Prof. Mieczyslaw Lapkowski


Prof. Mieczyslaw Lapkowski  is Head of Department of Physical Chemistry and Technology of Polymers at Silesian University of Technology. He has almost forty years of experience researching organic conjugated compounds. His research interests cover the following areas: the synthesis of electronic conducting polymers, the physicochemical characterization of polymers, oligomers and composite materials, synthesis and characterization of new organic materials for optoelectronics and photovoltaics. He gained important expertise in the field of conducting polymers by working in different research laboratories around the world, and particularly with the Nobel Prize winner in this field A. Heeger at Uniax company. He is author or co-author of 273 scientific publications, 4 books and 12 patents. He has presented 24 invited papers and 91 communications at international conferences.



Researcher ID: D-5242-2014


  1. Research interests


  • Conjugated oligomers and polymers
  • Organic electronics and optoelectronics
  • Electrochemistry and Spectroelectrochemistry


  1. Expertise


  • (electrochemical) synthesis of conducting oligomers/polymers
  • synthesis and characterization of new organic materials for optoelectronics and photovoltaic
  • physicochemical characterization of polymers, oligomers and composite materials


  1. Publications (5 most important)


  1. Krukiewicz, K., Cichy, M., Ruszkowski, P., Turczyn, R., Jarosz, T., Zak, J.K., Lapkowski, M., Bednarczyk-Cwynar, B.; Betulin-loaded PEDOT films for regional chemotherapy (2017) Materials Science and Engineering C, 73, pp. 611-615; DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2016.12.115
  2. Data, P., Pander, P., Zassowski, P., Mimaite, V., Karon, K., Lapkowski, M., Grazulevicius, J.V., Slepski, P., Darowicki, K.; Electrochemically Induced Synthesis of Triphenylamine-based Polyhydrazones (2017) Electrochimica Acta, 230, pp. 10-21; DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2017.01.132
  3. Rybakiewicz, R., Glowacki, E.D., Skorka, L., Pluczyk, S., Zassowski, P., Apaydin, D.H., Lapkowski, M., Zagorska, M., Pron, A.; Low and High Molecular Mass Dithienopyrrole–Naphthalene Bisimide Donor–Acceptor Compounds: Synthesis, Electrochemical and Spectroelectrochemical Behaviour (2017) Chemistry – A European Journal, 23 (12), pp. 2839-2851; DOI: 10.1002/chem.201604672
  4. Enengl, C., Enengl, S., Pluczyk, S., Havlicek, M., Lapkowski, M., Neugebauer, H., Ehrenfreund, E.; Doping-Induced Absorption Bands in P3HT: Polarons and Bipolarons (2016) ChemPhysChem, 17 (23), p. 3830; DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201601221
  5. Pluczyk, S., Zassowski, P., Galmiche, L., Audebert, P., Lapkowski, M.; Tuning properties of 3,6-disubstituted-s-tetrazine by changing the chemical nature of substituents (2016) Electrochimica Acta, 212, pp. 856-863; DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2016.07.075



  1. Projects (in the last 5 years)


  • “Complex electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical characteristic of star-shaped carbazole derivatives and its electropolymers as materials of perspective application in molecular electronics”, Project NCN: 2012/05/B/ST5/00745, 2013-2016
  • “New metallopolymer derivatives for molecular electronics as active materials”; Project NCN: 2011/03/B/S T5/01475, 2012-2015
  • “Functionalized biopolymers for application in molecular electronics and in photonics (BIOMOLEC)”; 7th Framework Programme, PEOPLE, Marie Curie Actions IRSES, 2010-2013


  1. Scientific awards


  • Award of Golden Cross of Merit
  • Award of Polish Chemical Society
  • Master Award of Polish Science Foundation
  • Scientific Award of the Minister of Science and Higher Education
  • Team award from the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology for scientific achievements