Welcome to Research Team

Science does not happen in a vacuum. It is a social and intellectual institution, rooted in historical and economic contexts.
Therefore, our team fills the void with discoveries in photochemistry and photopolymerization,
bearing in mind the needs of the current market. Feel free to invite us to collaborate with you.
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Research Areas

(1) Novel photoinitiators for polymerization of monomers.

Synthesis of new photoinitiators for cationic polymerisation processes and study of their effectiveness and efficiency in photo-polymerisation of coating materials by Fluorescence Probe Technology (FPT), Real-Time FT-IR (RT-FTIR) and Photo Differential Scanning Calorimetry (p-DSC).


(2) New accelerators for polymerization and photopolymerization processes.

Synthesis of new accelerators for polymerisation and photopolymerisation processes (e.g., ring-opening polymerisation and unique polymerisation processes; free-radical photo-polymerisation of multifunctional monomers, the photo-polymerisation of a mixture of multifunctional monomers or oligomers that polymerise by different mechanisms leads to the build-up of two interpenetrating polymer networks (IPN).


(3) 3D printing processes (3D SLA, 3D-DLP, 2PP 3D printing).

3D-VAT printing processes and materials for additive manufacturing (AM)/rapid prototyping/solid free-form fabrication processes (e.g., 3D printing processes for photocurable polymeric materials: technologies, materials, and machines. A fundamental understanding of the interplay between light and matter in photo-initiating systems guides 3D printing.


(4) Fluorescent probes for special applications – studying the properties of investigated media.

(5) Application of fluorescent probes in monitoring the progress of chemical reactions, including polymerization and photopolymerization processes (e.g., photocured layers).

Synthesis of fluorescent compounds for the role of fluorescent probes for special applications – studying the properties of investigated media (e.g., cationic photopolymerisation and the application of Fluorescence Probe Technology for monitoring the progress of cationic photopolymerisation processes).


(6) Intelligent luminescent molecular sensors for selective detection in biochemistry and chemistry.

Latest News

Today we officially started the new academic year 2022/2022 at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology of Krakow University of Technology! 🥳🤩 At the Faculty Inauguration of the Academic Year, the diploma presentation ceremony was held for the finalists of the 2021/2022 Student Scientific Association Session. Congratulations to our Finalists: 🧪Zuza Wątor 🧪Katarzyna Starzak 🧪Bartosz Ok...
🤩Another success for Our Team! We are pleased to announce that a recent article titled: Visible Light Induced High Resolution and Swift 3D Printing System by Halogen Atom Transfer, a result of an international collaboration between Joanna Ortyl's team and Prof. Yagci's team from Istanbul (Turkey)👩🔬🧑🔬 has been published in the journal Macromolecular Rapid Communications (Wiley). 📣Hearty congratu...
Malopolska Night of Scientists 2022 is over!!!🥰👩🏻🔬🧑🏻🔬👨🏻💻 Thank you for visiting the Applied Photochemistry lab led by Joanna Ortyl at Tadeusz Kosciuszko Cracow University of Technology, or more specifically, the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology at Cracow University of Technology, in such large numbers this year! A big thank you goes to those involved in conducting experiments on v...
Another success for our Team!!🥰 We are pleased to announce that a new article entitled: "Novel Formulations Containing Fluorescent Sensors to Improve the Resolution of 3D Prints"🎉 has just been published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, MDPI. The authors of the article are: Monika Topa, Andrzej Świeży, Dominika Krok, Katarzyna Starzak, Paweł Niezgoda, Bartosz Oksiuta, Weronik...
🆒Our students were at the conference: 64th Scientific Congress of the Polish Chemical Society, which was held from September 11-16, 2022 at the UMCS in Lublin👩🔬🧑💼. Students carrying out scientific research under the supervision of Prof. Joanna Ortyl had the pleasure of presenting the results of their research at the poster session!   Katarzyna Starzak: "Opracowanie kompozycji materiałów p...
The 7th European Symposium on Photopolymer Science (ESPS 2022)!👩🏫 was also an opportunity for a laboratory visit to a friendly scientific team led by Professor Yusuf Yagci. Prof. Joanna Ortyl had the opportunity to tour the laboratories along with the apparatus facilities 🙂 In the photo: Hüseyin Cem Kılıçlar (PhD), Prof. Joanna Ortyl, Prof. Yusuf Yagci, Prof. Pu Xiao, Prof. Jacques Lalevee and ...