PRL & ILL GROUPS
Both groups: Pulse Radiolysis Laboratory (PRL) and Ionic Liquids Laboratory (ILL) are part of Centre of Radiation Research and Technology. CRRT is the one of 4 departments in the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology in Warsaw. Research activities of the CRRT focused on basic and applied research in the field of radiation chemistry and physics and development of radiation technologies on a laboratory and pilot plant scale with further adaptation to an industrial scale.
The groups were involved in the Research Training Network SULFRAD (2002-2006) with 4 universities and 2 research institutions from France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Poland (5th FP) and in the COST Programme, Action P9 RADAM (2003 – 2007) with over 20 universities and research institutions from nearly all European countries (6th FP). The groups were lately involved in the COST Programme CM0603 CHEMBIO-RADICAL (7th FP) that concerns free radicals chemistry in chemical biology and involves over 15 universities and research institutions from nearly 15 European countries. The research programme of the groups has been carried and is still continued based on close bilateral collaboration with many foreign laboratories from Europe, USA (Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory), and Chile. The scientific achievements of the group have been published in many articles in peer-reviewed journals (e. g. J. Am. Chem. Soc., J. Phys. Chem. A and B, Eur. Chem. J., Free Radic. Biol. Med.) and presented on international conferences.
PULSE RADIOLYSIS LABORATORY. Krzysztof BOBROWSKI, Professor of Chemistry, Head of the Pulse Radiolysis Laboratory, over 30 years, experience in pulse radiolysis and radiation chemistry. Dariusz POGOCKI, PhD, D. Sc, INCT Professor, a specialist in quantum mechanics and molecular mechanics/molecular dynamics calculations, over 15 years, experience in pulse radiolysis and radiation chemistry. Paweł WISNIOWSKI, PhD, Sen. Res., postdoctoral fellow at the Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory, a specialist in computer chemistry, software programming and installing, over 15 years, experience in pulse radiolysis and radiation chemistry. Jacek MIRKOWSKI, PhD, electronic engineer, specialist in the computer supported control systems, involved since the origin in the pulse radiolysis set-up project and in its construction at LAE 10, and recently in the development of the ICCD detection. Gabriel KCIUK PhD, chemist with broad spectrum of interest (Oxidation Damage, Oxidizing Radicals, Long-range Electron Transfer, Repair, Advanced Oxidation Process), involved in sample preparation, interpretation of the results and implementation of ideas. PhD Student: Monika CELUCH, Katarzyna KOSNO.
IONIC LIQUIDS LABORATORY. Tomasz SZREDER, PhD, Head of the Ionic Liquids Laboratory, Sen. Res. postdoctoral fellow at Brookhaven National Laboratory, involved in the construction of the laser flash photolysis set-up in the CRRT. Jan GRODKOWSKI, PhD, D. Sc, INCT Professor, a specialist in ionic liquids, over 30 years, experience in pulse radiolysis and radiation chemistry. PhD Students: Rafał KOCIA, Malgorzata NYGA, Agnieszka SULICH.
MAINTENANCE OF LAE 10. Sylwester BUŁKA, M. Sc. electronic engineer, involved in the maintenance of LAE 10, specialist in automatic control and stabilization of accelerator parameters and vacuum technology. Dariusz PUJDAK, technician, involved in the operation of LAE 10.