Department of Molecular Engineering

DEPARTMENT OF MOLECULAR ENGINEERING


                Head: prof. Jacek Tyczkowski

 



Our paradigm: Cold plasma as a tool for molecular engineering

The scientific activity of the Department of Molecular Engineering covers a wide spectrum of research works in the field of molecular engineering, for which the common denominator is the use of cold plasma techniques as an excellent tool to realize molecular projects. The technology of cold (non-equilibrium) plasma is a very useful method that allows both the production of new nanomaterials and the modification of the surface of conventional materials in accordance with the assumed molecular design.
 
RESEARCH TOPICS

-  Engineering of low temperature plasma
-  Chemistry of plasma processes
-  New active nanomaterials for electrochemical cells and water splitting
-  Hydrogen production by plasma discharges in water
-  New catalytic nanomaterials
-  Molecular and electronic structure of thin-film materials
-  Molecular engineering of surfaces
-  Processes of CO2 conversions
-  Plasma in medicine applications
-  Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs)
-  Photoprocesses: photocatalysis, photosensibilization, photocatalytic ozonation
 

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MAIN EQUIPMENT

 - Non-equilibrium (cold) plasma reactors (low-pressure, atmospheric pressure; AF, RF, MW; two-electrode, three-electrode, micro jets, etc.)
-  XPS Spectrometer (Kratos Analytical Axis Ultra DLD, XPS, Auger/SEM, UPS, ISS, CatCell)
-  Scanning Electron Microscope SEM + EDX (Quanta FEI 200F, Oxford Instruments X – Max50)
-  Atomic Force Microscope AFM (Veeco Multimode AFM – Nanoskope 3D)
-  FTIR Spectrometers (Jasco 6200 and Jasco 4200 with special equipment: ATR, diffuse reflectance, IRS microscopic accessory etc.)
-  UV/VIS spectrometer (UV-1800, SHIMADZU, equipped with: thin layer measuring attachment, Nano Stick micro volume cuvette -SCINCO, etc)
-  Spectrofluorometer (RF-6000, SHIMADZU)
-  Optical Emission Spectrometer (Ocean Optics model HR 4000)
-  Goniometer (KSV Theta Optical Tensiometer)
-  Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer (Hiden Analytical Ltd EQP 1000)
-  Catalytic and calorimetric reactors  (CPA201 Syrris Ltd.) + gas chromatograph (SRI8610 MG2)
   CSTR reactor+ gas chromatograph (barrier discharge ionization detector - BID) /mass spectrometer,  GC/MS (Shimadzu)
-  Potentiostat (AutoLab PGSTAT302N)

CONTACT
Lodz University of  Technology
Department of Molecular Engineering
Faculty of Process and Environmental Engineering
Wolczanska 213 Str.
93-005 LODZ
tel.: +48 42 6313723, +48 42 6313678
e-mail: jacek.tyczkowski@p.lodz.pl

Team members and contact details