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The best article of the month in the prestigious journal Polymer Chemistry!  Our article "Development of the first panchromatic BODIPY-based one-component iodonium salts for initiating the photopolymerization processes" in December 2021 has been selected as the best article of the month, in the prestigious journal Polymer Chemistry! We thank you for this great highlighting and encourage you to...
Great news in the new year! Our Polymer Chemistry article entitled New horizons for carbon dots: quantum nano-photoinitiating catalysts for cationic photopolymerization and three-dimensional (3D) printing under visible light has been featured in an online themed collection to highlight some of the most popular articles published in the journal during 2021 - Polymer Chemistry Most Popular 202...
Christmas funding giveaway with FutureLab PK The FutureLab PK Scientific Board decided to select student projects submitted in the last call. After long deliberations and a detailed review of all applications, it was decided to award grants to 19 projects whose authors were students of the Cracow University of Technology. We are pleased to announce that two projects by students from the Labora...
Article entitled: Performance of FPT, FTIR and DSC methods in cure monitoring of epoxy resins, written by: Katarzyna Sawicz-Kryniger, Paweł Niezgoda, Paweł Stalmach, Katarzyna Starzak, Alicja Wysocka, Tomasz Świergosz and Roman Popielarz was published in European Polymer Journal. This paper is a comparison of different methods for examining the polymerization of epoxy resins. We encourage every...
We are pleased to announce that a new article has been published: Patryk Szymaszek, Paweł Fiedor, Anna Chachaj-Brekiesz, Małgorzata Tyszka-Czochara, Tomasz Świergosz and Joanna Ortyl "Molecular interactions of bovine serum albumin (BSA) with pyridine derivatives as candidates for non-covalent protein probes: a spectroscopic investigation". We encourage everyone to read the article on the journa...
For the past 10 days, we had the pleasure of hosting Hüseyin Cem Kılıçlar, a researcher and PhD student from Istanbul Technical University, from Prof. Yusuf Yagci's research group, who carried out his research internship with us as part of the NAWA PROM programme of the National Agency for Academic Exchange! We are glad that with the support of institutions like NAWA we can share ideas and avai...
The Bronze Medal and the honorable mention in the "Gold Medal of Chemistry 2021" competition were awarded to Dominika Krok, master degree student of Chemical Technology at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Cracow University of Technology. The winning thesis was carried out under the supervision of Joanna Ortyl, Ph.D., Professor of PK, within the framework of a grant from the F...
We are proud to announce, that our team has published a new article in the prestigious journal Additive Manufacturing entitled: Harnessing light to create functional, three-dimensional polymeric materials: multitasking initiation systems as the critical key to success (Wiktoria Tomal, Dominika Krok, Anna Chachaj-Brekiesz, Petr Lepcio,Joanna Ortyl). The results described in this manuscript make ...
We have recently published the article Monika Topa-Skwarczyńska, Mariusz Galek, Magdalena Jankowska, Fabrice Morlet-Savary, Bernadette Graff, Jacques Lalevée, Roman Popielarz and Joanna Ortyl "Development of the first panchromatic BODPIY-based one-component iodonium salts for initiating the photopolymerization processes" in the renowned journal Polymer Chemistry. We encourage you to read about ...
Our team's research has been awarded on the international arena! 5 inventions of our srudents, PhD students and Prof. Joanna Ortyl have won gold and silver medals at the International Warsaw Invention Exhibition - IWIS 2021. The list of awarded inventions and their authors can be found below. Gold Medal  K. Starzak, M. Jankowska, D. Krok, J. Ortyl Bio-renewable epoxidized photocurable...
Category: Woman Inventor dr hab. inż. Joanna Ortyl,  prof. Politechniki Krakowskiej scientific and research activities, the result of which are numerous publications, patents, utility models, inventive projects as well as practical applications and industrial implementations, especially in the field of photochemistry including photopolymerization processes in polymer systems and photochemical p...
Congratulations to Emilia Hola, Paweł Fiedor, Andrzej Dzienia, Joanna Ortyl for publishing a new article in ACS Applied Polymer Materials. The topic of the article is: Visible-Light Amine Thioxanthone Derivatives as Photoredox Catalysts for Photopolymerization Processes.
We are pleased to announce that a new article has been published: Samuel Wierzbicki, Kacper Mielczarek, MonikaTopa-Skwarczyńska, Krystian Mokrzyński, Joanna Ortyl, Szczepan Bednarz "Visible light-induced photopolymerization of Deep Eutectic Monomers, based on methacrylic acid and tetrabutylammonium salts with different anion structures "In cooperation with the team dr hab. inż. Szczepana Bednar...
The 12th edition of the LEADER Program organized by NCBiR has been resolved. Funding was granted to 56 projects with the total amount of PLN 80 670 706.14. We are proud to announce that our PhD student, Maciej Pilch, has been awarded this prestigious grant, in which he will carry out a project: Multi-material 3D printer dedicated to the production of details from solid metal and galvanic alloys...
On 29.09 - 01.10.2021 the scientific conference of the grantees of the Synthos Generation program was held. During the conference, the participants of the program including Paweł Fiedor M.Sc. from the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology of Cracow University of Technology reported their progress in the implementation of their doctoral research work on solutions for the chemical indust...
3D technology is becoming more and more widely used, which is why during the speech of Photo4Chem CEO Joanna Ortyl, PhD, Professor of PK, talked about what the company currently does and how to develop business in the biotech industry. Currently Photo4Chem has developed new materials in the form of photo-cured resins for 3D printing for use in dentistry and orthodontics
We are pleased to announce that students and PhD students in early September participated in a multi-day XXV Scientific Conference "Polymer Modification 2021". Participants exchanged interesting insights and presented their presentations in a poster session.
Magdalena Jankowska has received the 2nd Level Award of the Professor Janusz Magiera Young Talent Support Foundation at the Tadeusz Kościuszko Cracow University of Technology. The award was granted for overall achievements during the first and second degree studies at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology at the Cracow University of Technology. Achievements include: co-authorship o...
The XXVI EFMC International Symposium on Medical Chemistry, organized by the European Federation of Medicinal Chemistry, was held on 28.08-02.09.2021. The conference covered topics including advances in drug discovery in major therapeutic areas, as well as the latest developments in emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence in drug discovery and chemical synthesis, the role of carbo...
We are pleased to inform that the article “Non-destructive visual inspection of photocurable coatings based on fluorescent response of naked-eye visible colorimetric and fluorescent sensors” (Emilia Hola, Alicja Gruchała, Roman Popielarz, Joanna Ortyl) was published in European Polymer Journal (IF=4.598, ministerial points=100)