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Department of Environmental Chemistry

The department provides analytical background for in-house research groups and students from the Technical University of Liberec as well as for external scientists and industrial customers.


The department conducts research of nanostructured polymers for solid phase analytical extraction of pollutants, pharmaceuticals and their metabolites. The other pollutant related topic is the uptake and bioaccumulation of pollutants in microorganisms and plants.

A key research topic of the laboratory are lab-made SPME fibers. This concept is based on holders made by the combination of 3D printing and micro- metalworking followed by electrospinning of thermally stable polymers. Submicron sized fibres with nanoporous surface provide quick sorption of target analytes, e.g. organochlorinated pesticides.

doc. Ing. Stanislaw Waclawek, Ph.D.

Department head

doc. Ing. Stanislaw Waclawek, Ph.D.

Head of the Environmental Chemistry Department

Stan obtained his Ph.D. at TUL in 2017 and habilitation (D.Sc.; 2022) at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, becoming an associate professor (at TUL) in 2022. He was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cincinnati (US), Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz (DE) and has completed a half-year internship at the SiREM/Geosyntec company and two months internship at the University of Guelph (Guelph, ON, Canada). His field of interest is nanomaterials in the environment, remediation techniques, and catalysis. He is coordinator/manager of several research projects. His Czech GAČR jr project was graded as Excellent in 2023. He is also an Editorial Board Member of Chemical Engineering Journal and Catalysts journals. Stanisław Wacławek is in 2% of the most-cited scientists in the world according to Scopus (2021, 2022), and a Publons 2019 awardee: Top reviewers (1%) in Environment and Ecology – September 2019 and Top reviewers (1%) in Cross-Field – September 2019.

Other info: https://greenercatalysis.com/stanislaw-waclawek/

H-index = 31

GS: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=aQxAvAsAAAAJ&hl=pl&oi=ao

RG: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Stanislaw-Waclawek

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RAMAKRISHNAN, R. K., WACLAWEK, S., ČERNÍK, M. , and VELLORA THEKKAE PADIL, V. Biomacromolecule assembly based on gum kondagogu-sodium alginate composites and their expediency in flexible packaging films International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 1. ed. NETHERLANDS: Elsevier, 2021, vol. 177, issue April. P. 526 – 534. ISSN: 0141-8130. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0141813021004542


Department of environmental chemistry

Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technology and Innovation

Technical Univesity of Liberec

Bendlova 1409/7

460 01 Liberec 1

Czech Republic

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