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Dr. Maciej Giedyk
Universität Regensburg, Institut für Organische Chemie
Maciej Giedyk, born in 1988, graduated with a Master's of Engineering degree in chemistry from the Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, in 2012. He completed his PhD studies at the Institute of Organic Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences under the supervision of Professor Dorota Gryko in 2016, working on the synthesis and catalytic properties of vitamin B12 derivatives. In 2018, he took up a postdoctoral position in the group of Professor Burkhard König at Regensburg University. Since 2019, he has been an assistant professor at the Institute of Organic Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences.
In May 2017, Maciej Giedyk received the W. Swietoslawski Award of the Warsaw Division of the Polish Chemical Society for outstanding achievements in science. In 2016 he was awarded a START stipend for young researchers, granted by the Foundation for Polish Science. He has also received the J. Janikowa Award of the Polish Chemical Society for the best Master Thesis 2012 in the field of chemistry.
Maciej Giedyk conducts research in the field of organic chemistry. His interests include the chemistry of radicals, cobalt catalysis, microheterogenous solutions and light-induced processes.
- Organic synthesis
- Spectroscopy (UV-VIS, fluorescence, phosphorescence, NMR, EPR) and mass spectrometry
- Computational chemistry
- Dynamic light scattering