Employee profile

PhD Robert Kosydar

Employee since 2007

Research assistant

Room: 030, 042

Phone: +48 126395 108

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

Research topics:

- Hydrogenation reactions in liquid phase in batch reactor (<100C <10 bar)

- Heterogenous catalytic reactions (furfural and HMF hydrogenation

- Synthesis of metal nanoparticles (2-8 nm) supported catalysts

- Synthesis of monometallic (Pd, Au, Pt, Ir, Ru) and bimetallic nanoparticles using reverse microemulsion method


Catalytic tests in pressure reactors, determination of catalysts activity and selectivity

High Pressure Liquid Chromatography HPLC

FID Gas Chromatography GC-FID

Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy SEM, TEM

X-ray Diffraction Analysis XRD

XPS spectroscopy

BET nitrogen sorption

Methods of nanoparticles synthesis


- PhD (2007) International PhD Studies held at the Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Cracow University of Technology

- MSc (2001) Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University, Cracow


- Research Assistant (09/2007-present) Institute of catalysis and Surface Chemistry PAS, Cracow

- Research Assistant (05/2007-07/2007) Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Cracow

- Chemist (01/2006-04/2007) Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science PAS, Cracow


- (06/2015 and 05/2016) research stays at Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom

- (03/2009) research stay, R&D Center Solvay SA, Brussels, Belgium

- (06/2006-07/2006) research stay, Faculty of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering of the Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy


  • R. Kosydar, D. Duraczyńska, J. Gurgul, J. Kryściak-Czerwenka, A. Drelinkiewicz, "Liquid phase hydrogenation of furfural under mild conditions over Pd/C catalysts of various acidity", React. Kinet. Mech. Cat., 126 (2019) 417-437
  • R. Kosydar, I. Szewczyk, P. Natkański, D. Duraczyńska, J. Gurgul, P. Kuśtrowski, A. Drelinkiewicz, "New insight into the effect of surface oxidized groups of nanostructured carbon supported Pd catalysts on the furfural hydrogenation", Surfaces and Interfaces, 17 (2019) 100379


  • T. Szumełda, A. Drelinkiewicz, E. Lalik, R. Kosydar, D. Duraczyńska, J. Gurgul, "Carbon-supported Pd100-XAuX alloy nanoparticles for the electrocatalytic oxidation of formic acid; influence of metal particles composition on activity enhancement", Appl. Catal. B-Environ., 221 (2018) 393-405
  • A. Pacuła, R.P. Socha, P. Pietrzyk, M. Zimowska, M. Ruggiero-Mikołajczyk, D. Mucha, R. Kosydar, G. Mordarski, "Physicochemical and electrochemical properties of the carbon materials containing nitrogen and cobalt derived from acetonitrile and Co-Al layered double hydroxides", J. Mater. Sci., 10.1007/s10853-018-2427-9


  • T. Szumełda, A. Drelinkiewicz, R. Kosydar, M. Góral-Kurbiel, J. Gurgul, D. Duraczyńska, "Formation of Pd-group VIII bimetallic nanoparticles by the “water-in-oil” microemulsion method", Colloids Surf. A, 529 (2017) 246-260


  • M. Kołodziej, A. Drelinkiewicz, E. Lalik, J. Gurgul, D. Duraczynska, R. Kosydar, "Activity/selectivity control in Pd/HxMoO3 catalyzed cinnamaldehyde hydrogenation", Appl. Catal. A-Gen., 515 (2016) 60-71
  • E. Lalik, A. Drelinkiewicz, R. Kosydar, R. Tokarz-Sobieraj, M. Witko, T. Szumełda, J. Gurgul, D. Duraczyńska, "A role of Au-content in performance of Pd-Au/SiO2 and Pd-Au/Al2O3 catalyst in the hydrogen and oxygen recombination reaction. The microcalorimetric and DFT studies", Appl. Catal. A-Gen., 517 (2016) 196-210
  • M. Góral-Kurbiel, R. Kosydar, J. Gurgul, B. Dembińska, P.J. Kulesza, A. Drelinkiewicz, "Carbon supported PdxPty nanoparticles for oxygen reduction. The effect of Pd:Pt ratio", Electrochim. Acta, 222 (2016) 1220-1233
  • M. Bonarowska, Z. Karpiński, R. Kosydar, T. Szumełda, A. Drelinkiewicz, J. Szlachetko, D.L.A. Fernandes, J. Sa, "Hydrodechlorination Using Pd–Au Nanoparticles to Convert Chloro-Containing Compounds to Useful Chemicals", Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering, (2016)


  • Magdalena Bonarowska, Zbigniew Karpiński, Robert Kosydar, Tomasz Szumełda, Alicja Drelinkiewicz, "Hydrodechlorination of CCl4 over carbon-supported palladium–gold catalysts prepared by the reverse ‘‘water-in-oil’’ microemulsion method", Comptes Rendus Chimie, 18 (2015) 1143-1151
  • Erwin Lalik, Alicja Drelinkiewicz, Robert Kosydar, Tomasz Szumełda, Elżbieta Bielańska, Dan Groszek, Angelo Iannetelli, Martin Groszek, "Oscillatory Behavior and Anomalous Heat Evolution in Recombination of H2 and O2 on Pd-based Catalysts", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 54 (2015) 7047-7058
  • E. Lalik, M. Kołodziej, R. Kosydar, T. Szumełda, A. Drelinkiewicz, "Hydrogen and oxygen reaction on SiO2 and MoO3 supported Pd-Pt catalysts", Recyclable Catalysis, 2 (2015) 27-35
  • E. Lalik, A. Drelinkiewicz, R. Kosydar, W. Rojek, T. Machej, J. Gurgul, T. Szumełda, M. Kołodziej, E. Bielańska, "Activity and deactivation of Pd/Al2O3 catalysts in hydrogen and oxygen recombination reaction; a role of alkali (Li, Cs) dopant", Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 40 (2015) 16127-16136
  • E. Lalik, R. Kosydar, R. Tokarz – Sobieraj, M. Witko, T. Szumełda, M. Kołodziej, W. Rojek, T.Machej, A. Drelinkiewicz, "Humidity induced deactivation of Al2O3 and SiO2 supported Pd, Pt, Pd-Pt catalysts in H2 + O2 recombination reaction: the catalytic, microcalorimetric and DFT studies", Appl. Catal. A, 501 (2015) 27-40


  • M. Góral-Kurbiel, A. Drelinkiewicz, R. Kosydar, J. Gurgul, B. Dembińska, P.J. Kulesza, "The effect of Nafion ionomer on electroactivity of palladium–polypyrrole catalysts for oxygen reduction reaction", J Solid State Electrochem, 18 (2014) 639-653
  • M. Góral-Kurbiel, A. Drelinkiewicz, R. Kosydar, B. Dembińska, P.J. Kulesza, J. Gurgul, "Palladium Content Effect on the Electrocatalytic Activity of Palladium–Polypyrrole Nanocomposite for Cathodic Reduction of Oxygen", Electrocatalysis, 5 (2014) 23-40
  • T. Szumełda, A. Drelinkiewicz, R. Kosydar, J. Gurgul, "Hydrogenation of cinnamaldehyde in the presence of PdAu/C catalysts prepared by the reverse “water-in-oil” microemulsion method", Applied Catalysis A: General, 487 (2014) 1-15


  • R. Kosydar; M. Góral, A. Drelinkiewicz, J. Stejskal, "Role of polyaniline morphology in Pd particles dispersion. Hydrogenation of alkynes in the presence of Pd-polyaniline catalysts", Chemical Papers, 67 (2013) 1087-1095


  • R. Kosydar, M. Góral, J. Gurgul, A. Drelinkiewicz, "The effect of support properties in the preparation of Pd size-controlled catalysts by “water-in-oil” microemulsion method", Catalysis Communications, 22 (2012) 58-67


  • R. Kosydar, A. Drelinkiewicz, E. Lalik, J. Gurgul, "The role of alkali modifiers (Li, Na, K, Cs) in activity of 2%Pd/Al2O3 catalysts for 2-ethyl-9,10-anthraquione hydrogenation", Applied Catalysis A: General, 402 (2011) 121-131


  • R.Kosydar, A.Drelinkiewicz, J.P.Ganhy , "Degradation reactions in anthraquinone process of hydrogen peroxide synthesis", Catal. Lett. , 139 (2010) 105-113


  • A.Drelinkiewicz, W.Stanuch, A.Knapik, A.Ghanem, R.Kosydar, A.Bukowska, W.Bukowski "Amine-groups Functionalized Gel-type Resin Supported Pd Catalysts. Physicochemical and Catalytic Properties in Hydrogenation of Alkynes", J, Mol. Catal. A, 300 (2009) 8-18


  • B.Major, W.Mróz, M.Jelinek, R.Kosydar, M.Kot, Ł.Major, S.Burdyńska, R.Kustosz, "BN-based nano-composites obtained by pulsed laser deposition", Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Technical Sciences, 54 (2006) 181-188
  • W.Mroz, R.Kosydar, M.Jelinek, T.Kocourek, B.Major , "Phase formation and microstructure of boron nitride thin layers deposited using Nd:YAG and KrF lasers", Surface and Coatings Technology, 200 (2006) 6438-6443
  • R.Kosydar, M.Kot, S.Zimowski, R.Major, W.Mróz, B.Major , "Struktura i właściwości tribologiczne warstw na bazie azotku boru osadzonych laserem impulsowym na podłożu polimerowym i metalicznym", Inżynieria Materiałowa, 5 (2006) 1085-1088
  • R.Kosydar, W.Mroz, M.Jelinek, T.Kocourek, "Boron Nitride Thin Layers Prepared Using a Krypton Fluoride Excimer Laser", Functional Properties of Nanostructured Materials, NATO Science Series II., 223 (2006) 295-298
  • B.Major, W.Mroz, M.Jelinek, R.Kosydar, S.Burdynska, L.Major, R.Kustosz, "BN-based nano composites produced by laser ablation", Foundation of Materials Design, Research Signpost, (2006) 309-319
  • B.Major, J.M.Lackner, W.Waldhauser, J.Morgiel, J.Bonarski, R.Major, Ł.Major, R.Kosydar, R.Kustosz, W.Mróz, P.Lacki, "Nanocrystalline advanced coatings produced on metallic and non-metallic substrates by pulsed laser for medical and tribological applications", Research in Polish metallurgy at the beginning of XXI century, (2006) 431-451


  • R.Kosydar, W.Mróz M.Jelinek, A.Prokopiuk, L.Nistor, G.Tendeloo, B.Major, "Wpływ parametrów osadzania laserem impulsowym na morfologię warstw azotku boru", Inżynieria Materiałowa, 5 (2005) 346-348