Przemysław Dereń

Curriculum vitae

Przemysław, Jacek Dereń


Scopus Author ID: 7004628645

Google Scholar ID: P.J. Dereń

Przemysław, Jacek Dereń currently, works as a full professor, and head of the Optical Spectroscopy Department of ILT&SR PAS, Wrocław, Poland. He graduated Ph.D. in physics in 1991 and received his habilitation in 2000 at the same Institute. From 2001 to 2015 he held the position of professor of the ILT&SR PAS (equivalent to associate professor in the Commonwealth system).

In 2008 he received University Professor Qualifications by Ministere de l'Enseignement Superieur et de la Recherche, France, SECTION 30 - Diluted and Optical Media, SECTION 31- Theoretical, Physical, Analytical Chemistry, SECTION 33 - Materials Chemistry (Numbers of professors qualifications obtained: 08130190232, 08131190232, 08133190232, respectively)

Université Blaise Pascal: Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, France, 1999-05-01 to 2008-08-01 - visiting professor

2015 - Professorship, Nomination of the President of the Republic of Poland.

Research interests:

Phosphors for WLED, phosphors working in VUV and UVC region, perovskites, double perovskites, laser materials, non-linear phenomena, up and down conversion, the avalanche of photons, spectroscopy of U3+, rare-earth and transition metal ions.

Academic Training

a)  Post.Doc internships:

  • 1991 - in the group of prof. H.U.Güdel, University of Bern, Switzerland (3 months), grant of Swiss Ministry for Sciences. Subject: spectroscopy of the transition metal ions.
  • 1992 - in the group of Dr. P. Porcher, CNRS, UPR 209, France (9 months) - grant of the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research. Subject: spectroscopy and crystal analyses of transitions and rare earth in various matrices,
  • 1994 - 1997 (3 months each year) in the Dr. J-C. Krupa, Laboratory of Radiochemistry, Institute of Nuclear Physics (IN2P3), University of Paris-South XI, F 91406, Orsay, France, Subject: spectroscopy of actinides.

b) short internships (two-four weeks)

  • 1998 - 2004: Laboratory of Radiochemistry, Institute of Nuclear Physics (IN2P3), University of Paris-South XI, Lyon. Dr. J-C. Krupa, Subject: Anti-Stokes spectroscopy in actinides.
  • ENSCP, CNRS, UMR 7574, Chemistry Laboratory of Applied Solid State, 11, Pierre and Marie Curie, F-75231, Paris Cedex 05, France. Dr. Philippe Goldner. Subject: Nonlinear processes in rare earth doped materials
  • Minsk - Belarus, Institute of the Lasers. Subject: solid-state lasers pumped with a laser diode
  • University of Turku - Finland - Cooperation of the Academy of Science of Finland - PAN – Prof. Jorma Hölsä. Topic; Spectroscopy and calculation of crystalline field parameters in a series of matrices.


  1. Third prize in the national competition for the best master thesis organized by the Association of Polish Electricians
  2. Gold medal at the 52nd World Innovation Exhibition - Brussels 2003
  3. Silver Medal at the 52nd World Innovation Exhibition - Brussels 2003
  4. The Ministry of Science and Higher Education Cup for invention: “Photodynamic therapy and diagnosis of tumors using chlorophyll derivatives and semiconductor lasers” - 2003,
  5. The Ministry of Science and Higher Education Cup for invention: Nanometer Luminophores for optical materials. - 2003
  6. Bronze medal at the 58th World Innovation Exhibition - Brussels 2009
  7. Rector's Cup of Gdańsk University of Technology for the invention: «Luminophore converting high-energy radiation into white light», Technicon Innowacje Exhibition, Gdansk 2012
  8. Golden Medal in the Innovation 2012 competition for "Luminophore converting high-energy radiation into white light» Technicon Innowacje Exhibition, Gdansk 2012
  9. Award in the Innovation 2012 competition for "The way of obtaining high-intensity spinel compounds and their application", Technicon Innowacje Exhibition, Gdansk 2012
  10. Distinction in the Innovations 2013 competition for "How to obtain synthetic mineral and its application" Technicon Innowacje Exhibition, Gdansk 2013
  11. Distinction in the Innovation 2014 competition for "Active material for the production of phosphors" Technicon Innowacje Exhibition, Gdańsk 2014
  12. Scientific award of the director of the ILT&SR PAS for the largest number of citations in 2003.
  13. Prize of the director of the ILT&SR PAS for distinguishing scientific results in 2015.


Co-author of nine patent applications - including already granted patents:

  1. "Method of obtaining high-intensity spinel compounds and their application" - Application No. - P.400559 PATENT PROTECTION AWARDED
  2. “A method for producing high-intensity spinel compounds and their application " P417638
  3. "Synthesis method of anhydrous K2LnF5 fluoride compounds" - Application No. - P.400715, 10/09/2012 – PATENT AWARDED
  4. "Method of obtaining phosphor and its application" - - Application No. - P.400472, 11/09/2012 - PATENT AWARDED
  5. "Method of obtaining white light phosphor and its application" - Application No. - P.401344, 25/10/2012
  6. "Method of obtaining synthetic mineral and its application" - Application No. - P.402010 – PATENT AWARDED 09.2017
  7. “Pyrophosphate Preparation Process”, Patent Application No. P.404483 – AWARDED 10.08.2017
  8. “Active material for the production of phosphors and its use”. Patent application no. P.408594
  9. “Luminophore composition, how to produce it and use for the white light source based on UV LED”, 428496(22), PATENT AWARDED 04. 2019


Participation in 19 grants, Principal Investigator in 9

Selected recent projects led by P.J. Dereń

  • Phosphors for UVC LEDs: Self-Disinfecting Surfaces, 2022-01 to 2026-01- | Grant of the Narodowe Centrum Nauki (NCN), Poland
  • New crystal matrices for obtaining transparent ceramic materials, 2018-02 to 2021-10 - Grant of the NCN, Poland
  • New efficient phosphors for lighting and solar concentrators, 2010-01 to 2015-12 Grant European Regional Development Fund and Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego
  • Glazing set for energetic building, 2015-03 to 2018-05 – Contract Narodowe Centrum Badan i Rozwoju (NCBiR), Warsaw, Poland

Students and didactic activity

  • J. Dereń was a Doctoral Advisor of six doctorates in physics and chemistry at the ILT&SR PAS and the University of Zielona Góra and the promoter of twenty master's theses in physics and chemistry.
  • J.D. looked after dozens of interns, including students from l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand, France, Institut Universitaire Technologique à Lannion, Université de Rennes I, the Wrocław University of Technology, and the University of Wrocław.
  • Semester lectures at the Wrocław University of Technology in the years 2001 - 2008 entitled "Spectroscopy of laser materials".

Membership and service

  • 2001 – to present – a member of the Scientific Council of the ILT&SR PAS
  • 2017 – to present – Head of the Optical Spectroscopy Department in ILT&SR PAS
  • Director's Plenipotentiary for the Popularization of Science - 2000 - 2008
  • Executive member of the Main Board of the Polish Physical Society - 2004 – 2008
  • Expert at the Department of Exact and Technical Sciences of the National Science Center
  • Reviews of doctorates, habilitations, and professorships in Poland and France.
  • Reviewer of Scientific journals of Elsevier, Springer, RCS, ACS, Nature

Organization of international conferences and workshops

  • Chairman of the 21st International Conference on Dynamical Processes in Excited States of Solids (DPC), 4 – 9 September, Wrocław, Poland
  • Member of the Organization Committee of the International Conference on Luminescence – (ICL 2014), 13-18 July 2014, Wrocław, Poland.
  • Member of International Scientific Advisory board of The 5th International Conference on Rare Earth Development And Applications ICRE’2007, BaoTou, China August 7 - 11, 2007
  • Member of the Program Committee of the French - Polish Symposium on Spectroscopy of Modern Materials in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, Clermont-Ferrand, 15 – 18 July 2007
  • General Secretary of the 6th International Conference on f-elements (ICfe), Wrocław, 4-9 September 2006,
  • Member of the Program Committee of the 4th International Spring Workshop on Spectroscopy, Structure, and Synthesis of Rare Earth Systems, Wrocław - Karpacz, 21-26 June 2003
  • Scientific Secretary of the 5th International Conference on Excited States of Transition Elements (ESTE), Wrocław - Lądek Zdrój 6 – 11 June 2001, Editor of the conference proceedings.
  • Member of the Program Committee of ESTE 1997, 1993, 1988
  • 3rd International Winter Workshop on Spectroscopy and Structure of Rare Earth Systems, Szklarska Poręba, 27 April – 1 May 1999
  • Member of the Organizing Committee of the IInd International Conference on Tunable Solid State Lasers, 1 – 4 September 1996, Wrocław, Poland
  • Member of the Organizing Committee of the IInd Winter Workshop on Spectroscopy of Rare Earth Elements, Wrocław, 24 29 March, 1996

Selected Significant publications

  • Persistent luminescence phenomena in materials doped with rare earth ions, T. Aitasalo, P. Dereń, J. Hölsä, H. Jungner, JC. Krupa, M. Lastusaari, Journal of Solid State Chemistry 171 (1-2), 114-122
  • Site selection spectroscopy of Cr3+ in MgAl2O4 green spinel, P.J. Dereń, M. Malinowski, W. Strȩk, Journal of Luminescence 68 (2-4), 91-103
  • Passive radiant cooling without sacrificing the aesthetics of objects, P.J. Dereń, Light: Science & Applications 11 (1), 192
  • Synthesis and characterization of [(CH3)2NH2][Na5Cr0.5(HCOO)3]: a rare example of luminescent metal–organic frameworks based on Cr (iii) ions, M Mączka, B Bondzior, P Dereń, A Sieradzki, J Trzmiel, A Pietraszko, J. Hanuza, Dalton Transactions 44 (15), 6871-6879.
  • Up-conversion in elpasolite crystals doped with U3+, PJ Dereń, W Stręk, E Zych, J. Drożdżyński, Chemical Physics Letters 332 (3-4), 308-312
  • On how the mechanochemical and co-precipitation synthesis method changes the sensitivity and operating range of the Ba2Mg1-xEuxWO6 optical thermometer, Quan TH Vu, Bartosz Bondzior, Dagmara Stefańska, Natalia Miniajluk-Gaweł, Maciej J. Winiarski, Przemysław J. Dereń, Scientific Reports 11 (1), 22847
  • Method to Measure the Degree of Reduction of Eu3+ to Eu2+: How Anion and Cation Vacancies Influence the Degree of Reduction, P.J. Dereń, D. Stefańska, M Ptak, P. Wisniewski, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 125 (44), 24505-24514
  • High-Efficiency Emission of Eu2+ Located in Channel and MgSite of Mg2Al4Si5O18 Cordierite and Its Potential as a BiFunctional Phosphor toward Optical Thermometer and White LED Application, D Stefańska, P.J. Dereń, Advanced Optical Materials 8 (22), 2001143
  • How the size of LaAlO3 nanocrystals changes its spectroscopic properties, P.J. Dereń, B. Bondzior, G. Banach, B. Brzostowski, Journal of Luminescence 193, 73-78
  • On tuning the spectroscopic properties of LaAlO3: Pr3+ nanocrystallites, P.J. Dereń, K. Lemański, Journal of luminescence 131 (3), 445-448
  • Cross relaxation in CaTiO3 and LaAlO3 perovskite nanocrystals doped with Ho3+ ions, P.J. Dereń, K. Lemański, Journal of luminescence 154, 62-67
  • Origin of VioletBlue Emission in TiDoped Gahnite, P.J. Dereń, D. Stefańska, M. Ptak, M. Mączka, W. Walerczyk, G. Banach, Journal of the American Ceramic Society 97 (6), 1883-1889
  • Weak Crystal Field in Yttrium Gallium Garnet (YGG) Submicrocrystals Doped with Cr3+, P.J. Deren, A. Watras, A. Gagor, R. Pazik, Crystal growth & design 12 (10), 4752-4757
  • New paths of excitation of up-conversion emissions in LaCl3: U3+, PJ Dereń, MF Joubert, JC Krupa, R Mahiou, M Yin, Journal of alloys and compounds 341 (1-2), 134-138