Group Members

Yogesh Kumar Maurya

FNP TEAM post-doctoral fellow

  • MSc 2015 National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar, India

  • PhD 2018 Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

Yogesh received his MSc degree for his work on the synthesis, characterization and electron-transport properties of self-assembled silver(III)-corrole nanospheres (with Dr. Sanjib Kar). His PhD work was focused on the synthesis, structures, and properties of N-confused/N-linked metallocorroles (advisor: Prof. Hiroyuki Furuta). Yogesh likes to travel and meet new people; he loves photography and is always ready to help others :)

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Shivaprasad Achary Balahoju

FNP TEAM post-doctoral fellow

  • MSc 2009 Osmania university

  • PhD 2018 CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology

Shiva received his PhD while working on donor-acceptor porphyrins and corroles (advisor: Dr.Giribabu Lingamallu). Presently he is working on the synthesis and characterization of π-extended chiral porphyrins. He loves traveling and playing cricket.

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Arseni Borissov

NCN OPUS post-doctoral fellow

  • MSc 2014 University of Edinburgh

  • PhD 2019 University of Oxford

Arseni obtained a PhD for his research on new anion receptors for molecular recognition and organocatalysis (advisors: Paul D. Beer and Martin D. Smith). Currently working on the synthesis of diradicaloid nanocarbons, with additional focus on helicenes and photoswitchable molecules. Likes to run uphill and ski downhill. Finds black metal music relaxing.

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Wai Shing Wong

NCN OPUS post-doctoral fellow

  • PhD 2018 The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Wai Shing received his PhD degree for his work on the synthesis and properties of saddle-shaped fenestrindane derivatives (advisor: Hak-Fun Chow). He is currently developing synthetic approaches toward novel nanobelts and organic oligoradicals. Wai Shing loves horror movies and horror games.

Rakesh Kumar

BEETHOVEN post-doctoral fellow

  • MSc 2013 Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla

  • PhD 2020 CSIR–Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur

Rakesh received his PhD for his work on the synthesis and derivatization of N-heterocyclic compounds through C–H bond functionalization (advisor: Dr. Upendra Sharma). He is currently working on the synthesis of electric-field responsive framework materials in a collaborative project with the Volkmer group at Augsburg.

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Madan Ambhore

NCN OPUS post-doctoral fellow

  • MSc 2013 Yeshwant Mahavidyalaya Nanded, Maharashtra, India

  • PhD 2020 Indian Institutute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune, India

Madan's PhD work was focused on redox chemistry, conformational dynamics and diradical properties of expanded porphyrinoids (advisor: Prof V. G Anand). In the Stępień Lab, Madan is currently exploring novel open-shell nanocarbon materials. Madan is a science lover.

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Ewelina Janiga

FNP TEAM graduate student


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Joanna Hager

FNP TEAM graduate student


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Rafał Frydrych

NCN OPUS graduate student

  • MSc 2018 University of Wrocław

Rafał received his MSc degree for his work on dynamic combinatorial synthesis of chiral macrocycles with Dr. Janusz Gregoliński. His current research concentrates on the synthesis, crystal engineering and host–guest properties of curved nanocarbons.

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Liliia Moshniaha

FNP TEAM graduate student

  • MSc 2018 University of Wrocław

Dimers are a girl's best friend and Liliia has synthesized one. She likes to work on the synthesis of beautiful and complicated structures, ones that look almost impossible to make.

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Daniel Matuszczyk

FNP TEAM graduate student

  • MSc 2018 University of Silesia

Daniel obtained his MSc degree while working on cyclometalated osmium complexes in the group of Prof. Stanisław Krompiec. His current work is focused on donor–acceptor azacoronene-based derivatives and other molecules with an π-extended electron system.

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Bibek Prajapati

NCN OPUS graduate student

  • MSc 2018 Uniwersytet Wrocławski

Bibek received his MSc degree for his work on linear oligophenylenes and attempted synthesis of cyclic nanohoop structures (with Prof. Marcin Stępień). He is currently developing new open-shell nanocarbon molecules. Bibek is interested in cultural diversity, different languages, religions, and history.

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Agata Wiencierz

NCN OPUS graduate student

  • MSc 2021 Department of Chemistry, University of Wroclaw

Agata received her MSc degree for her work on the synthesis of polylactide depolymerization catalysts (with Prof. Jolanta Ejfler). She is currently synthesizing new types of open-shell nanocarbons. After hours, she likes learning languages (apart from English and Polish, she knows French and Italian, and now is focused on Korean).

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Katarzyna Ślusarek

NCN OPUS graduate student

  • MSc 2021 Department of Chemistry, University of Wroclaw

Kasia received her MSc degree for her work on the synthesis, properties and reactivity of Selena-2,7-naphthiporphyrins (with dr hab. Bartosz Szyszko). Kasia is currently synthesizing new oligopyrrole-naphthalenimide hybrids.

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