Laboratory of Electrochemistry


Head of Laboratory:

Prof. dr hab. Magdalena Skompska

Professors and Associate Professors

  • Prof. dr hab. Paweł Krysiński
  • Dr hab. Maciej Mazur, prof. UW
  • Dr hab. Paweł Oracz
  • Dr hab. Barbara Pałys, prof. UW
  • Dr hab. Marek Szklarczyk, prof. UW
  • Prof. dr hab. Krystyna Jackowska – professor emeritus

Other researchers:

  • Dr Marcin Strawski – adiunkt
  • Dr Dorota Nieciecka – assistant
  • Dr Piotr Olejnik – assistant
  • Dr Kamila Zarębska – assistant
  • Mgr Agata Fedorczyk – specialist

PhD students:

  • Mgr Marta Bartel
  • Mgr Sylwia Berbeć
  • Mgr Bartosz Czerwieniec
  • Mgr Paulina Głowala
  • Mgr Aleksandra Joniec
  • Mgr Pamela Krug
  • Mgr Marta Kwiatkowska
  • Mgr Maciej Kwiatkowski
  • Mgr Jarosław Wojciechowski
  • Mgr Barbara Wysocka

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Fields of research interest:

Prof. P. Krysiński:

  1. Superparamagnetic nanostructure synthesis as possible carriers for drug delivery or in photonics; surface modifications (covalent and adsorptive) with model drug molecules. Magnetic and luminescent properties.
  2. Doping of superparamagnetic core with „cold” ions: Gd3+, Tb+3, Sr+3 with later exchange for equivalent radionuclides (in collaboration with the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology)
  3. Mono- and bilayer molecular layers and liposomes as models of biomembranes in the investigations of charge transfer processes.

Dr hab. Maciej Mazur:

  1. Biodegradable polymer nano- and microparticles as vehicles for drugs, neurochemicals and microbial agents (physicochemical characterization, in vitro and in vivo studies).
  2. Core-shell nanoparticles for synergistic anticancer treatment. Contrast agents for 3D medical imaging (MRI, CT, SPECT, PET, USG).
  3. Raman studies of skeletons of Scleractinian corals (determination of polymorph identity, tracking diagenetic processes).
  4. Elucidation of physochemical parameters to determin authenticity of artwork (cooperation with Dr. B. Wagner).

Dr hab. B. Pałys:

Novel materials for sensors and biosensors

Design and synthesis of  novel materials suitable for immobilization of enzymes or inorganic catalysts. The materials are further used for the construction of very sensitive sensors for compounds important in biochemical research (like urea, O2, H2O2, etc.). The elaborated materials are based on conductive polymer hydrogels, polymer nanostructures, composites with graphene oxide, reduced graphene oxide, gold nanoparticles, platinum nanoparticles.

Prof. M. Skompska:

  1. Synthesis and characterization of conducting polymers and composites polymer/noble metal nanoparticles (Au, Pt and bimetallic Au@Pt systems). Application of elaborated materials in catalysis and electrocatalysis.
  2. Design, synthesis and modification of hybrid materials based on nanostructural metal oxides (ZnO, TiO2) and Au nanoparticles for photocatalytic applications.
  3. Organic-inorganic solar cells – synthesis and characterization.

Dr hab. M. Szklarczyk:

  1. Electrosynthesis of organic (derivatives of polyaniline and polyindole) and inorganic (SiOx and CdSe, CdTe) semiconductors and their mixtures. Fabricated films are characterized by AFM, STM i SEM microscopies and FTIR, Raman, UV-Vis, XPS, SIMS-TOF spectroscopies. The aim of the project is construction of efficient photogalvanic systems – K. Jackowska, M. Szklarczyk.
  2. Deposition and characterization of polyelectrolyte multilayers systems for shielding of biological cells applied for treat of leukemia – M. Szklarczyk, M. Strawski.
  3. Statistical description, correlation, critical evaluation and prevision of phase equilibrium and conjugated parameters for two and multiple mixtures. Statistical studies of physicochemical simulation of chemical systems (dynamic systems for separation of substances, simulation of chemical reactors, etc.) – P. Oracz.

Publications in the period 2012-2015

  1. Magnetoliposomes as potential carriers of doxorubicin to tumours, A. Joniec, S. Sęk, P. Krysiński, Chem. –A European J. 2016, accepted
  2. Hydrophilic iron oxide nanoparticles probe the organization of biomimetic layers: electrochemical and spectroscopic evidence, D. Nieciecka, A. Krolikowska, K. Kijewska, et al., ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA 2016, 209, 671-681
  3. Fine-Scale Skeletal Banding Can Distinguish Symbiotic from Asymbiotic Species among Modern and Fossil Scleractinian Corals. Frankowiak, S. Kret, M. Mazur, A. Meibom, M. V. Kitahara, J. Stolarski, PLoS ONE 2016, 11 (1), e0147066.
  4. Enhancement of Direct Electrocatalytic Activity of Horseradish Peroxidase on Polyaniline Nanotubes, A. Jabłońska, M. Gniadek, B. Pałys, J. PHYS. CHEM. C 2015, 119, 12514−12522
  5. Gold-decorated polymer vessel structures as carriers of mRNA cap analogs. Kijewska, P. Głowala, J. Kowalska, J. Jemielity, K. Kaczyńska, K. Janiszewska, J. Stolarski, G.J. Blanchard, D. Kępińska, K. Lubelska, K. Wiktorska, M. Pisarek, M. Mazur, POLYMER 2015, 57, 77-87.
  6. Fossil corals as an archive of secular variations in seawater chemistry since the Mesozoic Gothmann, A. M.; Stolarski, J.; Adkins, J. F.; Schoene, B.; Dennis, K. J.; Schrag, D. P.; Mazur, M.; Bender, M. L.,. GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA 2015, 160, 188-208.
  7. ZnO nanorods covered with TiO2 layer: simple sol-gel preparation, optical, photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical properties, Kwiatkowski, I. Bezverkhyy, M. Skompska,  JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A 2015, 24, 12748-12760
  8. Kinetic studies of catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol with NaBH4 by means of Au nanoparticles dispersed in a conducting polymer matrix, Fedorczyk, J. Ratajczak, O. Kuzmych, M. Skompska,  J. SOLID STATE ELECTROCHEMISTRY 2015, 19, 2849–2858
  9. Study of selenium electrodeposition at gold electrode by voltammetric and rotating disc electrode techniques, Maranowski, M. Strawski, W. Osowiecki, M. Szklarczyk, JOURNAL OF ELECTROANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 2015, 752, 54-59
  10. The Experimental Study of the performance of Nano-Thin Polyelectrolyte Shell for Dental Pulp Stem Cells Immobilization Grzeczkowicz, L.H. Granicka, I. Maciejewska, M. Strawski, M. Szklarczyk, M. Borkowska, , J. NANOSCI. NANOTECHNOL. 2015, 15, 9531-9538.
  11. Selective deposition of gold nanoparticles on the top or inside a thin conducting polymer film, by combination of electroless deposition and electrochemical reduction, A. Fedorczyk, J. Ratajczak, A. Czerwinski, M. Skompska, ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA 2014, 122, 267-274.
  12. Electrodeposition of ZnO Nanorod Arrays on Transparent Conducting Substrates – a Review, Skompska, K. Zarębska, ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA 2014, 127, 467-488.
  13. Electrodeposition and Properties of Donor-Acceptor Double-Cable Polythiophene with High Content of Pendant Fulleropyrrolidine Moieties, Piotrowski, K. Zarębska, M. Skompska, A. Kaim, ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA 2014, 148, 145–152
  14. Electrochemically Reduced Graphene Oxide on Electrochemically Roughened Gold as a Support for Horseradish Peroxidase, P. Olejnik, A. Świetlikowska, M. Gniadek, B. Pałys, PHYS. CHEM. C  2014, 118, 29731−29738
  15. Supramolecular polyaniline hydrogel as a support for urease, Słoniewska, B. Pałys, ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA 2014, 126, 90–97
  16. Intrinsically Disordered and Pliable Starmaker-Like Protein from Medaka (Oryzias latipes) Controls the Formation of Calcium Carbonate Crystals, Różycka, M. Wojtas, M. Jakób, C. Stigloher, M. Grzeszkowiak, M. Mazur, A. Ożyhar,  PLoS ONE 2014, 9 (12), e114308.
  17. Room temperature two – step synthesis of cadmium telluride films, M. Osial, J. Widera, K. Jackowska, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY AND MATERIAL SCIENCE 2014, 1(2), 11-17
  18. Synthesis, characterization and photoelectrochemical properties of polyindole- CdTe hybrid material, M. Osial, J. Widera, K. Jackowska, ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA 2014, 122, 275-281
  19. IUPAC-NIST Solubility Data Series. 101. Alcohols + Hydrocarbons + Water. Part 1. C4 – C10 Alcohols, Góral, D. G. Shaw, A. Mączyński, B. Wiśniewska-Gocłowska, P. Oracz, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL REFERENCE DATA, 2014, 43, 023101-023133
  20. Performance and detection of nano-thin polyelectrolyte shellfor cell coating, Borkowska , A. Grzeczkowicz, M. Strawski, J. Kawiak, M. Szklarczyk, L. H. Granicka, J. NANOPART. RES 2014, 16, 2488
  21. Interactions of Doxorubicin with Organized Interfacial Assemblies. 1. Electrochemical Characterization, D. Nieciecka, A. Joniec, G. J. Blanchard, et al., LANGMUIR 2013, 29, 14560-14569
  22. Interactions of Doxorubicin with Organized Interfacial Assemblies. Spectroscopic Characterization, D. Nieciecka, A. Krolikowska, I. Setiawan, et al., LANGMUIR 2013, 29, 14570-14579
  23. Solid-core and hollow magnetic nanostructures: Synthesis, surface modifications and biological applications, Nieciecka, K. Nawara, K. Kijewska, Krystyna; et al. BIOELECTROCHEMISTRY 2013, 93, 2-14
  24. Application of Polarization Modulated Infrared Reflection Absorption Spectroscopy for electrocatalytic activity studies of laccase adsorbed on modified gold electrodes, Olejnik, A. Pawłowska, B. Pałys, ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA 2013, 110, 105– 111
  25. Electrodeposited graphene nano-stacks for biosensor applications.Surface groups as redox mediators for laccase, A. Świetlikowska, M. Gniadek, B. Pałys, ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA, 2013, 98, 75– 81
  26. Magnetic-Nanoparticle-Decorated Polypyrrole Microvessels: Toward Encapsulation of mRNA Cap Analogues, Kijewska, A. Jarzebinska, J. Kowalska, J. Jemielity, D. Kepinska, J. Szczytko, M. Pisarek, K. Wiktorska, J. Stolarski, P. Krysinski, A. Twardowski, M. Mazur, BIOMACROMOLECULES 2013, 14 (6), 1867-1876.
  27. Encapsulation of Nile Red in polypyrrole microvessels, Kepinska, A. Budniak, K. Kijewska, G. J. Blanchard, M. Mazur, POLYMER 2013, 54 (17), 4538-4544.
  28. Influence of electrodeposition condition the properties of CdTe films, M. Osial, J. Widera, K. Jackowska, J. SOLID STATE ELECTROCHEMISTRY 2013, 17, 2477-2486
  29. New trends in the electrochemical sensing of dopamine, P. Krysinski, K. Jackowska, ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 2013, 11, 3753-71 (review)
  30. Esterification of acrylic acid with 2-ethylhexan-1-ol: thermodynamic and kinetic study, T. Komoń, P. Niewiadomski, P. Oracz, M. E. Jamróz, APPLIED CATALYSIS A: GENERAL 2013, 451, 127-136
  31. AFM study of conducting polymer films near electrode’s edge or grown on microband electrode, A. Vorotyntsev, D. V. Konev, U. Lange, Y. V. Tolmachev, M. Skompska, ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA 2013, 110, 452-458.
  32. Quantitative Studies of Silver Ions Removal from Aqueous Solutions by Poly(1,8-diaminocarbazole) Films by means of Electrochemical Quartz Crystal Microbalance, Fedorczyk, M. Skompska,  ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA 2013, 99, 62-68.
  33. Electrodeposition of Zn(OH)2, ZnO thin films and nanosheet-like Zn seed layers and influence of their morphology on growth of ZnO nanorods, Zarębska, M. Kwiatkowski, M. Gniadek, M. Skompska, ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA 2013, 98, 255-262.
  34. Low temperature electrodeposition of SiOx    films photoactive in water solution, A. Krywko-Cendrowska, M. Strawski, M. Szklarczyk,  ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA2013, 108, 112-117
  35. The targeting nanothin polyelectrolyte shells in system with immobilized bacterial cells for antitumor factor production,H. Granicka, M. Borkowska, A. Grzeczkowicz, R. Stachowiak, M. Szklarczyk, J. Bielecki, M. Strawski, JOURNAL OF BIOMED. MATER. RES. PART A, 2013, 102, 2662-2668.
  36. Layers of Polyaniline Nanotubes Deposited by Langmuir−Blodgett Method, Olejnik, M. Gniadek, B. Palys, J. PHYS. CHEM. C 2012, 116, 10424−10429
  37. Bromide-doped polypyrrole microcapsules modified with gold nanoparticles. Kijewska, P. Głowala, K. Wiktorska, M. Pisarek, J. Stolarski, D. Kępińska, M. Gniadek, M.Mazur, POLYMER 2012, 53 (23), 5320-5329.
  38. Photopolymerized polypyrrole microvessels. Kijewska, K.; Blanchard, G. J.; Szlachetko, J.; Stolarski, J.; Kisiel, A.; Michalska, A.; Maksymiuk, K.; Pisarek, M.; Majewski, P.; Krysinski, P.; Mazur, M., CHEMISTRY: A EUROPEAN JOURNAL 2012, 18 (1), 310-20.
  39. Vapor Pressures and Vaporization Enthalpy of 2-Ethoxyphenol, M. Palczewska-Tulińska, P. Oracz, JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING DATA 2012, 57, 3176−3179

Exemplary subjects of bachelor and master projects

Prof. P. Krysiński:

  • Design and characterization (physico-chemical and magnetic) of magnetic nanostructures of controlled structure (core and surface).
  • Molecular layers in charge transfer; the effect of structure modifications, e.g. via the incorporations of channel proteins or antibiotics.
  • Mutual interactions between the nanoparticles and layered structures.

Dr hab. M. Mazur:

  • Surfur nanoparticles modified with neurochemical compounds: synthesis, physicochemical characterization and in vivo studies (collaboration with prof. K. Kaczyńska, Mossakowski Medical Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences).
  • Thermosensitive polymer hydrogels modified with GaOOH nanorods: theranostic systems for concurrent drug delivery and PET imaging (collaboration with dr. M. Chotkowski and dr. M. Karbarz).
  • Synergistic anticancer compositions: physicochemical characterization and in vitro studies (collaboration with dr. Wiktorska, National Medicines Institute).
  • T4 bacteriophages decorated with nanoparticles as drug carriers.
  • PLGA particles modified with radioactive technetium and rhenium oxides: new agents for drug delivery and medical imaging.
  • Distribution of calcium carbonate polymorphs (calcite, aragonite) in skeletons of Scleractinian corals probed by confocal Raman microscopy (collaboration with prof. J. Stolarski, Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sciences).

Dr hab. B. Pałys:

  • Nanocomposite hydrogels with polyaniline, platinum nanoparticles and graphene oxide as sensors for H2O2.
  • Composites of graphene oxide, gold nanoparticles and PEDOT as supercapacitors.
  • Electrochemical reduction of graphene oxide on a platinum nanoparticles support – electrochemical spectroscopic study by infrared and Raman spectroscopy.

Prof. M. Skompska

  • Deposition of noble metal nanoparticles on ZnO nanorods and nanoplates and  investigation of photocatalytic activity of these systems.
  • Semiconductor-based composites for photocatalytic and photoelectrocatalytic applications.
  • Synthesis and (electro)catalytic properties of nanoparticles embedded in the conducting polymer films.
  • Organic-inorganic solar cells – design, synthesis and characterization.

Dr hab. M. Szklarczyk

  • The study of permeability and adhesion of polyelectrolyte systems.
  • Encapsulation of biological cells with polyelectrolytes.
  • Electrosynthesis and analysis of silicon oxides.

Research projects  and international collaboration

Research projects:

  • Design, synthesis and characterization of lipidic nanomaterials for biomedical and biosensing applications , SINERGIA, Swiss National Science Foundation – (koordynator Ehud Landau)
  • Magnetic antitumor drug carriers – interactions with biomimmetic layers, Iuventus Plus 2015-2017 (D. Nieciecka)
  • Multifunctional hybrid nanoparticles for theranostics – NCN-Preludium, 2015 – 2017 (P. Głowala)
  • Formation and characterization of multilayers based on polyelectrolytes and polyampholites supported on solid substrates and biological objects – NCN Opus, 2013-2016 (M. Strawski).
  • Nanostructural hybrid systems for catalytic and photocatalytic applications based on Au nanoparticles supported in the polymer matrix or on metal oxide substrates – NCN Opus, 2013-2016 (M. Skompska)

International collaboration:

  • Michigan State University (USA) –  Gary Blanchard, USA
  • University of Turku (Finlandia) – prof. Carita Kvarnström
  • University of Burgundy, Dijon (Francja) – dr hab. Igor Bezverkhyy
  • Adelphi University (New York, USA) – dr Justyna Widera