Dr. habil. Szymon Chorąży

Associate professor

Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University

 

Contact

Email: chorazy@chemia.uj.edu.pl 

tel.: +48 12 686 2479

Office: Faculty of Chemistry, room C2-28

 

Current research topics

Design, synthesis, and detailed physico-chemical characterization of functional luminescent materials linking light emission phenomena with magnetic and electric properties, chirality, and sensitivity to external physical and chemical stimuli. More details regarding the research work can be found in the Research section.

 

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Education

2010 – MSc in chemistry received at the Faculty of Chemistry JU; MSc thesis prepared under the supervision of prof. Barbara Sieklucka (Inorganic Molecular Materials Group) working on novel magnetic coordination systems based on octacyanidometallates.

2014 – PhD in chemical sciences after finishing the PhD studies at the Faculty of Chemistry JU under the supervision of prof. Barbara Sieklucka (Inorganic Molecular Materials Group), realized within the frame of International PhD Studies Programme financed by the Foundation of Polish Science and European Regional Development Fund; the PhD project entitled “Functional molecular materials” realized in cooperation with prof. Shin-ichi Ohkoshi (Solid State Physical Chemistry Group, Department of Chemistry, School of Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan); the title of PhD thesis: „Multifunctional magnetic molecular materials based on 3d/4f metal ions and octacyanidometallates”.

2019 – Habilitation in chemical sciences received from the council of the Faculty of Chemistry JU for the scientific achievement entitled “Cyanido complexes of transition metals in the construction of photoluminescent molecular magnets and unique spin crossover systems”.

Employment

2014-2016 – Project assistant professor in Department of Chemistry, School of Science, The University of Tokyo (Japan), in Solid State Physical Chemistry Group of prof. Shin-ichi Ohkoshi, financed with the Global Science Course Programme realized at The University of Tokyo.

since 2016 – Assistant professor (since 2019 Assistant professor with habilitation) in Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University in Inorganic Molecular Materials Group of prof. Barbara Sieklucka; since 2021 head of Multifunctional Luminescent Materials Group.

Research experience 

2014-2016 Research internship in Department of Chemistry, School of Science, The University of Tokyo (Japan), in Solid State Physical Chemistry Group of prof. Shin-ichi Ohkoshi.

2015-2017  PI of Iuventus Plus research grant of Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the project entitled “Construction of advanced molecular switches exploring spin transitions and charge transfer” (grant no. IP2014 006073).

2017-2019  PI of Sonata-11 research grant of National Science Centre of Poland, the project entitled “Construction of photoluminescent heterometallic coordination architectures with cyanide bridges” (grant no. 2016/21/D/ST5/01634).

since 2019   PI of Opus-15 research grant of the National Science Centre of Poland, the project entitled “Generation of strong photoluminescence and strong magnetic anisotropy through desolvation and further post-synthetic functionalization of novel d-f coordination networks” (grant no. 2018/29/B/ST5/00337).

since 2020   PI of Sonata Bis-9 research grant of National Science Centre of Poland, the project entitled “Luminescent molecular ferroelectrics based on cyanide metal complexes for effective switching of light emission” (grant no. 2019/34/E/ST5/00148).

since 2022   PI of Opus-21 research grant of the National Science Centre of Poland, the project entitled “Lanthanide complexes functionalized by cyanido metalloligands as luminescent molecular nanomagnets highly sensitive to chemical stimuli and temperature” (grant no. 2021/41/B/ST5/02544).

Supervision of two Diamond Grants of Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education as well as two Preludium research grants of National Science Centre of Poland.

Selected awards, distinctions, and other achievements

2014 – Scholarship for talented young researchers within the START 2014 programme awarded by the Foundation of Polish Science.

2015 – Scholarship for talented young researchers within the START 2015 programme awarded by the Foundation of Polish Science.

2016-2019 – Scholarship for outstanding young scientists awarded by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

2017, 2019 – Organization (role of a conference secretary) of two editions of the International Conference on Functional Molecular Materials (FUNMAT 2017 and FUNMAT 2019).

2019 – Starting Career Talk Grant for 10 most promising young scientists from the field of molecular magnetism awarded by the scientific committee of 7th European Conference on Molecular Magnetism (ECMM 2019).

2021 – Włodzimierz Kołos scientific award of the 3rd Department of Polish Academy of Sciences in the field of chemistry for the achievement entitled “Application of cyanido complexes of transition metals in controlling magnetic and optical properties of novel functional molecular materials”.

since 2022 – Member of Polish Young Academy of Polish Academy of Sciences.

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