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).
Group of Photocatalysis together with a group of prof. Tatarchuk from Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University obtained a grant from the National Agency Science for Academic Exchange (NAWA). The project title is “Photocatalytic hybrid systems for water purification.”
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.”.
The Photocatalysis group has been awarded the title of the symbol of the synergy of science and business 2019.
Today we have attended a group dinner with our guest prof. Minoru Mizuhata. We spent a lot of time talking and enjoying delicious polish cuisine. We have taken a group picture to memorize that event!