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New IAESTE-student – Sotiria

A warm welcome to our new student, Sotiria Kyriakou, who will work in our lab for three months as an exchange student through the IAESTE programme. Sotiria is a chemical engineer who recently graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH). During her studies she specialised in biomedical engineering and was working […]


Paper-based system for ion transfer across the liquid-liquid interface

In a paper just accepted for publication in Analytical Chemistry Marta, Emilia, and Martin, together with Damien Arrigan from Curtin University, and our former intern Alexandra Pacowska, show how ion-transfer across the liquid-liquid interface can be studied in a paper-based system. One of the problems when studying ion-transfer between an organic […]


Malononitrile derivatives as push-pull molecules: Structure – properties relationships characterization

A paper was recently published in Journal of Luminescence in which Martin is one of the co-authors. The article concerns the synthesis of a series of push-pull molecules that were characterised for their optical properties. Push-pull molecules are molecules with an electron donor end and an electron acceptor end separated […]


Preludium for studies of neurons

Congratulations to Ewa who got a Preludium grant in the last round to study “Genesis of dendritic spine head protrusion (SHP) formation”. In the project Ewa will be studying the influence of glutamate on the formation of spine head protrusions using a novel noninvasive electrochemical glutamate biosensor and fluorescent confocal microscopy […]


Discussion panel “PhD… and what next?”

On 9th of May Emilia organized a discussion panel entitled “PhD… and what next?” (“Doktorat… i co dalej?”). Event was dedicated to PhD students and young doctors and the opportunities that they are facing in today’s job market. The time that Poland had 2500 PhD students all together are long […]


Hopping mode SECM imaging of redox activity in ionic liquid with glass-coated inlaid platinum nanoelectrodes prepared using a heating coil puller

Martin had a small part in a recent paper accepted in the special issue of J. Electroanal. Chem. dedicated to Prof. Renata Bilewicz on her 65th birthday. The paper has a very descriptive title: Hopping mode SECM imaging of redox activity in ionic liquid with glass-coated inlaid platinum nanoelectrodes prepared using […]