Slawomira Skrzypek

University of Lodz, Poland
Lecture Title: 
"New generation of sensors based on graphene in voltammetric determination of biologically active compounds"

Slawomira Skrzypek received her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Lodz (Poland) in 1997. In 2012 she has finished her habilitation and received position as Associate Professor. In the same year she became a Head of Department of Electroanalysis and Electrochemistry, and in 2013 – a Head of Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry. In 2016 she was elected as a Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry for the four-year period. Professor Skrzypek’s research over the last 25 years has focused on the voltammetric determination of biologically active compounds (drugs, pesticides) at solid electrodes (mercury, amalgam, boron-doped diamond, glassy-carbon electrodes). Her areas of interest include also modification of electrode with nanomaterials: carbon nanotubes, graphene and different types of conductive polymers: polyaniline, PEDOT, Nafion, with immobilized enzymes (bioelectrochemical sensors). Her work focused also on compounds with guanidine group as catalysts for hydrogen reduction and its application in voltammetric analysis of pharmaceuticals in biological samples, studies of the mechanisms and kinetics of the electrode processes using conventional electrochemical methods and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. She has authored over 70 research papers, 1 book chapter, and 146 contributions to national and international conferences (104 posters and 42 oral presentations). Prof. Skrzypek has wide international cooperation with Prof. S. Yilmaz (Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey), Prof. V. Mirceski (Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia), F. Banica (Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway), Prof. K. Kalcher (Karl Franzens University in Graz, Austria), Prof.V. Guzsvany (University of Novi Sad, Serbia), Prof.S. Ozkan and Prof.B. Uslu (Ankara University, Turkey).