Bioinspired catalysis for sustainable, light-induced processes

The constant emission of toxic pollutants generated by industry has overwhelmed nature. An era of environmental awareness has begun, and it is the researcher who is at the forefront of this battle seeking better and greener ways to solve the problem of pollution. It is the goal of this project to provide means to create methods for both generating greener production of valuable chemicals and degradation of organic compounds. Although both ideas seem contradictory, a chemist sees them as complex organic reactions that require a imagination and determination to succeed. To address the sustainability issues, we will examine vitamin B12 as a natural, nontoxic catalyst for light-induced organic transformations, which, in due course, will enable design of new systems for environment remediation. Parallel synthetic work, development of photocatalysts, and mechanistic investigations conducted by Prof. Gryko, Su, Hisaeda, and Miranda will assure the timely progress of the project.

Members

Group Leader

Dorota GrykoDorota
Gryko
Prof.

Lab Manager

Sabina SmoleńSabina
Smoleń
Ph.D.

Post-Docs

Katarzyna Rybicka-JasińskaKatarzyna
Rybicka-Jasińska
Ph.D.

Graduate Students

Aleksandra PotrzĄsajAleksandra
PotrzĄsaj
M.Sc.
Krzysztof StasiakKrzysztof
Stasiak
M.Sc.
Aleksandra WincenciukAleksandra
Wincenciuk
M.Sc.

Undergraduate Students

Jakub DurkaJakub
Durka
Martyna SieńkowskaMartyna
Sieńkowska