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. He is an Associate Professor at his alma mater and the Head of the Applied Photochemistry Laboratory. 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 postdoctoral research visits. The first visit was to Professor F. Wilkinson’s lab (England) in 1995-1996, next a visit in 1998 to Professor R. P. Steer’s lab (Canada), and a visit in 1998-1999 to Professor J.K. Thomas’s laboratory in USA. Several other visits followed, to Universidade do Algarve, Faro, Portugal (Professor I.V. Khmelinskii); Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain (Professor J.L. Bourdelande); Katholiek Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium (Professor F.C. De Schryver); Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal (Professor L.F.V. Ferreira). Professor Sikorski has received a number of prestigious awards; he was awarded the Journal Grant for International Authors, by The RSC, twice, for a series of articles published in RSC Journals, and a cover of the June 2005 issue of PPS. Nowadays, his research interests focus on both pure photochemistry and its applications. A 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 to certify product origin and to monitor the effects of light on their consumer value.
Biography Updated on 21 December 2011