Group Members

Marika Żyła-Karwowska

FNP TEAM post-doctoral fellow


Poland

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 :)

India

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.

India

Sunit Kumar

FNP TEAM post-doctoral fellow

  • MSc 2011 Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

  • PhD 2018 Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India

Sunit's PhD work was focused on the synthesis and studies of heterobenziporphyrinoids (advisor: Prof. M. Ravikanth). His current research concentrates on the synthesis of donor-acceptor oligopyrroles and their supramolecular chemistry.

India

Arseni Borissov

NCN OPUS post-doctoral fellow


Poland
Russia

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.

India

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.

India

Ewelina Janiga

FNP TEAM graduate student


Poland

Joanna Hager

FNP TEAM graduate student


Poland

Rafał Frydrych

NCN OPUS graduate student


Poland

Liliia Moshniaha

FNP TEAM graduate student

Ukraine

Daniel Matuszczyk

FNP TEAM graduate student

Poland

Bibek Prajapati

NCN OPUS graduate student

  • MSc 2018 Uniwersytet Wrocławski

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

Nepal

Dominika Kruszewska

NCN OPUS graduate student

  • MSc 2020 Department of Chemistry, University of Wroclaw

Dominika received her MSc degree for her work on the synthesis and reactivity of polyynes terminated with azo dyes (with Prof. Sławomir Szafert). Dominika is currently synthesizing new types of open-shell nanocarbons. She loves hiking in the mountains and would like to jump with a parachute one day.

Poland

PRasannamani Govindharaj

NCN OPUS graduate student

India