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Dr Dawid Pinkowicz, Professor at the Jagiellonian University and winner of the 2019 NCN Award received an ERC Consolidator Grant.

ERC Consolidator Grants are addressed at researchers with 7-12 years of experience since completion of PhD. In March 2022, ERC grants were awarded to Prof. Marta Bucholc from the University of Warsaw and Dr Jarosław Wilczyński from the Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Prof. Pinkowicz from the Jagiellonian University has recently joint the group of ERC grant winners. Prof. Pinkowicz is a chemist and 2019 NCN Award winner in Physical Sciences and Engineering for designing innovative multifunctional molecular magnets and quantum nanomagnets. The European Research Council will fund his project entitled: “Bringing molecular photomagnets to light – achieving magnets through visible light excitation at room temperature (LUX-INVENTA)”. The aim of the project is to discover molecular photomagnets working at room temperature and to understand their operation mechanisms, thus paving the way for research on their application in everyday objects.

“The aim of my research is to understand new phenomena and new chemical processes, but I must admit that that each time I crystalize a new substance or study its properties or structure I hope for a small scientific revolution” he said in our video promoting the NCN Awards in 2019.

This month, the ERC has also awarded an Advanced Grant to Prof. Andrzej Indrzejczak from the University of Łódź.