Zbigniew Starowicz, Ph.D.

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Correspondence address:

Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, 30-059 Kraków, Reymonta Str. 25.
Phone: (012) 295 28 63, room 121, Fax: (012) 2952804
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Employment and positions

Ph.D. Zbigniew Starowicz is employed as a specialist at the Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Scientific Career

M.Sc.: AGH-University of Science and Technology, Renewable Energy Sources 2011
Ph.D.: Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, 2015

Scientific achievements

17 published items among them: 17 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals (8 items included in the Web of Science database). 28 conference presentations.

The most relevant publications during last 5 years

  1. Z. Starowicz, K. Gawlińska, J. Walter, R.P. Socha, G. Kulesza-Matlak, M. Lipiński, Extended investigation of sol aging effect on TiO2 electron transporting layer and performances of perovskite solar cells, Materials Research Bulletin 99 (2018) 136-143

  2. Z. Starowicz, A. Kędra, K. Berent, K. Gawlińska, K. Gwóźdź, E. Zielony, G. Kulesza-Matlak, R.P. Socha, K. Drabczyk, E. Płaczek-Popko, M. Lipiński, Influence of Ag nanoparticles microstructure on their optical and plasmonic properties for photovoltaic applications, Solar Energy158, 2017, 610-616

  3. M. Lipiński, R.P. Socha, A. Kędra, K. Gawlińska, G. Kulesza-Matlak, Ł. Major, K. Drabczyk, K. Łaba, Z. Starowicz, K. Gwóźdź, A. Góral, E. Popko, Studying of Perovskite Nanoparticles in PMMA Matrix Used as Light Converter for Silicon Solar Cell, Arch. Metall. Mater. 62 (2017), 3, 17331-1739

  4. K. Gawlinska, A. Iwan, Z. Starowicz, Grazyna Kulesza-Matlak, K. Stan-Glowinska, M. Janusz, M. Lipinski, B. Boharewicz, I. Tazbir, A. Sikora, Searching of new, cheap, air- and thermally stable hole transporting materials for perovskite solar cells. Opto-Electronics Review 25 (2017) 274-284

  5. Z.Starowicz, G. Kulesza-Matlak, M. Lipiński Optimization studies on enhanced absorption in thin silicon solar cell by plasmonic silver nanoparticles for the front side configuration" Plasmonics Vol. 10 Issue: 6 1639-1647 (2015)

  6. Z. Starowicz, M. Lipiński, R. P. Socha, K. Berent, G. Kulesza, P. Ozga, Photochemical silver nanoparticles deposition on sol-gel TiO2 for plasmonic properties utilization, Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, 73(2015) 563-571

  7. Z. Starowicz, M. Lipiński K. Berent , R. Socha , K. Szczepanowicz , T. Kruk, Antireflection TiOx coating with plasmonic metal nanoparticles for silicon solar cells Plasmonics , 8 (2013) 41-43

Research Projects

Projects from National Science Centre:

  • Preludium 7, Influence of parameters of the photochemical process of deposition of metal nanoparticles on the basis of titanium dioxide on plasmonic properties of obtained nanostructures project no. 2014/13/N/ST8/00858 place of realization: IMMS PAS, 2015-2017 manager and main contractor of the project

  • Preludium 6, Selection and detailed analysis of the directional texture of surface crystallization of crystalline silicon for improvement of optoelectronic properties, place of performance: project no . 2013/09/N/ST8/04165, IMMS PAS, 2014-2015 nature of participation: contractor

  • OPUSS, Study on the impact of metal and semiconductor nanoparticles on optoelectronic properties of composite materials, place of performance: project no. 2012/05/B/ST8/00087, IMMS PAS, 2013-2015, nature of participation: contractor

Projects from National Centre for Research and Development

  • Development of a hybrid photovoltaic cell, POIR.01.01.01-00-1022 / 15-00, RDCTI and IMIM PAS, 2017-2018, contractor.

  • Development of a technology for the production of copper component and paste used in the production process of electrical contacts of silicon cells, POIR.01.01.01-00-1598 / 15-00, RDCTI and IMIM PAS, 2016-2018, contractor.

  • Innovative flexible photovoltaic cover, GEKON2 / O4 / 268473/23/2016, IMMS PAS, 2016-2017, contractor.

Scientific experience gained at home and abroad:

  • Scientific internship as part of the Erasmus program, Organic luminescent concentrators in liquid crystal matrices, the Netherlands, TUE, Eindhoven, 20/03/30/03/2017,

  • Scientific internship, Institute of Physics PAS in Warsaw, 21-25.07.2014.

  • Online course "Solar Cells, Fuel Cells and Batteries" organized by Stanford University completed with honors (October 2013-January 2014) Scientific internship under the program Erasmus, Turkey, TÜBİTAK MAM Chemistry Institute, Gebze, Kocaeli, 26/09/04/10/2013,

  • Scientific internship, Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry PAS in Krakow, April - May 2013,

  • Postgraduate studies Professional head of research and development projects, University of Agriculture in Krakow, 1/10/2012, 30/06/2013,

  • Training Nano-scale Materials and Advanced Characterization Techniques, Germany, Technical University of Dresden, 5-6.12.2012,

  • Training "Dissemination of achievements of Polish and world photovoltaic in the process of higher education - II edition" organized by the Photovoltaic Laboratory of the IMMS PAS (February 2011-June 2011)

Prizes and awards:

DOCTUS doctoral scholarship for 2012-2015

1st place for the best speech at the 3rd Photovoltaic and Transparent Electronics Symposium on Development Perspectives (Świeradów-Zdrój) 2012

Education of scientific staff:

Co-supervisor of 1 doctoral dissertation, Marta Janusz 2017.

Reviewer: Materials Science Poland, Archives of Metallurgy and Materials,

Main scientific interests:

Physicochemistry and photovoltaic cell technology., nanotechnology, plasmonics, nanostructured materials. Silicon, thin-film, perovskite, third-generation solar cell, light management cells. Optical techniques for the characterization of photovoltaic materials.