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2019

17 September 2019
Study visit

Blazej Podlesny will be visiting Kyushu University in Japan for 6 weeks to study optical properties of nanocarbon materials.

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16 September 2019
Conference in Warsaw

Dawid Janas gave an invited talk at the EMRS Fall Meeting in Warsaw, Poland. The event took place from 16 to 19 September 2019.

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1 September 2019
Study visit

Dawid Janas visited Kyushu University in Japan to study optical properties of nanocarbon materials.

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21 August 2019
New paper

Our paper has just been accepted for publication in Applied Nanoscience. Please visit the portfolio section to read this work entitled "Convenient but powerful method to dope single-walled carbon nanotube films with iodonium salts"

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5 August 2019
Study visits

Dawid Janas, Grzegorz Stando and Tomasz Wasiak joined Aalto University in Finland for 4 weeks to work on development of novel low-dimensional structures.

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1 August 2019
New paper

Our paper has just been accepted for publication in Nanomaterials. Please visit the portfolio section to read this work entitled "Simple method to improve electrical conductivity of films made from single-walled carbon nanotubes"

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21 July 2019
Conference in Wurzburg

Dawid Janas participated in the NT19: International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes and Low-Dimensional Materials which took place from 21 to 26 July 2019 in Wurzburg, Germany.

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5 July 2019
New project

We have a pleasure to announce that a project proposal of Grzegorz Stando has been awarded funding from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland under the Diamond Grant program.

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4 July 2019
New paper

Our paper has just been accepted for publication in Batteries. Please visit the portfolio section to read this work entitled "Copper-Decorated CNTs as a Possible Electrode Material in Supercapacitors"

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11 June 2019
Study visit

We had a pleasure of hosting Prof. Ramesh Chandra and Prof. Davinder Kaur of the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee for 3 weeks to elaborate a new type of supercapacitors.

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5 June 2019
Conference in Poznan

Blazej Podlesny participated in the NanoTech Poland 2019 which took place from 5 to 8 June 2019 in Poznan, Poland.

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3 June 2019
New paper

Our paper written in collaboration with Aalto University (Finland) and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) has just been accepted for publication in Surface and Coatings Technology. Please visit the portfolio section to read this work entitled "Controlling the deposition of silver and bimetallic silver/copper particles onto a carbon nanotube film by electrodeposition-redox replacement"

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1 June 2019
Study visit

Dr Bogumila Kumanek joined Kyushu University in Japan for 2 weeks this month to work on development of thermoelectric materials.

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31 May 2019
Conference in Nice

Grzegorz Stando and Tomasz Wasiak participated in the EMRS Spring Meeting held in Nice, France from May 26 to 31.

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17 May 2019
New project

We have a pleasure to announce that a project proposal of Grzegorz Stando has been awarded funding from the National Science Centre, Poland under the Preludium program. The project entitled "New neat carbon nanostructures of hydrophilic character and their potential application in composite materials" will enable him to study this phenomenon for the next 36 months in the course of doctoral studies. Since first announcement of Preludium program in 2011, almost 2200 young scientists were awarded funding in this scheme. Only 15 of them qualified before completing a MSc course and Grzegorz is one of them.

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12 April 2019
New paper

Our paper has just been accepted for publication in Nanomaterials. Please visit the portfolio section to read this work entitled "Manufacture of networks from large diameter single-walled carbon of particular electrical character"

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05 April 2019
Conference in Ustron

Dawid Janas participated in the 12th International Conference on Carbon Materials and Polymer Composites held in Ustron from April 2 to 5. To our delight the contribution prepared by Bogumila Kumanek et al. obtained the third place in the poster competition.

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25 March 2019
Radio interview

The first channel of the Polish National Radio invited the head of the group to speak about nanotechnology. Link to the accompanying article and the recording itself.

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01 March 2019
New members join the group

We would like to cordially welcome five new members of the group: Szymon Gos, Barbara Olszewska, Marta Stachura, Monika Stanek and Anna Szymczyk.

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8 February 2019
Invitation

We would like to invite you to submit your work to the special issue of Materials entitled "Electrical, Thermal and Optical Properties of Nanocarbon Materials" guest-edited by the head of our group. More information can be found here.

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17 January 2019
New paper

Our paper has just been accepted for publication in the Journal of Materials Science. Please visit the portfolio section to read this work entitled "Thermal conductivity of carbon nanotube networks – review"

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2018

19 December 2018
Prestigious awards

We have a pleasure to announce that Grzegorz Stando and Tomasz Wasiak have been awarded scholarships from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for outstanding scientific activity.

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13 December 2018
New paper

Our paper written in collaboration with Kyushu University, Japan has just been accepted for publication in the Scientific Reports journal. Please visit the portfolio section to read this work entitled "Single-step isolation of carbon nanotubes with narrow-band light emission characteristics"

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25 November 2018
MRS conference in Boston

This year, four delegates from our group (Bogumila Kumanek, Grzegorz Stando, Tomasz Wasiak and Dawid Janas) attended the 2018 Fall Meeting and Exhibit in Boston, USA.

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14 November 2018
New paper

Our paper written in collaboration with Prof. Walczak's group (also Silesian University of Technology) has just been accepted for publication in the Catalysts journal. Please visit the portfolio section to read this work entitled "Nickel Nanowires: Synthesis, Characterization and Application as Effective Catalysts for the Reduction of Nitroarenes"

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13 November 2018
New paper

Our paper written in collaboration with the Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, the Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal and AGH University of Science and Technology has just been accepted for publication in the Journal of Electronic Materials. Please visit the portfolio section to read this work entitled "Review of the selected carbon-based materials for symmetric supercapacitor application"

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31 October 2018
New project

We have a pleasure to announce that a project proposal coordinated by Dr Dawid Janas have been awarded funding from the National Agency for Academic Exchange, Poland under the Academic International Partnerships program. The project entitled "SYNERGY: Strengthening scientific potential by establishing keY international partNERships with leadinG universities to reach the level of high competencY and research excellence" will enable the Silesian University of Technology to establish key international partnerships and carry out frontier research with selected universities all around the world during the next 24 months.

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25 October 2018
New paper

Our paper written in collaboration with University of Ireland, Galway has just been accepted for publication in the Electrochimica Acta journal. Please visit the portfolio section to read this work entitled "Self-supporting carbon nanotube films as flexible neural interfaces."

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10 October 2018
New paper

Our paper written in collaboration with Aalto University has just been accepted for publication in the Journal of Cleaner Production. Please visit the portfolio section to read this work entitled "Energy efficient copper electrowinning and direct deposition on carbon nanotube film from industrial wastewaters."

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01 October 2018
New Academic Year

New Academic Year has just begun. This year, we start with three Master students (Bartosz Rduch, Grzegorz Stando and Tomasz Wasiak) and one PhD student, Blazej Podlesny, who continues in the group as a PhD student after his recent graduation. Moreover, we welcome Pawel Stando, who has recently joined us.

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17 September 2018
eMRS meeting in Warsaw

Grzegorz Stando and Tomasz Wasiak presented their poster contributions during E-MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit held in Warsaw University of Technology from September 17 to 19.

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05 September 2018
Congratulations, Blazej

Congratulations to Blazej Podlesny, who passed his viva and obtained a MSc degree.

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26 August 2018
New paper

Our paper written in collaboration with Poznan University of Technology and Polish Academy of Sciences has just been accepted for publication in the Applied Surface Science journal. Please visit the portfolio section to read this work entitled "Intrinsic hydrophilic character of carbon nanotube networks."

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06 August 2018
New project

We have a pleasure to announce that we have been awarded funding from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland under the Best of the Best 3.0 program. The project entitled "Leaders of tomorrow: Development of the most talented student of the Faculty of Chemistry (Silesian University of Technology) by participation in the most prestigious international conferences" will enable participation of Grzegorz Stando and Tomasz Wasiak in three events of this sort during the next 12 months.

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13 July 2018
New paper

Our paper has just been accepted for publication in the Nanotechnology journal. Please visit the portfolio section to read this work entitled "Probing the mechanics of aqueous two-phase extraction using large diameter single-walled carbon nanotubes."

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11 July 2018
DSc degree

Dr Dawid Janas has been awarded a DSc degree (habilitation).

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01 May 2018
Dr Bogumila Kumanek joins the group

Dr Kumanek joined our group as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate. Bogumila graduated from Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials Polish Academy of Sciences with a PhD in Chemistry. She is an expert focused on composites and carbon-based materials.

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01 April 2018
Nanohybr1Ds project begins

We have just started the project "Nanohybr1Ds: Hybrids of carbon nanotubes and metallic nanowires for energy recovery" funded by the National Centre for Research and Development under the Leader program. The project will enable us to develop and construct hybrid materials, which will be used to recover waste heat and turn it into useful electrical energy.

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