Identification of problem
Proof of concept
The world is full of challenges. Life. Industry. Inspiration can be found anywhere.
High quality research carried out together with scientists from academic research centers lead to new knowledge development as well as novel solutions for industry.
System prototype demonstration in an operational environment
Based on results from prototype demonstration in a relevant environment We prepare and study a prototype near or at planned operational system.
Our scientific results can be published or patented. Such intellectual property can be shared with industry to implementate a novel technology.
Board of directors
Dr Szymon Wojtyla
Chemist. Graduated from Jagiellonian University in Cracow. 29 years old. Interests: the development of novel techniques for semiconductors study, photocatalysis, processes of small molecules activation, the transfer of energy and charges.
Dr Tomasz Baran
Chief Operating Officer
Doctor of chemistry. Graduated from Jagiellonian University in Cracow (Pl) and University of Bari (It). 29 years old. Interests: photocatalysis and photoelectrocatalysis, conversion of energy to fuels, synchrotron techniques, novel semiconducting materials
Photocatalysis is a promising science for future applications which combines the topics of materials science, nanotechnology, energy research, environmental science, photonics and chemical analysis. The motivation for the current interest in this topic stems from the challenges science and society face from climate change and energy supply. Already, photocatalysis is commercially used to passively degrade pollutants.
Another goal is to produce useful chemical products such as hydrogen or methane and other solar fuels. It is a simple, renewable, clean and cost effective technology which will play an ever more important role as the science progresses. Photosynthesis is one of the most famous chemical reactions and it is our photocatalysis model from nature. Plants use sunlight as their energy source to convert carbon dioxide to useful sugars. Scientists hope to replicate this reaction in the lab due to suitable photocatalyst materials. Our company investigates new materials and their properties for enhancing the rate of photocatalytic process.
We are looking at metal and non-metal systems, nanomaterials and hybrid materials. There is also valuable fundamental science which needs to be extended for these typical materials and everyday reactions to open up new fields of knowledge and opportunities.
Areas of interest (areas of work):
- Photocatalytic degradation of pollutants
- Photocatalytic purification of water, surface and air
- Photocatalytic filters for removing of volatile organic compounds
- Optoelectronic materials
- Photocatalytic biopolymers
- Photocatalytic textiles
We are ready for new ideas, new applications and new projects
News from SajTom
Here you can read about our activities
New paper from SajTom Light Future
Photosensitization and photocurrent switching effects in wide band gap semiconductors: CuI and TiO2 functionalized with iron and nickel complexes: from semiconductors to logic devices
1st April 2017
On April 1st we started research project SONATA supported by National Science Centre Poland entitled Charge separation, trapping, recombination and interfacial transfer in nanocrystalline, copper-based core-shell semiconducting materials for photoelectrochemical water splitting UMO-2016/21/D/ST4/00221
webpage of the Project SONATA
Photocatalytic filter for 3D printer
Together with company 3D Kreator we studied the risk of 3D printing related to ultrathin particles and VOCs emission. We worked on photocatalytic filtration of such pollutants: novel photocatalyst, supports for materials, geometry of photocatalytic filter etc. This resulted in development of the SYNE technology development – the filtration system based on photocatalysis designed for printers. The commercially available printer Accura Genius3D is the first printer in the World equipped with photocatalytic filter.
New paper with big contribution of SajTom
An Efficient CuxO Photocathode for Hydrogen Production at Neutral pH: New Insights from Combined Spectroscopy and Electrochemistry