A grant to continue research

Dr. Tetiana Tatarchuk, associate professor at the Department of Chemistry and director of the Didactic and Scientific Center for Materials Science and Nanotechnology at the Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University in Ivano-Frankivsk won a grant from the National Science Center for researchers from Ukraine to continue their research at the Polish research centers. Dr Tetiana Tatarchuk will continue research into new heterogeneous catalytic reactions based on advanced oxidation processes that can be used for water treatment. The project will cover the synthesis of new, active materials, their characterization and catalytic tests.


10th Czech – Polish Catalytic Symposium

Our results were presented at the 10th Czech – Polish Catalytic Symposium, held in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on April 29th, 2020. We have presented 5 lectures. As always, the symposium was full of interesting presentations and inspiring discussions.





Future member?

A son was just born to one of the group members (Dr. M. Trochowski). Congratulations! Who knows, he may also want to deal with light-driven chemistry in the future.



Intern in our group

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.


Group photo

Thanks to the progressive vaccination against SARS-Cov19, we managed to get together at the roof of our Faculty to take a group photo.



New publication

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.