About us


Konrad Szaciłowski

Head of the group

I was born in Kraków, Poland in 1971. I graduated from Jagiellonian University in 1995 and got my PhD degree in 2000 under supervision of professor Zofia Stasicka. I spent one year as a postdoc fellow with Professor John F. Endicott working on spectroscopy and magnetism of binuclear nickel compounds. After habilitation in 2008 I was appointed as associate professor of chemistry at Faculty of Non-Ferrous Metals, AGH University of Science and Technology. I’m also a member of Photochemistry of Coordination Compounds and Bioinorganic Chemistry Group at Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University and NanoMol Research Network.
(+48) 12 617 5283


Agnieszka Podborska

I was born in Nowy Sącz, Poland in 1983. I studied chemistry at Jagiellonian University and received me MSc degree in 2007. I got my PhD degree in 2012 under supervision of professor Konrad Szaciłowski. Now I’m working in Nanoscale and molecular electronics group at the Academic Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology at AGH University. My research interests are mainly focused on spectroscopy and photoelectrochemistry of semiconductor materials. Constantly looking for new materials that will show the PEPS effect and I try to use it to construction of molecular logic gates. I also research semiconductors materials like a synapse and thin layer organic devices.

(+48) 12 617 3528



Kacper Pilarczyk

In a brief – I am a 24 years old first-year PhD student at the Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. I am also involved in the research project on the activation of small molecules in photocatalytic systems conducted in the cooperation with the Coordination and Bioinorganic Physicochemistry Group at the Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University. As for my scientific interest – I enjoy working on the borders of various disciplines, particularly physics and chemistry, trying to combine different ways of perceiving scientific problems.

(+48) 12 617 5246


Krzysztof Mech

I was born in Rzeszów, Poland in 1986. I studied Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals and Materials Engineering at AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków. I continued my education in the field of Electrochemistry at the same university and received my PhD in 2015. My PhD thesis was focused on analysis of kinetics and mechanism of electrochemical deposition of transition group metal alloys and its application in electrocatalysis. Since 2014 I’m working in Academic Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology in Metallic and Semiconductors Materials, Nanoengineering Group. My experience and scientific interests are related to application of electrochemical methods for synthesis and complex characterization of metallic, composite and semiconducting materials.
(+48) 12 617 5266