Daniel Prochowicz

Daniel Prochowicz

Postdoctoral Researcher

Institute of Physical Chemistry

Polish Academy of Sciences

email: dprochow@gmail.com




07.2018 – present Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences

09.2016- 06.2018  – Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), MSCA-IF


06.2013: PhD defence “Chosen zinc and copper complexes as building units in the construction of coordination polymers” Chemistry at Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland.

Scholarships, Grants & Awards

11.2018-10.2020 – Research grant “HOMING” founded by the Foundation for Polish Science

Project title: Organic-Inorganic Halide Perovskites: Synthesis, structural features, optical properties and photovoltaic applications

09.2016-02.2018 – Individual Fellowship within Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions

Project title: Mechanochemical Approach to Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Materials for Perovskite Solar Cells” (MatchForSolar, No. 707168)

2016 – Scholarship for Young Researcher founded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education

2014 – Fellowship for Young Scientist “START” founded by the Foundation for Polish Science

2011-2012: Research grant from National Science Centre

Project title: Novel approaches to the synthesis of microporous hybrid inorganic-organic materials based on zinc oxocarboxylate clusters

2010-2011: Research grant from Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

Project title: Homochiral metalloligand and coordination polymers based on copper derivatives of Cinchona alkaloids

Research interests

  • homochiral coordination polymers,
  • hybrid inorganic-organic materials (MOFs),
  • mechanochemistry and solid-state chemistry for new materials synthesis
  • photovoltaic, perovskite solar cells



46. Mohammad M. Tavakoli, P. Yadav, D. Prochowicz, M. Sponseller, A. Osherov, V. Bulović, J. Kong, Adv. Energy Mater. 2019, doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201803587

45. M. Saski, D. Prochowicz, W. Marynowski, J. Lewiński, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2019, https://doi.org/10.1002/ejic.201801506

44. D. Prochowicz, M. M. Tavakoli, A. Kalam, R. D. Chavan, S. Trivedi, M. Kumarh, P. Yadav, J. Mater. Chem. A 2019, 7, 8218.

43. D. Prochowicz, R. Runjhun, M. M. Tavakoli, P. Yadav, M. Saski, A. Q. Analazi, D. J. Kubicki, Z. Kaszkur, S. M. Zakeeruddin, J. Lewiński, M. Grätzel, Chem. Mater. 2019, 31, 1620.

42. D. J. Kubicki, D. Prochowicz, A. Pinon, G. Stevanato, A. Hofstetter, S. M. Zakeeruddin, M. Grätzel, L. Emsley, J. Mater. Chem. A 2019, 7, 2236.

41. D. Prochowicz, M. M. Tavakoli, A. Solanki, T. W. Goh, T. C. Sum, P. Yadav,  J. Mater. Chem. C 2019, 7, 1273.

40. M. M. Tavakoli, P. Yadav, D. Prochowicz, R. Tavakoli, M. Saliba, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 2019, 52, 034005.

39. W. Xiang, Z. Wang, D. J Kubicki, W. Tress, J. Luo, D. Prochowicz, S. Akin, L. Emsley, J. Zhou, G. Dietler, M. Grätzel, A. Hagfeldt, Joule, 2019, 3,  205.


38. M. M. Tavakoli, D. Prochowicz, P. Yadav, R. Tavakoli, M. Saliba, Eng. Sci. 2018, 3, 48.

37. D. Prochowicz, J. Nawrocki, M. Terlecki, W. Marynowski, J. Lewiński, Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 13437.

36. D. Prochowicz, M. M. Tavakoli, S.-H. Turren-Cruz, K. Pandey, M. Saliba, P. Yadav, Sustain Energy Fuels, 2018, 2. 2407. This article is part of the themed collection: Perovskite solar cells

35. M. M. Tavakoli, R. Tavakoli, D. Prochowicz, P. Yadav, M. Saliba, Mol. Syst. Des. Eng. 2018, 3, 717. Themed collection: Perovskite Based Optoelectronics: Molecular Design Perspectives


33. P. Yadav, S. H. Turren Cruz, D. Prochowicz, M. M. Tavakoli, K. Pandey, S. M. Zakeeruddin, M. Grätzel, A. Hagfeldt, M. Saliba, J. Phys. Chem. C. 2018, 122, 15149

32. D. J. Kubicki, D. Prochowicz, A. Hofstetter, S. M. Zakeeruddin, M. Grätzel, L. Emsley. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018,140, 7232.

31. D. Prochowicz, P. Yadav, M. Saliba, D.J. Kubicki, M.M. Tavakoli, S.M. Zakeeruddin, J. Lewiński, L. Emsley, M. Grätzel, Nano Energy, 2018, 49, 523.

30. M. Leszczyński, A. Kornowicz, D. Prochowicz, I. Justyniak, K. Noworyta, J. Lewinski, Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 4803.

29. D. J. Kubicki, D. Prochowicz, A. Hofstetter, M. Saski, P. Yadav, D. Bi, N. Pellet, J. Lewinski, S. M. Zakeeruddin, M. Grätzel, L. Emsley. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 3345.


28. P. Yadav, D. Prochowicz, E. A Alharbi, S. M. Zakeeruddin, M. Grätzel. J. Mater. Chem. C 2017, 5, 7799.

27. D. Prochowicz, A. Kornowicz, J. Lewiński. Chem. Rev. 2017, 117, 13461.

26. D. J. Kubicki, D. Prochowicz, A. Hofstetter, S. M. Zakeeruddin, M. Grätzel, L. Emsley. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 14173.

25. D.  J. Kubicki, D.  Prochowicz, A. Hofstetter, P.  Pechy, S.  M. Zakeeruddin, M.  Grätzel, L.  Emsley. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 10055.

24. D. Prochowicz, P. Yadav, M. Saliba, M. Saski, S. M. Zakeeruddin, J. Lewinski, M. Grätzel. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 9, 28418.

23. P. Yadav, D. Prochowicz, M. Saliba , P. P. Boix, S. M. Zakeeruddin, M. Grätzel. Crystals 2017, 7, 252.

22. D. Prochowicz, Y. P. Kumar, M. Saliba, M. Saski, S. M. Zakeeruddin, J. Lewiński, M. Grätzel. Sustainable Energy Fuels 2017, 1, 689.

21. I. Justyniak, D. Prochowicz, A. Tulewicz, W. Bury, P. Goś, J. Lewiński. Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 669.

20. J. Lewiński, D. Prochowicz in J. L. Atwood, (ed.) Comprehensive Supramolecular Chemistry II, vol. 6, 279–304. Oxford: Elsevier, 2017.

19. A. Kornowicz, M. Terlecki, D. Prochowicz, C. Pichon, I. Justyniak, W. Bury, Z. Wróbel, J.-P. Sutter, J. Lewiński. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2017, 1392

18. Z. Iskierko, P. S. Sharma, D. Prochowicz, K. Fronc, F. D’Souza, D. Toczydłowska, F. Stefaniak, K Noworyta. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2016, 8, 19860

17. J. Janczak, D. Prochowicz, J. Lewiński, D. Fairen-Jimenez, T. Bereta, J. Lisowski Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 2, 598

16. D. Prochowicz, A. Kornowicz, I. Justyniak, J. Lewiński, Coord. Chem. Rev. 2016, p. 331-345. Metal complexes based on cyclodextrins: synthesis and structural diversity

15. D. Prochowicz, M. Franckevičius, A. M. Cieślak, S. M. Zakeeruddin, M. Grätzel, J. Lewiński, J. Mater. Chem. A 2015, Accepted. Mechanosynthesis of the hybrid perovskite CH3NH3PbI3: Characterization and the Corresponding Solar Cell Efficiency

14. J. Paczesny, K. Wybrańska, J. Niedziółka-Jönsson, E. Roźniecka, M. Wadowska, P. Zawal, I. Malka, I. Dzięcielewski, D. Prochowicz, R. Hołyst, M. Fiałkowski, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 64083. Hollow microtubes made of carbon, boron and gold: novel semiconducting nanocomposite material for applications in electrochemistry and temperature sensing

13. N. Nedelko, A. Kornowicz, I. Justyniak, P. Aleshkevych, D. Prochowicz, P. Krupiński, O. Dorosh, A. Ślawska-Waniewska, J. Lewiński, Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 12870. Supramolecular control over molecular magnetic materials: γ-cyclodextrin-templated grid of Co(II) single-ion magnets

12. D. Prochowicz, K. Sokołowski, I. Justyniak, A. Kornowicz, D. Fairen-Jimenez, T. Friščić, J. Lewiński, Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 4032. Towards mechanochemical assembly of IRMOF enabled by pre-designed oxo-zinc precursors

11. 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. 

10. I. Justyniak, W. Bury, D. Prochowicz, K. Wójcik, J. Zachara, J. Lewiński 

 Toward Coordination Polymers Based on Fine-Tuneable Group 13 Organometallic Phthalates. Inorganic Chemistry, 2014, 53, 7270-7275.

9. D. Prochowicz, I. Justyniak, A. Kornowicz, S. Komorski, J. Lewiński. Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 2014, 46, 216-218. A solvothermal and mechanochemical strategy for the construction of chiral N,N-ditopic metalloligands: Oxygenation process of a Cu(I)X/Quinine system

8. 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. K. Sokołowski, W. Bury, I. Justyniak, D. Fairén-Jiménez, 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, 13414-13418

6. W. Bury, I. Justyniak, D. Prochowicz, A. Rola-Noworyta, J. Lewiński
Oxozinc Carboxylate Complexes: A New Synthetic Approach and the Carboxylate Ligand Effect on the Non-Covalent Interactions-Driven Self-Assembly
Inorganic Chemistry, 2012, 51, 7410.

5. W. Bury, I. Justyniak, D. Prochowicz, Z. Wróbel, J. Lewiński
Oxozinc Carboxylates: A Predesigned Platform for Modelling Prototypical Zn-MOFs’ Reactivity Toward Water and Donor Solvents
Chemical Communications, 2012, 48, 7362

4. D. Prochowicz, I. Justyniak, A. Kornowicz, T. Kaczorowski, Z. Kaszkur, J. Lewiński
Construction of porous homochiral coordination polymer with two types of CunIn alternating units linked by quinine: A solvothermal and a mechanochemical approach
Chemistry – A European Journal, 2012, 18, 7367

3. T. Kaczorowski, I. Justyniak, D. Prochowicz, K. Zelga, A. Kornowicz, J. Lewiński
New Insights into Cinchonine-Aluminium Complexes and Their Application as Chiral Building Blocks: Unprecedented Ligand-Exchange Processes in the Presence of ZnR2 CompoundsChem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 13460.

2. J. Lewiński, T. Kaczorowski, I. Justyniak, D. Prochowicz
Development of chiral N,N-ditopic metalloligands based on a Cinchona alkaloids’ backbone for constructing homochiral coordination polymersChem. Commun. 2011, 47, 950

1. J. Lewiński, T. Kaczorowski, D. Prochowicz, T. Lipińska, I. Justyniak, Z. Kaszkur, J. Lipkowski
Towards Inorganic-Organic Materials of Desired Functions Based on a Cinchona Alkaloid Metal Complexes: Non-Covalent Porous Materials with Intriguing Gas Separation Properties. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 7035