Group members

Tomasz Grzyb
Professor / Team leader

Chemist, an expert in the field of nanomaterial synthesis and lanthanide ion spectroscopy. Among his key interests is the phenomenon of up-conversion in nanoparticles. Currently, he is leading two research projects in which up-conversion is utilized as a mechanism for 'charging' the long-lasting emission of nanoparticles doped with Eu2+ or Cr3+ ions. Additionally, in another project it serves as a phenomenon enabling the monitoring and imaging of micro- and nanoparticle-labeled systems. GateGoogle Scholar
Dominika Przybylska
Assistant Professor

A highly experienced chemist specializing in the synthesis of nanoparticles doped with lanthanide ions. Currently, her research is focused on the synthesis of up-conversion nanoparticles with the core/shell structure through decomposition or precipitation methods in high-boiling organic solvents. She is also dedicated to optimizing the size and luminescent properties of the produced nanoparticles. GateGoogle Scholar
Natalia Jurga

A young researcher whose primary research focus is the modification of luminescent nanoparticles to achieve biocompatible aqueous colloids. Additionally, her studies concentrate on the applications of nanoparticles in analytical tests and investigations into their toxicity. She is currently implementing a research project to obtain optimised nanoparticles for detecting various analytes within the biological window range. GateGoogle Scholar
Joanna Musiał

A pharmacist whose experience as a chemist is currently highly valuable in the production of nano- and microparticles labeled with luminescent nanomaterials using 'wet chemistry' methods.
Kevin Soler Carracedo

A physicist with extensive experience in the spectroscopic characterization of luminescent materials, including measurements of luminescent properties as a function of variable temperature. GateORCID
Klaudia Krysiak
PhD student

A PhD student whose prior experience in chemical technology gained during earlier stages of education is currently highly beneficial in the synthesis of nano- and microparticles labeled with luminescent nanomaterials. She is currently obtaining researched materials through chemical methods as well as polymer cryomilling. GateORCID
Sylwia Ryszczyńska
PhD student

A PhD student whose research objective is to obtain nanoparticles exhibiting up-conversion phenomena under irradiation with wavelengths beyond 1000 nm. These studies are crucial in designing nanoparticles for biomedical applications. Additionally, the nanoparticles she synthesizes are being tested as optical temperature sensors. Gate
Adrian Drozdowski

A master's student working on his thesis, with one of the objectives being the synthesis of nanomaterials doped with Cr3+ ions exhibiting long-lasting luminescence. Additionally, he has experience in obtaining core/shell-type nanoparticles with intense emission in the ultraviolet range, capable of generating reactive oxygen species, which is crucial in photodynamic therapy. Moreover, the student strives to create hybrid materials showcasing both persistent emission and up-conversion phenomena.
Dominika Kółeczko

A master's student working on her thesis, with one of the goals being the synthesis of nanomaterials doped with Eu2+ ions exhibiting persistent luminescence through the hydrothermal method. Additionally, the student aims to develop composite materials that demonstrate both long-lasting emission and up-conversion phenomena.