The best of the best – Springer Theses

Emilia’s Ph.D. thesis entitled “Analysis of Samples of Clinical and Alimentary Interest with Paperbased Devices“ was just awarded with the Springer thesis prize and will be published in their book series Springer Theses – the “best of the best”, recognizing outstanding Ph.D. research that “must represent a significant scientific advance”. Normally, editors […]

Best paper from 2014

Every year our institute awards the “best paper” published during the previous year. Six papers are awarded: A winner, a runner-up, a third place and three mentions. This year the paper “Antibody modified gold nanoparticles for fast and selective, colorimetric T7 bacteriophage detection” (Bioconjugate Chem. 25, 644-648 (2014)) was one […]

ETIUDA – stipend

Congratulations to Dawid who was awarded one of Etiuda stipends from the National Science Centre with a project with the very general title “Badanie procesu transferu jonów na granicy ciecz|ciecz w warunkach mikroprzepływowych” (“Investigation of ion transfer at the liquid|liquid interface under microfluidic conditions”). The stipend will allow Dawid to […]

Young researchers’ award

In this year’s “Young researchers” competition in the institute our small group managed to nab two awards. Wojtek was one of the winners in the PhD category, and Dawid was among the winners in the student group. Congratulations to the both of you! Beers are on you next time.

TRIS photooxidation on titania based photoanodes and its implication for photoelectrochemical biofuel cells

We just had a paper published in the Journal of Power Sources.* This paper has been a long time coming. It was work started ages ago by Robert and Adrianna. The goal was to make a photoelectrochemical biofuel cell (PECBFC) based on a dye-sensitised titanium oxide nanotube photoanode and an […]

Dr hab.

Today Martin officially was given the title doktor habilitowany. His thoughts on that can be found on his private webpage, here. The summary of his habilitation, with the title “Enzymatic oxygen reduction on carbon nanotube modified electrodes” can be read here.

Catalysis at the room temperature ionic liquid|water interface: H2O2 generation

Another paper in the series of investigations of H2O2-generation at liquid|liquid interfaces was just accepted in Chemical Communications. In this case it’s an RTIL|water interface where oxygen is reduced by an electron donor, decamethylferrocene in the ionic liquid, with protons coming from the acidic water phase. This is work done […]