Dr. Monika Zawadzka      
  Post Doc Researcher  monika.zawadzka@dit.ie  (01) 402 7927
 

Monika comes from Cracow, Poland where she completed most of her education and where she graduated from Cracow University of Technology, majoring in two specialisations at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology: 1) Computer Techniques in Chemical Engineering and Technology and 2) Polymer Technology in 2005 and 2006 respectively.

Having completed her master studies Monika moved to Dublin in 2007 to start her PhD research program in School of Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin in Prof. Mathias O. Senge group. Her studies involved synthesis of new porphyrin dyes, characterisation of their optical limiting properties and modelling of the obtained responses. These latter studies were carried out in collaboration with Prof. Werner J. Blau and Prof. Jun Wang from the School of Physics at Trinity College Dublin.

Between 2013 and 2014, Monika was working as a Marie Curie Experienced Researcher within SENSEIVER–ITN People programme FP7 at the Institute of Electron Technology in Cracow, Poland. The main objective of the scientific project was to design and fabricate new efficient and cost-effective sensors for environmental pollution monitoring.

In June 2014, Monika joined IEO group and is currently working under supervision of Dr Izabela Naydenova on an Enterprise Ireland funded project. Her current scientific interest is design and development of new optical devices.

 

 

Publications:

Monika Zawadzka,  Jan Kulawik , Dorota Szwagierczak , Krzysztof Zaraska , "In situ polymerised polypyrrole films for sensors application", Microelectronics International, 2014, 31, 158 – 162.

Monika Zawadzka, Jun Wang, Werner J. Blau, Mathias O. Senge, “Solvent effect on the nonlinear absorption of 5,10-A2B2 meso substituted porphyrins”, J. Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2013, 12, 1811-1823.

Monika Zawadzka, Jun Wang, Werner J. Blau, Mathias O. Senge, “Laser induced protonation of free base porphyrin in chloroform results in the enhancement of positive nonlinear absorption due to conformational distortion”, J. Porphyrins Pthalocyanines, 2013, 17, 1-5.

Monika Zawadzka, Jun Wang, Werner J. Blau, Mathias O. Senge, “Nonlinear absorption properties of 5,10-A2B2 porphyrins – Correlation of molecular structure with the nonlinear responses”, J. Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2013, 12, 996-1997[journal cover design].

Monika Zawadzka, Jun Wang, Werner J. Blau, Mathias O. Senge, “Modeling of nonlinear absorption of 5,10-A2B2 porphyrins in the nanosecond regime” J. Phys. Chem. A, 2013, 117, 15-26.

Mathias O. Senge, Claudia Ryppa, Marijana Fazekas, Monika Zawadzka and Katja Dahms, “5,10-A2B2-type meso-substituted porphyrins a unique class of porphyrins with a realigned dipole moment” Chem. Eur. J., 2011, 17, 13562-13573.

Mathias O. Senge, Marijana Fazekas, Monica Pintea, Monika Zawadzka and Werner J. Blau, “5,15-A2B2– and 5,15-A2BC–type porphyrins with donor and acceptor groups for use in nonlinear optics and photodynamic therapy” Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2011, 5797-5816.

Monika Zawadzka, Jun Wang, Werner J. Blau and Mathias O. Senge, “Correlation studies on structurally diverse porphyrin monomers, dimers and trimers and their nonlinear optical responses” Chem. Phys. Lett., 2009, 477, 330-335.

Marijana Fazekas, Monica Pintea, Mathias O. Senge and Monika Zawadzka, “Synthetic strategies and porphyrin building blocks for unsymmetrical multichromophores” Tetrahedron Lett., 2008, 49, 2236-2239.

Mathias O. Senge, Marijana Fazekas, Eleni G. A. Notaras, Werner J. Blau, Monika Zawadzka, Oliver B. Locos, Eimhin M. Ni Mhuircheartaigh, “Nonlinear optical properties of porphyrins” Adv. Mater., 2007, 19, 2737-2774.

 

 

Conference Abstracts

Monika Zawadzka, Jan Kulawik, Dorota Szwagierczak and Krzysztof Zaraska, “Free-grown polypyrrole sensors” 37th International Microelectronics and Packaging IMAPS-CPMT Poland Conference, Kraków, Poland, 22-25 September 2013.

Monika Zawadzka, Jun Wang, Mathias O. Senge and Werner J. Blau, “Open Z-scan studies on 5,10-A2B2 porphyrins” International Conference on Organic Photonics and Electronics 2011 / The 12th International Conference on Organic Nonlinear Optics, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 6 – 9 September 2011.

Monika Zawadzka, Jun Wang, Mathias O. Senge and Werner J. Blau, “Open Z-scan studies on structurally diverse porphyrins” The 9th International Symposium on Advanced Organic Photonics, Shannon, Ireland, 3 – 4 September 2009.

Monika Zawadzka, Jun Wang, Mathias O. Senge and Werner J. Blau, “Open Z-scan studies on structurally diverse porphyrins” International Symposium on Materials and Devices for Nonlinear Optics, Ile de Porquerolles, France, 26 June – 1 July 2008.

 Monika Zawadzka, Mathias O. Senge and Werner J. Blau, “Open Z-scan studies on porphyrins systems” CSCB Symposium, Health Sciences Centre, University College Dublin, Ireland, 12 December 2008.

Monika Zawadzka, Jun Wang, Mathias O. Senge and Werner J. Blau, “Optical limiters – Porphyrins” The Tetrapyrrole Discussion Group, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 12 - 14 September 2008.

Monika Zawadzka, Marijana Fazekas, Monica Pintea, Mathias O. Senge and Werner J. Blau, “Optical limiters – Porphyrins”, HRSMC Summer School "Photochemistry 2008: Fundamentals and Applications” Maastricht, The Netherlands, 31 May – 4 June 2008.

Monika Zawadzka, Marijana Fazekas, Monica Pintea, Mathias O. Senge and Werner J. Blau, “Porphyrins as materials for optical limiting” CSCB Symposium, Dublin, Ireland, 14 December 2007.