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Wojciech Macyk, CEO

Joanna Macyk

Innovative Photocatalytic Solutions

Initially interested in biochemistry, he graduated from the Department of Biotechnology of Jagiellonian University in Kraków (2006). Then he changed the field of research to semiconductor photochemistry and eventually completed his Ph.D. degree at the Faculty of Chemistry of Jagiellonian University (2011).
He is a member of the Team of Photocatalysis. His research interests are focused on the border of nanotechnology and biology and the interaction of nanoparticles with biostructures and biomolecules. His research interests include mechanisms of semiconductors phototoxicity especially those involving generation of reactive oxygen species at the surface of sensitized TiO2. He is the author of several papers and book chapters, several patents and patent applications. He developed the method of sensitization of TiO2 colloids with simple organic compounds, which has found application in photocatalytic solution for contact lenses cleaning.
Since 2009 he is especially interested in the possibility of application of scientific discoveries. In 2015 he became laureate of the Top 500 Innovators Programme led by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Within the program, he took a professional internship at the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford.

Graduated from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków (1997), completed his PhD degree at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany (2000). Currently he holds the position of a full professor at the Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University. He is the head of the Department of Inorganic Chemistry, deputy dean for research and cooperation. He also leads the Team of Photocatalysis. His research interests include mechanisms of photocatalytic processes (especially those involving TiO2 photosensitization and activation of small molecules), redox properties of photocatalysts, photocatalytic detoxification and disinfection, photocatalytic carbon dioxide fixation, as well as photoelectrochemistry and spectroelectrochemistry of semiconductors. He is the author of ca. 100 papers and book chapters (cited ca. 3700 times, h = 31), several patents and patent applications. Wojciech has been a principal investigator in several international and national research projects. He supervised 10 completed PhD theses. In 2014 and 2015 he was a visiting professor at the Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, and at School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University. He was awarded with several prizes, including the award of Minister of Science and Higher Education for scientific achievements, the award of Prime Minister of Poland for habilitation work, the scholarship „Zostańcie z nami!” (“Stay with us!”) granted by the Polityka journal, the scholarship for young researchers granted by the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP), Albert Weller Prize granted by the German Chemical Society (GDCh, Germany), the prize of Staedtler Foundation for PhD thesis (Germany), the prize of Procter&Gamble for Master thesis, the silver medal at 24th International Chemistry Olympiad, Pittsburgh-Washington, USA (1992).

Graduated from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, specialization in biological chemistry (1997), Joanna received her PhD in chemistry at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany in 2002. She has fifteen years of experience in the field of pharmacy, including radiopharmacy (she was employed in Pliva, Teva and Voxel). She actively works in the areas of quality control, research and development, quality assurance and pharmaceuticals production as an analyst, quality control manager and qualified person (QP). Her experience is focused on building and managing laboratories in accordance with quality systems guidelines, in particular on ensuring the quality and safety of production. She is a consultant in implementation of GLP, GMP and related quality assurance systems in laboratories, including:

  • development, optimization, verification, validation and transfer of technologies and analytical methods,
  • preparation of GLP and GMP documentation (SOP’s, instructions, control and validation documentation),
  • preparation for audits in the areas of production and quality control,
  • adapting laboratories to ISO, GLP and GMP systems,
  • accomplishing requirements in implementation of medicinal products at Polish, European and American markets.

She also willingly shares her experience with students and young scientists as a lecturer at the Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University. As certified Project Manager Specialist (IPMA Poland, Level D) she is also involved in planing and complementing of project management.