovation Centers Association, Warsaw, Poland

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Prof. Paul Blom
Prof. Paul Blom

 

Prof. Paul Blom

Director, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany

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Prof. Janusz Bujnicki
Prof. Janusz Bujnicki

 

Prof. Janusz Bujnicki

International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Warsaw, Poland

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Prof. Christian Griesinger
Prof. Christian Griesinger

 

Prof. Christian Griesinger

Director, Max-Planck-Institut für Biophysikalische Chemie, Göttingen, Germany

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Prof. em. Dieter Jahn
Prof. em. Dieter Jahn

 

Prof. em. Dieter Jahn

Senior Vice-President of Science Relations and Innovation Management, BASF, Germany

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Prof. Kurt Kremer
Prof. Kurt Kremer

 

Prof. Kurt Kremer

Director, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany

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Prof. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
Prof. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

 

Prof. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA, USA

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Prof. Bernd Nidetzki
Prof. Bernd Nidetzki

 

Prof. Bernd Nidetzki

Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria

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Prof. Jacek Ulański
Prof. Jacek Ulański

 

Prof. Jacek Ulański

Lodz University of Technology, Faculty of Chemistry, Lodz, Poland

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Prof. Tanja Weil
Prof. Tanja Weil

 

Prof. Tanja Weil

Director, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany

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Dr. Roland Wohlgemuth
Dr. Roland Wohlgemuth

 

Dr. Roland Wohlgemuth

President, Swiss Coordination Committee for Biotechnology (SKB), Zürich, Switzerland

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MANAGEMENT

Vignesh Kumaravel, Ph.D. D.Sc.
 
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Vignesh Kumaravel, Ph.D. D.Sc.

Acting Director

vignesh.kumaravel@p.lodz.pl

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BIOMATERIALS GROUP

Vignesh Kumaravel, Ph.D. D.Sc.
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Vignesh Kumaravel, Ph.D. D.Sc.

Senior Principal Investigator

vignesh.kumaravel@p.lodz.pl

Research interest

Dr. hab. Vignesh Kumaravel has made remarkable contributions in his field of research, which have earned him recognition worldwide. He has been ranked among the top 2% of scientists globally in both 2021 and 2022, according to rankings by Elsevier and Stanford University, USA. His research focuses on finding sustainable scientific solutions to real-life problems, with a particular emphasis on addressing global challenges related to food safety, infectious diseases, GHG emissions, and the energy crisis. He achieves this by using novel functional nanomaterials in a sustainable way. Dr. Kumaravel's specific research areas include Antimicrobial Polymers & Coatings, Stimuli-Responsive Antimicrobial Implants & Scaffolds, CO2 capture & conversion, Green H2 production, Water Disinfection, Injectable Hydrogels, Carbonaceous Materials (Graphene and MXene), and Active & Intelligent Packaging.

Scientific career

MSc diploma: Pharmaceutical Chemistry – 2008, Madurai Kamaraj University, India.

PhD diploma: Chemistry – 2013, Madurai Kamaraj University, India

DSc (habilitation): Chemical Sciences - 2023, Lodz University of Technology, Poland.

5 main publications

G.S. Lekshmi, A. Krzemińska, S. Sudararaju, S. J Hinder, A. Zatylna, P. Paneth, J. Pietrasik, C. Sudip, W. Hendrickx, A. J. Nathanael, B. Januszewicz, L. Kolodziejczyk, L. Kaczmarek, V. Kumaravel, Engineering of brewery waste-derived graphene quantum dots with ZnO nanoparticles for treating multi-drug resistant bacterial infections, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 12 (2024) 112263https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2024.112263

N. Kwiatos, D. Atila, M. Puchalski, V. Kumaravel, Alexander Steinbüchel, Cyanophycin modifications for applications in tissue scaffolding, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 108 (2024) 264https://doi.org/10.1007/s00253-024-13088-4

V. Kumaravel, K. M. Nair, S. Mathew, J. Bartlett, J. E. Kennedy, H. G. Manning, B. J. Whelan, N. S. Leyland, S. C. Pillai, Antimicrobial TiO2 nanocomposite coatings for surfaces, and medical implantsChemical Engineering Journal (2021) 129071https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2021.129071

Saharudin K. A., S. Sreekantan, N. Basiron, Y. Khor, N. Harun, R. SMN Mydin, H. Md Akil, A. Seeni, V. Kumaravel, Bacteriostatic Activity of LLDPE Nanocomposite Embedded with Sol–Gel Synthesized TiO2/ZnO Coupled Oxides at Various RatiosPolymers 10 (2018) 878https://doi.org/10.3390/polym10080878

T. Soltanolzakerin-Sorkhabi, M. Fallahi-Samberan, V. Kumaravel, Antimicrobial Activities of Polyethylene Terephthalate-Waste-Derived Nanofibrous Membranes Decorated with Green Synthesized Ag Nanoparticles, Molecules 28 (2023) 5439https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules28145439

J.Y. Do, N. Son, R. K. Chava, K. K. Mandari, S. Pandey, V. Kumaravel, T.S. Senthil, S.W. Joo, M. Kang, Plasmon-Induced Hot Electron Amplification and Effective Charge Separation by Au Nanoparticles Sandwiched between Copper Titanium Phosphate Nanosheets and Improved Carbon Dioxide Conversion to Methane, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 8 (2020) 18646-18660. https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c06983

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Zeinab Qazanfarzadeh, Ph.D.
Zeinab Qazanfarzadeh Ph.D.

Zeinab Qazanfarzadeh, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral researcher

zeinab.qazanfarzadeh@p.lodz.pl

Research interest

My research interest is focused on development of biodegradable and sustainable food packaging materials with an emphasis on the valorization of waste; structural modification of biopolymers through enzymatic, chemical, and physical methods; synthesis and application of nano-materials in bio-nanocomposite; functional properties of biopolymers; development of antimicrobial food packaging polymers

Scientific career

BSc diploma: Food Science and Technology, Tabriz University, Iran, 2012

MSc diploma: Food Science and Technology, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran, 2014

PhD diploma: Food Science and Technology, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran, 2021

5 main publications

Z. Qazanfarzadeh, M. Kadivar, H. Shekarchizadeh, R.D. Girolamo, C.V.L. Giosaffato and R. Porta. 2021. Secalin enzymatically cross-linked by either papain and N-acetyl-DL-homocysteine thiolactone or transglutaminase: improving of protein functional properties and film manufacturing. Food Hydrocolloids, 120, 106912.

Z. Qazanfarzadeh, M. Kadivar, H. Shekarchizadeh and R. Porta. 2021. Secalin films acylated with capric acid chloride. Food Bioscience, 40, 100879.

Z. Qazanfarzadeh, S.F. Mirpoor, M. Kadivar, H. Shekarchizadeh, R.D. Girolamo, C.V.L. Giosafatto, P. Di Pierro and R. Porta. 2021. Potential use of glycerol -and/or spermidine-plasticized secalin films as leaf surface coatings for sustainable plant disease management. Journal of Cleaner Production, 328, 129461.

Z. Qazanfarzadeh, M. Kadivar, H. Shekarchizadeh and R. Porta. 2021. Rye secalin characterization and use to improve zein-based film performance. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 56(2), 742-752.

Z. Qazanfarzadeh and M. Kadivar. 2016. Properties of whey protein isolate nanocomposite films reinforced with nanocellulose isolated from oat husk. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 91, 1134-1140.

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Lekshmi Gopakumari Satheesh Chandran, Ph.D.
Lekshmi Gopakumari Satheesh Chandran Ph.D.

Lekshmi Gopakumari Satheesh Chandran, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral researcher

lekshmi.gopakumari-satheeshchandran@p.lodz.pl

Research interest

2D materials, energy materials, electrochemical biosensors, biowaste-derived polymer hybrid scaffolds for implants and drug delivery

Scientific career

BSc diploma: Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry

MSc diploma:Master of Science in Industrial Chemistry and management

PhD diploma: Nanoscience and Technology

Other academic degrees: Master of Philosophy in Chemistry

5 main publications

    1. G.S. Lekshmi, R. Tamilselvi, R. Geethalakshmi, S.D. Kirupha, O. Bazaka, I. Levchenko, K. Bazaka, M. Mandhakini, Multifunctional oil-produced reduced graphene oxide – silver oxide composites with photocatalytic, antioxidant, and antibacterial activities, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 608 (2021) 294-305. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2021.08.04.

    2. G.S. Lekshmi, R. Tamilselvi, Karthika Prasad, O. Bazaka, I. Levchenko, K. Bazaka, M. Mandhakini, Wick and oil flame enabled the synthesis of rGO nanostructures and its oil adsorption profile for environmental remediation, Carbon Letters 31 (2021) 763–777. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42823-021-00244-3.

    3.  K. Prasad, G. S. Lekshmi, K. Ostrikov, V. Lussini, J. Blinco, M. Mandhakini, K. Vasilev, S. Bottle, K. Bazaka, K. Ostrikov, Synergic bactericidal effects of reduced graphene oxide and silver nanoparticles against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Synergic bactericidal effects of reduced graphene oxide and silver nanoparticles against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, Scientific Reports 7 (2017) 1591.   https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-01669-5

    4. R. Tamilselvi, G.S. Lekshmi, N. Padmanathan, V. Selvaraj, O. Bazaka, I. Levchenko, K. Bazaka, M. Mandhakini, NiFe2O4 / rGO nanocomposites produced by soft bubble assembly for energy storage and environmental remediation, Renewable Energy 181 (2021) 1386-1401. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2021.07.088.

    5. S.P. Suresh, G.S. Lekshmi, S.D. Kirupha, M. Ariraman, O. Bazaka, I. Levchenko, K. Bazaka, M. Mandhakini, Superhydrophobic fluorine-modified cerium-doped mesoporous carbon as an efficient catalytic platform for photo-degradation, Carbon 147 (2019) 323- 333.   https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2019.02.074
   

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Tannaz Soltanolzakerin-Sorkhabi, M.Sc.
Tannaz Soltanolzakerin-Sorkhabi

Tannaz Soltanolzakerin-Sorkhabi, M.Sc.

Ph.D. student

tannaz.soltanolzakerin-sorkhabi@dokt.p.Lodz.pl

Research interest

Hydrogels, Nanofiber, Drug delivery, caffold Design, Wound dressing, Nanocomposite

Scientific career

BSc diploma: Polymer Engineering- Polymer Industry, Azad university, IRAN, 2015

MSc diploma: Chemical engineering- Polymer, Azad university, IRAN, 2019

5 main publications

Sorkhabi, T. S., Samberan, M. F., Ostrowski, K. A., & Majka, T. M. (2022). Novel synthesis, characterization and amoxicillin release study of pH-sensitive Nanosilica/poly (acrylic acid) macroporous hydrogel with high swelling. Materials, 15(2), 469. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15020469

Sorkhabi, T. S., Samberan, M. F., Ostrowski, K. A., Majka, T. M., Piechaczek, M., & Zajdel, P. (2022). Preparation and Characterization of Novel Microgels Containing Nano-SiO2 and Copolymeric Hydrogel Based on Poly (Acrylamide) and Poly (Acrylic Acid): Morphological, Structural and Swelling Studies. Materials, 15(14), 4782. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15144782

Sorkhabi, T. S., Samberan, M. F., Ostrowski, K. A., Zajdel, P., Stempkowska, A., & Gawenda, T. (2022). Electrospinning of Poly (Acrylamide), Poly (Acrylic Acid) and Poly (Vinyl Alcohol) Nanofibers: Characterization and Optimization Study on the Effect of Different Parameters on Mean Diameter Using Taguchi Design of Experiment Method. Materials, 15(17), 5876. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15175876

 

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Issam Thamer, M.Sc.
Issam Thamer

Issam Thamer, M.Sc.

Ph.D. student

issam.thamer@dokt.p.lodz.pl

 
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Naandam Yennupaak, M.Sc.
Yennupaak Naandam

Naandam Yennupaak, M.Sc.

Ph.D. student

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research interests encompass the production, characterization, and application of biodegradable plastics, microbial-derived biopolymers, bio-based materials, biomaterial-cell interactions, and sustainable alternatives to conventional plastics.

SCIENTIFIC CAREER

BSc diploma: Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, University for Development Studies, Ghana, 2019.

MSc diploma: Biology, Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, University of Ruhuna, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2022

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William Mawuko Kodzo Siegu, M.Sc.
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William Mawuko Kodzo Siegu, M.Sc.

Ph.D. student

william.mawuko.siegu@dokt.p.lodz.pl

Research interest

Polymer chemistry (synthesis, characterization, and application), Bioreaction engineering.

Scientific career

BSc diploma: Chemical Engineering

MSc diploma: Chemical Engineering and Technology

5 main publications

Siegu, W.M.K., Djouonkep, L.D.W., Selabi, N.B.S. et al. Synergistic Effect and Structure–Property of Bio-based 1,6-Hexanediol on Thermal, Mechanical and Degradation Properties of Biopolymers. Journal of Polymer and Environment 31, 1144–1159 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10924-022-02666-0

Siegu W.M.K., L.D.Wandji., Adom E.K., et al, Synthesis of Biobased Soft- Packaging polyesters from 2,5-Thiophenedicarboxylic Acid. Journal of Polymer and Environment (2022) https://doi.org/10.1007/s10924-022-02373-w

Djouonkep L.D.W., Siegu W.M.K., Zhengzai C., et al, High Performance Sulfur-containing Copolyesters from Biobased Aromatic monomers. Express Polymer Letters (2022). https://doi.org/10.3144/expresspolymlett.2022.8

 

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NANOSTRUCTURES AND INTERFACES GROUP

Piotr Ślęczkowski, Ph.D.
Piotr Ślęczkowski Ph.D.

Piotr Ślęczkowski, Ph.D.

Junior Principal Investigator

piotr.sleczkowski@p.lodz.pl

Research interest

My research interest covers both surface and bulk properties of organic/hybrid materials and is currently focused on bioinspired and chiral systems:

  • Interface engineering in organic (opto)electronics,

  • Functional polymers based on supramolecular chemistry,

  • Photo-responsive molecular systems.

Scientific career

MSc diploma: Applied Physics, 2009, École normale supérieure de Cachan (France)

MSc diploma: Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 2010, Silesian University of Technology (Poland)

PhD diploma: Physics, 2014, Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris VI (France) / University of Twente (the Netherlands)

5 main publications

M. L. Ślęczkowski, M. F. J. Mabesoone, P. Ślęczkowski, A. R. A. Palmans, E. W. Meijer, Competition between chiral solvents and chiral monomers in the helical bias of supramolecular polymers, Nat. Chem. (2021), 13, 200-207.

P. Ślęczkowski, M. Borkowski, H. Zajaczkowska, J. Ulanski, W. Pisula, T. Marszalek, Geometry control of source/drain electrodes in organic field-effect transistors by electrohydrodynamic inkjet printing, Materials (2020), 13, 4974.

J. C. Ribierre, Z. Li, X. Liu, E. Lacaze, B. Heinrich, S. Mery, P. Ślęczkowski et al. A solvent-free and vacuum-free melt-processing method to fabricate organic semiconducting layers with large crystal size for organic electronic applications, J. Mater. Chem. C (2019) 7, 3190-3198.

P. Ślęczkowski, Y. Zhou, S. Iamsaard, J. J. De Pablo, E. Lacaze, N. Katsonis, Light-activated helical inversion in cholesteric liquid crystal microdroplets, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (2018) 115, 4334-4339.

P. Ślęczkowski, Y. J. Dappe, B. Croset, Y. Shimizu, D. Tanaka, R. Minobe, K. Uchida, E. Lacaze, Two-dimensional self-assembly monitored by hydrogen bonds for triphenylene-based molecules: a new role for azobenzenes, J. Phys. Chem. C (2016) 120, 22388-22397.

 

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Guillermo Martinez-Denegri Sanchez, Ph.D.
Guillermo Martinez-Denegri Sanchez Ph.D.

Guillermo Martinez-Denegri Sanchez, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral researcher

guillermo.martinez-denegri-sanchez@p.lodz.pl 

Research interest

With the aim to focus on optical and material strategies for energy and optoelectronic applications, his work expertise is based on the deposition and characterization of thin film materials for enhanced performance in photovoltaic and illumination technologies. In particular:

  • Perovskite and organic semiconductors
  • Metal-oxide thin films and nanoparticles
  • Multilayer structures
  • Nano and micro-patterned structures

Scientific career

BSc diploma: Industrial Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, 2015

MSc diploma: Materials for Energy Systems, Cranfield University, United Kingdom, 2015

PhD diploma: Photonics, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain, 2021

5 main publications

G.Martínez-Denegri, C. G. Ferreira, M. A. Ruiz-Preciado, P. Fassl, M. Kramarenko, U. W. Paetzold, J. Martorell. Wide bandgap perovskite photovoltaic cells for stray light recycling in a system emitting broadband polarized lightAdvanced Energy Materials (2022) 12, 2201473

C.G. Ferreira, G. Martínez-Denegri, M. Kramarenko, J. Toudert. & J. Martorell. Light recycling using perovskite solar cells in a half cylinder photonic plate for an energy efficient broadband polarized light emission. Advanced Photonics Research (2021), 2(10), 2100077.

G. Martínez-Denegri, S. Colodrero, Q. Liu, J. Toudert, G. Kozyreff & J. Martorell. Ergodic light propagation in a half‐cylinder photonic plate for optimal absorption in perovskite solar cells. Advanced Optical Materials (2019), 7(10), 1900018.

Q. Liu, J. Toudert, T. Li, M. Kramarenko, G. Martínez‐Denegri, L. Ciammaruchi, X. Zhan & J. Martorell. Inverse Optical Cavity Design for Ultrabroadband Light Absorption Beyond the Conventional Limit in Low‐Bandgap Nonfullerene Acceptor–Based Solar Cells. Advanced Energy Materials (2019), 9(20), 1900463.

G. Martínez-Denegri, S. Colodrero, M. Kramarenko & J. Martorell (2017). All nanoparticle SnO2/TiO2 electron transporting layers processed at low temperature for efficient thin-film perovskite solar cells. ACS Applied Energy Materials (2017), 1(10), 5548-5556.

 

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Sakthivel Kumaravel, Ph.D.
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Sakthivel Kumaravel, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral researcher

sakthivel.kumaravel@p.lodz.pl

Research interest

My research proficiencies include the design synthesis and characterization of molecular, polymer and nanomaterials and their application towards real-time sensing of protein, bacteria and molecular biomarkers in live cells; and electrocatalytic sensing of small biomolecules, drugs, and other toxic substrates from bio and ecological sources. Development of aromatic, silicon, and fluro-hydrocarbon monomer units for Electro-, UV, and oxidative polymerization for electronic and packaging applications. Synthesis and isolation of unknown impurities / degradation products / formulation impurities from drug substances and drug products. Synthesis and characterization of diarylideneacetone derivatives and functional group interconversion via chemical oxidation, reductions, and rearrangement reactions.

Scientific career

BSc diploma: Chemistry, 2014, Bharathidasan, Tamil Nadu, India.

MSc diploma: Chemistry, 2016, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu, India.

PhD diploma: Chemistry, 2022, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan.

5 main publications

S. Kumaravel, G.R. Luo, S.T. Huang, H.Y. Lin, C.M. Lin, Development of a novel latent electrochemical molecular substrate for the real-time monitoring of the tumor marker aminopeptidase N in live cells, whole blood and urine Biosensors and Bioelectronics (2022) 114049.

S. Kumaravel, S.E. Jian, C.H. Huang, S.T. Huang, Convenient and Ultrasensitive Detection of Live Salmonella using Ratiometric Electrochemical Molecular Substrates Analytica Chimica Acta (2022) 1190, 339244.

S. Kumaravel, S.H. Wu, G.Z. Chen, S.T. Huang, C.M. Lin, Y.C. Lee, C.H. Chen, Development of Ratiometric Electrochemical Molecular Switches to Assay Endogenous Formaldehyde in Live Cells, Whole Blood and Creatinine in Saliva Biosensors and Bioelectronics (2021) 171, 112720.

M. Annalakshmi, S. Kumaravel, S.M. Chen, T. W. Chen, FeMn Layered Double Hydroxides: An Efficient Bifunctional Electrocatalyst towards Real-time Tracking of Cysteine in Whole Blood and Dopamine in Biological Samples Journal of Materials Chemistry B (2020) 8, 8249.

M. Annalakshmi, S. Kumaravel, S.M. Chen, P. Balasubramanian, T.S.T. Balamurugan, A straightforward ultrasonic-assisted synthesis of zinc sulfide for supersensitive detection of carcinogenic nitrite ions in water samples Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical (2020) 305, p.127387.

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Agata Chotera-Ouda, Ph.D.
 
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Agata Chotera-Ouda, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral researcher

agata.chotera-ouda@p.lodz.pl

Research interest

I am primarily focused on comprehending the relationship between structure and function in supramolecular materials composed of diverse organic building blocks. In recent years, my research has predominantly centered around short and ultra-short peptides, along with peptide-oligonucleotide chimeras. At present, my main objective is to develop and investigate on-surface supramolecular polymers that can be utilized for the fabrication of photoactive devices.

Some of the research areas that fascinate me include:

· Functional supramolecular polymers,

· New peptide-based soft-matter,

· Multi-component chemical systems,

· Origins of life.

Scientific career

BSc diploma: Biotechnology, 2010, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland.

MSc diploma: Biotechnology, 2012, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland.

PhD diploma: Chemistry, 2019, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.

5 main publications

Sadihov-Hanoch H., Bandela, A.K., Chotera-Ouda, A., Ben David, O., Cohen-Luria, R., Lynn, D.G., Ashkenasy, G. Dynamic exchange controls the assembly structure of nucleic-acid-peptide chimeras. Soft Matter (2023) 19, 3940-3945.

Chotera-Ouda, A.; Jeziorna, A.; Kazmierski, S.; Dolot, R.; Dudek, M. K.; Potrzebowski, M. J. "Crystal Memory" affects the properties of peptide hydrogels - the case of the cyclic Tyr-Tyr dipeptide. Chem. Eur. J. (2022) 28, e202202005.

Bandela, A.K., Wagner, N., Sadihov, H., Morales-Reina, S., Chotera-Ouda, A., Basu, K., Cohen- Luria, R., de la Escosura, A., Ashkenasy, G. Primitive selection of the fittest emerging through functional synergy in nucleopeptide networks. PNAS (2021) 118, 9.

Bai, Y., Chotera, A., Taran, O., Liang, C., Ashkenasy, G., Lynn, D. G. Achieving biopolymer synergy in systems chemistry. Chem. Soc. Rev. (2021) 018, 47, 5444-5456.

Chotera, A., Sadihov H., Cohen-Luria, R., Monnard, P.-A., Ashkenasy, G. Functional assemblies emerging in complex mixtures of peptides and nucleic acid–peptide chimeras. Chem. Eur. J. (2018) 24, 10128.

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Dharmendra Kumar, M.Sc.
Dharmendra Kumar, MSc

Dharmendra Kumar, M.Sc.

Ph.D. student

dharmendra.kumar@dokt.p.lodz.pl

Research interest

Electrochemistry, Photophysics, TADF, OLEDs, Organic, Perovskite solar cells

Scientific career

BSc diploma: 2011, V.B.S. Purvanchal university, Jaunpur, India

MSc diploma: 2015 Pt. Ravishankar shukla university, Raipur, India

M.Tech: 2017 Pt. Ravishankar shukla university, Raipur, India

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Adam Pawłowski
Adam Pawłowski

Adam Pawłowski

Student

231430@edu.p.lodz.pl

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COMPUTATIONAL GROUP

Prof. Piotr Paneth

Research interest

DFT calculations of the mechanisms of polymerization processes focusing on polylactides and directed toward optimization of conditions for improving their biodegradation. These studies include benchmarking of theory levels and comparison of energetics of alternative mechanisms.

Theory of isotope effects, application of isotopic fractionation to authentication of products, and finding isotopic markers in oncology. These studies concentrated on tunneling and chlorine isotope effects, application of stable isotopes of carbon and hydrogen to identification of alcohol origins, and isotopic composition of stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes of cancerous and healthy tissues, respectively.

Modeling of host-guest interactions in enzymes and nanostructures.

Scientific career

MSc diploma: 1976, Lodz University of Technology

PhD diploma: 1984, Lodz University of Technology

Other academic degrees: 1989 D. Sc. (habilitation), Lodz University of Technology, 1996 Professor, President of the Republic of Poland

5 main publications

Paneth P. On the Application of the Steady State to Kinetic Isotope Effects J. Am. Chem. Soc. 107, 7070 (1985) 

Paneth P. Chlorine Kinetic Isotope Effects on Enzymatic Dehalogenations Acc. Chem. Res. 36, 120 (2003)

Dybala-Defratyka A., Paneth P., Banerjee R., Truhlar D.G. Coupling of hydrogenic tunneling to active-site motion in the hydrogen radical transfer catalyzed by a coenzyme B12-dependent mutase Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104, 10779 (2007) 

Świderek K., Paneth P. Binding Isotope Effects Chem. Rev. 113, 7851 (2013)

Pokora M., Paneth A., Paneth P. Non-Covalent Isotope Effects J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 14, 3735 (2023) 
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Bartłomiej Gostyński, Ph.D.
Bartłomiej Gostyński Ph.D.

Bartłomiej Gostyński, Ph.D.

Researcher in Computational Group

bartlomiej.gostynski@p.lodz.pl

Research interest

My professional interests are directed towards computational studies (preferably with DFT or QM/MM methods) of both small and medium-sized interacting systems, such as e.g. energetics of host-guest interactions in POSS cages, and larger ones as well - especially by means of molecular dynamic treatment of various polimeric systems, including e.g. biological assemblies (RNA, proteins) or silicon oligomers. Other interests encompass applying machine learning in chemistry although this field of my competence may still be regarded as being in statu nascendi.

Scientific career

MSc diploma: 2011, MSc in Theoretical Chemistry 2011, University of Lodz, Poland,

PhD diploma: 2019, Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland, PhD in Chemistry

5 main publications

Mikolajczyk, M., Cypryk, M., Gostyński, B., Kowalczewski, J. Nucleophilic Substitution at Heteroatoms—Identity Substitution Reactions at Phosphorus and Sulfur Centers: Do They Proceed in a Concerted (SN2) or Stepwise (A–E) Way? Molecules 2022, 27(3), 599

Leszczynska, G., Cypryk, M., Gostyński, B., Sadowska, K., Herman, P., Bujacz, G., Lodyga-Chruscinska, E., Sochacka, E., Nawrot, B. C5-Substituted 2-Selenouridines Ensure Efficient Base Pairing with Guanosine; Consequences for Reading the NNG-3′ Synonymous mRNA Codons. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2020, 21(8), 2882

Gosecki, M., Urbaniak, M., Gostyński, B., Gosecka, M., Influence of Glycoluril Molecular Clip Isomerization on the Mechanisms of Resorcinol Molecule Complexation. J. Phys. Chem. C 2020, 124, 15, 8401–8410

Cypryk, M., Gostyński, B., Pokora, M., Hydrolysis of trialkoxysilanes catalysed by the fluoride anion. Nucleophilic vs. basic catalysis. New J. Chem., 2019,43, 15222-15232

Cypryk, M., Gostyński, B. Computational benchmark for calculation of silane and siloxane thermochemistry. J Mol Model 22, 35 (2016)

 

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Mateusz Pokora, M.Sc.
Mateusz Pokora M.Sc.

Mateusz Pokora, M.Sc.

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mateusz.pokora@p.lodz.pl

Research interest

Computational and quantum chemistry, adsorption on nanomaterials, modeling of solid-state materials, isotope effects

Scientific career

BSc diploma: 2019, Lodz University of Technology

MSc diploma: 2020, Lodz University of Technology

5 main publications

Pokora, M., P. Paneth. Can Adsorption on Graphene be Used for Isotopic Enrichment? A DFT Perspective. Molecules, 2018, 23, 2981.

Cypryk, M., B. Gostyński, M. Pokora. Hydrolysis of Trialkoxysilanes Catalyzed by Fluoride Anion. Nucleophilic vs. Basic Catalysis New J. Chem., 2019, 43, 15222-15232.

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