Grzegorz Lapienis is working in the Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies, the Polish Academy of Sciences, Lodz, Poland, as Assistant Professor. He received his M.S. (1970) and Ph.D. (1975) degrees, both, in polymer chemistry from Technical University in Lodz, and the D.S. degree (2010) in chemical sciences from the Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies. In years 1978-1979 he held postdoctoral positions at the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, the Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK, with Professor K. J. Ivin. He was working for many years with Professor S. Penczek on the ring-opening polymerization of cyclic phosphates and the synthesis of models of biopolymers. He obtained analogs of nucleic acids, polyesters of phosphoric acid, which did not contain sugar fragment and/or were devoid of nitrogen bases. He received the Award of Scientific Secretary of the Polish Academy of Sciences twice in the years 1977 and 1985. Lapienis has written over than 64 articles and review papers, 3 chapters in books, and 3 patents. Recently he elaborated a new method for the synthesis of star-shaped polymers with highly branched core formed of diepoxides. His current research interests are the synthesis, characterization, and application of star-shaped polymers, synthesis of derivatives of poly(ethylene oxide), and size exclusion chromatography.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2012