* Prof. James H. Thorp, University of Kansas, Kansas, USA
* Prof. Miklas Scholz, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
* Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Weigand, Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena, Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Germany
Electrocatalytic and Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution Driven by [FeFe] Hydrogenase inspired Complexes
* Prof. P. K. Zarzycki, Department of Environmental Technologies and Bioanalytics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Environmental and Geodetic Sciences, Koszalin University of Technology, Śniadeckich 2, 75-453 Koszalin, Poland
Application of Smart Materials, Simple Chromatographic Protocols and Multivariate Analysis for Evaluations of Biomarkers and Micropollutants in Complex Biological, Food and Environmental Samples
Abstract: The main goal of this research communication is to highlight simple and non-expensive analytical protocols that were invented by our team to enable fast characterization, fractionation and quantification of complex samples. We focused on research concerning food supplements (spirulina cells), medical samples (cord blood), antioxidants in food, environmental samples (originated from surface water ecosystems or soot dust material) and sewage treatment technological processes (treated and untreated sewage waters as well as activated sludge materials) [1-7]. Analysis of target bioactive substances or micropollutants were mainly performed using efficient separation methods, especially optimized solid phase extraction (SPE) , temperature-dependent inclusion chromatography (HPLC) and micro-thin layer chromatography (HPTLC) driven by multivariate data processing. Recently, we developed some sensing techniques based on pencil on paper chemoresistors and quantum dots.
Short Bio: Paweł K. Zarzycki is Head of Department of Environmental Technologies and Bioanalytics at the Koszalin University of Technology (Poland). He has a background in pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis involving chromatography, supramolecular chemistry and chemometrics. His research interests include development and optimization of new analytical protocols enabling effective extraction of biomarkers and micropollutants from complex biological, food and environmental matrices. His research group is predominantly working on quantification of endocrine disrupting compounds in surface water ecosystems and during wastewater technological processes, separation of steroids and fullerenes, metabolomics of cyanobacteria, temperature effects in liquid chromatography, thermochromic host-guest supramolecular complexes involving cyclodextrins, pencil on paper chemosensors, micro-thin layer chromatography and selected sensing nanoparticles like nanodiamonds or quantum dots for improvement of biomedical analysis of low-molecular mass compounds from complex samples. During professional activity Zarzycki has published as the author and co-author over 60 experimental papers in high Impact Factor international journals. He has been extensively involved in number of scientific projects at the University of Newcastle (Australia), University of Adelaide (Australia) and the Toyohashi University of Technology (Japan).