Piotr Pawel Wieczorek

Uniwersytet Opolski, Poland


Piotr Pawel Wieczorek was born in 1953 in Czarnowasy/Opole (Poland). He received his M.S. degree in 1978 and Ph.D. degree in chemistry in 1982 from the Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland, in group of Professor Bozena N. Kolarz. The thesis mainly concerned the structure investigation of macroporous styrene-divinylbenzene copolymers and cation exchangers. He did a scholarship in the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences in Prague (6 months in 1980, in Professor K. Dušek group). Following his degree, he became an Assistant Professor at Opole University, a Visiting Researcher at the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Lund University, Swedish Natural Science Research Council research grant (1994), and a Docent at the Technical University of Munich, DAAD scholarship (1995 and 1997). From 1995 to 1999, he had several stays (1–3 months) as a Visiting Researcher at Lund University, funded by the Swedish Institute. In 2001, he earned his D.S. degree in chemistry from the Faculty of Chemistry Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland, and in 2008 a title of Professor given by the Polish President. From 1999 to 2005, he was the Vice Director of the Institute of Chemistry, Opole University. From 2005 to 2008, he was the Director of the Institute of Chemistry. Since 2008, he has been a Vice Rector of Opole University. Moreover, he is an author or coauthor of more than 100 scientific publications, 5 patents, more than 130 conference presentations, and 6 student books. His research interests include transport mechanisms of organic compounds through liquid membranes, separation and preconcentration of organic compounds, preparation of samples of pesticides using supported liquid membranes (SLMs) and solid phase extraction (SPE) prior to further analysis, detection of xenobiotics in the environment and food samples, separation of enantiomers and determination of their optical purity, investigation of biological activity of allelochemicals, phosphoroorganic compounds, and other xenobiotics, and biodegradation of xenobiotics.

Biography Updated on 14 December 2011

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