Anna Gągor completed her PhD in physics in 2007 at the Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences (ILT&SR PAS), where she continued her research as an assistant professor. In 2011, she was granted START scholarship from the Foundation for Polish Science. She has led several projects carried at neutron and synchrotron facilities, as well as a project funded by the National Research Council. She has also acted as Principal Investigator on eight grants funded by the National Science Centre and a member of the organizing committees of 13 conferences. Since 2018 she has been an associate professor in the Structure Research Department at ILT&SR PAS.
X-ray diffraction, phase transitions in functional materials, structure-property relations, organic-inorganic perovskites.
Ma̧czka M., Gagor A., Zarȩba J.K., (..), Sieradzki A. (2020). “Three-Dimensional Perovskite Methylhydrazinium Lead Chloride with Two Polar Phases and Unusual Second-Harmonic Generation Bistability above Room Temperature”, Chemistry of Materials, 32, 9, 4072-4082.
Mączka M., Ptak M., Gagor A., (..), Sieradzki A. (2020). “Methylhydrazinium Lead Bromide: Noncentrosymmetric Three-Dimensional Perovskite with Exceptionally Large Framework Distortion and Green Photoluminescence”, Chemistry of Materials, 32, 4, 1667-1673.
Wojciechowska M., Gagor A., Piecha-Bisiorek A., (...), Bil A. (2018). “Ferroelectricity and Ferroelasticity in Organic Inorganic Hybrid (Pyrrolidinium)3[Sb2Cl9]”, Chemistry of Materials, 30 (14), pp. 4597-4608.
Gągor A., (2018). “Phase transitions in ferroelectric 4-aminopyridinium tetrachloroantimonate(III) – revisited”, Acta Crystallographica Section B: Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials, 74 (2), pp. 217-225.
Gągor A., Banach G., Wȩcławik M., Piecha-Bisiorek A., Jakubas R. (2017). “The lone-pair-electron-driven phase transition and order-disorder processes in thermochromic (2-MIm)SbI4organic-inorganic hybrid”, Dalton Transactions, 46(47), pp. 16605-16614.
Lukasz Marciniak earned his ME in physics (photonics) from the Wroclaw University of Technology in Wroclaw, Poland, in 2009, followed by his PhD and DSc (habilitation) in physics from the Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences (ILT&SR PAS), in 2014 and 2017, respectively. He has won numerous awards and prizes (e.g. the Scholarship of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland for Young and Outstanding Scientists 2015-2018, Scholarship START 2015 and START 2016 of the Foundation for Polish Science FNP for outstanding young scientists, gold medal of Brussels Innova 2015 and 2016, Award of the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education for inventive achievements in the international arena in 2014, Scientific Award of the Wroclaw Division of Polish Academy of Sciences ‘Iuvenes Wratislaviae’ 2017, Finalist of the POLITYKA Science Awards 2018). The Principal Investigator on grants: FPS First Team, NSC Opus, NSC Sonata, NSC Preludium. The co-author of more than 110 publications and 5 patents and 6 patent applications. His current research focuses on nanocrystalline luminescent thermometry of lanthanide and transition metal ion doped inorganic structures. Co-leader of the Lunasi group (www.lunasi.intibs.pl).
Nanoparticles, luminescent thermometry, luminescent manometry, optical spectroscopy of lanthanide and transition metal ions.
Bednarkiewicz A., Marciniak L., Carlos L.D., Jaque D. (2020). “Standardizing optical nanothermometry for biomedical applications”, Nanoscale.
Marciniak L., Elzbieciak-Piecka K., Kniec K., Bednarkiewicz A. (2020). “Assessing thermometric performance of Sr2CeO4 and Sr2CeO4:Ln3+ (Ln3+=Sm3+, Ho3+, Nd3+, Yb3+) nanocrystals in spectral and temporal domain”, Chem Eng J 388, 124347.
Marciniak L., Prorok K., Frances-Soriano L., Perez-Prieto J., Bednarkiewicz A. (2016). “A broadening temperature sensitivity range with core-shell YbEr@YbNd double ratiometric optical nanothermometer”, Nanoscale, 8, 5037-5042.
Marciniak L., Bednarkiewicz A., Kowalska D., Strek W. (2016). “A new generation of highly sensitive luminescent thermometers operating in optical window of biological tissues”, J Mater Chem C, 4, 5559-5563.
Marciniak L., Bednarkiewicz A., Stefanski M., Tomala R., Hreniak D., Strek W. (2015). “Near infrared absorbing near infrared emitting highly-sensitive luminescent nanothermometer based on Nd3+ to Yb3+ energy transfer”, Phys Chem Chem Phys,17, 24315-24321.
Małgorzata Samsel-Czekała is an associate professor at the Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences (ILT&SR PAS) in Wrocław (since 2014). She earned her MSc in physics from the University of Wrocław (1998), then PhD (2002) and DSc (habilitation, 2011) in physics from the same Institute. She also spent a 1-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Leibniz-Institut für Festkörper und Werkstoffforschung (IFW-Dresden, DE) and a 2-month stay as a visiting researcher at Uppsala University (SE), as well as many shorter visits, e.g. at the University of Bristol (UK) and University of Helsinki (FI).
Condensed matter physics, electronic structure, Dirac and topological (Weyl) materials, superconductors and magnetic materials, DFT methods.
Robarts H.C. et al., (2020). Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 046402.
Ciechan A. et al., (2014). J. Phys. Condens. Matter 26, 025702.
Samsel-Czekała M. et al., (2011). J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 22, 015503.
Samsel-Czekała M. et al., (2007). Phys. Rev. B 76, 144426.
Dugdale S.B. et al., (2006). Phys. Rev. Lett 96, 046406.
Marek Drozd is a researcher (since 1999) at the Structural Research Division of Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences (ILT&SR PAS). He earned his PhD from the Institute, then spent a 1-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Utrecht. From 2008 he is an assistant professor, holding the degree of DSc (habilitation). From 2016 he has been a member of the editorial board and special quest editor in the Journal of Molecular Structure. He is an organizer and member of the scientific committee of the cyclic International Conferences of Molecular Spectroscopy. His main scientific subject is vibrational spectroscopy (infrared and Raman), Second-harmonic generation (SHG), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), phase transition phenomena, and theoretical calculations.
Spectroscopy of amino-acids and its inorganic-organic complexes, searching for new nonlinear optics (NLO) materials, spectroscopy of monocrystals in polarized light, DFT theoretical calculation.
Ma̧czka M., Gagor A., Zarȩba J. K., Stefanska D., Drozd M., Balciunas S., Šimėnas M., Banys J., Sieradzki A. (2020). Chem. Mater. 32.
Drozd M., Daszkiewicz M. (2018). Journal of Molecular Structure 1161.
Mączka M., Ciupa A., Gągor A., Sieradzki A., Pikul A., Macalik B., Drozd M. (2014). Inorganic Chemistry 53.
Drozd M. (2008). Spectrochimica Acta A, 69.
Dacko Z. S., Czapla Baran J., Drozd M. (1996). Physics letters A 223.
Artur Bednarkiewicz received his PhD and DSc (habilitation) degrees in physics from the Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences (ILT&SR PAS), in 2003 and 2013, respectively. After a 4-year postdoctoral fellowship in the European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy, he returned to ILT&SR PAS in December 2008 and simultaneously established an interdisciplinary team focusing on Nanoparticle Assisted Molecular Imaging and Sensing (NAOMIS) within the Wroclaw Research Centre EIT+. He has supervised 3 PhDs and more than 12 MSc theses.
Optical (bio)spectroscopy, novel designs of lanthanide doped nanoparticles, superresolution imaging, FRET biosensing as well as on pure physics, spectroscopy and chemistry of lanthanide doped materials.
Bednarkiewicz A., Marciniak L., Carlos L.D., Jaque D. (2020). “Standardizing luminescence nanothermometry for biomedical applications”, Nanoscale. doi:10.1039/D0NR03568H.
Trejgis K., Bednarkiewicz A., Marciniak L. (2020). “Engineering excited state absorption based nanothermometry for temperature sensing and imaging”, Nanoscale, 12, 4667 – 4675.
Ortiz-Rivero E., Prorok K., Skowicki M., Lu D., Bednarkiewicz A., Jaque D., Haro-González P. (2019). “Single-Cell Biodetection by Upconverting Microspinners”, Small, 2019, 1904154.
Bednarkiewicz A., Ming-Yue Chan E., Kotulska A. M., Marciniak L., Prorok K. (2019). “Photon avalanche in lanthanide doped nanoparticles for biomedical applications: super-resolution imaging”, Nanoscale Horizons, 4(3), 706-719, DOI: 10.1039/c9nh00089e.
Marciniak L., Bednarkiewicz A., Elzbieciak K. (2018). “NIR-NIR photon avalanche based luminescent thermometry with Nd3+ doped nanoparticles”, J. Mater. Chem. C, 6, 7568 (HOT Papers themed collection).
Wen S., Zhou J., Zheng K., Bednarkiewicz A., Liu X., Jin D., “Advances in highly doped upconversion nanoparticles”, Nature Communications vol 9, 2415.
Photon avalanche in nano- and micro- inorganic crystals doped with lanthanide ions, as PI, NCN OPUS 2018/31/B/ST5/01827 (09.2019-08.2022),
Nanoparticles-based 2D thermal bioimaging technologies, NanoTBTech FETOPEN-01-2016-2017 within H2020-FETOPEN-2016-2017, as PI for the Polish partner of the consortium, 09.2018-09.2021
Dariusz Kaczorowski is a professor and head of the Magnetic Research Division at the Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences (ILT&SR PAS). He earned his MSc in 1983, PhD in 1988, DSc (habilitation) in 1997, and professorship in 2005. His long-term stays abroad include ETH-Zürich 1988, TH-Darmstadt 1990, Univ. Frankfurt/Main 1991, Univ. Münster 1991, Univ. Rennes 1993-1994, Uni. Vienna 1995-1996, Osaka Univ. 2005. Fellowships: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Lise Meitner Foundation, Max-Planck Society. Memberships: IUPAP Commission on Magnetism 2005-2011 & since 2017, IUPAP Commission on Low Temperature Physics since 2017, PAS Committee on Physics since 2012, Scientific Excellence Council since 2019, several national and international advisory boards and expert panels, > 50 intern. conference advisory/programme committees. He has co-organized 14 international conferences, been engaged in numerous research projects (incl. FP5, FP6, COST, MAESTRO-NCN), and maintains broad international cooperation (USA, Japan, China, Taiwan, India, South Africa, Russia, Ukraine, Switzerland, UK, Sweden, France, Germany, Austria, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Czechia).
Solid state physics, strong electronic correlations, magnetism, superconductivity, topological matter.
3 monographs (Springer)
> 540 publications in peer-reviewed journals (incl. Nano Lett., Nat. Commun., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA , Phys. Rev. X, Phys. Rev. Lett.)
> 40 plenary/invited conference talks
> 5100 citations (WoS), Hirsch index = 31 (WoS)
Jan Janczak he received a PhD in chemistry from the Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences (ILT&SR PAS) in 1992. In 1996/1997, he spent 18 months on a postdoctoral fellowship at the Free University of Berlin. In 2000, he presented a dissertation on new metallophthalocyanines, structure–properties relationships and received a DSc (habilitation) degree. In 2001-2002, he completed a scientific internship as a visiting professor at the University of Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte (Brazil). Since returning, he has continued investigating metallophthalocyanines, and conducts extensive cooperation with other research centers in the country and abroad in the field of coordination chemistry, metal-organic frameworks (MOF), hydrogen bonding, crystal engineering, medicinal chemistry, etc. He has been a full professor since 2011, and since 2018 he is the head of the Division of Structural Research. He is the author/co-author of over 300 scientific papers.
Janczak J. (2020). “Coordination properties of diethylenetriamine in relation to zinc phthalocyanine”,
Polyhedron 178, 114313.
Sedghiniya S., Soleimannejad J., Jahani Z., Davoodi J., Janczak J. (2020). “Crystal Engineering of an
Adenine-Decavanadate molecular device towards label-free chemical sensing and biological screening”, Acta Cryst. B76, 85-92.
Antoszczak M., Steverding D., Sulik M., Janczak J., Huczyński A. (2019). “Anti-trypanosomal activity of
doubly modified salinomycin derivatives”, Eur. J. Med. Chem. 173, 90-98.
Zaręba J., Nyk M., Janczak J., Samoć M. (2019). “Three-photon Absorption of Coordination Polymer
Transforms UV-to-VIS Thermometry into NIR-to-VIS Thermometry”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Janczak J. (2019). “Water-Involved Hydrogen Bonds in Dimeric Supramolecular Structures of Magnesium and Zinc Phthalocyaninato Complexes”, ACS Omega, 4, 3673-3683.
Abbasi A., Najfi M., Janczak J. (2018). “Water-insoluble hybrid materials based on polyoxomolybdate
nanoclusters as efficient catalysts”, J. Environ. Chem. Eng. 6, 6328-6334.
Amini M.,Najafi, S. Janczak J. (2018). “Copper (I) complex of 2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline:
Synthesis, structure, and catalytic properties”, Inorg. Chim. Acta 482, 333–339.
Janczak J. (2018). “Solvothermal modification of magnesium phthalocyanine”, Inorg. Chim. Acta 478,
Rezaei M.,Abbasi A., Dinarvand R., Jeddi-Tehrani M., Janczak J. (2018). “Design and Synthesis of a
Biocompatible 1D Coordination Polymer as Anti-Breast Cancer Drug Carrier, 5‑Fu: In Vitro and in Vivo
Studies”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 10, 17594−17604.
Mączka M., Janczak J.,Hermanowicz K., Pikul A., Hanuza J. (2018). “Magnetic, optical and phonon
properties of novel heterometallic formates [NH3CH2CH2OH][MIIIMII(HCOO)6] (MIII= Fe, Cr; MII= Mn, Ni, Co)”, J. Solid State Chem. 260, 7-15.
Zaręba J., Janczak J., Samoć M., Nyk M. (2017). “Spectrally Resolved Third Harmonic Generation and
Fundamental Role of O H∙∙∙Cl Hydrogen Bonding in Oh, Td Cobalt(II) Tetraphenylmethane based
Coordination Polymer”, Dalton Trans. 46, 9349-9357.
Fard M.J.S., Hayati P.,Firoozadeh A., Janczak J. (2017). “Sonochemical synthesis of two new zinc(II) 1,10-phenanthroline coordination supramolecular compounds: New precursors to produce nano-sized zinc(II) oxide”, Ultrasonic Sonochemistry, 37,286–297.
Janczak J., (2016). “Supramolecular solid-state architectures formed by co-crystallization of melamine and 2-, 3- and 4-chlorophenylacetic acids”, J. Mol. Struct. 1125, 493-502.
Janczak J., Prochowicz D., Lewinski J., Fairen-Jimenez D., Bereta T., Lisowski J. (2016). “Trinuclear cage-like Zn(II) macrocyclic complexes: enatiomeric self-sorting and gas absorption properties”, Chem.Eur.J. 22, 598-609.
Kieryk P., Janczak J., Panek J., Miklitz M., Lisowski J. (2016). “Chiral 2+3 Keto-Enamine Pseudocyclophanes Derived from 1,3,5-Triformylphloroglucinol”, Organic Letters 18, 12-15.
Janczak J. (2015). “Diversity in Supramolecular Solid-State Architecture Formed by Self-Assembly of 1-
(Diaminomethylene)thiourea and Aliphatic Dicarboxylic Acids”, Cryst. Growth Des. 15, 5097-5111.
Krzysztof Rogacki is a professor at the Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences (ILT&SR PAS) in Wrocław, where he completed his PhD in experimental condensed matter physics. He has headed the Superconductivity Department and been a member of the Scientific Council for many years. He has co-authored more than 160 publications, cited over 1800 times (index h = 22), and presented more than 110 works at conferences including 20 invited lectures. He has taken numerous sabbatical leaves and spent a years (in total) at such recognized scientific centers as the University of Tokyo (visiting professor), ETH Zurich (senior research scientist (SRS)), Northern Illinois University (visiting professor), Argonne National Laboratory (SRS), Bayreuth University (SRS) and Forschungszentrum Julich (RS).
Superconductivity, transport properties, vortex dynamics, critical currents.
(2019). Phys. Rev. B 100, 104510.
(2018). Phys. Rev. B 97, 220501.
(2016). Phys. Rev. B 94, 224505.
(2015). Philos. Mag. 95, 503-515.
(2010). Nature Materials 9, 628.
Leszek Kępiński graduated from the Technical University of Wroclaw in 1976 and received a PhD in physics from the Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences (ILT&SR PAS) in 1980. He spent a 1-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Imperial College in London, working at the Department of Chemistry. He then returned to ILT&SR PAS to become a leader of the electron microscopy group, organizing a Laboratory of Transmission Electron Microscopy. In 2010 he became head of the Division of Nanomaterials Chemistry and Catalysis, and in 2014 was appointed a professor of chemistry at the Institute. The main scientific interest of his research group concerns experimental studies on microstructure–properties relationships in highly dispersed solids, with a special emphasis on catalytically active materials. In particular, the group focusses on the development of innovative nanostructured catalysts for environmentally important oxidation reactions.
Heterogeneous catalysis, electron microscopy, nanomaterials.
Ledwa K., Kepinski L., Ptak M., Szukiewicz R. (2020). “Ru0.05Ce0.95O2-y deposited on functionalized alumina as a smart catalyst for propane oxidation”, Appl. Catal. B-Environ. 274, Ar. 119090.
Ledwa K., et al. (2020). “Atomically dispersed cerium species in NMxCe1-xO2/Al2O3 (NM = Rh, Ru) catalysts”, Mater. Res. Bull., 122, Ar. 110673.
Bezkrovnyi O.S. et al. (2020). “NAP-XPS and In Situ DRIFTS of the Interaction of CO with Au Nanoparticles Supported by Ce1-xEuxO2 Nanocubes”, J. Phys. Chem. C 124, 5647-5656.
Ledwa K., Kepinski L., Pawlyta M. (2020). „Atomically dispersed cerium species in NMxCe1-xO2/Al2O3 (NM = Rh, Ru) catalysts.”, Mater. Res. Bull., 122, Ar. 110673.
Przemysław Dereń earned his PhD from the Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences (ILT&SR PAS). Next he spent a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Bern, then at CNRS Meudon Bellevue, and next at L'Institut de Physique Nucléaire d’Orsay. In 1999-2008, he worked as a visiting professor at Blaise Pascal University in Clermont Ferrand. Since 2015 he is a professor at ILTSR PAS in Wrocław, where he leads the Optical Spectroscopy Department.
He has worked on seventeen grants, having managed eight of them, including a consortium on “Phosphors for lighting and improving the quantum efficiency of solar cells”. He is currently managing the grant “Double perovskites – materials for transparent ceramics". He has promoted 4 PhD and 20 master’s theses.
Phosphors for WLED, perovskites, double perovskites, laser materials, up-conversion, spectroscopy of rare-earth, and transition metal ions, bivalent rare-earth ions.
Lemański K., Sztolberg D., Brzostowski B., Drzewiecki A., Stefańska D., Dereń P.J. (2020). “Spectroscopic and paramagnetic studies of LaAlO3 polycrystals doped with manganese ions”, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 250, DOI: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2020.123149.
Miniajluk N., Boulesteix R., Dereń P.J. (2020). “Spark Plasma Sintering of double perovskite Ba2MgWO6 doped with Ce3+: Part I - Structural and microstructural characterizations”, Ceramics International, 46 (6), pp. 7602-7608. DOI: 10.1016/j.ceramint.2019.11.260.
Quan Vu T.H., Bondzior B., Stefańska D., Miniajluk N., Dereń P.J. (2020). “Synthesis, structure, morphology, and luminescent properties of Ba2MgWO6: Eu3+ double perovskite obtained by a novel co-precipitation method”, Materials, 13 (7), art. no. 1614. DOI: 10.3390/ma13071614.
Miniajluk N., Bondzior B., Stefańska D., Dereń P.J. (2019). “Eu3+ ions in the highly symmetrical octahedral site in Ba2MgWO6 double perovskite”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 802, pp. 190-195. DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2019.06.21.
Dereń P.J., Sztolberg D., Brzostowski B., Walerczyk W. (2018). “Spectroscopic properties of LaAlO3:Tm3+ nanocrystals”, Optical Materials, 83, pp. 68-72. DOI: 10.1016/j.optmat.2018.05.058.
Dereń P.J., Sztolberg D., Brzostowski B., Bondzior B. (2016). “Spectroscopic properties and Judd–Ofelt analysis of LaAlO3 monocrystal doped with Tm3+ ions”, Journal of Luminescence, 178, pp. 400-406. DOI: 10.1016/j.jlumin.2016.05.049.
Ptak M., Maczka M., Gagor A., Sieradzki A., Bondzior B., Dereń P.J., Pawlus S. (2016). “Phase transitions and chromium(III) luminescence in perovskite-type [C2H5NH3][Na0.5CrxAl0.5- x(HCOO)3] (x = 0, 0.025, 0.5), correlated with structural, dielectric and phonon properties”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 18 (42), pp. 29629-29640. DOI: 10.1039/c6cp05151k.
Dereń P.J., Lemański K. (2014). “Cross relaxation in CaTiO3 and LaAlO3 perovskite nanocrystals doped with Ho3+ ions”, Journal of Luminescence, 154, pp. 62-67. DOI: 10.1016/j.jlumin.2014.04.008.
Dereń P.J., Watras A., Ga̧gor A., Pa̧zik R. (2012). “Weak crystal field in yttrium gallium garnet (YGG) submicrocrystals doped with Cr3+”, Crystal Growth and Design, 12 (10), pp. 4752-4757. DOI: 10.1021/cg300435t.
Rafael Wiglusz earned his MSc and PhD in chemistry from the University of Wrocław in 1999 and 2004, respectively. After a post-doc fellowship at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Cologne in 2005-2006, he earned his DSc (habilitation) in chemistry at the Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences (ILT&SR PAS) in 2013, and became a professor in 2020. His research objectives lie in the preparation of nanometer-sized oxides, metallic, and magnetic particles, followed by the creation of periodically ordered nanostructures based on single nanoparticles. Moreover, the research deals with the effect of the hydrolytic and nonhydrolytic reaction conditions on structural, luminescence and magnetic properties of complex metal oxide nanoparticles showing prospects in bio-imaging applications. A small particle size implies high sensitivity and selectivity. These new effects and possibilities are mainly due to quantum effects that are a result of the increasing ratio of surface to volume atoms in lowdimensional systems. An important factor in this context so far has been the design and fabrication of nanocomponents with/displaying new functionalities and characteristics for the improvement of existing materials; including photonic materials, conductive materials, polymers and biocomposites. With this concept of nanotechnology in mind, the aim is to develop innovative products and application options in electronics and biomedicine, based solely on nanoscale technology.
Nanotechnology: organic and inorganic nanosized materials for theranostics.