Scientific career:

  • 1975 – PhD, The Institute of Organic Chemistry PAS
  • 1987 – DSc (habilitation), The Department of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, Lodz University
  • 1998 – Professor

Employment track:

  • 1969-1970 – Assistant, The Institute of Organic Chemistry PAS
  • 1970-1971 – Assistant, The Institute of Organic Chemistry PAS
  • 1972-1976 – Assistant, The Center of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies PAS
  • 1976-1987 – Assistant Professor (adjunct), The Center of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies PAS
  • 1976-1987 – Associate Professsr, The Center of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies PAS
  • Since 1998 – Professor
  • Since 2002 – Professor at the Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa (during 2008-2016 – Vive –rector for Sciences and Research, since 2016 Director, Institute of Chemistry,Health and Food Chemistry)

Member of scientific organization (nominated or elected):

  • 2001-2003 – The Division of Heteroorganic Chemistry, The Polish Chemical Society, Chairman
  • 2012-2018 – The Czestochowa Division of the Polish Chemical Society, Chairman


  • 1975 – The Polish Chemical Society Award for Young Chemists
  • 1981 – The III Division of the Polish Academy of Sciences Award
  • 1972, 1974, 1976, 1980 – The Scientific Secretary of the III Division of the Polish Academy of Sciences Awards
  • 2011 – Kostanecki Medal , The Polish Chemical Society
  • 2015 – Award of the Minister of Science and Higher Education for lifetime achievement in scientific research

Editorial activity:

  1. Acting as a volume editor (volumes 33 and 39) for the publication series “Science of Synthesis, Updates Knowledge Updates (Thieme Group)
  2. Participation in the work of Editorial Boards, among other in:
    a) Phosohorus, Sulur and Silicon and the related Elements (Taylor and Francis)
    b) Current Organic Chemistry (Bentham Science)
    c) Current Green Chemistry (Bentham Science)

Advisory committees of international scientific conferences:

  1. International Symposium on the Organic Sulfur Chemistry (ISOCS)
  2. International Conference on Phosphorus Chemistry (ICPC)
  3. International Conference of Halogen Chemistry(HALCHEM)

Current research area:

  • The chemistry and stereochemistry of heteroorganic compounds
  • General synthetic methodology
  • Asymmetric synthesis
  • Chemistry of new materials


  • 164 original paper
  • 39 review articels
  • 44 book chapters
  • 1 book (co-authors, M. Mikołajczyk and P.Kiełbasiński)

Presentation at conferences:

  • more than 30 invited and plenary lectures
  • more than 20 oral communitations
  • more than 200 poster presentation

Invited university lectures:
more than 100 invited lectures (delivered in Germany Universities: Halle, Bochum, Kolonia, Regensburg, Greiswald, Berlin, Marburg, Aachen, Branschweig, Saarbrucken, Monachium, Dortmund ); in Japan (Tokio, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo University of Technology ,Tsukuba, Waseda, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Toyama, Wakayama, Hirosaki, Sendai, Morioka, Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Kitasato, Saitama, Yamaguchi, Chiba, Okayama, Tokai, Gunma, Kanazawa, Nagasaki, Japan Women University Tokyo, Osaka Prefecture University); in France ( University Marii & Piotra Curie in Paris, Caen, Reims, Rouen), in Italy (Florence, Bolonia , Mediolan, Padwa, Perugia, Cagliari); in Denmark (Copenhagen, Odense ) and at Universities in Sheffield, Budapest, Gent, Neshville and at UNAS in Kiev.

Selected references:

  1. Solvent-Free Michaelis−Arbuzov Rearrangement under Flow Conditions
    A. Jasiak, G. Mielniczak, K. Owsianik, M. Koprowski, D. Krasowska, J. Drabowicz
    J. Org. Chem. 2019, 84, 2619−2625.
  2. Diselenides and Benzisoselenazolones as Antiproliferative Agents and Glutathione- S- Transferase Inhibitors
    D. Krasowska, N. Iraci, C. Santi, J. Drabowicz, M. Cieslak, J. Kaźmierczak-Barańska, K. Królewska-Golińska, J. Magiera, L. Sancineto
    Molecules, 2019, 24, 2914-293.
  3. High-performance liquid chromatographic enantioseparation of N-aryl thioureidoalkylphosphonates and thiourylenedi(alkylphosphonates) on polysaccharide- based chiral stationary phases”
    J. Drabowicz, M. H. Kudzin, Z. H. Kudzin, P. Pokora-Sobczak
    Chirality, 2018, 30, 131-140.
  4. 1-( N – Acylamino)alkylphosphonic Acids. – Akaline Deacylation
    M. Cypryk, J. Drabowicz, B. Gostynski, M. H. Kudzin, Z. H. Kudzin, P. Urbaniak
    Molecules, 2018, 23, 859-876.
  5. Synthesis of enantioenriched aryl tert-butylphospine oxides via the cross- coupling reactions of tert-butylphenylphosphine oxide with aryl halides
    J. Chrzanowski, D. Krasowska, M. Urbaniak, P. Pokora- Sobczak, O. Demchuk, J. Drabowicz
    Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2018, 4614–4627.
  6. SDE-Phoric functional groups. Chiral sulfoxides: Asymmetric preparation and problems with the accurate determination of the stereochemical outcome”
    J. Han, V. A. Soloshonok, K. D. Klika, J. Drabowicz, A. Wzorek
    Chem. Soc. Rev., 2018, 47, 1307-1350.
  7. Heterocycles Incorporating a Pentacoordinated Hypervalent Phosphorus Atom
    D. Krasowska, P. Pokora- Sobczak, A. Jasiak, , J. Drabowicz
    Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry, 2018, 124, 175-231.
  8. Reactivity of Aminophosphonic Acids. Oxidative Dephosphonylation of 1- Aminoalkylphosphonic Acids by Aqueous Halogens
    J. Drabowicz, F. Jordan, M. H. Kudzin, Z. H. Kudzin, C. V. Stevens, P. Urbaniak
    Dalton Trans. 2016, 45, 2308- 2317.
  9. Synthesis of sulfides, sulfoxides and sulfones
    J. Drabowicz, P. Kiełbasinski, A. Zając, P. Wach-Panfiłow,
    in Comprehensive Organic Synthesis, G. A. Molander, P. Knochel (eds.), 2nd Edition, vol.6, Oxford, Elsevier 2014, pp 131-174.
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