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.

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In February, we launched Meet Our Team Series, where we introduced you to our team members, tell you about their scientific passions and what they are specialized in science.  We broadcast 16 episodes, presenting the team leader - Prof. Joanna Ortyl, our PhD students and undergraduates. We are pleased with the positive response to our Series and we hope that it will be an "initiator" to numerou...
This is Our lase epidode of Meet Our Team Series - Students Edition! We hope that you will find interesting information and that our series will result in numerous scientific collaborations! Episode 16 In today's episode we present Our Student - Jakub Szymański. He is a second-year student of Biotechnology at Cracow University of Technology. Since beginning of 2022 he is an active member of Ph...
After short Holidays we are back with the Meet Our Team Series - Students Edition! We hope that you will find interesting information and that our series will result in numerous scientific collaborations! Episode 15 In today's episode we present Our Student - Bartosz Oksiuta. He studies biotechnology with a specialization in industry and environmental protection. He is a member of a research g...
The 15th anniversary INTARG® 2022 International Trade Fair for Inventions and Innovations will be held from 11 to 12 May. The fair will be held in the Katowice Spodek / International Congress Centre with simultaneous live broadcast via www.intarg.pl of the most important events accompanying the Fair (including the inauguration of the Fair, panel discussions, the gala announcing the results). &n...
Today we present a new episode of Meet Our Team Series - Students Edition! We hope that you will find interesting information and that our series will result in numerous scientific collaborations! Episode 14 In today's episode we present Our Student - Paweł Jamróz. His research includes monitoring the course of photopolymerization during 3D printing. using fluorescent probes, creating novel li...
We have a  new episode of Meet Our Team Series - Students Edition! We hope that you will find interesting information and that our series will result in numerous scientific collaborations! Episode 13 In today's episode we present Our Student - Paweł Stalmach. In his research work he is engaged in electrochemical and spectroscopic studies of compounds used for photoinitiating systems applied in...