People: management

Prof. Robert Holyst

Prof. Robert Holyst, the Project Coordinator, has an extensive experience in leadership and management, i.e. he is a head of the research group Soft Condensed Matter and a member of several research funding committees, incl. ERC panel. 2010-2015 he was the Director of the IPC. Prof. Holyst was a coordinator of the successful project “NOBLESSE - Nanotechnology, Biomaterials and alternative Energy Sources for ERA integration” financed from the 7FP (budget: EUR 3.8 m). He is currently a coordinator of the CREATE Project (“The CREAtion of the Department of Physical Chemistry of Biological SysTEms”) implemented under Horizon 2020, ERA Chairs (budget ca. EUR 2.5 m). He has outstanding experience in conducting doctorates - he supervised and promoted 16 PhDs.

Current research topics: soft matter, biologistics, biological chemistry, statistical physics, techniques: FCS, PCS, capillary electrophoresis TDA. Web of Science bibliometric data: publications 217 (and 3 books, one in Springer Verlag 2012), total citations >3200, h-index=32; more than 40 patents applications, 15 patents granted (incl. USA, the Netherlands, Switzerland).

Agnieszka Tadrzak

Agnieszka Tadrzak, the Project Manager, has extensive experience in grant management, cooperation with business and supporting process of commercialization of research results. She is as well the Project Manager of the CREATE project, founded by EC under Horizon 2020, ERA Chairs. She was also responsible for the full certification process underlying being granted the right to use the logo  "HR Excellence in Research". 

Since 2004 Agnieszka Tadrzak has been dealing with the projects financed from the European funds, initially working in the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development, where she was, in particular, responsible for programming and implementing two operational programmes (the Sectoral Operational Programme “Increase of the competitiveness of enterprises” and the Operational Programme “Innovative Economy”). She was also a member of panels evaluating investment and training project. Later, working at an advisory company – Accreo Taxand (European Advisory Services Team) she advised to many Polish and international companies on obtaining funds from external sources (public and private). Among her clients were: General Electric, Bridgestone, Lafarge, Taiga Mistral, EDP Renewables, SII and Bericap. Total funds raised for her clients from various sources exceeded EUR 100 m.

​Prof. Robert Kolos

Prof. Robert Kolos, the Head of PhD Studies (under the NaMeS project), has expertise in research work, academic teaching, and management stemming from his experience as the Head of the Astrochemistry Group at IPC (since 2009), Head of the International Doctoral School at IPC (regular PhD studies at IPC) (since 2013), and the Chemistry Chair at the Cardinal S. Wyszynski University (2010-2013). Since 2003 he has been a member of the IPC Scientific Board, serving also as its secretary (2003-2011). Prof. Kolos led 5 governmental scientific research projects, 2 Polish-French PAS-CNRS projects, and 2 Polish-Ukrainian projects. Since 2005 he was appointed 7 times as a visiting professor in Marseille, Orsay, and Créteil (France).

Current research topics: chemistry & physics of the interstellar medium, quantum chemistry & spectroscopy of small molecules. Web of Science bibliometric data: publications 83, total citations >1250, h-index=21.

Jadwiga Skrzecz

Jadwiga Skrzecz, the HR Manager, has extensive and longstanding experience in human resources management, working in IPC since 1971. She has been providing HR service and administrative support for many projects incl. NOBLESSE (7FP, budget EUR 5 m), NanoBiom (European Regional Development Fund, Operational Programme “Innovative Economy” 2007–2013, budget EUR 5 m), and numerous projects from national funds. Among others, she is responsible for organization of trainings for employees, recruitment processes, and carrying out all activities, aimed at streamlining the process of internal communication within IPC.

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.