Department of Polymer and Biopolymer

Staff

Academic staff:

  • Prof. Piotr Król, DSc, PhD, Eng. - Department Head
  • Assoc. Prof. Tomasz Ruman, PhD., DSc. Eng.
  • Assoc. Prof. Renata Lubczak, PhD., DSc. Eng.
  • Łukasz Byczyński, PhD, Eng.
  • Maria Misiorek, PhD
  • Joanna Nizioł, PhD
  • Barbara Pilch-Pitera, PhD
  • Łukasz Uram, PhD
  • Joanna Wojturska, PhD, Eng.

PhD students:

  • Adrian Arendowski, MSc, Eng.
  • Justyna Sekuła, MSc, Eng.

Technical staff:

  • Małgorzata Kowal, MSc, Eng.
  • Katarzyna Bazan-Strama, MSc, Eng.
  • Magdalena Szuster, MSc,

Research

  • identification of polymer chemical composition,
  • synthesis and application of polyurethane ionomers as intermediates for production of waterborne paints, dispersion, glues, and ecological polyurethane coatings,
  • kinetics of diisocyanate and polyols polyaddition, reactivity assessment of polyurethane materials,
  • processing and application of polyurethane powder coatings, synthesis of poly (urethane-siloxane) and poly(urethane-acryl) as hydrophobic coating materials,
  • study on polyurethane biodegradation,
  • thermo stability of polymers as measured by thermogravimetry,
  • study on polymer coating properties including surface properties using goniometric measurements of contact angles and evaluation of surface free energy,
  • development of new matrix-less methods for laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry,
  • nanostructures in laser mass spectrometry,
  • mass spectrometry imaging based on matrix-less methods,
  • search for new low-molecular weight kidney, bladder and prostate cancer biomarkers with MS and MS imaging,
  • synthesis and investigation of new boron analogues and derivatives of nucleosides and nucleotides, research focused on inhibition of thymidylate synthase (anticancer chemotherapy), anti-HIV properties and on application for boron-neutron capture therapy (BNCT),
  • synthesis and investigation of model systems for analysis of post-translational modifications of proteins, research focused on phosphorylation, thiophosphorylation and nitration of amino acids, peptides and proteins,
  • identification of proteins produced in vitro by human squamous cell carcinoma,
  • inhibitors of COX-2 and/or agonists of PPAR gamma conjugated with PAMAM G3 dendrimers
  • biological properties of PAMAM dendrimers conjugated with vitamins.
  • identification of inflammatory markers in cell cultures using a immunological methods.