Kamil Sokołowski

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Kamil Sokołowski, PhD

Institute of Physical Chemistry, PAS

email: ksokolowski@ichf.edu.pl

Employment

2016- present: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow (Horizon 2020), Melville Laboratory for Polymer Synthesis, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK

2008 – present: Research Assistant, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Education

2015: PhD (Hons.), Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, – supervisor – Professor Janusz Lewiński

2008: MSc (Hons.), pharmaceutical analytics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Warsaw University of Medicine; Warsaw, Poland – supervisor – Professor Wacław L. Kołodziejski

Scholarships, Grants & Awards

2016-2018 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship for the project “External Stimuli Triggered Self-assembly of Dynamic Nanomaterials”. EU project 706425 – ESTIMABLeNANO, Horizon 2020.

2016-2018 Mobility Plus Post-doctoral Fellowship from Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Awarded and declined.

2015-2017 Award of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education for young and talented researchers for the project “Fixation of CO2 on well-defined organozinc hydroxides: new synthetic pathways to nanomaterials”. Iuventus Plus 2014 043573.

2015 Dalton Transactions Poster Prize at the XIII International Symposium of Inorganic Biochemistry.

2015 Award for the Best Young Scientist, Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS.

2013-2014 Scholarship for PhD students “Scientific potential for the economy of Mazovia” financed from Operational Programme Human Capital 2007-2013, EU.

2014 Award for the Best Young Scientist, Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS.

2013 Award for the Best Young Scientist, Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS.

2012-2013 Grant award from the National Science Centre (Poland) for the project “Synthesis, characterization and reactivity of novel organozinc hydroxides and oxides: potential precursors of functional materials”. Preludium NCN UMO-2011/01/N/ST5/05562.

2012 Polish Minister of Health Team Award for a set of publications on polymers for biomedical applications.

2011-2012 Scholarship for PhD students “Scientific potential for the economy of Mazovia” financed from Operational Programme Human Capital 2007-2013, EU.

2008 Mazovia Scholarship for PhD Students.

Research interests

  • inorganic chemistry
  • small molecules activation
  • materials chemistry
  • dynamic self-assembly
  • coordination polymers, noncovalent porous materials (NPMs), metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)
  • metal and metal oxide nanoparticles
  • mechanochemistry

Publications

  1. P. Krupiński, A. Kornowicz, K. Sokołowski, A. M. Cieślak, J. Lewiński
    Applying mechanochemistry for bottom-up synthesis and host-guest surface modification of semiconducting nanocrystals: A case of water-soluble β-cyclodextrin-coated zinc oxide
    Chemistry – a European Journal, 2016, accepted.
  2. K. Sokołowski, I. Justyniak, W. Bury, J. Grzonka, Z. Kaszkur, Ł. Mąkolski, M. Dutkiewicz, A. Lewalska, D. Kubicki, K. Wójcik, K. Kurzydłowski, J. Lewiński
    tert-Butyl(tert-Butoxy)zinc Hydroxides: Hybrid Models for Single Source Precursors of ZnO Nanocrystals
    Chemistry – a European Journal, 2015, 21, 5488–5495.
  3. K. Sokołowski, W. Bury, A. Tulewicz, A. M. Cieślak, I. Justyniak, D. Kubicki, E. Krajewska, A. Milet, R. Moszyński, J. Lewiński
    Experimental and Computational Insights into Fixation of CO2 by RZnOH Species
    Chemistry – a European Journal, 2015, 21, 5496–5503.
  4. D. Prochowicz, K. Sokołowski, I. Justyniak, A. Kornowicz, D. Fairen-Jimenez, T. Friščić, J. Lewiński
    A mechanochemical strategy for IRMOFs’ assembly based on predesigned oxo-zinc precursors
    Chemical Communications, 2015, 51, 4032-4035.
  5. I. Zielinska, J. Szlachetko, A. M. Cieślak, K. Sokołowski, J. Lewiński, J. Sá
    Synthesis, Characterization and Application to Catalysis of ZnO Nanocrystals
    Chemical science review and letters, 2015, 14, 735–745.
  6. D. Prochowicz, K. Sokołowski, J. Lewiński
    Zinc hydroxides and oxides supported by organic ligands: synthesis and structural diversity
    Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2014, 270–271, 112–126.
  7. I. Justyniak, A. Kornowicz, D. Prochowicz, K. Sokołowski, J. Lewiński
    Synthesis and structure of an arylmanganese(II) 8-hydroxyquinolinate tetranuclear cluster
    Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie, 2014, 640, 11-15.
  8. K. Sokołowski, W. Bury, D. Fairén-Jiménez, I. Justyniak, K. Sołtys, D. Prochowicz, S. Yang, M. Schröder, J. Lewiński
    Permanent porosity derived from the self-assembly of highly luminescent molecular zinc carbonate nanoclusters
    Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2013, 52, 13414.
  9. K. Sokołowski, W. Bury, I. Justyniak, A. M. Cieślak, M. Wolska, K. Sołtys, I. Dzięcielewski, J. Lewiński
    Activation of CO2 by tBuZnOH species: efficient routes to novel nanomaterials based on zinc carbonates
    Chemical Communications, 2013, 49, 5271.
  10. K. Sokołowski, I. Justyniak, W. Śliwiński, K. Sołtys, A. Tulewicz, A. Kornowicz, R. Moszyński, J. Lipkowski, J. Lewiński
    Towards a New Family of Photoluminescent Organozinc 8-Hydroxyquinolinates with a High Propensity to Form Noncovalent Porous Materials
    Chemistry – A European Journal, 2012, 18, 5637.
  11. W. Bury, E. Krajewska, M. Dutkiewicz, K. Sokołowski, I. Justyniak, Z. Kaszkur, K. J. Kurzydłowski, T. Płociński, J. Lewiński
    tert-Butylzinc Hydroxide as Efficient Predesigned Precursor of ZnO Nanoparticles
    Chemical Communications, 2011, 47, 5467.
  12. E. Olędzka, K. Sokołowski, M. Sobczak, W. Kołodziejski
    α-Amino acids as initiators of ε-caprolactone and L,L-lactide polymerization
    Polymer International, 2011, 60, 787.

Selected conferences

  1. A non-covalent porous material based on zinc carbonate nanoclusters with unique gas sorption and photoluminescent properties, K. Sokołowski, W. Bury, I. Justyniak, K. Sołtys, D. Prochowicz, J. Lewiński, International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry, Arlington, USA, July 7-11, 2013.
  2. Activation of CO2 by RZnOH species: efficient routes to novel nanomaterials based on zinc carbonates, J. Lewiński, K. Sokołowski, W. Bury, I. Justyniak, A. M. Cieślak, M. Wolska, K. Sołtys, I. Dzięcielewski, 20th EuCheMS Conference on Organometallic Chemistry, St Andrews, Scotland, June 30 – July 4, 2013.
  3. Activation of CO2 by tBuZnOH species: Efficient routes to novel nanomaterials based on zinc carbonates,  K. Sokołowski, W. Bury, I. Justyniak, A. M. Cieślak, M. Wolska, K. Sołtys, I. Dzięcielewski, J. Lewiński, 1st Warsaw-Cambridge Young Scientist Meeting
    Breaking Boundaries in Chemistry, Warsaw, Poland, March 8 – 9, 2013,
  4. Unprecedented Alkylzinc Carbonate via Bio-Inspired Route Involving RZnOH and CO2, K. Sokołowski, W. Bury, I. Justyniak, M. Wolska, K. Sołtys, A. Cieślak, and J. Lewiński, 4th Congress of the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic, August 26 – 30, 2012.
  5. Activation of CO2 by RZnOH species: bio-inspired route toward unprecedented alkylzinc carbonates, K. Sokołowski, W. Bury, I. Justyniak, M. Wolska, K. Sołtys, A. Cieślak, and J. Lewiński, XXV International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (XXV ICOMC), Lisbon, Portugal, September 2-7, 2012.
  6. A new family of photoluminescent organozinc 8-hydroxyquinolinates with high propensity to form non-covalent porous materials, K. Sołtys, K. Sokołowski, I. Justyniak, W. Śliwiński, A. Kornowicz, J. Lipkowski, , J. Lewiński, XXV International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (XXV ICOMC), Lisbon, Portugal,  September 2-7, 2012.
  7. tert-Butylzinc hydroxide as an efficient predesigned precursor of ZnO nanoparticles, K. Sokołowski, W. Bury, M. Dutkiewicz, E. Krajewska, I. Justyniak, J. Lewiński, YoungChem11, Kraków, Poland, October 12-16 , 2011.
  8. Towards efficient low-temperature predesigned precursors of ZnO nanoparticles, K. Sokołowski, W. Bury, E. Krajewska,M. Dutkiewicz, A. Lewalska, I. Justyniak, J. Lewiński, XIII Regional Seminar of PhD-Students on Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry, Liblice, Czech Republic, April 3-7, 2011.
  9. Towards new photoluminescent materials based on zinc complexes with
    8–hydroxyquinoline
    , K. Sokołowski, J. Lewiński, W. Śliwiński, W. Bury, I. Justyniak, 3rd EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, Nürnberg, Germany, August 29. – September 2. 2010.
  10. Towards new photoluminescent materials based on zinc complexes with
    8–hydroxyquinoline
    , K. Sokołowski, J. Lewiński , W. Śliwiński, W. Bury, J. Waluk, I. Justyniak, XII Regional Seminar of PhD-Students on Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry, Szklarska Poręba, October 3-7. 2009.