DESCRIPTION OF THE GROUP

Research of the group members focuses on atmospheric chemistry, chemical kinetics, analysis of organic compounds by use of capillary gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry, and high performance liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry.


GROUP MEMBERS


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Tomasz Gierczak D.Sc.

THE LEADER OF THE GROUP

Tel.: +48 22 552-65-44, nr pok.: 2.31

E-mail: Gierczak@chem.uw.edu.pl

Head of the team Professor Tomasz Gierczak is an employee at the Faculty of Chemistry University of Warsaw, where he conducts research in the field of atmospheric chemistry and the determination of trace amounts of organic compounds in environment. He has visited  the Chemical Science Division National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Boulder, Colorado, several times. He is the author of over 75 publications published in peer reviewed journals.

TEAM

Bartłomiej Witkowski Ph.D.,
Monika Ganeczko M.Sc,
Michał Wronikowski.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

The main group’s research interest focuses on the analysis of organic compounds by chromatographic methods cou-pled with mass spectrometry, in particular:

  • developing analytical methods for the determination of organic compounds using GC/MS and LC/MS/MS,
  • studying chemical processes taking place in the atmosphere, mainly the formation mechanism of secondary organic aerosol (SOA),
  • studying degradation processes of natural dyes in historical fabrics and analysis of organic compounds in archeological samples.

A high-performance liquid chromatography coupled to a tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC/MS/MS) and a cap-illary gas chromatography equipped with various detectors, e.g. a flame ionization detector (GC/FID) and a mass spec-trometer (GC/MS), are used for the determination.HPLC/MS/MS is equipped with atmospheric pressure- operating sources: ESI and APCI and triple quadrupole mass analyser combined with a linear ion trap for MSn regime operatio

OFFER:

  • Determination of organic compounds by chromatographic methods