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Vice Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry – 2005-2008 & 2008-2012 Head od Department of Chemical Technology - 2011-2015 and 2015-2019
Born at February 24th, 1959. Graduated from the secondary school with the final exam (1978, Elblag). Graduated from Nicholas Copernicus University in Torun (Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry – 1983). Ph.D. thesis under supervision of professor J. Barcicki (University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska – 1992). D.Sc. (habilitation) in 2004 (University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska). Scientific title of professor (2014).
The author and co-author of 165 published scientific articles, 304 announcements and presentations as well as over 300 different forms of scientific activity (e.g. a referee of scientific articles, PhD and DSc thesis, applications for the professor position and scientific professor title as well as national and international lectures).
Faculty representative in European Chemistry Thematic Network Association (ECTNA). Eurobachelor and Euromaster Label Committee Member (2006-2008 and 2008-2010). Since 2014 this Team advisor.
The scientific interest is focused on the preparation of supported mono- and bimetallic catalysts, application of infrared spectroscopy (including photoacoustics) for characterization of adsorbents, catalysts and solids.
Married, three children. Wife - Beata, is a biology teacher in XIV vocationally-oriented secondary school as well as a main expert for the teachers' training in the Department of Education at the Lublin Municipal Council.
Daughter - Marta graduated from the Faculty of Arts of Maria Curie-Sklodowska University (graphic arts)
as well as at Catholic University of Lublin (history of art). Daughter – Aleksandra (M.Sc. architecture engineer) graduated from Lublin University of Technology. Son – Aleksander student of the 4th year at Lublin Medical University. Granddaughter - Natalia (9 years).
Activity for Maria Curie-Sklodowska University
Member of the Faculty Board (Faculty of Chemistry): 1993-1999, 2002 - ;
Member of the University Senate: 2008-2012,
Member of the Rectors’ Commission for credit system – based on ECTS (1996-1999);
Co-author (together with prof. J. Rogalski) of the first university application for Socrates Programme;
Co-author and administrator of one year Tempus project CME -03059 QUALITY OF EDUCATION SYSTEM TESTING – QUEST (the co-ordinator and contractor was prof. J. Szynal);
Author and administrator of over 3 year Tempus project S_JEP -12228 UMCS - CHEMICAL STUDIES REORGANIZATION - UMCS-CSR (the co-ordinator and contractor was prof. J. Rayss; the project was supported by the European Commission in the amount of ca. 300 thousand EUR);
Faculty Co-ordinator for International Programmes (2003 - 2005);
Faculty (2004-2006) and University (2004-2016) Co-ordinator for Bologna Process and European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System - ECTS;
Member of the Rectors’ Commission for strategy elaboration of the university development (29.06.2004 – 31.08.2005).
Prizes and distinctions
Since March 1995 till 2006 the official correspondent of the scientific journal Applied Catalysis A: General News Brief;
In the frame of Socrates Programme series of lectures at Limerick University (Republic of Ireland) - June 2000, at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering Porto University (Portugal) - November 2001, in Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Lille (France) - January 2005, in South Karelia Polytechnic, Imatra (Finland) - March 2005, Aalborg University (Denmark) - April 2008;
Many times Rectors' prizes;
Rector’s scientific grant (09.2002 – 08.2003);
W. Kemula prize admitted by the Board of Polish Chemical Society - XLVI Annual Meeting of Polish Chemical Society, 15-18.09.2003 Lublin, Poland;
Appointed by the European Commission as a member of the national team of Bologna Promoters (09.2004-12.2006), confirmed by the Polish Minister of National Education (21.10.2004, Warsaw). Member of the National Team of Bologna Experts (2007-2011).
Member of the Executive Board of the Polish Chemical Society 2013-2015 and 2016-2018,
Member of the Scientific Board of the Institute of New Chemical Synthesis In Pulawy, 2015-2019,
Medal of the National Commission for Education (23.10.2009).
Gold Cross of Merit (23.10.2010). Polish Chemical Society occasional medal for his contribution to the Association and for activities in the Executive Board in the term of office 2013-2015 (Gdańsk 21.09.2015).
Selected scientific articles 1.J. Ryczkowski, IR spectroscopy in catalysis, Catal. Today, 68 (2001) 263-381. 2. J. Ryczkowski, M. Kuśmierz, D. Nazimek, S. Pasieczna, Hydrogenolysis of n-butane over Ru/Al2O3 catalysts, Adsorp. Sci. Technol., 20 (2002) 995-1011. 3. J. Ryczkowski, Ruthenium red interaction with alumina surface – FT-IR/PAS studies, Vibr. Spectrosc.,34 (2004) 247-252. 4. J. Ryczkowski, S. Pasieczna, J.L. Figueiredo, M.F.R. Pereira, T. Borowiecki, Characterization of activated carbons by FT-IR/PAS and TPD, J. Phys. IV, 117 (2004) 57-64. 5. Sadiq-ur-Rehman, Khadija Shahid, Saqib Ali, Mohammad Mazhar, Amin Badshah, George Eng, Xueqing Song, Janusz Ryczkowski, Synthesis, spectroscopic characterization, and in vitro biological activity of organotin(IV) complexes of (E)-3-(4-methoxyphenyl)-2-phenyl- 2-propenoic acid, Heteroatom Chem., 16 (2005) 175-183. 6. J. Ryczkowski, J. Goworek, T. Borowiecki, W. Gac, S. Pasieczna, Temperature removal of templating agent from MCM-41 silica materials, Thermochim. Acta, 434 (2005) 2-8. 7. J. Ryczkowski, IR studies of EDTA alkaline salts interaction with the surface of inorganic oxides, Appl. Surf. Sci., 252 (2005) 813-822. 8. T. Borowiecki, J. Ryczkowski, Promoters of the catalysts for methane conversion into synthesis gases, in Focus on Catalysis Research (L.P. Bevy, Ed.), Nova Publishers (ISBN: 1-59454-810-2, 2006, pp 101-146. 9. J. Ryczkowski, Spectroscopic evidences of EDTA interaction with inorganic supports during the preparation of supported metal catalysts, Vibr. Spectrosc., 43 (2007) 203-209. 10. J. Ryczkowski, Application of infrared photoacoustic spectroscopy in catalysis, Catal. Today, 124 (2007) 11-20. 11. J. Ryczkowski, Laser Spectroscopy Applied to Catalysis Research, Chapter 14 in Lasers in Chemistry: Probing and Influencing Matter (M. Lackner, Ed.), Wiley-VCH, ISBN: 978-3-527-31997-8, 2008, pp 403-422. 12. M. Kijeńska, E. Kowalska, B. Pałys, J. Ryczkowski, Degradability of composites of low density polyethylene/polypropylene blends filled with rape straw, Polymer Degrad. Stability, 95 (2010) 536-542. 13. J. Ryczkowski, Infrared photoacoustic spectroscopy in catalysis and surface science, Appl. Surf. Sci., 256 (2010) 5545-5550. 14. M. Barczak, A. Dąbrowski, S. Pikus, J. Ryczkowski, P. Borowski, M. Kozak, Studies of the structure and chemistry of SBA-15 organosilicas functionalized with amine, thiol, vinyl and phenyl groups, Adsorption, 16 (2010) 457-463. 15. K. Antoniak, P. Kowalik, W. Próchniak, M. Konkol, A. Wach, P. Kuśtrowski, J. Ryczkowski, Effect of flash calcined alumina support and potassium dopping on the activity of Co-Mo catalysts in sour gas shift process, Appl. Catal. A: Gen., 423-424 (2012) 114-120. 16. T. Borowiecki, M. Dmoch, E. Franczyk, A. Gołębiowski, P. Kowalik, J. Ryczkowski, Skroplony gaz ziemny (LNG). Właściwości i zastosowanie w przemyśle azotowym, Przem. Chem., 92 (2013) 2331-2338. 17. K. Antoniak-Jurak, P. Kowalik, W. Próchniak, W. Raróg-Pilecka, P. Kuśtrowski, J. Ryczkowski, Sour gas shift process over sulfided Co-Mo-K catalysts supported on carbon material - support characterization and catalytic activity of catalysts, Fuel Proc. Tech., 138 (2015) 305-313.
18. A. Klyushina, K. Pacultová, St. Krejcová, G. Słowik, K. Jirátová, F. Kovanda, J. Ryczkowski, L. Obalova, Advantages of stainless steel sieves as support for catalytic N2O decomposition, over K-doped Co3O4, Catal. Today, 257 (2015) 2-10.
19. D. Macina, Z. Piwowarska, K. Taracha, K. Góra-Marek, J. Ryczkowski, L. Chmielarz,
Mesoporous silica materials modified with alumina polycations as catalysts for the synthesis of
dimethyl ether from methanol, Mater. Res. Bull., 74 (2016) 425-435.
20. K. Antoniak-Jurak, P. Kowalik, M. Konkol, W. Próchniak, R. Bicki, W. Raróg-Pilecka,
P. Kuśtrowski, J. Ryczkowski, Sulfur tolerant Co–Mo–K catalysts supported on carbon materials
for sour gas shift process — Effect of support modification,
Fuel Process. Technol., 144 (2016) 305–313.
Heterogeneous catalysis. Application of infrared photoacoustic spectroscopy for solids characterization.