Monika Szefczyk

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Hobby: European cinematography, science fiction & fantasy books, acting



  • 01/2010 – 12/2013 - PhD, REQUIMTE, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto and Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • 10/2004 – 06/2009 - MSc, Faculty of Chemistry, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland


  • 06/2018 – to date - Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, Wrocław University of Science and Technology
  • 11/2017 – 05/2018 - Fresenius Medical Care
  • 10/2014 – 9/2016 - Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, Wrocław University of Technology

Scientific visits

  • Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica, CSIC, Madrid, Spain (2 weeks)
  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal (1 week)


  • Fundamentals of separation methods I - chromatographic separation of organic compounds (HPLC, TLC, GC), UMK, Toruń, Poland
  • Fundamentals of separation methods II - applications of HPLC, UMK, Toruń, Poland
  • Food analysis, UMK, Toruń, Poland
  • Short course on physical characterization of nanostructures, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Teaching course, UMK, Toruń, Poland

Awards and grants

  • "Peptide foldamer-based nanostructures"; NCN Sonata, 2017/26/D/ST5/00341
  • Individual PhD grant, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Portugal), SFRH/BD/66297/2009
  • Award of Association of Engineers and Technicians of Chemical Industry (Toruń, Poland) for the Best Diploma Thesis in 2009
  • Award for the Best Poster on II PhD Student's Seminar in Toruń

Participation in grants

  • "Foldamer-based artificial enzymes"; NCN Sonata bis, 2013/10/E/ST5/00625
  • "New strategies for the immobilization of metal complexes on carbon materials"; NORTE-07-0124-FEDER-000067-Nanochemistry; FEDER
  • "Nanostructured catalysts based on carbon nanofibers for environmental applications"; NANO/NTec-CA/0122/2007; COMPETE
  • "Development and synthesis of metal complexes supported on mesoporous nanomaterials, as heterogeneous catalysts for isomerization in liquid and gas phases and oxidation reactions of alkanes"; PTDC/EQU-ERQ/110825/2009; COMPETE
  • "Projecto estrategico-LA 6-2011-2012"; PEst-C/EQB/LA0006/2011; COMPETE
  • "Nanostructered catalysts for selective oxidation of glycerol"; PP_IJUP2011/75; UP/Santander Totta
  • "Selective oxidation of renewable organic substrates"; PTDC/EQU-ERQ/101456/2008; I&DT/FCT


  1. M. Szefczyk, E. Węglarz-Tomczak, P. Fortuna, A. Krzysztoń, E. Rudzińska-Szostak, Ł. Berlicki "Controlling the helix handedness of ααβ-peptide foldamers through sequence shifting\' Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56, 2087-2091 (2017)
  2. S. L. H. Rebelo, A. Guedes, M. E. Szefczyk, A. M. Pereira, J. P. Araujo, C. Freire "Progress in the Raman spectra analysis of covalently functionalized multiwalled carbon nanotubes: unraveling disorder in graphitic materials" Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys, 18, 12784-12796 (2016)
  3. M. E. Lipińska, J. Novais, S. L. H. Rebelo, B. Bachiller-Baeza, I. Rodríguez-Ramos, A. Guerrero-Ruiz, C. Freire, “Microwave-assisted silylation of graphite oxide and immobilization of an iron(III) porphyrin for catalytic activation of hydrogen peroxide” Polyhedron, 81, 475-484 (2014)
  4. M. E. Lipińska, S. L. H. Rebelo, C. Freire, “Iron(III) porphyrin anchored onto organosilylated multi-walled carbon nanotubes as an active catalyst for epoxidation reactions in mild conditions” J. Mater. Sci, 49, 1494-1505 (2014)
  5. M. E. Lipińska, S. L. H. Rebelo, M. F. R. Pereira, J. L. Figueiredo, C. Freire, “Photoactive Zn(II)porphyrin-multi-walled carbon nanotubes nanohybrids through covalent β-linkages” Mater. Chem. Phys, 143, 296-304 (2013)
  6. M. E. Lipińska, D. M. D. Teixeira, C. A. T. Laia, A. M. G. Silva, S. L. H. Rebelo, C. Freire, “β-Functionalized zinc(II)aminoporphyrins by direct catalytic hydrogenation” Tetrahedron Let, 54, 110–113 (2013)
  7. M. E. Lipińska, S. L. H. Rebelo, M. F. R. Pereira, J. A. N. F. Gomes, C. Freire, J. L. Figueiredo, “New insights into the functionalization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes through aniline derivatives” Carbon, 50, 3280-3294 (2012)
  8. A. Katafias, M. Lipińska, K. Strutyński, “Alkaline hydrogen peroxide as a degradation agent of methylene blue-kinetic and mechanistic studies” Reac. Kinet. Mech. Cat, 101, 251–266 (2010)
  9. A. Katafias, O. Impert, M. Lipińska, P. Kita, „Badania spektroskopowe produktów i kinetyki degradacji błękitu metylowego za pomocą nadtlenku wodoru w roztworach alkalicznych” Nauka i przemysł – metody spektroskopowe w praktyce (2009)
  10. A. Topolski, M. Lipińska, P. Kita, J. Wiśniewska, “Kinetic studies on promazine oxidation by Fe(III)/Cu(II) in acidic aqueous bromide solutions. Spectroscopic and kinetic non-additivity as evidence for the Cu(II)-Br-Fe(III)-type heterobimetallic complex formation“ Trans. Met. Chem, 33, 843-847 (2008)