Solar project granted

Group of Prof. Wojciech Macyk is one of three Polish research teams involved in projects awarded in the Solar-Driven Chemistry call. The project Interfacial engineering of semiconductors for highly selective light-driven chemical transformations, investigated by Prof. Wojciech Macyk, is aimed to study the possibility of selectivity control in photo(electro)catalytic processes through engineering the semiconductor/solvent or semiconductor/gas interfaces. Photo(electro)catalytic reactions are the solar-driven processes that can be used to produce solar fuels, fine chemicals or to depollute water and air. The project will involve research teams led by Prof. Radim Beránek from Ulm University (project leader), Prof. Timo Jacob (Ulm University), and Prof. Markku Leskela (University of Helsinki).

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MINIATURA project granted

Dr. Mateusz Trochowski obtained a grant from the National Science Centre within Miniatura 3 program. The project goal and title are “Selective photocatalytic reduction of aromatic nitro compounds in the presence of zinc oxide decorated with noble metal nanoparticles.”.

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PRELUDIUM project granted

MSc Paweł Mikrut obtained a grant from National Science Centre within Preludium 17 program. The project goal and title are “Crystals with exposed selected crystallographic facets – a new approach to designing anodes for photo-fuel cells”.

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We play SHENG with Wuhan!

The Team of Photocatalysis has been granted with almost 1.4 million zloty for the joint Polish-Chinese research project entitled “Photocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide based on p-type semiconductors”. The project is supported by the National Science Centre, Poland (NCN) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Together with the group of Prof. Jiaguo Yu from Wuhan University of Technology we will focus on the development of p-type semiconducting photocatalysts, used alone or in combination with n-type semiconductors, for a more efficient solar fuels production encompassing one- and multi-electron CO2 reduction. Briefly, the artificial photosynthesis is our goal!


OPUS project granted

Prof. Sebastian Maćkowski, prof. Joanna Niedziółka-Jönsson and prof. Wojciech Macyk  obtained a grant from National Science Centre within OPUS 12 programme. The project “Remotely light-controlled activity of dyes, proteins and catalysts: imaging, sensing and energy conversion” is intended to show that the energy of photons illuminating a nanowire can be transported to its other end, and that this energy is capable to activate and deactivate nanostructures, which are important from the point of view of imaging, sensorics or energy conversion.

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SONATA project granted

Dr. Joanna Kuncewicz obtained a grant from National Science Centre within SONATA 13 programme. The project goal and title are “Studies on the interaction of semiconductors with metal-organic frameworks (MOF) and its influence on photoinduced processes”.

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