Group members

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Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Paweł Chmielarz

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PhD Students

Izabela Zaborniak, MSc, Eng.

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Education

2017 – present       PhD studies in Chemical Technology, Faculty of Chemistry, Rzeszow University of Technology

2017                         MSc in Biotechnology, Faculty of Chemistry, Rzeszow University of Technology

2016                         BSc in Biotechnology, Faculty of Chemistry, Rzeszow University of Technology

Research fellowships

2019    Faculty of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, USA – Visiting Scientific Specialist

2019    Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark – Visiting Scientific Specialist

2018    Department of Chemistry, University of Milan, Italy – Visiting Scientific Specialist

2018    Department of Chemistry, University of Konstanz, Germany – Visiting Scientific Specialist

2018    Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy – Visiting Scientific Specialist

Invitation lectures

2019    Faculty of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

2019    Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark

2018    Department of Chemistry, University of Milan, Italy

2018    Department of Chemistry, University Konstanz, Germany

2018    Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy

Awards and scholarships

2019/20 Scholarship for the best doctoral students from the pro-quality grant

2019/20 Scholarship of the Rector of the Rzeszow University of Technology 

2018/19 Scholarship of the Rector of the Rzeszow University of Technology 

2017/18 Scholarship of the Rector of the Rzeszow University of Technology 

2016       Scholarship of the Rector of the Rzeszow University of Technology for 10% of the best students

2014       Scholarship of the Rector of the Rzeszow University of Technology for 10% of the best students

Scientific interests

– Synthesis of polymers and biopolymers

– Atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP)

Professional affiliations

– Students' and PhD students' Scientific Association of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering "IPSUM" (secretary)

– American Chemical Society

– Polish Chemical Society

 

Impact Factor = 30 (for all publications, Web of Science 2020)

Number of citations = 29 (Web of Science 2020)

Hirsch Index = 4 (Web of Science 2020)

Publications

  1. Izabela Zaborniak, Karolina Surmacz, Paweł Chmielarz: ,,Synthesis of sugar-based macromolecules via sono-ATRP in miniemulsion”, Polymers for Advanced Technologies 2020, in press.
    (IF5Y 2.077)
  1. Izabela Zaborniak, Karolina Surmacz, Monika Flejszar, Paweł Chmielarz: „Triple-functional riboflavin-based molecule for efficient atom transfer radical polymerization in miniemulsion media”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2020, in press.
    (IF5Y 2.069)
  1. Izabela Zaborniak, Paweł Chmielarz, Monika Flejszar, Karolina Surmacz, Robert Ostatek: ,,Preparation of hydrophobic tannins-inspired polymer materials via low ppm ATRP methods”, Polymers for Advanced Technologies 2020, in press.
    (IF5Y 2.077)
  1. Izabela Zaborniak, Paweł Chmielarz, Michael R. Martinez, Karol Wolski, Zongyu Wang, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski: „Synthesis of high molecular weight poly(n-butyl acrylate) macromolecules via seATRP: From polymer stars to molecular bottlebrushes”, European Polymer Journal 2020, 126, 109566(1-6).
     (IF5Y 3.899)
  1. Izabela Zaborniak, Paweł Chmielarz, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski: „Synthesis of riboflavin-based macromolecules through low ppm ATRP in aqueous media”, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 2020, 221, 1900496(1-10).
    (IF5Y 2.257)
  1. Izabela Zaborniak, Paweł Chmielarz: „Dually-functional riboflavin macromolecule as a supramolecular initiator and reducing agent in temporally-controlled low ppm ATRP”, Express Polymer Letters 2020, 14, 235-247.
     (IF5Y 3.438)
  1. Izabela Zaborniak, Paweł Chmielarz: „Ultrasound-mediated atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP)”, Materials 2019, 12, 3600 (1-15).
     (IF5Y 3.532)
  1. Izabela Zaborniak, Paweł Chmielarz, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski: „Modification of wood-based materials by atom transfer radical polymerization methods”, European Polymer Journal 2019, 120, 109253(1-21).
     (IF5Y 3.899)
  1. Izabela Zaborniak, Paweł Chmielarz: „Temporally-controlled ultrasonication-mediated atom transfer radical polymerization in miniemulsion”, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 2019, 220, 1900285(1-6).
     (IF5Y 2.257)
  1. Izabela Zaborniak, Paweł Chmielarz, Karol Wolski, Gabriela Grześ, Abdirisak A. Isse, Armando Gennaro, Szczepan Zapotoczny, Andrzej Sobkowiak: „Tannic acid-inspired star-like macromolecules via temporally-controlled multi-step potential electrolysis”, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 2019, 220, 1900073(1-8).
     (IF5Y 2.257)
  1. Paweł Chmielarz, Tomasz Pacześniak, Katarzyna Rydel-Ciszek, Izabela Zaborniak, Paulina Biedka, Andrzej Sobkowiak: ,,Synthesis of naturally-derived macromolecules through simplified electrochemically mediated ATRP”, Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry 2017, 13, 2466-2472. 
    (IF5Y 2.532)

Post-conferences proceedings:

  1. Izabela Zaborniak, Paweł Chmielarz: „Synthesis of bioinspired star-like nanomaterials through low ppm ATRP technique”, 50th ACS Central Regional Meeting (CERM), Midland 2019, CERM 148.
  2. Izabela Zaborniak, Paweł Chmielarz: „Synthesis of natural origin star-like bio-nanocontainers through low ppm ATRP method”, 6th International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials, Sitges 2019, P3.164.
  3. Izabela Zaborniak, Paweł Chmielarz: „Synthesis of biomimetic nanocontainers with an antifouling polymer brush system via new microwave accelerated simplified electrochemically mediated ATRP”, 6th International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials, Sitges 2019, P3.008.
  4. Paweł Chmielarz, Izabela Zaborniak: „Electrochemically mediated atom transfer radical polymerization (eATRP)”, Milan Polymer Days What’s going on in polymer science!, MIPOL 2019, Milan 2019, 20.
  5. Izabela Zaborniak, Paweł Chmielarz, Karol Wolski, Abdirisak A. Isse, Armando Gennaro, Szczepan Zapotoczny: „A new approach for the electrochemical and structural characterization of newly received tea stains-inspired macromolecules via temporally-controlled seATRP”, Milan Polymer Days What’s going on in polymer science!, MIPOL 2019, Milan 2019, 78.
  6. Izabela Zaborniak, Paweł Chmielarz: „Synteza polimerów pochodzenia naturalnego technikami polimeryzacji rodnikowej z odwracalną dezaktywacji”, Zjazdu Naukowego Polskiego Towarzystwa Chemicznego. Materiały zjazdowe. Część 1: Streszczenia, Edited by A. Węgrzyn, Kraków 2018, S04KS22, S04-14.
  7. Izabela Zaborniak, Paweł Chmielarz: „Synteza polimerów pochodzenia naturalnego metodami polimeryzacji rodnikowej z przeniesieniem atomu”, 9 Kongres Technologii Chemicznej, Edited by E. Głowińska, Gdańsk 2018, K3A-10, 149.
  8. Izabela Zaborniak, Paweł Chmielarz: „Synthesis of naturally-derived star-shaped polymers through ATRP methods with diminished catalyst concentration”, 4th International Conference on Biomedical Polymers & Polymeric Biomaterials, Kraków 2018, 55.

ORCID ID: 0000-0001-7533-3668

Scopus ID: 57197857085

Researcher ID: W-3365-2019

Monika Flejszar, MSc

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Education

- 2018 – present                Rzeszów University of Technology, Faculty of Chemistry  – PhD Studies

- 2016 - 2018                      Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Chemistry - Msc

- 2013 - 2016                      Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Chemistry – Bachelor’s deegre

Scientific Interests

- Reversible deactivation radical polymerization

- Synthesis of polymer brushes from flat surfaces (e.g. silica wafers, nanoparticles)

- Surface modification of bone implant materials (PEEK)

Research Experience

- 2017 - 2018

  • Research project entitled "Air pollution and autoimmune diseases: the role of multi-phase inorganic chemistry" financed by the National Science Center.
  • Research project entitled "Mechanism of regioselective oxidative dehydrogenation of 3-keto steroids by Δ1 - cholest-4-en-3-one dehydrogenase from Sterolibacterium denityfcans" financed by the National Science Center. The research was carried out in cooperation with the Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry Jerzy Haber PAS.

- 2015 - 2016

  • Research project entitled "Assessment of photodynamic potential of polypyridyl ruthenium complexes combined with nitroimidazole" financed by the National Science Center.

Awards and scholarships

2019/2020 - scholarship for the best doctoral students from the pro-quality grant

2019/2020 - scholarship of the Rector of the Rzeszow University of Technology for the best doctoral students

2018/2019 - scholarship for the best doctoral students from the pro-quality grant

2018/2019 - scholarship of the Rector of the Rzeszow University of Technology for the best doctoral students

2018 - Second prize in the competition for the best master's thesis Jerzy Haber

2016 - scholarship Marian Smoluchowski (fund of the Krakow Scientific Consortium "Matter - Energy - Future")

2015, 2016, 2017-  Scholarship of the Rector of the Jagiellonian University for 10% of the best students

Research fellowships

- 2020    Department of Chemistry, University of Milan, Italy – Visiting Scientific Specialist

(stay financed by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange)

- 2019    Department of Chemistry, University of Konstanz, Germany – Visiting Scientific Specialist

- 2016 SCIENCE UP - Jϋlich Krakow Summer School (Forschungszentrum Jϋlich), Germany

Invitation lectures

2020      Department of Chemistry, University of Milan, Italy

2019    Department of Chemistry, University Konstanz, Germany

Professional affiliations

- Students' and PhD students' Scientific Association of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering "IPSUM" (vice-chairman)

- Polish Chemical Society (member)

Impact Factor = 11 (for all publications, Web of Science 2020)

Number of citations = 3 (Web of Science 2020)

Hirsch Index = 1 (Web of Science 2020)

Publications

  1. Izabela Zaborniak, Karolina Surmacz, Monika Flejszar, Paweł Chmielarz: „Triple-functional riboflavin-based molecule for efficient atom transfer radical polymerization in miniemulsion media”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2020, in press.
    (IF5Y 2.069)
  1. Izabela Zaborniak, Paweł Chmielarz, Monika Flejszar, Karolina Surmacz, Robert Ostatek: ,,Preparation of hydrophobic tannins-inspired polymer materials via low ppm ATRP methods”, Polymers for Advanced Technologies 2020, in press.
    (IF5Y 2.077)
  1. Monika Flejszar, Paweł Chmielarz: „Surface modifications of poly(ether ether ketone) via polymerization methods – current status and future prospects”, Materials 2020, 13, 999(1-15).
    (IF5Y 3.532)
  1. Monika Flejszar, Paweł Chmielarz: „Surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization for the preparation of well-defined organic-inorganic hybrid nanomaterials”, Materials 2019, 12, 3030(1-28).
    (IF5Y 3.532)

Conferences

  1. Monika Flejszar, Paweł Chmielarz, Michael Gießl, Helmut Cölfen: „Surface modification of PEEK implant materials via ATRP method”, Book of Abstracts 1st International Conference PSPM Precisely Structured Polymer Materials, Łódź 2019, OP16.
  2. Michael Gießl, Anna Lena May, Helmut Cölfen, Monika Flejszar, Paweł Chmielarz: „Grafting polymerizations on polyetheretherketone (PEEK) surfaces to Improve PEEK-based bone implant material”, Book of Abstracts 1st International Conference PSPM Precisely Structured Polymer Materials, Łódź 2019, P11.  
  3. Monika Flejszar, Paweł Chmielarz, Karol Wolski, Gabriela Grześ Robert Ostatek: „Polimerowe układy hybrydowe otrzymane za pomocą powierzchniowo inicjowanej techniki SARA ATRP”, Zjazd Naukowy Polskiego Towarzystwa Chemicznego. Materiały zjazdowe. Część 1: Streszczenia, Pod redakcją A. Maranda-NiedbałaWarszawa 2019, S04KS14, S04-5.
  4. Monika Flejszar, Paweł Chmielarz, Karol Wolski, Gabriela Grześ: „Synthesis of PNIPAM polymer brushes via surface initiated SARA ATRP in aqueous media”, Modern Polymeric Materials for Environmental Applications, Edited by K. Pielichowski, Kraków 2019, 7, 54.
  5. Monika Flejszar, Paweł Chmielarz, Karol Wolski, Gabriela Grześ: „ Grafting of PBA and PHEA brushes from silicon wafer surfaces via SARA ATRP”, Modern Polymeric Materials for Environmental Applications, Edited by K. Pielichowski, Kraków 2019, 7, 53.
  6. Monika Flejszar, Paweł Chmielarz: „Synthesis of PBA brushes by grafting from silicon wafers via ATRP methods”, Modern Polymeric Materials for Environmental Applications, Edited by K. Pielichowski, Kraków 2019, 7, 101-107.
  7. M. Sroczyk, P. Gajda-Morszewski, M. Oszajca, M. Brindell "Interaction between lysozyme and Ru (III) complexes of NAMI-A type determined by fluorescence spectroscopy", European Colloquium on Inorganic Reaction Mechanism 2018, Barcelona, 8-11.07.2018. (poster session)
  8. P. Gajda-Morszewski, M. Sroczyk, O. Mazuryk, M. Brindell "Influence of urban parcitle matter on humen serum albumin, capacity of binding with several drugs", European Colloquium on Inorganic Reaction Mechanism 2018, Barcelona, ​​8-11.07 .2018.
  9. P. Wójcik, A. Wojtkiewicz, M. Sroczyk, O. Zasturn, M. Oszjaca, E. Romero, MW Fraaije, M. Szaleniec "Cholest-4-en-3-one Δ1-dehydrogenase - a new tool for anabolic steroid production ", The 4th Symposium on Biotransformations for Pharmaceutical and Costmetic Industry, Trzebnica, 25-27.06.2018
  10. M. Sroczyk, A. Wojtkiewicz, M. Szaleniec, M. Oszjaca "Study of catalytic activity of steroid dehydrogenase derived from Sterolibacterium denitryficans", 4th National Conference of PhD Students in Life Sciences, Łódź, 24-25.05.2018 (poster session, award for the best poster in the Microbiology and Immunology session)
  11. P. Wójcik, A. Wojtkiewicz, M. Sroczyk, M. Oszjaca, E. Romero, MW Fraaije, M. Szaleniec "Catalytic characterization of cholest-4-en-3-one Δ1-dehydrogenase, a catalyst for anabolic steroids production ", International Conference on Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Krakow, 18-23.03.2018.
  12. M. Sroczyk, A. Rugor, M. Hochołowski, M. Oszajca, M. Szaleniec "Enzymatic oxidative dehydrogenation of 3-ketosteroids by cholest-4-en-3-one Δ1-dehydrogenase", 8th World Congress on Oxidation Catalysis, Kraków, 3-8.09.2017. (poster session)
  13. M. Sroczyk, A. Rugor, M. Oszajca, M. Szaleniec "Stopped flow enzymatic kinetics of fad-dependent oxidation of 3-ketosteroids" SeMPowisko 2017, Kraków, 20-21.05.2017. (poster session)
  14. M. Sroczyk, A. Rugor, M. Oszajca, M. Szaleniec "Investigation of kinetics of enzymatic reaction of oxidation of 3-keto steroids with the participation of FAD-dependent dehydrogenase." UJ Horizons of Science: Forum of Diploma Thesis conference, Krakow, 23-24.05.2017. (oral communication)
  15. M. Sroczyk, A. Rugor, M. Oszajca, M. Szaleniec "Stopped flow enzymatic kinetics of fad-dependent oxidation of 3-ketosteroids" International Workshop on "Bioinorganic Redox Control - Implications for Medicinal Chemistry and Environmental Protection", Cracow , 20-21.04.2017. (poster session)
  16. M. Sroczyk, M. Oszajca "Interaction of lysozyme with complexes [RuCl4DMSO (L)] -" SeMPowisko 2016, Kraków, 21-22.05.2016. (oral communication)
  17. M. Sroczyk, M. Oszajca "Interaction of lysozyme with complexes [RuCl4DMSO (L)] -" UJ Horizons of Science: Forum of Diploma Thesis conference, Krakow, 17-18.05.2016. (poster session)

ORCID ID: 0000-0001-8014-3543

Scopus ID: 57211073102

Researcher ID: W-5920-2018

Karolina Surmacz, MSc, Eng.

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Education

 2016  – 2017 – MSc in Chemical Technology, Rzeszow University of Technology

 2012  – 2016 –  BSc in Chemical Technology, Rzeszow University of Technology

Scientific interests

Reversible-deactivation radical polymerization in a miniemulsion.

Synthesis of polymers by controlled radical polymerizations with the participation of sugar initiators.

Scientific activity

2013 – 2016 – Rector's scholarship for the best students

Work experience

2018 – 2019 – Chemist, Research and Development Department, Bispol Sp. z o.o. – Głuchów (Poland)

2017 – 2018 – Quality Control Junior Specialist, The Chromatographic Team, Polpharma S.A.- Nowa Dęba (Poland)

Professional affiliations

– Polish Chemical Society

 

Impact Factor = 10 (for all publications, Web of Science 2020)

Number of citations = 1 (Web of Science 2020)

Hirsch Index = 1 (Web of Science 2020)

Publications 

Publikacje

  1. Karolina Surmacz, Paweł Chmielarz: „Low ppm atom transfer radical polymerization in (mini)emulsion systems”, Materials 2020, in press.
    (IF5Y 3.532)
  1. Izabela Zaborniak, Karolina Surmacz, Paweł Chmielarz: ,,Synthesis of sugar-based macromolecules via sono-ATRP in miniemulsion”, Polymers for Advanced Technologies 2020, in press.
    (IF5Y 2.077)
  1. Izabela Zaborniak, Karolina Surmacz, Monika Flejszar, Paweł Chmielarz: „Triple-functional riboflavin-based molecule for efficient atom transfer radical polymerization in miniemulsion media”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2020, in press.
    (IF5Y 2.069)
  1. Izabela Zaborniak, Paweł Chmielarz, Monika Flejszar, Karolina Surmacz, Robert Ostatek: ,,Preparation of hydrophobic tannins-inspired polymer materials via low ppm ATRP methods”, Polymers for Advanced Technologies 2020, in press.
    (IF5Y 2.077)

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-4164-0974

Scopus ID: 57214317050

Researcher ID: AAA-7108-2020

Postdoctoral Associates and Visiting Scholars

Michael Gießl, Ph.D Student

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Department of Chemistry, University of Konstanz

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Andreas Spinnrock, Ph.D

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Department of Chemistry, University of Konstanz

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Marleny Caceres Najarro, Ph.D

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Department of Engineering, Aarhus University

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IPSUM Chmielarz Research Group Members

Master Students

Sylwia Wilczak, Eng.

Master’s thesis: „Electrochemically mediated ATRP in emulsion”

 

Patryk Machowski, Eng.

Master’s thesis: „Synthesis of naturally-derived macromolecules”

 

Agnieszka Safin, Eng.

Master’s thesis: „Application of reversible deactivation radical polymerization in the synthesis of non-linear polymers”

Bachelor Students

Dominik Borowiec

Bachelor’s thesis: „Application of preparative electrolysis in the synthesis of naturally-derived macromolecules”

 

Przemysław Kuc

Bachelor’s thesis: „Reversible deactivation radical polymerization in dispersion systems”

 

Michał Kaszuba

Bachelor’s thesis: „Electrochemical characterization of ATRP initiation systems using in the synthesis of naturally-derived macromolecules”

 

Kamil Czerwiński

Bachelor’s thesis: „Synthesis of macromolecules naturally-derived via „core-first” technique”

 

Julita Rajchel

Bachelor’s thesis: „Synthesis of naturally-derived polymers”

 

Martyna Hnat

Bachelor’s thesis: „Application of reversible deactivation radical polymerization in the synthesis of naturally-derived polymers”

 

Wiktoria Drużbicka

Bachelor’s thesis: „Application of reversible deactivation radical polymerization in the synthesis of non-linear topology macromolecules”

 

Karolina Wantrych

Bachelor’s thesis: „Reversible deactivation radical polymerization in miniemulsion”

 

Anna Pado

Bachelor’s thesis: „Application of preparative electrolysis in the synthesis of graft polymers”

 

Sylwia Lepianka

Bachelor’s thesis: „Application of reversible deactivation radical polymerization in the synthesis of star polymers by „core-first” technique”

 

Piotr Kiełek

Bachelor’s thesis: „Supplemental activator and reducing agent atom transfer radical polymerization”

 

Patrycja Zimoch

Bachelor’s thesis: „Application of preparative electrolysis in the synthesis of naturally-derived macromolecules”

Past members