Aneta Kowalska

DSC_0603 Aneta Aniela Kowalska, Ph.D.
Associate Researcher,
Institute of Physical Chemistry
Polish Academy of Sciences
tel: +48 22 343 2076email: akowalska@ichf.edu.pl

 

Educations:

2006
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry
Technical University of Lodz,
Department of Molecular Physics,
Faculty of Chemistry
Specialization: Chemistry of Solid State
Dissertation on „Synthesis and Raman spectroscopy of salts of the tetrathiafulvalene derivatives of different stoichiometry”
(28th of February 2006 – granted day).

2001
Masters Degree in Chemistry
University of Lodz,
Department of Physics and Chemistry,
Faculty of Chemistry
Specialization: Chemistry and Physics Teacher
Diploma Thesis on “Changes in the heat capacity of 2-(dodecyloxypentaetoxy)ethanole with water mixtures in dependence of composition and temperature – microheterogeneous phenomenon”
(26th of June 2001 – granted day).

Scientific career:

01.09.2013-present
Researcher position, Coordination Complexes and Functional Materials Group, Institute of
Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, , 44/52 Marcina Kasprzaka, 01-224 Warsaw, Poland
Responsibilities:
• The Raman Spectroscopy  investigation of a new prepared ZnO with OH, CO2 and other functional groups,
• Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS),
• Preparation of funding applications to national and international agencies

01.09.2012-31.08.2013
Senior Specialist, Laboratory of High Pressures, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish
Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Responsibilities:
• Preparation of SERS platform to be used in future as biomedical ELISA-like tests
• The Raman Spectroscopy  of hydrogen-reach materials,
• Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS)

01.07.2009 – 31.08.2012 – Parental Leave

01.01.2009-30.06.2009
DFG Heisenberg Excellence Fellow (DFG – Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, German Research Foundation) in the framework of the project “Engineering optical antennae” in The Light Technology Institute, Karlsruhe, Germany
Responsibilities:
• Investigations on spin-coated polymer films doped with quantum dots
• Optimization methods to study the films using Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Scanning Near-field Optical Microscopy (SNOM)
• Two-photons Fluorescence Spectroscopy of prepared samples

10.2006-10.2008
JSPS Postdoctoral fellow (JSPS- Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, provided for two years) in the Institute for Molecular Science (IMS), Okazaki, Japan
Responsibilities:
• Semiconducting molecular crystals thin film preparation by dip-coating and electrocrystallisation technique, and characterization by Reflectance and Raman Spectroscopy
• Second Harmonic Generation below the phase transition temperatures of obtained crystals
• Presenting results of research in the form of publications, research reports and oral presentations

Award: FY2006 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship
for two years in Okazaki, Japan.

01.01.2006-10.2006
Ph. D. Raman Spectroscopy specialist within the framework of European Network of
Excellence NANOFUN-POLY and NAIMO project (6 FP EU) in Technical University of Lodz, Poland, Department of Molecular Physics
Responsibilities:
• Characterizations of low molecular semiconducting organic materials by Raman Spectroscopy –anisotropy of observed properties
• Quantum-mechanical computing for identifications of observed bands in Raman Spectroscopy
• Financial support applications and preparation of the XV National Polish Conference “Molecular Crystals 2006“, 19-23rd of September 2006 in Lodz-Smardzewice, Poland

01.04.2005-31.06.2005
Marie Curie Training Site in Labolatoire de Chimie de Coordination, Toulouse, France,
Electrodeposition and characterization of thin films of (BEDT-TTF)[Ni(dmit)2]2.

01.10.2004-31.12.2004
Marie Curie Training Site in Labolatoire de Chimie de Coordination, Toulouse, France,
Electrodeposition and characterization of thin films of (BET-TTF)2XF6 (where X = P, Sb).

Award: Marie Curie Training Site (MC) Fellowship for six months in Toulouse, France.

01.02.2002-15.03.2002
Training Site in the Institut de Cienca de Materials, Barcelona, Spain, Synthesis of BET-TTF and electrocrystallization of single crystals based on its.

Patent:
A. A. Kowalska, A. Kaminska, W. Adamkiewicz, M. Tkacz (Polish Academy of Science),
P-404988, 2013