Employee profile

Professor Zbigniew Adamczyk

Employee since 1974

Professor

Room: 108

Phone: +48 12 6395 104

E-mail: ncadamcz(at)cyf-kr.edu.pl

Research topics:

Mechanisms and kinetics of adsorption at solid/liquid, liquid/ liquid interfaces.
Adsorption of biomolecules, macromolecules, nanoparticles.
Electrostatic interactions among particles.
Stability of colloidal and biocolloidal systems.
Self assembling monolayers of nanoparticles and polyelectrolytes.
Transport phenomena in disperse systems.
Electrokinetic phenomena, streaming potential.
Rheology of suspensions, dynamic viscosity measurements.

Methodology:

Finite-difference numerical method for parabolic type, partial differential equations with non-linear boundary conditions.
Monte-Carlo simulations of particle adsorption kinetics and jamming coverage.
Brownian-Dynamics simulations of particle adsorption under combined hydrodynamic, electrostatic and gravity force fields.
Direct, in situ microscope measurements of particle adsorption combined with real time image analysis.
Streaming potential measurements combined with AFM and SEM methods for particle coverage determination.
Diffusion coefficients, electrophoretic mobility and dynamic viscosity of protein and particle suspensions.

Achievements:

Education

Professor (1994) Chemistry Science.
DSc (1986) Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
PhD (1978) Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
MSc (1973) Tadeusz Kościuszko Cracow University of Technology .

Employment

1994 Professor , Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences.
1989-90 Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow - Essen University.
1987-1992 Visiting Scientist, Mc Gill University.
1987 Associate Professor , Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences.
1982 Assistant Professor, Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences.
1978 Research Associate, Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences.
1974-78 - Assistant Institute of Petroleum Technology, Cracow.

Honours and memberships

Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces – editorial boards (1993-1997).
Journal of Colloid Interface Science – editorial board (1995-1997).
Advances in Colloid Interface Science (since 1999).
Scientific Award of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Chemistry (1995).
Member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences (2006).