Marek Sikorski, born in 1961, received his M.S. degree in physics and Ph.D. and D.S. degrees in chemistry, from the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland. Since 2012, he has been a Professor at his alma mater and the Head of the Laboratory of Applied Photochemistry from 2006. His international collaboration began in 1989 starting with his first visit to the Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion, Novosibirsk, Russia, where he met Professor I. Khmelinskii. He did several postdoc research visits. Sikorski has received a number of prestigious awards; he was awarded the Journal Grant for International Authors twice. Nowadays, his research interests focus on both pure photochemistry and its applications. Special commitment is given to an ongoing study of photophysics and electronic structure of biologically important flavins. The expertise of his group in pure photochemistry and photophysics enables him to efficiently study systems of practical importance, including beers, edible oils in general and olive oils in particular, kraft pulps, and dental materials. The group is interested in light resistance of such materials and in usage of modern spectral, photophysical, and statistical techniques, developing methods allowing certification of product origin and monitoring of the effects of light on their consumer value.
Biography Updated on 29 December 2013