On February, 13, 2020 Prof. Frank Glorius delivered an open lecture “On discovery in catalysis”. Professor is a winner of an ERC Independent Researcher Starting Grant and ERC Advanced Grant (2018). The seminar was held in the assembly hall of IPC. All researchers and PhD students employed at IPC were invited to participate in this seminar. Professor Glorius gave valuable tips on how to manage a large research team and prepare a successful European grant.
On November, 12-13, 2019 Prof. Alexander Kuhn delivered an open lecture “Unusual approaches for symmetry breaking in chemical systems”. Professor is a winner of an ERC Advanced Grant awarded by the European Research Council (ERC) in 2017 for the project: "Electrochemically induced Asymmetry: from materials to molecules and back".
On November, 6-7, 2019 Prof. Dr. Johannes Kästner delivered an open lecture “Tunnelling Processes in Chemistry Simulated with Instanton Theory”. The whole society of IPC, including IPC researchers and doctoral students, was invited to participated in this lecture.
On 7 - 8 May, 2019, Professor Gabor Forgacs from University of Missouri, USA visited our Institute under a series of cyclical lectures on interdisciplinary emerging research. Profesor Forgacs is a theoretical physicist, bioengineer, innovator and entrepreneur.
Professor Chris Dainty visited the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPC PAS) under a series of cyclical lectures on interdisciplinary emerging research. During his career, Prof. Dainty has investigated problems in optical imaging, scattering and propagation. In these areas, he has co-authored or edited six books, approximately 140 peer-reviewed papers and 220 conference presentations.
Professor Krzysztof Palczewski visited the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPC PAS) under a series of cyclical lectures on interdisciplinary emerging research. The visit took place between 19-20 June 2018 and included planned seminar lecture and several meetings. It was opened with a short welcoming meeting organized by the Director of IPC PAS, to get a general overview of the Institute.
Professor Pablo Artal was invited to the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPC PAS) by the ERA Chair holder, under a series of cyclical lectures on interdisciplinary emerging research. The visit took place between 22-24 May 2018 [see annex 1 for agenda] and included planned seminar lecture and several meetings at IPC PAS. Last day was dedicated to the visit at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, in a laboratory cooperating with the ERA Chair holder Group.
On the 22 – 23 February, 2018 Prof. dr. Jochen Blumberger, from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, UK came to IPC. Prof. Blumberger delivered seminar composed of 2 parts:
- “Inorganic Interfaces, Organic Materials and Energy Converting Enzymes: The Power of Computational Chemistry”,
- “The Art of Leading a Research Group”
All researchers and PhD students employed at IPC were invited to participate in this seminar – the seminar was attended by approx. 70 people.
On the 20-21, December, 2017 prof. Wilhelm Huck, from the Radboud University, Germany came to IPC.This visit was held under a series of cyclical lectures on interdisciplinary emerging research. Prof. Huck delivered an open for all IPC researchers (incl. PhD students) lecture entitled “Building a Synthetic Cell”(see raport for details). After the seminar, professor met with a few students who had previously expressed such need. The aim of this meetings was to consult students’ research projects and discuss the possible development directions.
On the 10th – 13th October, 2017 Prof. Carlos Drummond, from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS, University of Bordeaux came to IPC. Professor Carlos Drummond delivered an open for all IPC researchers (incl. PhD students) lecture: “From fire ants to graphene: some considerations on water-hydrophobic interfaces”. Professor Drummond visited selected laboratories and research groups (incl. department of the ERA Chair holder – i.e. Professor Wojtkowski) which was aimed establishing contacts synergic groups supporting the ERA Chair holder and discuss possibility of future cooperation.