Photo of Maciek Kopec

Maciek Kopec

Dr

  • 1 SOUTH 1.54B

Accepting Doctoral Students

20162020

Research output per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research interests

We are interested in both fundamental and applied aspects of polymeric materials. We use controlled radical polymerisation techniques (ATRP & RAFT) to synthesize materials for applications in composites, water purification and energy conversion/storage. Current research topics include:

Kinetics of radical polymerisations

  • online reaction monitoring of controlled radical polymerisation
  • application of DOSY NMR to follow polymerisation kinetics

Polymer gels & networks

  • fundamental studies of gelation/cross-linking in free radical polymerisations
  • multicomponent and interpenetrating polymer networks (IPNs)

Chemistry of polyacrylonitrile (PAN)

  • synthesis of PAN by controlled radical polymerisations
  • post-polymerisation modification of PAN
  • PAN-derived carbon fibres and nanomaterials 
  • aggregation-induced emission (AIE) in PAN

Education/Academic qualification

Materials Science, Doctor of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University

20092014

Chemical Engineering, Master of Engineering, Cracow University of Technology

20042009

External positions

Research Associate, University of Bristol

Mar 2019May 2019

4TU.HTM Research Fellow, University of Twente

20162018

Postdoctoral Researcher, Carnegie Mellon University

20142016

Keywords

  • Polymers
  • Materials
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Kinetics & Mechanisms
  • Controlled Polymerisations
  • Carbon Materials
  • Polymer Networks

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics where Maciek Kopec is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 2 Similar Profiles

Network

Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.
If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.