Our group becomes more and more international. For three months we will host Ms. Hanna Braun from Germany. Hanna is a Ph.D. student at Ulm University, where she works in the group of Prof. Timo Jacob. She also collaborates with prof. Radim Beránek as part of the Solar-driven chemistry project.
Thanks to the progressive vaccination against SARS-Cov19, we managed to get together at the roof of our Faculty to take a group photo.
Our new paper submitted to The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters has been selected by the Editors to be announced on the cover page. The paper entitled “Combined Spectroscopic Methods of Determination of Density of Electronic States: Comparative Analysis of Diffuse Reflectance Spectroelectrochemistry and Reversed Double-Beam Photoacoustic Spectroscopy” (M. Kobielusz, B Nitta, A., Ohtani, W Macyk; J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2021, 12, 3019–3025) show how complementary information on the density of electronic states of photocatalysts can be gathered using diffuse reflectance spectroelectrochemistry (SE-DRS) and reversed double-beam photoacoustic spectroscopy (RDB-PAS). The comparative analysis shows that both methods provide valuable information which can be used in understanding and predicting the photo(electro)catalytic activity of semiconductors.
“How To Correctly Determine the Band Gap Energy of Modified Semiconductor Photocatalysts Based on UV–Vis Spectra” is the most read article in the Journal Physical chemistry Letter in the previous 12 months.
Paweł Mikrut was nominated for the international “Scientist of the Future” Award in the category of “Exact and Technical Sciences for an Innovative Future”.
We offer 2 positions for students to work in Sonata (NCN) project: “Studies on the interaction of semiconductors with metal-organic frameworks (MOF) and its influence on photoinduced processes”. For more details please see the attached file.
Professor Macyk was on the TOP 2% list of the best scientists in the world. The ranking – developed by Stanford University in cooperation with the Elsevier publishing house and SciTech Strategies – evaluates the entire scientific output of individual researchers according to a bibliometric index, which takes into account criteria such as the Hirsch index, number of citations (including self-citations), Impact Factor, place and role on list of authors (first, last place).