Upcoming conference

Our group is going to organize the EEPM3 conference.

The 3rd International Symposium on Energy and Environmental Photocatalytic Materials (EEPM3) is the continuation of a series of conferences initiated in 2014. The conference covers a wide range of fundamental and applied research areas pertaining to light harvesting, solar energy conversion and storage, environment remediation, clean technologies and sustainable chemical processes with the focus on photocatalytic and photoelectrocatalytic reactions. This meeting serves as an inspiring forum for the discussion of interdisciplinary research from around the world through a variety of formats, including plenary, keynote and invited lectures, oral read more


Professor Wojciech Macyk is the laureate of the prestigious Award of the Minister of Science and Higher Education for outstanding scientific achievements in 2017. The awards ceremony took place on December 11, 2017 in Łazienki Królewskie Park, Warsaw.
The prizes were awarded for outstanding scientific achievements, individual and collective didactic achievements and organizational successes in the past year. During the ceremony, Minister Gowin said: “Looking at the winners, I know that Polish science is getting better and better, and Polish academics have reached the world level.”

Postdoc wanted

We are looking for postdoctoral fellow to work within the TEAM project “In quest of a more efficient quantum solar energy exploitation in energy downhill and uphill photocatalytic processes (INGENIOUS)”

More info can be found here.

Open positions

We are glad to inform that we are looking for people to work within the TEAM project “In quest of a more efficient quantum solar energy exploitation in energy downhill and uphill photocatalytic processes (INGENIOUS)”

Offers and application form can be downloaded from here.

Professorial nomination

On October 26, 2016, the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, nominated 99 academic teachers and employees of science and art at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw. Among the nominees there was Wojciech Macyk.

(photo by Krzysztof Sitkowski / KPRP)

Thesis defended

Szymon Wojtyła has got his PhD degree. Congratulation!

Reactive molecular oxygen species (1O2 , O3) in heterogenous catalysis

Numerous photocatalytic processes such as degradation of pollutants or organic synthesis occurs with reactive oxygen species, that are formed mainly as an effect of photoinduced charge transfer from excited semiconductor to O2 and H2O molecules. Photocatalytic activation of oxygen may lead to formation of two reactive oxygen species: superoxide radical anion and singlet oxygen. The former one is formed by one-electron reduction of oxygen while singlet oxygen can be generated on two pathways, involving either the electron transfer, generation of O2•- read more

Thesis defended

Marta Buchalska has got her PhD degree. Congratulation!

Processes of Photoinduced Charge and Energy Transfer in Presence of Nanocrystaline TiOPhotosensitized with TiIV Complexes

High photocatalytic activity upon irradiation with UV light is one of major advantage of TiO2. This material can also be easily modified and sensitized to be active in visible light range. Especially modification with organic compounds that contain O-donor bonding groups often leads to stable and colorful charge transfer complexes. The aim of this study was to determine the mechanisms of photoinduced charge and energy transfer processes, that occur in presence of colloidal, nanocrystalline TiOwith modified surface. read more