Łukasz Bratasz graduated in physics from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland in 1996,
and earned his PhD from the same university in 2002. In the same year, he joined the staff of the Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences (ICSC PAS). For many years, he headed the Laboratory for the Analysis and Non-Destructive Testing of Artefacts at the National Museum in Kraków. He was the head of the Sustainable Conservation Lab at the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Yale University, in 2015-2018. Currently he is head of the Cultural Heritage Research group at the Jerzy Haber Institute. His research interests focus on preservation of cultural heritage, microclimatic monitoring, analysis of structural response of materials to changes in environmental parameters, computer modelling of environmentally induced physical damage, non-invasive testing of historical objects, especially using acoustic emission, environmental control, risk assessment and energy efficiency in museums and historic buildings. His research and work as a consultant focus on the environmentally induced degradation of cultural heritage materials, risk assessment and design of sustainable methods of collection care, especially energy efficient strategies for climate control. He has taken part or coordinated 31 national and international research projects in the field of cultural heritage.
Heritage science, preventive conservation, environmentally degradation of heritage objects, cracking of paintings.
Bratasz Ł., Akoglu K. G., Kékicheff P. (2020). “Fracture saturation in paintings makes them less vulnerable to environmental variations in museums”, Heritage Science, 8. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40494-020-0352-0.
Krzemień L., Czyżewska A., Soboń M., Kozłowski R., Bratasz Ł. (2020). “Risk of climate-induced damage in historic parchment”, Heritage Science 8. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40494-020-0360-0.
Liu L., Gong D., Bratasz Ł., Zhu Z., Wang C. (2019). “Degradation markers and plasticizer loss of cellulose acetate films during ageing”, Polymer Degradation and Stability, 168.
Kupczak A., Jędrychowski M., Bratasz Ł., Łukomski M., Kozłowski R. (2019). “Processing relative humidity data using discrete Fourier transform to control strain in art objects”, Strain. ;e12311. https://doi.org/10.1111/str.12311.
Bratasz Ł., Vaziri Sereshk M. R. (2018). “Crack saturation as a mechanism of acclimatization of panel paintings to unstable environments”, Studies in Conservation, 63, 22-27.
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Barbara Jachimska is an associate professor at the Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences (ICSC PAS). She holds an MSc in material engineering and ceramics as well as an MSc in environmental protection from AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków. She earned both her PhD (with honors) and her DSc (habilitation) degrees from ICSC PAS. She works in the field of polymers, proteins, and the assembly behavior of biopolymers, especially studying adsorption, adhesion, and interfacial phenomena in the nano-colloidal system. She develops and applies various analytical techniques to study interfacial phenomena. She has held many internships abroad, including at the Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces, Berlin, Germany; the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK; the Institute of Physical Chemistry BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria, Louise Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France; the University of Cambridge, Enterprise UK, Oxentia University of Oxford, UK; and NCNST CAS, Beijing China. She has presented findings at numerous conferences, and has co-authored more than 70 articles in international journals. She has organized many international conferences and workshops and co-organized events devoted to technological innovation. An expert for the Regional Operational Programme of the Malopolska Region for 2014- 2020 Regional Intelligence Specialization (RIS): Life Sciences, Chemistry.
Physicochemical properties of bio-colloidal system, drug delivery system based on dendrimers or proteins, conformation and organization of proteins at interfaces, understanding molecular aspects of the protein misfolding process.
Komorek P., Wałek M., Jachimska B. (2020). “Mechanism of lysozyme adsorption onto gold surface determined by quartz crystal microbalance and surface plasmon resonance”, Bioelectrochemistry, 135, 10758.
Jachimska B., Tokarczyk K. (2016). “Combining Surface Plasmon Resonance and Quartz Crystal Microbalance To Determine Hydration of Dendrimer Monolayers”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 120 (35), 19678-19685.
Jachimska B., Łapczynska M., Zapotoczny S. (2013). "Reversible Swelling Process of 6th Generation Poly (amidoamine) (PAMAM) Dendrimers Molecule as Determined by Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM) Technique", J. Phys. Chem. C, 117, 1136-1145.
Jachimska B., Wasilewska M., Adamczyk Z. (2008). “Characterization of globular protein solutions by dynamic light scattering, electrophoretic mobility and viscosity measurements”, Langmuir, 24, 13, 6866-6872.
Katarzyna Pamin has been an associate professor of chemistry at the Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences (ICSC PAS) since 2019. She earned her PhD from ICSC PAS under the supervision of Prof. Jerzy Haber, dealing with the catalytic activity of heteropolyacids in the dehydration of ethanol and its opposite reaction. She spent 4 years at TU Delft, working under the supervision of Prof. H. van Bekkum on the synthesis of new zeolite structures
Synthesis of mesoporous MCM-41 structure, synthesis and catalytic activity of ship-in-the-bottle catalysts with macrocyclic complexes introduced into faujasite and Beta zeolite structures, synthesis and catalytic activity of heteropoly acids and their salts applied on various carriers, catalytic activity of macrocyclic metal complexes in hydrocarbon oxidation reactions, synthesis and catalytic activity of organic-inorganic hybrids of porphyrin and heteropoly acids in hydrocarbon oxidation reactions.
Pamin K., Tabor E., Górecka S., Kubiak W.W., Rutkowska-Żbik D., Połtowicz J. (2019). ChemSusChem 12, 684-691.
Pamin K., Połtowicz J., Prończuk M., Basąg S., Maciejewska J., Kryściak- Czerwenka J., Tokarz-Sobieraj R. (2015). Catalysis Today 257, 80-85.
Pamin K., Prończuk M., Basąg S., Kubiak W., Sojka Z., Połtowicz J. (2015). Inorganic Chemistry Communications 59, 13-16.
Pamin K., Kubacka A., Olejniczak Z., Haber J., Sulikowski B. (2000). Applied Catalysis A, 194-195.
Kozhevnikov I., Sinnema A., Jansen R.J.J., Pamin K., Bekkum van H. (1995). Catalysis Letters, 30 241-252.
Nika Spiridis has led the Surface Nanostructures research group at the Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry PAS (ICSC PAS) since 2010. She earned her DSc (habilitation) degree in physics from the University of Silesia, Katowice in 2013. She is interested in the physics and chemistry of nanostructures with potential catalytic and magnetic applications, especially in the growth of epitaxial metal and oxide nanostructures prepared by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), their magnetic properties, adsorption processes on oxide and metal surfaces and their characterization by microscopic and spectroscopic methods. Available instrumentation: MBE systems for deposition of metallic and oxide nanostructures, ultra-thin films and multilayers; Standard surface characterization methods: XPS, LEED/AES; in-situ Ultra High Vacuum Scanning Probe Microscope (STM/AFM); in-situ Ultra High Vacuum Conversion Electron Mossbauer Spectrometer, synchrotron techniques at PEEM/XAS beamline at Solaris Kraków.
Epitaxy, iron oxides, adsorption, catalysis, spintronics.
Wilgocka-Ślęzak D., Giela T., Freindl K., Spiridis N., Korecki J. (2020). "High-temperature oxygen monolayer structures on W(110) revisited", Appl. Surf. Sci., 528 (2020) 146712, DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2020.146712.
Madej E., Korecki J., Spiridis N. (2020). ”Au Nanoparticles on Fe-Modified Rutile TiO2 (110): “Dispersion, thermal stability, and CO adsorption”, J. Chem. Phys. 152, 054712, DOI: 10.1063/1.5140839.
Wojas J., Kwiatek N., Wilgocka-Ślęzak D., Madej E., Korecki J., Spiridis N. (2020). "CO adsorption on Fe3O4(111) with regular and biphase terminations", Appl. Surf. Sci., 507, 145069, DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2019.145069.
Spiridis N., Freindl K., Wojas J., Kwiatek N., Madej E., Wilgocka-Ślęzak D., Dróżdż P., Ślęzak T., Korecki J. (2019). "Superstructures on epitaxial Fe3O4(111) Films: biphase formation versus the degree of reduction", J. Phys. Chem. C, 123, 4204, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b11400.
Spiridis N., Zając M., Rachwał-Kozioł A., Parliński K., Ślęzak M., Ślęzak T., Wdowik U.D., Wilgocka D., Korecki J. (2015). “Phonons in ultrathin oxide films – 2D to 3D transition in FeO on Pt(111)”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 186102, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.186102.
Tomasz Borowski has led the research group “Theoretical and experimental biocatalysis” at ICSC PAS since 2010. He earned his PhD from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, then spent a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Stockholm, Sweden.
Metalloenzymes, enzyme structure and reaction mechanisms, computational biochemistry and protein crystallography.
Kluza A., Wojdyla Z., Mrugala B., Kurpiewska K., Porebski P.J., Niedzialkowska E., Minor W., Weiss M.S., Borowski T. (2020). "Regioselectivity of hyoscyamine 6β-hydroxylase-catalysed hydroxylation as revealed by high-resolution structural information and QM/MM calculations",
Dalton T., DOI: 10.1039/d0dt00302f.
Blomberg M.R.A., Borowski T., Himo F., Liao R.-Z., Siegbahn P.E.M. (2014). "Quantum Chemical Studies of Mechanisms for Metalloenzymes", Chem. Rev., 114, 3601-3658.
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Piotr Warszyński is a professor of physical chemistry at the Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences (ICSC PAS). He earned his PhD from the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS, then spent a 4-year postdoctoral fellowship at McGill University in Montreal Canada. Next he continued his work at ICSC PAS, in the meantime spending two years at the Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, Germany. He served as the president of the European Colloid and Interface Science Society in 2015-2017.
Colloid and interface chemistry, nanoscience.
Para G., Łuczyński J., Palus J., Jarek E., Wilk K. A., Warszyński P. (2016). “Hydrolysis Driven Surface Activity of Esterquat Surfactants“, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 465, 174–182.
Szczepanowicz K., Bazylińska U., Pietkiewicz J., Szyk-Warszyńska L., Wilk K. A., Warszyński P. (2015). “Biocompatible long-sustained release oil-core polyelectrolyte nanocarriers: From controlling physical state and stability to biological impact“, Adv. Colloid Interface Sci. 222, 678–691.
Kruk T., Szczepanowicz K., Stefanska J., Socha R.P., Warszynski P. (2015). “Synthesis and antimicrobial activity of monodisperse copper nanoparticles“, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 128, 128, 17–22.
Jan Zawała is a staff member at the Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences (ICSC PAS). He earned his PhD from the Institute in 2008. Next he spent 2 years on postdoctoral fellowships at a governmental laboratory in Canada (CanmetENERGY) and at the University of Liege, Belgium, then became employed at ICSC PAS as an assistant professor in 2010. He is currently an associate professor and supervisor of the Dispersed Systems Research team.
Physicochemical aspects of mineral processing, fundamentals of dispersed system formation, dynamics of bubbles and droplets in liquids.
Zawala J., Malysa K., Kowalczuk P.B. (2020). "On importance of external conditions and properties of the interacting phases in formation and stability of symmetrical and unsymmetrical liquid films", Adv. Colloid Interface Sci., 276, 102085.
Kannan A., Hristov P., Li J., Zawala J., Gao P., Fuller G.G. (2020). "Surfactant-laden bubble dynamics under porous polymer films", J. Colloid Interface Sci., 575, 298-305.