Division of Materials and Spectroscopic Research

1) Fourier-transform and laser UV/VIS/IR spectroscopy and molecular modeling in the study of molecules of significant importance in space exploration, environmental protection, health protection and high-tech industry.
2) Nanocomposite materials, antibacterial and antiviral coatings, as well as with other biomedical properties, resistant to tribological wear.  
3) Design and preparation of three-dimensional anode nanocatalysts for applications in fuel cells.  
4) Research on modern materials for industrial and biophysical applications using the methods of condensed phase physics.


Conducted research

Dr hab. Rafał Hakalla, prof. UR - head of the division

High-resolution rovibronic spectroscopy (in particular FT - UV / VIS) of diatomic molecules with significant astronomical, astrophysical, environmental, biological, and technological applications. Global deperturbation analyses of multistate and extensively perturbed energy structures of diatomic molecules.

Prof. dr hab. Yaroslav Bobytskyy

Simulation and shaping by laser femtosecond processing of micro / nanosurface interfaces: studies of their physical and biochemical properties, including photocatalytic properties.
Synthesis and modification of selected nanostructures by photostimulation of deposition and study of their photodynamic properties.

Dr hab. Andrzej Dziedzic, prof. UR

Selection of parameters for crystallization from the gas phase in the process of reactive magnetron sputtering and diffusion during annealing in order to obtain a specific structure, phase composition, and size of the crystallites of the coating. Antibacterial nanocomposite coatings of Ag and N doped titanium dioxide. Analysis of nanomaterial structure by TEM methods (HRTEM and HRSTEM with FFT, SAED).

Dr hab. Przemysław Kolek, prof. UR

Experimental molecular spectroscopy. Laser spectroscopy of cooled and isolated molecules in supersonic molecular beams; high resolution spectroscopy. Spectroscopy of vibronic transitions in polyatomic molecules and rovibronic transitions of small molecules. Laboratory astronomical spectroscopy.
Theoretical methods of molecular spectroscopy. Studies of electronic excited states. Vibrational analysis, vibrational structure of electronic transition bands, FC factors, vibronic coupling.
Theoretical chemistry: quantum chemistry, especially quantum chemistry studies of molecules in electronic excited states, vibrational analysis for molecules in ground and excited states. Relationships of electronic structure and molecular dynamics, as well as properties of molecules in the ground and excited states.

Dr hab. Wojciech Szajna, prof. UR

High-resolution Fourier transform emission spectroscopy of the hydrides and deuterides of the the selected metals of IIIA group and their positive ions (AlH, AlD, AlH+, AlD+, InH, InD, GaH, and GaD).
Registration and analysis of the spectra of the molecules with significant importance in astrophysical and environmental studies (CO, CO+, CH, CD, CH+, CD+).

Dr Mariusz Bester

Investigation of noise in ZnO thin layers doped with magnetic elements, as well as the influence of electromagnetic fields on biological systems (plant seeds and stem cells). Research on the technology of obtaining semiconductor thin films using PVD and PLD methods. The area of interest also includes issues in the field of telemedicine and IoT.

Dr Izabela Piotrowska

Investigations of the electron emission spectra of selected diatomic molecules, in particular the Comet-Tail system (A2Πi - X2Σ+) in the ionic CO+ molecule and its isotopologues.