The project is focused on designing and preparation of complex materials with desired properties for practical applications in medicine,
industry and electronics. The synthesis of new materials and therapeutic substances will be carried out in parallel with in-depth studies
of their structure, physicochemical properties and theoretical studies. New procedures will be elaborated for preparation of materials
for charge storage, catalysis, magnetic information storage, multiferroic materials, ecological energy sources and compounds exhibiting
strong nonlinear optical effects. Molecular interactions involved in recognition phenomena or non-covalent bonding will be investigated.
The project involves design, synthesis and optimizing of bioactive molecules and novel therapeutic substances. Studies of these compounds
will allow better understanding of the biomolecular interactions and factors affecting the efficiency of drugs. A group of PhD students
will be involved in molecular modeling of drug targets, including large biomacromolecular assemblies composed of a number of proteins,
nucleic acids, phospholipids and other molecules.
The experimental and computational resources available in our Department together with newly developed LBS - Laboratory of Structural Studies
and planned for the near future CENT - Scientific Park of the Ochota Campus are strong fundaments for establishing the training body right here
- in the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw.
I. Simple systems with complex molecular interactions
- "Molecular interactions of helium-3 with microporous solid materials studied by 3He NMR spectroscopy" - supervised by Prof. Karol Jackowski
- "Transient molecular dynamics in self-assembling systems" - supervised by Dr. hab. Bożena Gadomska and Prof. Wojciech Gadomski
- "Towards quantum computers - interactions, properties, and dynamics of ultra-cold polar molecules in external fields" - supervised by Prof. Robert Moszynski
II. From new materials to devices
- "Development of low-cost and high-efficiency photovoltaic cells based on nanostructured semiconductor/conducting polymer hybrids" - supervised by Dr. hab. Magdalena Skompska
- "Investigation and optimization of nanostructured (metal oxides, II-VI semiconductors ) photoelectrodes for photo cells" - supervised by Prof. Krystyna Jackowska
- "Electrochemical deposition of silicon for application in photovoltaic cells" - supervised by Dr. hab. Marek Szklarczyk
- "Polar, electrically switchable liquid crystal materials" - supervised by Prof. Ewa Gorecka
III. Biomacromolecules and therapeutic systems - development and modeling
- "Development of new therapeutic substances" - supervised by Prof. Aleksandra Misicka-Kęsik