Research | Faculty of Chemistry at the Gdańsk University of Technology

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Scientific activity

  • Development of new methods of determining trace components in samples of complex matrixe 
  • Development of new methodologies for environmental monitoring and biomonitoring 
  • Designing, constructing and testing analytical characteristics of prototype control-measurement devices, 
  • Assessing pollution of particular abiotic environmental compartments and determining processes occurring in these compartments (transport, degradation…) 
  • Assessing environmental fate of xenobiotics and bioaccumulation processes in tissues and organs of living organisms, 
  • Applying modern analytical techniques to check quality of food products 
  • Development of new techniques of producing materials of special properties and/or high purity grade tested with use of chromatographic techniques, 
  • Organizing interlaboratory studies and proficiency testing. 

Analytical, research and technological services

  • Elaboration of solutions in the field of environmental monitoring and biomonitoring.
  • The pollution level assessment in animate and inanimate elements of the environment, and the investigations of undergoing processes and the environmental fate of xenobiotics in those elements.
  • Analyzing the quality of food products by using analytical techniques.
  • Analytical biochemistry (proteogenomics).
  • Designing, constructing and testing the analytical characteristics of prototypic modules that are used in the standardized controlling and measuring equipment.
  • Developing novel technologies for manufacturing materials characterized by special properties and/or high level of purity.
  • Developing technologies for the production of novel reference materials.
  • Organizing the inter-laboratory comparisons.
  • The ecotoxicity assessment of xenobiotics and their mixtures.
  • Training in the following areas: proper use of a wide variety of analytical equipment; courses on gas chromatography and liquid chromatography (at different levels of progression); and courses on sample preparation prior to analysis.
  • Assessing quality and pollution level of drinking water, air, effluents, wastes and technical materials of different origin and of different composition,  
  • Assessing indoor air quality  (air in rooms for permanent presence of humans), 
  • Assessing occupational air quality, 
  • Constructing special modules which can be coupled with commercial control-measurement devices (gas and liquid chromatographs, monitors of environmental pollutants…) designed for: 
    - isolation and/or preconcentration of analytes, 
    - drying and cleaning gas streams, 
    - deoxygenation of gas streams, 
    - liberation of analytes from appropriate traps (thermal desorbers). 
  • Constructing and testing generators of gaseous standard mixtures, 
  • Implementation of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Life Cycle Assessment of goods and services, 
  • Constructing and testing gas and liquid chromatographs for teaching students. 

Training services 

  • Training personnel to operate of wide range of analytical instruments, 
  • Courses of gas and liquid chromatography (for different advance levels) 
  • Courses of sample preparation for analyses, 
  • Postgraduates studies:
    - Analytics of food and environmental pollution
    - Control and quality assurance of results of analytical measurements,  
  • Applying biotests for assessing environmental pollution.