Biography: Associate Professor Wojciech Ciesielski was born in Czestochowam, Poland. He successively completed his M.Sc. (Chemistry, 1995), Ph.D. (food technology, 1998) and habilitation (environmental engineering, 2012). Dr. Wojciech Ciesielski presently works as a Associate Professor at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa. He conducts researches in the area of functionalization of nanostructures, using starch and cereal in the environmental engineering processes and of advanced materials for hydrogen storage system and visited and collaborated with many international/national institutes (e.g. with the Institute of Technology (Karlsruhe, Germany) and the Leibniz Institute (Dresden, Germany) over the last 10 years. More than 70 research articles in his research have been published. He is as a reviewer of many international/national journals (such as Journal of Environmental Management Molecules, Archives of Environmental Protection, Ecotoxicology, Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology). He is a member of Editorial Board of Chemistry. Environment. Biotechnology and a member of polish and international scientific or academic organizations.
He is the expert of teams of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland in the field of research: technological development and innovation in energy, nanotechnology and nanomaterials, research and development infrastructure in the area of regional smart specialization.
Topic: Physico-chemical Look on Few Chemical Systems “Good” for Natural Environment
Abstract: The evolution on the energy market of natural resources (ie. crude oil, natural gas, et al.) and forecasts of energy needs make it necessary to seek new alternative sources of energy. The biggest hope is biofuels and hydrogen as a fuels of the future. The connections between “green” chemistry and “good” systems for environment are a main interest of the environmental engineering.
Literature searches, based on the use of SciFinder Scholar database showed for the keywords “catalysed decomposition of biomass”, “biofuels”, “hyrdogen storage” and “green batteries” more than 5000 literature references, among them 200 publications devoted to friendly systems for environment.
As a lecture, Dr. Wojciech Ciesielski would like show new studies and look of the chemist on few chemical systems “good” for natural environment. These studies concentrate about four main problems: (i) new ways of use starch and cereal in the environmental engineering processes (collectors of heavy metal ions, soil stabilizers, drilling muds, biofuels), (ii) catalytic properties of ceramic materials containing Li ions and metal transition ions in the process of thermal decomposition botanical origin systems, (iii) new systems of carbon nanotubes, fulerenes and graphene functionalized with organophosphate anions of selenoacids and tioacids and organic disulfide derivatives as potential electrode materials in lithium-ion batteries and (iv) new advanced materials for hydrogen storage system on the base of new super-light lithium alloys and hybrid materials based on carbon nanotubes and new super-light lithium alloys.
The studies presented here were in part financially supported by National Science Center award 2015/19/N/ST8/03922 and 2014/15/B/ST8/00101