|Research Theme: The main theme of our research is charge transfer either a complete electron/proton transfer reactions or a dynamic charge density redistribution. We are carrying a rather diverse multi-disciplinary research program that encourages close collaborations between both theoretical and experimental groups at the boundary of: geology and chemistry (Molecular Geochemistry), chemistry and medicine (Blood Serum Proteins, Supramolecular Chemistry) or chemistry and physics (Hypothetical High-Pressure Chemistry) - see below/Research.|
Molecular geochemistry (Piotr Zarzycki): Developing and using molecular modeling methods for the geochemically relevant problems (mineral/water interfaces, electron/proton transfer in environmentally important settings).
Supramolecular chemistry (Oksana Danylyuk): Using structure determining techniques to understand molecular encapsulation and recognition in cucurbituril hosting of medically-active molecules – as a potential drug-delivery system.
Thermal stability of blood serum proteins (Karolina Kędra-Królik): Using biocalorimetry to detect early signs of carcinogenic changes in blood serum proteins.
Electrokinetics of in-situ precipitated minerals (Karolina Kędra-Królik/Marzena Prus): Using electrophoresis to monitor in situ mineral precipitation and follow their transformations (e.g., aging or Ostwald ripening).