Photochemistry and Spectroscopy Department

Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences

January 2019: Jakub Ostapko defended cum laude his PhD thesis. Congratulations, Kuba!

   

January 2019: A new research team (Group 1), headed by Agnieszka Kamińska, formally started the independent research activity, focussed on plasmonic nanostructures for biospectroscopic analyses

    

December 2018: Another achievement of Łukasz Piątkowski: EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization) installation grant. Łukasz will be studying the role of hydration in cell membrane organization at the Poznań University of Technology.

  

November 2018: A second OPUS grant this year for Sylwester Gawinkowski. The research will focus on SERS angular directionality inmaging.

 

October 2018: Anastasiia Kharchenko joined the Department as a postdoc. She will be working on the spectroscopy and photophysics of porphyrin isomers.

 

August 2018: Łukasz Piątkowski obtained the FIRST TEAM grant from the Foundation for Polish Science. Łukasz will be setting up his research team at the Poznań University of Technology.

   

May 2018: Sylwester Gawinkowski has returned to the Institute after postdoctoral stay in Barcelona. He will be working in the Laser Centre. Sylwester just obtained an OPUS grant for developing utrafast stimulated Raman spectroscopy using optical nanoantennas.

 

May 2018: Another success of Evelin Witkowska: she became laureate of the START program from the Foundation for Polish Science. In other words, she joined an elite of 100 most talented young researchers!

 

April 2018: Evelin Witkowska defended cum laude her PhD thesis: Surface - enhanced Raman spectroscopy as a tool for efficient detection and differentiation of pathogenic bacteria and fungi. Congratulations to Evelin and her supervisor, Agnieszka Kamińska!

 

March 2018: Izabela Kamińska has obtained a HOMING grant from the Foundation for Polish Science. She will be studying DNA origami-based optical sensors for single biomolecules.

 

January 2018: Izabela Kamińska joined Group 29 as a postdoc. After defending her PhD in 2014, Iza spent two years in Toruń and two in Braunschweig, working on single molecules and molecular origami. She will now use her expertise to study photostability of single chromophores.

 

December 2017: Agnieszka Kamińska obtained a grant from the Foundation of Polish Science: Team-Tech competition, project: Future diagnostic RaMan devIce (FORMI) for detection of medical and environmental pathogenic bacteria

 

December 2017: Łukasz Piątkowski obtained a prestigious award of the Minister of Science and Higher Education