Postdocs

Andrzej Dzienia, PhD

Education and career

PhD degree (Chemistry, October 2020)

Institute of Chemistry, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland

Dissertation title: Kinetics of Ring-Opening Polymerization of Lactones and Epoxides at Various Thermodynamic Conditions


Junior Scientist (October 2014 - October 2016)

Selvita S.A., Poland

Organic chemist


MSc degree (Biotechnology, November 2014)

Silesian University of Technology, Poland

Title of MSc thesis: Synthesis and determination of fungicidal activity aliphatic and aromatic alcohols derivatives of thionocarbamates


Research area

My area of interest is very broad due to the interdisciplinary nature of my educational and practical background, which includes biotechnology, organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, physical chemistry and polymer chemistry, and more recently, materials engineering focused on nanomaterials. Due to the widespread knowledge of the above-mentioned fields, I attempt to combine the information available in the literature together with the results of experimental work to find an elucidation of the mechanism of conjugated polymer affinity toward single- walled carbon nanotubes of different diameters and chiralities. For this purpose, I employ well-known techniques such as NMR spectroscopy, UV-VIS-NIR, MALDI, GPC chromatography and calorimetric methods such as DSC and TGA.



Hobbies

I like to spend my free time playing computer games, planning vacation trips, editing photographs, brewing beers or watching TV series.