Scientific career:

  • 1962-1964 – University of Lodz, Dept. of Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry
  • 1964-1968 – Moscow State University, Dept. of Physics
  • 1968 – M.Sc., theoretical physics, Moscow State University
  • 1968-1969 – Technical University of Lodz, Dept. of Chemistry, Assistant
  • 1969-1972 – Technical University of Lodz, Predoctoral Studies
  • 1972 – Center of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies: Research Assistant (1972), Adiunkt and Group Leader (1974), Associate Professor (1989), Full Professor (1997)
  • 1974 – Ph.D., Technical University of Lodz
  • 1996 – D.Sc., Technical University of Lodz

Member of scientific organization (nominated or elected):

  • 1997 – Member of the International Polymer Colloid Group
  • 1998 – Chairman of the Biomaterials Commission of the Lodz Branch of Polish Academy of Sciences
  • 2000 – General Secretary of the European Polymer Federation
  • 2004 – Member of Executive Board of the Polish Materials Research Society

Member of editorial boards:

  • E-Polymers
  • Macromolecular Bioscience
  • Polymers for Advanced Technologies
  • Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology
  • Recent Patents on Materials Science (MATS)
  • Macedonian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering


  • 1983 – Award of the Division III of Polish Academy of Sciences for studies of polymerization of heterocyclic monomers
  • 1986 – Award of Polish Chemical Society for set of papers on structure of active centers and mechanism of ionic polymerization of heterocyclic monomers

Current research area:

Fundamental and applied studies on polymer microspheres and related materials for medical applications, in particular for medical diagnostics and drug delivery, including the following topics:

  • Synthesis of polymer microspheres suitable for controlled adsorption and covalent immobilization of biologically active compounds, mainly proteins and oligonucleotides.
  • Synthesis of fluorescent and colored microspheres.
  • Direct synthesis of biodegradable microspheres by ionic (or pseudoionic) ring-opening dispersion polymerization of heterocyclic monomers (drug carriers and carriers of other bioactive compounds).
  • Studies on nanoparticles formed from biodegradable polymers.
  • Studies of surface layers of microspheres (chemical composition, segmental mobility, distribution of functional groups)
  • Studies of conformational changes of proteins at polymer-solvent interfaces.
  • Studies of relations between biologic activity of proteins attached onto microspheres and structure and chemical composition of microsphere surface layers.
  • Studies of microsphere assemblies on liquid-solid interfaces.
  • Fabrication and characterization of microsphere-related materials for medical diagnostics (reagents for aggregation tests and components for manufacturing of biosensors)
  • Fabrication of polymer scaffolds for tissue engineering.

Selected references:

  1. T. Basinska, S. Slomkowski, A. Dworak, I. Panchev, M.M. Chehimi
    Synthesis and characterization of poly(styrene/t-butoxy-vinylbenzyl-poliglicydol) microspheres
    Colloid Polym. Sci, 279, 916-924 (2001)
  2. H. Cohen, R.J. Levy, J. Gao, I. Fishbein, V. Kousaev, S. Sosnowski, S. Slomkowski, G. Golomb
    Sustained delivery and expression of DNA encapsulated in polymeric particles
    Gene Therapy, 7, 1896-1905 (2000)
  3. L. Brauge, A.-M. Caminade, J.-P. Majoral, S.Slomkowski, M. Wolszczak
    Segmental mobility in phosphorus containing dendrimers. Studies by fluorescent spectroscopy
    Macromolecules, 34, 5599-5606 (2001)
  4. A. Azioune, M.M. Chehimi, B. Miksa, T. Basinska, S. Slomkowski
    The hydrophobic protein-polypyrrole interactions: the role of van der Waals and Lewis acid-base forces as determined by contact angle measurements
    Langmuir, 18, 1150-1156 (2002)
  5. S.Slomkowski
    Preparation of biodegradable particles by polymerization processes in Colloidal biomolecules, biomterials, and biomedical applications,
    ed. A.Elaissari, Surfactant Science Series, Volume 116, Marcel Dekker, New York, Chapter 14, pp 371-427, 2003
  6. T.Basinska, S.Slomkowski, S.Kazmierski, A.Dworak, M.M. Chehimi
    Structure and properties of surface layer of poly(styrene/α-t-butoxy-ω-polyglycidol) microspheres
    J. Polym. Sci., part A, 42, 615-623 (2004)
  7. E.Przerwa, S.Sosnowski, S.Slomkowski
    Deposition of poly(styrene/α-tert butoxy-ω-vinyl benzyl polyglycidol) microspheres on mica plates crossing the liquid air interface formation of ordered assemblies
    Langmuir, 20, 4684-4689 (2004)
  8. W.Jakubowski, J.-F.Lutz, S.Slomkowski, K.Matyjaszewski
    Block and Random Copolymers as Surfactants for Dispersion Polymerization. 1. Synthesis via Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization and Anionic Ring Opening Polymerization
    Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 43, 1498-1510 (2005)
  9. S.Slomkowski
    Polyester nano and microparticles by polymerization and by self assembly of macromolecules in Nanoparticles for Pharmaceutical Applications
    R. Kumar, Y. Tabata, A. Domb (eds), American Scientific Publisher, Stevenson Ranch, Cal., 2007, chapter 16, pp 288-303
  10. T.Matrab, M.M. Chehimi, J. Pinson, S.Slomkowski, T.Basinska
    Growth of polymer brushes by atom transfer radical polymerization from glassy carbon modified by electro-grafted initiators based on aryl diazonium salts
    Surf. Interf. Anal., 38, 565-568 (2006)
  11. G.Shustak, M.Gadzinowski, S.Slomkowski, D.Mandler, A.Domb
    A novel electrochemically synthesized biodegradable thin film of polypyrrole/polyethyleneglycol-polylactic acid nanoparticles
    New Journal of Chemistry, 31, 163-168 (2007)
  12. S.Penczek, M.Cypryk, A.Duda, P.Kubisa, S.Slomkowski
    Living ring-opening polymerizations of heterocyclic monomers
    Progr. Polym. Sci. 32, 247-282 (2007)
  13. T.Basinska, S.Slomkowski, S.Kazmierski, M.M. Chehimi
    Properties of poly(styrene/α-tert-butoxy-ω-vinylbenzyl-polyglycidol) microspheres suspended in water. Effect of sodium chloride and temperature on the particles diameter and electrophoretic mobility
    Langmuir, 24, 8465-8472 (2008)
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