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dr hab. Piotr Borowski

dr hab. Piotr Borowski
associate professor
Vice Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry
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2nd term 2022/23:

Monday, 8:00-9:00, office 232, Large Chemistry Building

Tuesday, 9:00-10:00, office 232, Large Chemistry Building

Personal information


October 1984 - March 1989 – master degree studies at the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, and from February 1989 – at the Faculty of Chemistry (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin)

March 1989 – degree: Master of Science. Master's thesis: Determination of critical parameters with the aid of Coherent Anomaly Method (CAM) using Monte Carlo simulations, supervisor: prof. dr hab. Andrzej Patrykiejew (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin)

Uśmiech I am the first alumnus of the Faculty of Chemistry of the MCS University Uśmiech

April 1989 – employment at the Faculty of Chemistry of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, initially as technician, and from October 1989 – as graduate assistant

April 1990 - March 1995 – PhD studies at the University of Lund (Sweden)

March 1995 – degree: Doctor of Philosophy. Doctoral thesis: Theoretical studies of radicals, biradicals and their derivatives, supervisor: prof. Björn O. Roos (University of Lund, Sweden); diploma was validated

October 1995 - September 1996 – postdoctoral scholarship at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Richland, USA) and University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, USA) within the joint project (collaboration with prof. Kenneth D. Jordan and dr Jeffrey Nichols)

April 1997assistant professor position

styczeń 2013 – degree: habilitated doctor. Habilitation thesis: Multiparameter scaling of harmonic frequencies in vibrational spectroscopy as an alternative to the scaling of the harmonic force fields (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin). Associate professor position

February 2019  MCS University professor position

Scientific Activity

My research concentrates mostly on computational quantum chemistry. It focuses on the theoretical treatment of the spectroscopic effects: vibrational spectroscopy (IR and Raman) and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. In particular, I developed the so-called ESFF method (Effective Scaling Frequency Factor method) of harmonic frequency scaling, as an alternative to the commonly used SQMFF method (Scaled Quantum Mechanical Force Field method) of the force field scaling developed by prof. Peter Pulay. I carry/carried out research in the field of structural chemistry, cluster equilibria (QCE, i.e., Quantum Cluster Equilibrium theory of liquids, which is a combination of the statistical thermodynamic methods and methods of computational quantum chemistry), adsorption mechanisms on functionalized organosilica and carbonaceous materials etc. Recently I started research in the field of reaction mechanisms in phosphoroorganic chemistry.

Programming work. During my PhD studies, in addition to studies of radicals and biradicals which were basis to my PhD thesis, I participated in the development of the MOLCAS quantum chemistry package, where I was the co-author of the direct SCF code. During my postdoctoral scholarship I was doing programming work for the NWChem quantum chemistry package, in which I coded, inter alia, two-configurational DFT method. Later I took part in programming within the PQS package, where I programmed routines for the analytic determination of dipole moment derivatives, quantities used in calculations of infrared intensities. In the meantime I prepared codes for the determination of cluster equilibria (the above mentioned QCE method), scaled harmonic frequencies (ESFF method), as well as determination of vibrational corrections to magnetic shielding constants. Recently I've started to develop program for calculating vibrational corrections to magnetic shielding constants in large molecules.

 Recent papes.

  1. Aleksandra Drzewiecka, Anna E. Kozioł, Piotr Borowski, Giuseppina Sanna, Gabriele Giliberti, Paolo La Colla, Teodor Zawadowski, Marta Struga, Structural and antivirial studies of dipetalactone and its methyl derivative, J. Mol. Struct. 1054 (2013) 150-156.
  2. Katarzyna Michalak-Zwierz, Dorota Pietras-Ożga, Karolina Gdula, Emil Zięba, Piotr Borowski, Andrzej Dąbrowski, Mariusz Barczak, Surface modification of carbon nanomaterials by aminopropyltriethoxysilane, Surf. Innov. 2 (2014) 245-252.
  3. Agnieszka Brzyska, Piotr Borowski, Krzysztof Woliński, Solvent effects on the nitrogen NMR chemical shifts in 1-methylazoles a theoretical study, New J. Chem. 39 (2015) 9627-9640.
  4. Magdalena Makarska-Białokoz, Piotr Borowski, Fluorescence quenching behaviour of uric acid interacting with water-soluble cationic porphyrin, J. Lumines. 160 (2015) 110-118.
  5. Monika Oszust, Karolina Gdula, Piotr Borowski, Andrzej Dąbrowski, Mariusz Barczak, Adsorption of L-Histidine onto Functionalized Mesoporous SBA-15 Organosilicas, Adsorpt. Sci. Technol. 33 (2015) 669-676.
  6. Ewelina Bajko, Monika Kalinowska, Piotr Borowski, Leszek Siergiejczyk, Włodzimierz Lewandowski, 5-O-Caffeoylquinic acid: A spectroscopic study and biological screening for antimicrobial activity, LWT-Food Sci. Technol. 65 (2016) 471-479.
  7. Piotr Borowski, Wojciech Gac, Peter Pulay, Krzysztof Woliński, The vibrational spectrum of 1,4-dioxane in aqueous solution – theory and experiment, New J. Chem. 40 (2016) 7663-7670.
  8. Diana Rymuszka, Konrad Terpiłowski, Piotr Borowski, Lucyna Hołysz, Time-dependent changes of surface properties of polyether ether ketone caused by air plasma treatment, Polym. Int. 65 (2016) 827-834.
  9. Dominika Święch, Piotr Kubisiak, Marcin Andrzejak, Piotr Borowski, Edyta Proniewicz, J. Mol. Struct. 1116 (2016) 272-278.
  10. Mariusz Barczak, Joanna Dobrzyńska, Monika Oszust, Ewa Skwarek, Jarosław Ostrowski, Emil Zięba, Piotr Borowski, Ryszard Dobrowolski, Synthesis and application of thiolated mesoporous silicas for sorption, preconcentration and determination of Platinum, Mater. Chem. Phys. 181 (2016) 126-135.
  11. Katarzyna Włodarczyk, Piotr Borowski, Mateusz Drach, Marek Stankevič, Cyclization of beta-hydroxyalkylphosphine oxides – Mechanism elucidation using experimental and DFT methods, Tetrahedron 73 (2017) 239-251.
  12. Agnieszka Kierys, Piotr Borowski, Radosław Zaleski, Mariusz Barczak, Formation of polysilsesquioxane network by vapor-phase method in the spatially limited system of cross-linked polymer pores, Polymer 141 (2018) 202-212.
  13. Mariusz Barczak, Marlena Wierzbicka, Piotr Borowski, Sorption of diclofenac onto functionalized mesoporous silicas: Experimental and theoretical investigations, Micropor. Mesopor. Mat. 264 (2018) 254-264.
  14. Dorota Strzelecka, Olga Bąk, Piotr Borowski, Marek Stankevič, Dynamic kinetic resolution of phosphinic acid derivatives via nucleophilic substitution at phosphorus center, Synthesis 50 (2018) 4922-4932.
  15. O. Bąk, P. Borowski, Scaling procedures in vibrational spectroscopy, in Challenges and advances in computational chemistry and physics 26 (J. Leszczyński, Series Ed.), Molecular spectroscopy – experiment and theory. From molecules to functional materials (A. Koleżyński, M. Król, Eds.), Springer, Switserland 2019, pp. 49-95.
  16. Mariusz Barczak, Piotr Borowski, Silica xerogels modified with amine groups: Influence of synthesis parameters on porous structure and sorption properties, Micropor. Mesopor. Mat. 281 (2019) 32–43.
  17. Mariusz Barczak, Małgorzata Gil, Konrad Terpiłowski, Daniel Kamiński, Piotr Borowski, Influence of bridged monomer on porosity and sorption properties of mesoporous silicas functionalized with diethylenetriamine groups, Adsorption 25 (2019) 575–589.
  18. Paulina Kęska, Joanna Stadnik, Olga Bąk, Piotr Borowski, Meat Proteins as Dipeptidyl Peptidase IV Inhibitors and Glucose Uptake Stimulating Peptides for the Management of a Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus In Silico Study, Nutrients 11 (2019) 2537–2552.
  19. Katarzyna Włodarczyk, Piotr Borowski, Marek Stankevič, [1,3]/[1,4]-Sulfur atom migration in β-ydroxyalkylphosphine sulfides, Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry 16 (2020) 88–105.
  20. Mariusz Barczak, Ryszard Dobrowolski, Piotr Borowski, Dimitrios A. Giannakoudakis, Pyridine-, thiol- and amine-functionalized mesoporous silicas for adsorptive removal of pharmaceuticals, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 299 (2020) 110132.
  21. E. Aprà, E. J. Bylaska, ..., P. Borowski, ...,R. J. Harrison, NWChem: Past, present, and future, Journal of Chemical Physics 152 (2020) 184102.
  22. Agnieszka Chrzanowska, Anna Derylo-Marczewska, Piotr Borowski, Comprehensive characterization of biocomposite surface based on the mesoporous silica and Lysozyme molecules: chemistry, morphology, topography, texture and micro-nanostructure, Applied Surface Science 525 (2020) 146512.
  23. Mariusz Barczak, Piotr Borowski, Cristina Gila-Vilchez, Miguel Alaminos, Fernando González-Caballero, Modesto T. López-López, Revealing importance of particles’ surface functionalization on the properties of magnetic alginate hydrogels, Carbohydrate Polymers 247 (2020) 116747.
  24. Sylwia Sowa, Ewelina Buczak, Paweł Woźnicki, Olga Bąk, Piotr Borowski, Beata Herbaczyńska-Stankevič and Marek Stankevič, Unusual ionization of phosphine-boranes under RP-HPLC-HRMS conditions disclose a potential system for reduction of C=O bond, ARKIVOC Part 3 (2022) 66-84.
  25. Dimitrios A. Giannakoudakis, Abdul Qayyum, Mariusz Barczak, Ramón Fernando Colmenares-Quintero, Piotr Borowski, Konstantinos Triantafyllidis, Juan Carlos Colmenares, Mxechanistic and kinetic studies of benzyl alcohol photocatalytic oxidation by nanostructured titanium (hydro)oxides: Do we know the entire story?, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 320 (2023) 121939.
  26. Karina Kowalska, Mariusz Barczak, Dimitrios A. Giannakoudakis, Teresa J. Bandosz, Piotr Borowski, Formaldehyde interactions with oxygen- and nitrogen-functionalized carbonaceous surfaces in the presence of moisture: Computational approach vs experimental results, Carbon 215 (2023) 118443.