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

Ready for takeoff! The entire team is registered and ready for a scientific "battle" on the Twitter platfom at the #RSCPosters conference organized by Royal Society of Chemistry Prof. Joanna Ortyl is on the scientific committee of this event Can't miss you either! #OrtylPhotoLab #RSCPosterPitch #RSCPosterLive
THIS WAS THE 2022!  We present a brief graphic summary of the past year, 2022!  A lot has happened and a lot has changed, and we continue to improve our skills, expand our knowledge and work on new solutions in the field of photochemistry, 3D printing and more! May 2023 be even better! 
We have more great news!🤩😍 The National Science Center has announced the results of the Preludium 21 program competition, and one of the winners is our doctoral student Andrzej Świeżt! The topic of his project is: "Research toward quantitative description of the behavior during free radical photopolymerization of new single-component photoinitiators with significantly improved photoinitiating a...
🤩WE HAVE GREAT NEWS!!🥳 Two scientists from Prof. Joanna Ortyl's team at the Tadeusz Kosciuszko Cracow University of Technology (Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Cracow University of Technology) have received funding under the LIDER XIII project (National Center for Research and Development)!!! ☑️mgr Monika Topa, Eng. Project topic: "Development of a new generation of non-toxic, a...
We are also honored to present six of our students from the Biotechnology faculty who also managed to receive the Rector's Scholarship for the Best Students of the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology at the Cracow University of Technology We would like to warmly congratulate the awardees and wish them further success with their scientific work in the Scientific Group of Applied Photo...
We encourage you to read the latest scientific article published by members of our Ortyl Photo Team Lab😍🤩 "Symmetric Iodonium Salts Based on Benzylidene as One-Component Photoinitiators for Applications in 3D Printing". Authors: Filip Petko, Mariusz Galek, Emilia Hola, Monika Topa-Skwarczyńska, Wiktoria Tomal, Magdalena Jankowska, Maciej Pilch, Roman Popielarz, Bernadette Graff, Fabrice Morlet-...