1) Biochemical reactions in crowded environment

Supervisor: Robert Holyst

Ying Zhou was born in China, got her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in clinical laboratory medicine in 2013 and 2016 separately. Ying joined soft condensed matter group, which is led by professor Robert Hołyst, in April, 2017.

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2) Gels at the nanoscale: from viscous flow to elastic response

Supervisor: Robert Holyst

Airit Agasty was born in Kolkata, India. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Jadavpur University, Kolkata in 2012. After working at the construction of a steel plant for the next two years, Airit decided to pursue his Master’s in Rubber Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, and graduated in 2016.

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4) Nanostructures and spatial patterns self-organized by surface phenomena

Supervisor: Jerzy Gorecki

Richard Löffler was born in Frankfurt am Main in Germany. In 1998 the whole family moved to Denmark. In Denmark Richard went to a german Elementary and High School before starting to Study at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Odense. At SDU Richard got his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in Nanobioscience, working mostly at the Fundamental Living Technologies (FLinT) group, led by Prof. Steen Rasmussen and under the supervision of Prof. Pierre-Alain Monnard.

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5) Spectroscopy and photoreactivity on the level of custom-designed single molecules

Supervisor: Jacek Waluk

Wassie Mersha Takele was born in Ethiopia, where he obtained M.Sc. degree in Physical Chemistry. He was awarded an Erasmus Mundus Masters scholarship against very strong international competition. His main research interests include molecular spectroscopy and optical sensing. Throughout his previous research experiences, Wassie had developed strong skills in synthesis and characterization of metal nanoparticles, surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy and fluorescence-based optical chemical sensors.

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7) Mechanism of nanostructure formation and surface engineering for activated materials in catalysis

Supervisor: Juan Carlos Colmenares Q.

Ayesha Khan was born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. She has done M.Phil in Environmental Sciences from PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi Pakistan. She has awarded silver medal in her Master’s degree programme. She has also received Vice Chancellor Talent Scholarship during her M.Phil (spring semester 2011 and fall semester 2011-12).

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8) Molecular imprinting for selective determination of chosen food toxins

Supervisor: Włodzimierz Kutner

Viknasvarri was born in Malaysia and completed her undergraduate in analytical and environmental chemistry from UMT. Then, she further her master's degree in material science in Japan. She was awarded Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology  (MEXT), Japanese scholarship to pursue her degree.

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9) Molecularly imprinted polymers for selective electrocatalysis and photocatalysis

Supervisor: Włodzimierz Kutner

Alcina Johnson Sudagar comes from Mumbai; a diverse city on the west coast of India. After graduating the Bachelor degree with distinction in Nanotechnology from SRM University in India, she secured an opportunity to pursue specialization in the field of clay science under the distinguished Erasmus Mundus Master scholarship programme IMACS.

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10) Interaction of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) with model bacterial cell membranes

Supervisor: Włodzimierz Kutner

Dusan Mrdenovic was born in Serbia, where he graduated from all levels of education. In 2016, he received MSc degree in Chemical Engineering from Technical faculty in Bor, University of Belgrade. In 2017, he became PhD student at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Science and member of the group of molecular films research, led by prof. Wlodzimierz Kutner.

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11) Chemosensors for selective determination of autism biomarkers

Supervisor: Włodzimierz Kutner

Nabila Yasmeen belongs to small town of Punjab, Pakistan. She had done her master’s in chemistry from Islamia college university, Peshawar and masters of philosophy in physical chemistry from university of Peshawar, Pakistan. During her studies she had organized several workshops and conferences acting as a vice president science society.

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13) Towards mechanisms of nanoparticle aerosol formation from selected plant volatiles in the atmosphere: field and laboratory studies

Supervisor: Rafał Szmigielski

Faria Khan belongs from Lahore. A gold medalist in her O and A level (higher education) for academic excellence, she joined top institute of Pakistan, National University of Science and Technology, to complete her BS(hons) in Applied Biosciences in 2010. She joined an international internship program at World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, under the supervision of Dr Moazzam Ali in 2013, where she worked on the healthcare interventions required to facilitate the nomadic population around the globe.

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15) Effects of confinement on self-assembly in systems with competing interactions

Supervisor: Wojciech Gozdz

Horacio Serna was born in Cartago (a small city in Valle del Cauca, Colombia), but moved to Medellin, the second city in importance of Colombia, where he completed all his academic training. He got his B. Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering in 2015 and finished with top scores in ICFES Saber Pro Test, which is the State Test for professionals in Colombia and is a requirement for getting the B. Sc. degree.

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16) Effects of confinement on ionic liquids

Supervisor: Alina Ciach

Carolina Cruz was born in Medellin-Colombia . She is Chemical Engineer with a Msc. Chemistry degree, both from the National University of Colombia, where she also worked, during her master studies, as Auxiliary Professor of the undergraduate course of Chemistry of the Department of Chemistry at Science Faculty.

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17) Electron spectroscopy of novel nanocarbon systems for applications in medicine

Supervisor: Beata Lesiak-Orłowska

Rangam Neha was born in India, where she qualified the All India Engineering Entrance Exam and joined Bhagwant University, Ajmer for 4 years Bachelor of Technology in Nanotechnology. She graduated with four consecutive awards for top score. She worked on Multiferroics at Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV), Indore, Photonic crystals at National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), Orissa during her Bachelors.

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19) Droplet Microfluidics to Implement Fast Digital Assays in Centrifugal Microfluidics

Supervisor: Piotr Garstecki

Yu-Ting Kao majored in Aeronautic and Astronautic Engineering and minored in Life Sciences when doing bachelor and following obtained her master degree in biomedical engineering in Taiwan where she born. She then won an Erasmus Mundus scholarship so she finished her second and third master degrees in Physics and Chemistry, respectively, in France and Spain.

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20) Mobility of microdroplets - seeking detection strategies that do not require optical labelling

Supervisor: Piotr Garstecki

Mahsa Sahebdivani is a PhD student at the institute of physical chemistry of polish academy of sciences and Delft university of technology. She joined the microfluidics research group at IChF PAN led by Prof. Dr. Garstecki, where she is working on experimental and computational projects in the field of droplet-microfluidics.

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21) Devolopment of new inorganic-organic hybrid materials for perovskite solar cells

Supervisor: Janusz Lewiński

Rashmi Runjhun received her dual degree BS-MS in Physics from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune, India in 2014. During her graduate studies, she was awarded the prestigious Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) fellowship from Department of Science and Technology India for a period of five years.

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22) Spectroscopic studies of dynamic surface chemistry of semiconducting nanocrystals

Supervisor: Janusz Lewiński

Natalia Olejnik​-Fehér was born in Poland, finished her BSc and MSc studies at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland, where she specialized first in biomedical chemistry and after that in Chemistry of Advanced Materials. Throughout the studies, she actively participated in the Chemistry Students Association of NCU, attending conferences, and organizing scientific shows that popularized chemistry an​d​ life sciences.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 711859.