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Agata Blacha-Grzechnik, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Agata Blacha-Grzechnik

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Agata_Blacha-Grzechnik

Researcher ID: Researcher ID :  D-6408-2014

 

  1. Research interests
  • formation of materials capable of singlet oxygen photogeneration
  • formation of organic layers covalently bound to solid surface
  • application of solid materials capable of singlet oxygen generation in synthesis of fine chemicals and in wastewater treatment
  • formation of antibacterial coatings
  1. Expertise
  • grafting of solid surface (electrochemical reduction of diazonium salts, self-assembled monolayers)
  • formation of layers of conjugated polymers via electrochemical polymerization
  • characterization of organic layers by spectroscopic (Raman, XPS), electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical techniques
  • singlet oxygen detection
  1. Publications (5 most important):

 

  1. Blacha-Grzechnik A., Piwowar K., Zassowski, P., Motyka, R., Zak, J., “In-situ Raman spectroelectrochemical studies on thionine layer electrochemically grafted to the gold surface”, Electrochimica Acta, 245, 2017, 902, DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2017.05.132
  2. Blacha-Grzechnik A., Piwowar K., Koscielniak P., Kwoka M., Szuber J., Zak J., “Phenothiazines grafted on the electrode surface from diazonium salts as molecular layers for photochemical generation of singlet oxygen”, Applied Surface Science, 371, 2016, 151, DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2016.02.205
  3. Blacha-Grzechnik A., Piwowar K., Koscielniak P., Kwoka M., Szuber J., Zak J., “Phenothiazines grafted on the electrode surface from diazonium salts as molecular layers for photochemical generation of singlet oxygen”, Electrochimica Acta, 182, 2015, 1085, DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2015.10.017
  4. Blacha-Grzechnik, A., Turczyn, R., Burek, M., Zak, J., „In-situ Raman spectroscopic studies on potential-induced structural changes in polyaniline thin films synthesized via surface-initiated electropolymerization on covalently modified gold surface”, Vibrational Spectroscopy, 2014, 71, 30, DOI: 10.1016/j.vibspec.2014.01.008
  5. Blacha A., Kościelniak P., Sitarz M., Szuber J., Zak J., „PEDOT brushes electrochemically synthesized on thienyl-modified glassy carbon”, Electrochimica Acta, 2012, 62, 441, DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2011.12.063

 

  1. Projects

 

  • National Science Center, NCN, no. UMO-2016/21/D/ST5/01641: „New approach in the photogeneration of singlet oxygen: carbon-based nanomaterials”, 02.2017 – 01.2020
  • National Science Center, NCN, no. UMO-2011/01/N/ST5/03252: „Conjugated systems covalently bound to the surface as the reactive polymer brushes”, 12.2011 – 12.2014

 

  1. Scientific awards
  • Scholarship SWIFT (Stypendia Wspomagające Innowacyjne Forum Technologii), Centrum Innowacji i Transferu Technologii, Silesian University of Technology
  • Scholarship „Innowacyjny młody naukowiec” w ramach projektu „Aktywizacja społeczności akademickiej jako element realizacji Regionalnej Strategii Innowacji”, Centrum Innowacji i Transferu Technologii, Silesian University of Technology