Marek Orlik 

PhD, DSc

Professor of Chemistry

 

 

Official address:

              Laboratory of Electroanalytical Chemistry

Faculty of Chemistry

The University of Warsaw

ul. Pasteura 1,  PL-02-093 Warsaw

POLAND

 

 

 

 

 

Contacts

· Office: Room 356, Division of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry

· Tel.: +48 (22) 55 26345

· Email:    morlik@chem.uw.edu.pl

· Website: http://www.chem.uw.edu.pl/people/MOrlik/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academic education, degrees and positions in Poland

 

1977 – 1982

Studies of  chemistry at the University of Warsaw, Poland.

Specialization: fundamental and applied chemistry.

 

 

1982

Magister (M.Sc.) diploma in chemistry, with distinction for outstanding results.

Subject of M.Sc. thesis: "Mechanisms of Electrode Reactions of Cyanide Complexes

 of  Nickel at Mercury Electrodes".

Supervisor: Prof. dr hab. Zbigniew Galus

1982 – 1990 

Junior-assistant, assistant, assistant-lecturer at the Faculty of Chemistry,

University of Warsaw

1990 – 2004

Adiunkt (lecturer) at the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw

 

 

 

1990

Doctorate in Chemistry  (Ph. D.)  at the Faculty of Chemistry, University of  Warsaw.

Subject of Ph.D. thesis: "Mechanisms of  Electrode Reactions of  Cyanide

Complexes of  Selected Transition Metals at Mercury Electrodes".

Supervisor: Prof. dr hab. Zbigniew Galus.

Thesis rewarded by the Minister of National Education in Poland.

 

 

2000

Habilitation at the University of Warsaw, Faculty of Chemistry.

Subject of habilitation  thesis:  „Experimental and model studies of the

electrohydrodynamic convection and chronoamperometric

oscillations as the examples of self-organization in electrochemical

systems“.

 

2004 -

Position of the associate (extraordinary) professor at the Faculty of Chemistry,

University of Warsaw

2010

Titular (full) Professor of Chemistry

 

 

 


 


 

Scientific stays outside Poland

 

1993:

summer-term stay at the Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria.  

Studies on the kinetics of fast electrode reactions with fast-scan cyclic

voltammetry at ultramicroelectrodes, coulometry; studies on the

thermodynamical transfer properties of cations from water to non-aqueous

solvents.

 

Scientific host: Prof. dr. Gerhard Gritzner, Institut für Chemische

Technologie Anorganischer  Stoffe, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, 

A-4040 Linz, Austria.

 

1994, 1995 

summer- and winter short-term stays at the Johannes Kepler Universität

Linz, Austria. Studies on the kinetics of fast electrode reactions with

fast-scan cyclic voltammetry at ultramicroelectrodes, ac polarography.

Numerical simulation of electrode processes.

 

Scientific host: Prof. dr.  Gerhard Gritzner, Institut für Chemische

Technologie Anorganischer  Stoffe, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, 

A-4040 Linz, Austria.

 

1996 – 1998

Two-year-long scholarship granted by the  Alexander von Humboldt

Foundation at the Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

 in Berlin, Germany. 

Subject: Experimental and theoretical studies of self-organized electrohydro-

dynamic convective patterns in thin-layer electrolytic cells,

visualized by electrochemiluminescence.  

Scientific mentor: Dr. habil. Karl Doblhofer

 

 

1999

 

2000

 

2002

Summer terms: studies on kinetics of electrode processes in non-aqueous

media, using cyclic voltammetry and chronocoulometry. Computer

simulation of electrochemical processes.

 

Scientific host: Prof. dr.  Gerhard Gritzner, Institut für Chemische

Technologie Anorganischer  Stoffe,  Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, 

A-4040 Linz, Austria.

 

April – May

 2007

Lecturer at the University of Linz.

1-semester lecture “New Developments in Electrochemistry”

for PhD students

 

 

 

 

 

Current scientific interests

 

 

Physical and inorganic chemistry: experiments and numerical modeling. Nonlinear dynamics

 (oscillations, multistability, chemical waves) in chemical and electrochemical systems.

 

 

 

Actual research projects

 

 

Pattern formation in chemical systems. Experimental and theoretical studies of oscillations

and chemical waves in chemical reactions involving hydrogen peroxide.

Dynamic instabilities in selected electrochemical processes.

 

 


 

Past teaching activity

 

 

Seminars in general chemistry, laboratory courses in: general chemistry, instrumental

analysis, specialization in electrochemistry (numerical modeling of electrode processes), classes

in computer programming, classes in chemical calculations in general and analytical chemistry

 

 

Current teaching activity: lectures

 

 

1. General Chemistry                                                                                     

2. Inorganic Chemistry I                                                                                       

3. Fundamentals of Chemical Kinetics with Elements of Nonlinear Dynamics    

 

 


 

 

HONORS

 

1. STATE DECORATIONS

 

1998

 

Medal of the National Commision of Education

- from the Minister of National Education of  the Republic of Poland

 

 

2009

 

 

The Silver Cross of Merit - from the President of the Republic of Poland

 

 

2014

 

Gold Medal for Long Service – from the President of the Republic of Poland

 

2.  SCIENTIFIC AWARDS

1989

Joint award for studies on the mechanisms of electrochemical processes of cyanide

 complexes of nickel and other transition metals

1991

Award from the Minister of National Education for the Ph.D. thesis

1997

Professor Wiktor Kemula Award for the book: „Oscillating reactions – order and chaos“, founded by the University of Warsaw

2002

Award for the series of publications devoted to self-organisation in electrochemical

processes, founded by the University of Warsaw

3. AWARDS FOR THE TEACHING ACTIVITY

1982

1983 

1984

1998

1992

1993

 

individual and joint awards from the Rector of the  University of Warsaw and from the Faculty of Chemistry for the educational achievements

 

 

2004

Joint Award from the Minister of  National Education for the contribution to the   

                 development of the Chemistry Olympiad

 

2004

Professor Arkadiusz Piekara Award for the excellence in teaching, founded by  University of Warsaw

 

2014

 

Title of the „Academic Teacher of the Year in the Field of Exact Science“, awarded by the Students‘ Government of the University of Warsaw 

2016

Award of the first degree for the excellence in teaching, from the Rector of the University of Warsaw

 

 

2016

Bicentennary Medal of the University of Warsaw, awarded by the Rector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Membership of professional societies and organizational activity

 

 

1978  -

 

Member of the Polish Chemical Society (PTChem)

 

 

2008  -

 

Member of American Chemical Society (ACS)

 

 

2009 -

 

Member of the International Society of

Electrochemistry (ISE)

 

1981 -

Member of the Polish Main Committee of Chemistry Olympiad

Sept 1, 2005 –

Aug 31, 2014

Vice-President of the Polish Main Committee of Chemistry Olympiad

Sept 1, 2014 -

President of the Polish Main Committee of  Chemistry Olympiad

1986  - 1996,

1998 – 2004

Subeditor of  the Polish Journal "Chemistry in  School"

2005 -

Editor-in-chief  of the Polish Journal  "Chemistry in  School"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SELECTED  PUBLICATIONS

A. BOOKS

1. Marek Orlik: Self-Organization in Electrochemical Systems.  

I.  General Principles of Self-Organization. Temporal Instabilities.

In: Scholz F. (ed.) Monographs in Electrochemistry, Springer,

Berlin-Heidelberg  2012,

ISBN 978-3-642-27672-9 , 528 pp

 

2. Marek Orlik: Self-Organization in Electrochemical Systems.

II.  Spatiotemporal Patterns and Control of Chaos.

In: Scholz F. (ed.) Monographs in Electrochemistry, Springer,

Berlin-Heidelberg  2012,

ISBN 978-3-642-27626-2, 448 pp

 

3. Marek Orlik: Oscillating Reactions. Order and Chaos.

 WNT, Warsaw 1996, ISBN 83-204-1970-0, 360 pp  (in Polish)

 

4. W. Danikiewicz, M. Orlik, R. Retelewski, E. Migdal (Ed.):

Collection of CompetitionTasks from National Chemistry

Olympiads XXVIII-XXX.

WSiP, Warsaw 1987, ISBN 83-02-03112-7, 305 pp (in Polish)

5. M. Orlik, M. Jelińska-Kazimierczuk (Eds.): Collection of

Competition Tasks from National Chemistry Olympiads L-LIX.,

Wyd. Naukowe PWN SA, Warsaw 2014,

ISBN 978-83-01-17831-4, 672 pp (in Polish)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B. REVIEW CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

 

 

M. Orlik, Z. Galus:   Electrochemistry of Gold”,

M. Orlik, Z. Galus:   Electrochemistry of Silver

M. Orlik, Z. Galus,   Electrochemistry of Mercury” 

 

 in Encyclopedia of Electrochemistry” (Ed. A. J. Bard, M. Stratmann), vol. 7 „Inorganic Chemistry”, (Ed. F. Scholz, C. J. Pickett), WILEY-VCH, 2006), pp. 839 – 991.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C. SELECTED ORIGINAL SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

 

M. Orlik

       Digital simulation of cyclic voltammetry in a two-electrode system and its application to

       the kinetics of bis(biphenyl) chromium(I) in N,N-dimethylformamide

       J. Electroanal. Chem., 1997, 434, 139152

 

M. Orlik,  J. Rosenmund, K. Doblhofer, G. Ertl,

       Electrochemical formation of luminescent convective patterns in thin-layer cells

       J. Phys. Chem. B, 1998, 102, 1397 – 1403

 

M. Orlik, K. Doblhofer, G. Ertl,

       On the mechanism of electrohydrodynamic convection in the thin-layer electrolytic cells

       J. Phys. Chem. B, 1998, 102, 6367 – 6364

 

M. Orlik

      On the onset of  the self-organizing electrohydrodynamic convection in thin-layer 

      electrolytic cells

      J. Phys. Chem. B, 1999, 103, 6629 – 6642

 

M. Orlik

     On the geometrical shape of self-organizing electrohydrodynamic convective

     flows generated in thin‑layer electrolytic cells

       Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 1999, 1 , 5359 - 5367

 

R. Jurczakowski, M. Orlik

The oscillatory course of the electroreduction of thiocyanate complexes of nickel(II) at mercury electrodes - experiment and simulation

     J. Electroanal. Chem., 2000, 486, 65 - 74

 

M. Orlik

On the self-organization of the convective motion of fluid, driven by electric forces in the thin-layer electrolytic cells

      Electrochem. Commun., 2000, 2, 522 – 526

 

R. Jurczakowski, M. Orlik

Bistable/oscillatory system based on the electroreduction of thiocyanate complexes of nickel(II) at a streaming mercury electrode 

J. Phys. Chem. B,   2002, 106, 1058 – 1065

 

M. Orlik, R. Jurczakowski

On the stability of nonequilibrium steady-states for the electrode processes at a streaming mercury electrode

J. Phys. Chem. B,  2002, 106, 7527 – 7536

 

M. Łobacz, M. Orlik, J. Stroka, Z. Galus:

Method of separation and determination of the characteristics of the adsorbed and nonadsorbed states of electroactive substances on electrodes

Langmuir, 2002, 18, 2765 – 2770

 

R. Jurczakowski, M. Orlik,

      Experimental and theoretical studies of the multistability in the electroreduction of the

      Ni(II)-N3- complexes at a streaming mercury electrode

      J. Phys. Chem. B,  2003, 107, 10148 – 10158

 

R. Jurczakowski, M. Orlik

The apparent faradaic response in the impedance characteristics of the capacitive current at a streaming mercury electrode

J. Electroanal. Chem., 2004, 562, 205 – 215

 

L. Kišová, J. Komenda, I. Mayr, M. Orlik and G. Gritzner:

      Electrode kinetics of Eu3+ in sodium perchlorate solutions in dimethylsulfoxide

       J. Electroanal. Chem., 2004, 565, 367 – 373

 

 

M. Orlik, G. Gritzner

Chronocoulometric studies of the kinetics of the electroreduction of Eu3+ in dimethylsulfoxide – experiment and simulations

J. Electroanal. Chem., 582 (2005) 144 – 150

 

J. S. Jaworski, M. Cembor, M. Orlik,

     Anisole as a solvent for organic electrochemistry

     J. Electroanal. Chem., 582 (2005) 165 – 170

 

R. Jurczakowski, M. Orlik:

     Experimental and theoretical impedance studies of oscillations and bistability in

    the Ni(II)-SCN-  electroreduction at the streaming mercury electrode,

    J. Electroanal. Chem., 605 (2007) 41 - 52

 

K. Pękala, R. Jurczakowski, A. Lewera, M. Orlik:

      Luminescent chemical waves in the Cu(II)-catalyzed oscillatory oxidation of SCN- ions

      with hydrogen peroxide

     J. Phys. Chem. A, 111 (2007) 3439 - 3442

 

M. Orlik, R. Jurczakowski:

      The kinetic parameters of the electrocatalytic reduction of the coordinated azide anions

      found from comparison of dc and ac measurements for the tristable Ni(II)-N3- system

J. Electroanal. Chem., 614 (2008) 139 – 148

 

M. T. Gorzkowski, R. Jurczakowski, M. Orlik:

      Electrochemical oscillations and bistability in the redox processes of mercury ions,

     coupled with the self-induced convection of Hg surface

J. Electroanal. Chem., 615 (2008) 135 – 144

 

M. Orlik, M. T. Gorzkowski:

    The simple model and linear stability analysis of the electrode process with the NDR

    region caused by the potential-dependent convective transport

J. Electroanal. Chem., 617 (2008) 64 – 70

 

A. Wiśniewski, W. K. Czerwiński, P. Paklepa, P. K. Wrona, M. Orlik:

The convection-driven non-additivity of the faradaic currents fort the parallel reduction of some metal and hydrogen cations at the mercury electrode

J. Electroanal. Chem., 623 (2008) 120 – 128

 

K. Pękala, R. Jurczakowski, M. Orlik:

On the interpretation of the potentiometric response of the inert solid electrodes in the monitoring of the oscillatory processes involving hydrogen peroxide

J. Solid State Electrochem., 14 (2010) 27-34

 

A. Wiśniewski, K. Pękala, M. Orlik:

Kinetic model of the H2O2 – SCN- - OH- - Cu2+ oscillator and  its application to the

interpretation of the potentiometric responses of various inert electrodes monitoring

the reaction course

J. Phys. Chem. A, 114 (2010) 183-190

 

K. Pękala, A. Wiśniewski, R. Jurczakowski, T. Wiśniewski, M. Wojdyga, M. Orlik:

Monitoring of spatiotemporal patterns in the oscillatory chemical reactions with the

infrared camera: experiments and model interpretation

J. Phys. Chem. A, 114 (2010) 7903-7911

 

M. T. Gorzkowski, A. Wesołowska, R. Jurczakowski, P. Ślepski, K. Darowicki, M. Orlik:

Electrochemical oscillations and bistability during anodic dissolution of vanadium

electrode in acidic media – part I. Experiment

J. Solid State Electrochem. 15 (2011) 2311-2320

 

M. T. Gorzkowski, M. Orlik:

Electrochemical oscillations and bistability during anodic dissolution of vanadium

electrode in acidic media – part II. The model

J. Solid State Electrochem. 15 (2011) 2321-2330

 

A. Wiśniewski, M. T. Gorzkowski, K. Pekala, M. Orlik:

Thermokinetic origin of luminescent travelling fronts in the H2O2-NaOH-SCN- - Cu2+

homogeneous oscillator: experiments and model

J. Phys. Chem. A, 117 (2013) 11155 - 11166

 

A. Wiśniewski, M. Jędrusiak, I. Mojzych, M. Orlik:

Model calculations and experimental studies as a route toward simplification of the kinetic

mechanism of the H2O2-NaSCN-NaOH-CuSO4 homogeneous oscillator

Int. J. Chem. Kinet., 47 (2015) 671 – 683

M. Jędrusiak, A. Wiśniewski, M. Orlik:

The model of “minimal oscillator” derived from the kinetic mechanism of the

H2O2-NaSCN-NaOH-CuSO4 dynamical system

Int. J. Chem. Kinet., 47 (2015) 791 - 802

M. Jędrusiak, M. Orlik:

The formation and spatiotemporal progress of the pH wave induced by the temperature gradient in the thin-layer H2O2   Na2S2O3 H2SO4 - CuSO4  dynamical system

J. Phys. Chem. B, 120 (2016) 3169-3177

M. Jędrusiak, G. Matyszczak, M. Orlik:

On the phase shifts in the dynamics of the H2O2-Na2S2O3-H2SO4-CuSO4 oscillator revealed by comparison  of potentiometric responses of different indicator electrodes

Int. J. Chem. Kin.  49 (2017) 250-258

 

 

D. Selected other scientific reviews in journals

 

M. Orlik:

The Fluid Convection as the Self-Organised Phenomenon in Electrochemical Systems.

in: "Recent Research Developments in Physical Chemistry.”, S. G. Pandalai (Ed.),

Transworld Research Network, Kerala, India,  vol. 6 (2002),  s. 495-525 

 

 

M. Orlik:

Self-organisation in nonlinear dynamical systems and its relation to the materials science

J. Solid State Electrochem.,  2009, 13, 245 – 261

 

R. Jurczakowski, M. Orlik:

Electrochemical oscillations  and  multistability  in  the electrode  processes  of  pseudohalogenide  complexes  of nickel.

Current Topics in Electrochemistry,  Research Trends, India,  2007, 12, 51 – 70