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"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less."
Marie Skłodowska Curie

  • Name: Tomasz Bran
  • Date of birth: May 14, 1987
  • Nationality: polish
  • Email: tommaso.baran@gmail.com
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Education

2011-2015

PhD in Chemical Science

University of Bari / Italy

doctoral dissertation under the supervision of prof. Angela Debenedetto
in collaboration with prof. Michele Aresta

2011-2015

PhD in Chemistry

Jagiellonian University in Cracow / Poland

doctoral dissertation under the supervision of prof. Wojciech Macyk

2006-2011

Master's degree

Jagiellonian University in Cracow

Master's study on Deportment of Chemistry. Master thesis under the supervision of prof Wojciech Macyk

Experience

2015-now

Chief Operatin Officer

SajTom Light Future / Poland

Chief Operatin Officer, co-founder and Scientific Leader in R&D center SajTom Light Future. Responsabile for all scientific activities, innowation implementation, scientific collaboration and R&D projects

2016-2017

Scholarship holder

Industrie De Nora S.p.A.

Scholarship issued by Fondazione Oronzio and Niccolò De Nora - a project on “Innovative photoelectrodes based on sensitized nanocrystalline copper iodide for hydrogen peroxide production”.

2015-2017

Post-doctorate researcher

Department of Chemistry, University of Milan, Italy

Post-doc in Laboratory of Applied Electrochemistry (Ap.E) under supervision of Prof. Sandra Rondinini; research in area of photoelectrochemistry and advanced techniques of materials characterisation, including XAS techniques, scanning electrochemical microscopy and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy

Visiting Research

2016 European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble

Project "Understanding Charge Transfer and Redox Cascade Phenomena in Photoelectrode Architectures by in-operando XAS: a BAG proposal”

2016 European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble

project "Disclosing the role of overlayers in photoelectrodes for solar-driven hydrogen production by in-operando XAS”

2012 Consorzio Interuniversitario per le Reattività Chimiche e la Catalisi (Italy)

project "Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Nano-Sized Inorganic Materials”

Papers

Electrochemically prepared copper/indium oxides photocathode for efficient photoelectrochemical hydrogen production

Szymon Wojtyła, Tomasz Baran, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 2020, 206, 110262

Determining the Efficiency of Photoelectrode Materials by Coupling Cavity‐Microelectrode Tips and Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy

Alberto Visibile, Tomasz Baran, Sandra Rondinini, Alessandro Minguzzi, Alberto Vertova, ChemElectroChem 2020, 7, 2440-2447

Synthesis, characterization and activity of doped graphitic carbon nitride materials towards photocatalytic oxidation of volatile organic pollutants emitted from 3D printer

Szymon Wojtyła, Klaudyna Śpiewak, Tomasz Baran, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 2020, 391, 112355

Electrodeposited Cu thin layers as low cost and effective underlayers for Cu2O photocathodes in photoelectrochemical water electrolysis

Alberto Visibile, Martina Fracchia, Tomasz Baran, Alberto Vertova, Paulo Ghigna, Sandra Rondinini, Alessandro Minguzzi, Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry 2020, 24(2), 339-355

Doped Graphitic Carbon Nitride: Insights from Spectroscopy and Electrochemistry

Szymon Wojtyła, Klaudyna Śpiewak, Tomasz Baran, Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials 2020, DOI 10.1007/s10904-020-01496-8

3D printer as a potential source of indoor air pollution

Szymon Wojtyła, Klaudyna Śpiewak, Tomasz Baran, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 2020, 17, 207-218

Copper zinc oxide heterostructure nanoflowers for hydrogen evolution

Szymon Wojtyła, Tomasz Baran, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2019, 44, 27343-27353

Achieving efficient H2O2 production by a visible-light absorbing, highly stable photosensitized TiO2

Tomasz Baran, Szymon Wojtyła, Alessando Minguzzi, Sandra Rondinini, Alberto Vertova, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 2019, 244, 303-312

Photocatalytic H2 production over RuO2@ZnS and RuO2@CuS nanostructures

Szymon Wojtyła, Tomasz Baran, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2019, 44, 14624-14634

Insight on doped ZnS and its activity towards photocatalytic removing of Cr(VI) from wastewater in the presence of organic pollutants

Szymon Wojtyła, Tomasz Baran, Materials Chemistry and Physics 2018, 212, 103-112

Reverse type I core - CuI /shell - CuO: A versatile heterostructure for photoelectrochemical applications

Tomasz Baran, Alberto Visibile, Szymon Wojtyła, Marcelo Marelli, Stefano Checchia, Marco Scavini, Francesco Malara, Alberto Naldoni, Alberto Vertowa, Sandra Rondinini, Alessandro Minguzzi, Electrochimica Acta 2018, 266, 441-451

Type II Heterostructures: The Way Towards Improved Photoelectrochemical Activity of Graphitic Carbon Nitride

Szymon Wojtyła, Konrad Szmit, Tomasz Baran, Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials 2018, 28 (2), 492-499

Photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic systems based on titanates for hydrogen peroxide formation

Tomasz Baran, Szymon Wojtyła, Alberto Vertowa, Alessandro Minguzzi, Sandra Rondinini, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 2018, 808, 395-402

Is 3D printing safe? Analysis of the thermal treatment of thermoplastics: ABS, PLA, PET, and nylon

Szymon Wojtyła, Piotr Klama, Tomasz Baran, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 2017, 14 (6), D80-D85

Photosensitization and photocurrent switching effects in wide band gap semiconductors: CuI and TiO2 functionalized with iron and nickel complexes: from semiconductors to logic devices

Szymon Wojtyła, Tomasz Baran, Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials 2017, 27 (2), 436-445

Photosensitization of CuI-the role of visible light induced CuI → CuII transition in photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants and inactivation of microorganisms

Szymon Wojtyła, Wojciech Macyk, Tomasz Baran, Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences 2017, 16 (7), 1079-1087

Photocatalytic Carbon Dioxide Reduction at p-Type Copper(I) Iodide

Tomasz Baran, Szymon Wojtyła, Angela Dibenedetto, Michele Aresta, Wojciech Macyk, ChemSusChem 2016, 9, 2933-2938

An Efficient CuxO Photocathode for Hydrogen Production at Neutral pH: New Insights from Combined Spectroscopy and Electrochemistry

Tomasz Baran, Szymon Wojtyła, Cristina Lenardi, Alberto Vertova, Paolo Ghigna, Elishabeta Achilli, Martina Fracchia, Sandra Rondinini, Alessandro Minguzzi, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2016, 8 (33), 21250-21260

Operando and Time-Resolved X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy for the Study of Photoelectrode Architectures

Tomasz Baran, Martina Fracchia, Alberto Vertova, Elishabeta Achilli, Alberto Naldoni, Francesco Malara, Giuseppe Rossi, Sandra Rondinini, Paolo Ghigna, Alessandro Minguzzi, Francesco D'Acapito, Electrochimica Acta 2016, 207, 16-21

Zinc sulfide functionalized with ruthenium nanoparticles for photocatalytic reduction of CO2

Tomasz Baran, Szymon Wojtyła, Angela Dibenedetto, Michele Aresta, Wojciech Macyk, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 2015, 178, 170-176

Solar energy utilization in the direct photocarboxylation of 2,3-dihydrofuran using CO2

Michele Aresta, Angela Dibenedetto, Tomasz Baran, Szymon Wojtyła, Wojciech Macyk, Faraday Discussions 2015, 183, 413-427

Semiconducting materials towards photocatalytic air treatment. Materials, tests and practical application

Szymon Wojtyła, Tomasz Baran, Eur. Chem. Bull 2015, 4, 260-267

An integrated photocatalytic/enzymatic system for the reduction of CO2 to methanol in bioglycerol-water

Michele Aresta, Angela Dibenedetto, Tomasz Baran, Antonella Angelini, Przemysław Łabuz, Wojciech Macyk, Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry 2014, 10, 2556-2565

Photocatalytic carboxylation of organic substrates with carbon dioxide at zinc sulfide with deposited ruthenium nanoparticles

Tomasz Baran, Angela Dibenedetto, Michele Aresta, Krysztof Kruczała, Wojciech Macyk, ChemPlusChem 2014, 79 (5), 708-715

Photoinduced hole injection in semiconductor-coordination compound systems

Marta Buchalska, Joanna Kuncewicz, Elżbieta Świętek, Przemysław Łabuz, Tomasz Baran, Grażyna Stochel, Wojciech Macyk, Coordination Chemistry Reviews 2013, 257 (3-4), 767-775

Photocatalytic oxidation of volatile pollutants of air driven by visible light

Tomasz Baran, Wojciech Macyk, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 2012, 241, 8-12

Hybrid technologies for an enhanced carbon recycling based on the enzymatic reduction of CO2 to methanol in water: Chemical and photochemical NADH regeneration

Angela Dibenedetto, Paolo Stufano, Wojciech Macyk, Tomasz Baran, Carlo Fragale, Mirco Costa, Michele Aresta, ChemSusChem 2012, 5 (2), 373-378

Awards

2020

Seal Of Excellence Certificate

by European Commision

Seal of Excellence Certificate for the project proposal 896013, PhotoFuture - A step towards solar to chemical energy conversion through understanding the basics of the photocatalytic phenomenon in semiconductor materials, submitted under the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions call H2020-MSCA-IF-2019 of 11 September 2019

2016

3 medals during InnoveBrussel 2016

InnoveBrussel Community

Jury of The World Exhibition on Inventions, Research and New Technologies; Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research – Rumunia; Romanian Association for Nonconventional Technologies – co-inventor of awarded SYNE filtration technology.

2015

Oronzio and Niccolò De Nora fellowship

Fondazione Oronzio and Niccolò De Nora (2015)

A project on “Innovative photoelectrodes based on sensitized nanocrystalline copper iodide for hydrogen peroxide production”.

2013/2014/2015

Doctus fellowship

Malopolskie Entrepreneurship Center

Doctus - Lesser Poland scholarship fund for PhD candidates





Grants

2018-2020

R&D project RPO WM

Graphene semiconductor photocatalytic filters for removing impurities from high-risk workplaces

ID - RPMP.01.02.01-12-0401/17-00; role - R&D manager: financed by RPO Małopolska, co-financed by European Regional Development Fund: beneficiary - SajTom Light Future

2017-2019

Sonata scientific project

Charges separation, trapping, recombination and interfacial transfer in nanocrystalline, copper-based core/shell semiconducting materials for photoectrochemical water splitting

ID - 2016/21/D/ST4/00221; role - principal investigator; financed by National Science Centre Poland; beneficiary - SajTom Light Future

2018-2019

R&D project RPO WM

Photocatalytic filtration system for 3D printer

ID - RPMP.01.02.01-12-0509/16; role - R&D manager: financed by RPO Małopolska, co-financed by European Regional Development Fund: beneficiary - 3DKreator LTD

2015-2016

Futuro in Ricierca scientific project

Low-cost photoelectrodes architectures based on the redox cascade principle for artificial photosynthesis

ID - RBFR13XLJ; role - researcher: financed by Ministry of Instruction, Research and Education - Italy: beneficiary - Universita degli studi di Milano

2012-2015

Ventures scientific project

Development of hybrid semiconducting photocatalyst designed for CO2 reduction

ID - VENTURES 2011-8/1; role - principal investigator; financed by Foundation for Polish Science cofinanced by the European Union under European Regional Development Fund; beneficiary - Jagiellonian University in Cracow

2011-2015

Preludium scientific project

Carbon dioxide as a substrate for the photocatalytic carboxylation of organic compounds

ID - 2011/01/N/ST5/05543 ; role - principal investigator; financed by National Science Centre Poland; beneficiary - Jagiellonian University in Cracow

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SajTom Light Future LTD, Wężerów 37/1, 32-090 Słomniki - Poland

Contact Number

+48 123125358

Email Address

tommaso.baran@gmail.com