Structural Dynamics
Research Group

Department of Chemistry

University of Warsaw



Kasia and Radek became Guest Editors of the open-access Crystals journal for Special Issue entitled "Photocrystallo- graphy and Solid-State Structural Dynamics". You are most welcome to contribute to this Special Issue.


Welcome & News

Dear Guest,

    you have just found yourself on the website dedicated mainly to our research placed between Chemistry, Physics and Materials Science. You may find here some information about us, our latest activities, articles, awards, conferences, software, as well as some materials concerning the following research areas, which are among our scientific interests:

  • Photocrystallography and solid-state structural dynamics

  • Solid-state spectroscopy

  • Chemical and physical crystallography for materials science

  • Accurate crystallography under ambient and extreme conditions

  • Computational chemistry

  • Instrumentation and software development

  • Crystal engineering

    Please feel free to contact us whenever you seek for some more information. We are always happy to answer your questions and to start new interesting collaborations!

Katarzyna N. Jarzembska & Radosław Kamiński      

6th July 2017

30th June 2017

During a short ceremony at the 4th European Crystallography School conference dinner Sylwia was awarded a poster prize for her work entitled: "Photocrystallographic studies of new organometallic nickel complexes".

Kasia obtained the 3rd place award for poster presentation "New class of easily-synthesisable and modifiable boron-based organic materials for applications in luminescent devices" at the 59th Polish Crystallographic Meeting held in Wrocław, Poland.

21st June 2017

14th November 2016

We are deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague and mentor, Philip Coppens, who passed away at the age of 86 on June 21st this year. Philip remained active in science till the very end, publishing at least three articles in 2017. He was undoubtedly among the very few pioneers of charge density studies and photocrystallography. We will remember him warmly, as our paths crossed many times since we had first met Philip being students. In the years 2013–2014 we were postdoctoral fellows in Philip’s laboratory in Buffalo, NY, USA. Our scientific contacts resulted in 14 common papers. Philip was the one who introduced us to photocrystallography and who inspired us a lot. It was an honour to have known such a great person and scientist. We will truly miss Philip.

New funding opportunities have arisen. The SONATA grant has been awarded to Radek by the National Science Centre in Poland for the proposal entitled: "MMCT-XRAY: Communication between metallic centres in selected bridged mixed-valence coordination complexes – photocrystallographic studies combined with ultrafast spectroscopy".

26th October 2016

27th September 2016

Kasia's involvement in ECA has been appreciated, thus lately she has become the Polish representative in the General Interest Group no. 1 (GIG-01) dedicated to young crystallographers. This function had been previously held by Kamil Dziubek, our friend and collaborator.

The Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education has announced the laureates of the Scholarship for Young Outstanding Researchers. Kasia and Radek have been awarded the Scholarship for the years 2017–2019.


  Department of Chemistry,

  University of Warsaw

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  Warsaw, Poland

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