Division of Polymer Materials Engineering

Research in Department of Engineering of Polymer Materials is directed towards development of molecular engineering methods of synthesis of macromolecules, macromolecular aggregates, nano- and microparticles and particle assemblies as well as towards development of chemical processes at interfaces suitable for applications in medicine, biology, for construction of biosensors and optical sensors. In particular, we are interested in:

  • Fundamental studies of ring-opening polymerization of heterocyclic compounds, on polycondensation and polymerization at interfaces.
  • Synthesis of polymers (siloxanes, polyesters, polyethers) with tailored architecture and molecular weight, polymers decorated with functional groups suitable for immobilization of bioactive compounds, receptors, whole proteins (including enzymes), groups responding to external stimuli.
  • Self-assembly of macromolecules into colloidal particles.
  • Behavior of molecules at interfaces. Modification of silica, glass, silicon wafers and metal surfaces by coating with siloxanes, polyesters and other macromolecular systems.
  • Modification methods include coating, grafting from and onto the surface, chemical vapor deposition as well as nano- and microparticle deposition.
  • Interactions of proteins, oligopeptides, oligonucleotides and living cells with polymer surfaces and with polymer nano- and microparticles. Relations between chemical and physicochemical characteristics of interfacial layer and activity of adsorbed and/or covalently immobilized biomolecules.
  • Fabrication of materials for sensors and for various medical diagnostic systems.
  • Development of colloidal drug delivery systems.
  • Fabrication of polymer supports used in biotechnology and in tissue engineering.
  • Theoretical methods (molecular modeling) and physicochemical techniques used for studies polymerization and polymerization related reactions as well as interactions of atoms, ions and small molecules with macromolecules.

N. Griffete, M. Dybkowska, B. Glebocki, T. Basinska, C. Connan, A. Maître, M.M. Chehimi, S. Slomkowski, C. Mangeney,
Thermoresponsive colloidal crystals built from core-shell poly(styrene/α-tert-butoxy-ω-vinylbenzylpolyglycidol) microspheres,
Langmuir, 26, 11550–11557 (2010)

U. Mizerska,W. Fortuniak, J. Chojnowski, K. Turecka, A. Konopacka, W. Werel,
Antimicrobial Siloxane Statistical and graft copolymers substituted with t-butylamine and t-
butylammonium biocidal functions, J Inorg Organomet Polym.,
20, 554–563 (2010)

W.A. Stańczyk, A. Szeląg, J. Kurjata, A. Walczak, E. Nowinowski-Kruszelnicki,
Liquid Crystal Mono- and Nano-layer covalently bonded to silicon and silica surface for Alignment of LC Layers,
Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst., 526, 18–27 (2010)

A. M. Wróbel, I. Błaszczyk-Łężak, P. Uznański, B. Głębocki,
Silicon carboniotride(SiCN) films by remote hydrogen microwave plasma CVD from tris(dimethylamino)silane as novel single-source precursor,
Chem. Vap. Deposition, 16, 211-215 (2010)

S. Slomkowski, T. Basinska,
Polymer nano- and microparticle based systems for medical diagnostics,
Macromolecular Symposia, 295, 13-22 (2010)

W. Fortuniak, U. Mizerska, J. Chojnowski, T. Basinska, S. Slomkowski, M.M. Chehimi, A. Konopacka, K. Turecka, W. Werel,
Polysiloxanes with quaternary ammonium salt biocidal functions and their behavior when incorporated into a silicone elastomer network,
J. Inorg. Organometal. Polym. Mater., 21, 576–589 (2011)

S. Slomkowski, M. Gosecki,
Progress in nanoparticulate systems for peptide, proteins and nucleic acid drug delivery,
Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, 11, 1823–1839 (2011)

A. Kowalewska,
Preparation of microporous hybrid materials by thermal removal of sterically hindered carbosilane side groups,
J. Inorg Organomet. Polym. Mat., 21, 244–253 (2011)

A. M. Wrobel, I. Blaszczyk-Lezak, P. Uznanski, B. Głębocki,
Remote hydrogen microwave plasma chemical vapor deposition of amorphous silicon carbonitride (a-SiCN) coatings derived from tris(dimethylamino)silane,
Plasma Processes and Polymers, 8, 542–556 (2011)

S. Gam-Derouich, M. Gosecka, S. Lepinay, M. Turmine, B. Carbonnier, T. Basinska, S. Slomkowski, D. Ben Hassen-Chehimi, A. Othmane, M. M. Chehimi,
Highly hydrophilic surfaces from polyglycidol grafts,
Langmuir, 27, 9285–9294 (2011)

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