Radosław A. Wach, Ph.D.


RWach         Research officer

         e-mail: radoslaw.wach@p.lodz.pl

         phone: (+48) (42) 631 31 64

         room: 208

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESEARCH  INTEREST

  • Hydrogels of natural and synthetic polymers, stimuli-responsive hydrogels
  • Radiation modification of natural polymers, particularly polysaccharides
  • Radiation modification of synthetic biodegradable homo- and copolymers
  • Mechanisms and kinetics of radiation-induced reactions of macromolecules, mainly in aqueous systems, as studied by fast kinetic methods, e.g. pulse radiolysis
  • Radiation- & radical-induced degradation and inter- vs. intramolecular crosslinking of polymers
  • Synthesis and properties of nano- and micro-gels
  • Synthesis and characterization of novel polymeric biomaterials
  • Biodegradable polymeric biomaterials
  • Sterilization of biomaterials and medical devices
  • Biocompatibility of biomaterials and medical devices
  • FDM for biodegradable and biocompatible polymers
  • Thermophysical properties of extraterrestrial matter – meteorites

 

CURRENT  and  RECENT  PROJECTS

 

TEACHING

  • Chemistry, IFE (I st), sem 1
  • Podstawy nanotechnologii, Technologia Chemiczna (I st), Chemia (I st.)
  • Inżynieria Radiacyjna, Technologia Chemiczna (I st.)
  • Makrocząsteczka w roztworze, Technologia Chemiczna (II st.)
  • Fizykochemia roztworów polimerowych, Nanotechnologia (I st.)
  • Polimery w medycynie, Nanotechnologia (I st.)
  • Metody badania nanomateriałów funkcjonalnych, Nanotechnologia (I st.)
  • Nanomateriały dla medycyny, Nanotechnologia (II st.)
  • Biomateriały, Towaroznawstwo (I st.)
  • Projekt Technologiczny, Technologia Chemiczna (II st.)
  • Środowisko Kosmosu – Materiały w polu promieniowania, Inżynieria Kosmiczna (I st.)

SCIENTIFIC EDUCATION:

  • 2002    PhD thesis: ‘Radiation-induced crosslinking of cellulose ethers in water’; Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Gunma University, Kiryu/Takasaki, Japan; supervisor: Prof. Hiroshi Mitomo
  • 1997    master thesis: ‘Radiation-induced transformation of poly(vinyl methyl ether) in aqueous solution’; Institute of Applied Radiation Chemistry, Lodz University of Technology, Poland; supervisor: Prof. Janusz M. Rosiak

OTHERS

  • Expert for sterilization of the Polish Centre for Testing and Certification (PCBC, notified entity no. 1434)
  • Member of the Technical Committee for Sterilization no. 295 of Polish Committee for Standardization (PKN)

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • C. Altunayar-Unsalan, O. Unsalan, M. Szurgot, R. Wach
    Specific heat and thermal history of the Sariçiçek howardite
    Meteoritics & Planetary Science 56(11) 2103-2117 (2021) (DOI:10.1111/maps.13754)
  • M. Kozicki, M. Jaszczak, P. Maras, R. Naglik, M. Dudek, S. Kadłubowski, R. Wach
    Preliminary study on a 3D lung mimicking dosimeter based on Pluronic F-127 matrix
    Radiation Physics and Chemistry 185, 109479 (2021) (DOI:10.1016/j.radphyschem.2021.109479)
  • M. Makiewicz, R.A. Wach, K. Nawrotek;
    Investigation of Parameters Influencing Tubular-Shaped Chitosan-Hydroxyapatite Layer Electrodeposition
    Molecules 26(1), 104 (2021) (DOI:10.3390/molecules26010104)
  • K. Nawrotek, M. Tylman, A. Adamus-Wlodarczyk, K.Rudnicka, J. Gatkowska, M. Wieczorek, R. Wach
    Influence of chitosan average molecular weight on degradation and stability of electrodeposited conduits
    Carbohydrate Polymers 244, 116484 (2020) (DOI:10.1016/j.carbpol.2020.116484)
  • R.A. Wach, A. Adamus-Wlodarczyk, A.K. Olejnik, M. Matusiak, C. Tranquilan-Aranilla, P. Ulanski
    Carboxymethylchitosan hydrogel manufactured by radiation-induced crosslinking as potential nerve regeneration guide scaffold
    Reactive and Functional Polymers 152, 104588 (2020) (DOI:10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2020.104588)
  • M. Kozicki, M. Jaszczak, K. Kwiatos, P. Maras, S. Kadlubowski, R. Wach, M. Dudek
    Three-dimensional radiochromic and polymer gel dosimeters with Pluronic F-127 matrix – A review of current research
    Journal of Physics: Conference Series 1305(1), 012035 (2019)
    (DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/1305/1/012035)

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PATENTS and PATENT APPLICATIONS

  • R.A. Wach, A. Adamus, P. Ulanski, J.M. Rosiak, Sposób wytwarzania biodegradowalnych rurek polimerowych z wypełnieniem, przeznaczonych zwłaszcza do regeneracji nerwów obwodowych (Method of manufacturing of biodegradable polymeric tubes with internal filling for peripheral nerve regeneration) Polish Patent PL227595 (B1), 2017.09.14. (application 2014.09.22)

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