Organizacja roku akademickiego

Rok akademicki 2021/2022 rozpoczyna się 1 października 2021 r., a kończy się 30 września 2022 roku.

Semestr zimowy: 01.10.2021 – 15.02.2022
Przerwa świąteczna: 23.12.2021 – 02.01.2022

Semestr letni: 16.02.2022 – 30.06.2022
Przerwa świąteczna: 14.04.2022 – 19.04.2022

Plan zajęć na rok 2021/2022

Zajęcia organizowane przez INTiBS:

Lecture

Instructor

Hours

TLS module

GOOD CHEMISTRY -

METHODOLOGICAL, ETHICAL, AND SOCIAL DIMENSIONS:
Classes in a hybrid mode. Online course prepared by European Chemical Society + live discussion.
1. Understanding basic science theory and applying it in daily research activity,
2. Increasing knowledge on theory, conduct and communication of chemical science,
3. Applying ethics to scientific practice and science assessment,
4. Learning concepts of responsibility and sustainability in the context of chemistry,
5. Acquiring skills for interdisciplinary normative discourse.

E-course (dr. Jan Mehlich),

Moderators:
dr hab.
M. Samsel-Czekała,
prof.
P. Wiśniewski,

16

MATHEMATICA – A VERSATILE TOOL IN RESEARCHER’S WORKSHOP:
Introduction to the program, simple numerical and algebraic calculations, data structures, functions, procedures, graphs of functions and data, manipulation of algebraic expressions, fitting functions to experimental data, solving ordinary and differential equations, fundamentals of structural programming.
Workshop (realized remotely) - presentation of the program's capabilities by the instructor with the possibility of repeating all the steps on the fly by the participants.

Note: Prior enrollment is required due to limited number of licenses available.

Dr. hab.
T. Zaleski

4

 

   

GEN module

ELECTRON TRANSPORT IN METALS AND SEMICONDUCTORS:
The purpose of the lectures is to give an introduction to electric charge transport in metals and semiconductors. The lectures provide an overview of selected  electronic transport coefficients—conductivity, Hall coefficient, thermal conductivity and thermopower. During the lectures the basic physical models describing charge transport in electric conductors will be also presented. The lecture will explain briefly influence of  different scattering mechanisms and the role of magnetic field and crystallographic disorder  on the conductivity in metals and semiconductors. Furthermore, the use of electric charge transport, including in particular the phenomena of magnetoresistance and thermoelectricity for some modern applications will be discussed.

Dr. hab.
D. Gnida

4

LIGHT SOURCES:
This lecture introduces light sources used for general lighting (incandescent lamps, fluorescent lamps, light emitting diodes) and specialized sources (lasers, discharge lamps, plasma lamps) and their properties. The principle of their operation and parameters for their characterization will be presented, as well as spectroscopic techniques that are used for this purpose.

Dr. R. Tomala

2

 

   

ADV module

DISORDER IN CRYSTALS:
The phenomena related to the disorder occurring in real crystals, those that cannot be described with the help of ideal, infinite, quasistatic crystalline objects will be discussed. We will talk about static and dynamic disorder, occupational and orientational disorder, twinned crystals, commensurately and incommensurately modulated structures, quasiperiodic crystals and about crystals with correlated disorder. Examples will apply to both inorganic and small molecules organic crystals. The lecture is intended for PhD students who would like to broaden their knowledge of crystals and crystallography, going beyond its basic course. 

Prof.
M. Wołcyrz

6

STRUCTURE-PROPERTY RELATIONS IN FERROIC MATERIALS:
The purpose of this lecture is to present the current state of the art on multifunctional ferroic materials. Although ferroics have been known since the 19th century the recent research on the secondary ferroics (multiferroics) has revealed new opportunities and enhancement of physical properties. The main topic is the relationship between the crystal structure and the specific physical properties of ferroelectric, ferromagnetic, ferroelastic, flexoelectric and multiferroic crystals with a special focus on the structural phase transitions.

Dr. hab. A. Gągor

4

LUMINESCENT NANOCRYSTALS AS MULTIFUNCTIONAL DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS:

The phenomenon of luminescence has fascinated mankind for centuries. The development of nanotechnology has made it possible to develop nanosized luminescent objects. This has served not only to study and understand of physical processes occurring at the nanoscale, but above all, it has enabled the use of such particles as biological luminescent markers and nanoscale sensors of changes in physical and chemical parameters in vitro and in vivo. The nanoscaled luminescence thermometers, manometers, and indicators of pH changes could bring medical diagnostics into a new era of rapid readout at the cellular level. In addition, due to the semi-invasive operating mode, luminescent functional nanoparticles offer the possibility of in-real-time remote sensing of physical quantities in a feedback loop which is particularly important from the perspective of targeted therapies and controlled local drug delivery. Therefore, the efforts of many research groups around the world are directed towards the development of new materials and imaging methodologies to increase the precision and accuracy of luminescence-based diagnostics.

The purpose of this lecture is to introduce the student to the fundamentals of physical processes used in noncontact pressure, temperature, and pH sensing with a special emphasis on inorganic materials doped with lanthanide and transition metal ions. Examples of applications of luminescent nanomaterials in diagnostics will be discussed, taking into account both pioneering work and recent scientific achievements.

Dr. hab.
Ł. Marciniak

4

NEW FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS DEDICATED TO NONLINEAR OPTICS:

The main subject of this lecture will be an introduction to the physic of nonlinear optics (NLO) with a focus on second harmonic generation phenomena. The basic information about NLO materials, methods for measurement of this phenomena on the powder (Kurtz-Perry method), and single crystals (problem of phase matching) will be described. Additionally, the strategy for the chemical synthesis and engineering of new materials used as second harmonic generators will be discussed.

Dr. hab.
M. Drozd

2

SOLID-STATE PHYSICS IN ULTRACOLD ATOMIC GASES:
Methods of cooling of atomic gases, Bose-Einstein condensation, optical lattices, emergent phenomena, quantum phase transition (Mott insulator – superfluid), artificial gauge fields, quantum simulators, theoretical methods of studying these systems.

Dr. hab.
T. Zaleski

2

LEVITATION AND OTHER AMAZING PHENOMENA OF SUPERCONDUCTIVITY: PHYSICAL BASIS, RECENT DISCOVERIAES, PERSPECTIVES AND APPLICATION:
Basic and other selected phenomena of superconductivity in classical and exotic materials, including topological and superconducting at room temperature, will be discussed. We will present and discuss the latest discoveries in this field presented in the literature and at scientific conferences. We will review examples of superconductivity applications for lossless energy transport, the construction of levitation vehicles and super-magnets for science (CERN), thermonuclear fusion (MIT-CFS) and other modern technologies. We will talk about the latest discoveries in the superconductivity of topological materials and the potential use of superconductors in quantum computers.

Prof. K. Rogacki,

Prof. A. Zaleski

6

INT module

LANTHANIDE DOPED LUMINESCENT NANOPARTICLES – PROPERTIES, PROSPECTS AND BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS:

Lanthanide doped nanoparticles offer numerous advantageous spectroscopic properties and features, which make them particularly useful and promising to be applied for biosensing and bioimaging in the field of biology, biotechnology, technology and biomedical sciences . In the course of this lecture, fundamental properties of these luminescent labels will be described in relation the requirements imposed by these biomedical applications. Various types of luminescence and energy transfer processes will be discussed to enable deeper understanding of the optical transitions leading to efficient anti-Stokes (ETU, ESA, PA, CR etc.) emission, which will be confronted with the optical properties of biological samples (absorption, scattering, autofluorescence). Moreover, specific requirements and methods, such as surface passivation and core-shell nanomaterials, aiming to circumvent existing drawbacks of using nanoparticles in biological fluids will be described. Finally, an overview of such potential applications will be discussed, including luminescent labelling, sensing in biology (FRET) and physics (temperature), optical cooling, imaging and super-resolution imaging.

Prof.
A. Bednarkiewicz

4

NANOMATERIALS WITH ANTI-MICROBIOLOGICAL PROPERTIES: FABRICATION, ACTICITY, APPLICATIONS: Recently, the expansion of nanotechnology has enabled the development of materials with antimicrobial activity that can serve as disinfectants and, in some cases, replace antibiotics. The subject of the lecture will cover selected techniques used for the preparation of nanoparticles, colloidal systems, and nanocomposites, a presentation of their biological and physicochemical activity used to kill pathogens, and a presentation of the main techniques and tests applied for the characterization of these materials. Showed examples will include silver nanoparticles and systems based on photosensitizers.

Dr. hab.
A. Łukowiak

4

Uwaga: Ze względu na ograniczenia spowodowane epidemią Covid, wykłady będą realizowane w trybie zdalnym za pomocą MS Teams.

Harmonogram wykładów organizowanych przez INTiBS na rok akademicki 2021/2022 można znaleźć tutaj: harmonogram (PDF, 80 kB).

Praktyki dla doktorantów organizowane w INTiBS: lista INTiBS (PDF, 160 kB)

Praktyki dla doktorantów INTiBS organizowane w IITD: lista IITD (PDF, 72 kB))