Faculty of Chemistry of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland
Andrzej Kotarba is full professor at the Faculty of Chemistry of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. He completed his PhD (1993) and DSc (2005) in chemistry working in the field of surface promotion in heterogeneous catalysis. After the postdoc in Reaction Dynamic Group at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, and the post-rouge fellowship in Laboratoire de Réactivité de Surface at UPMC in Paris, France, he set up Materials and Surface Chemistry Group at the Jagiellonian University. The research carried out in the group is focused on the processes taking place at the solid/gas and solid/liquid interfaces, with the aim to apply the acquired knowledge in designing surfaces with desired properties and functionalities. It includes the preparation and characterization of catalysts and biomaterials, and involves interdisciplinary studies at the border of chemistry, materials science and biochemistry. Andrzej Kotarba co-authored more than 150 scientific papers and 30 national and international patents. He serves as an editor of Applied Surface Science (Elsevier).