Professor Piotr Ulański, D.Sc. Ph.D.



          Head, Division of Applied Radiation Chemistry


           phone: (+48) (42) 631 31 96 and 631 31 84

           room: 224










  • Synthesis of polymeric nanogels by radiation-induced intramolecular crosslinking
  • Nanogels of stimuli-sensitive polymers and their properties
  • Radiation-induced reactions of synthetic polyelectrolytes and other water-soluble polymers (co-operation with prof. Clemens von Sonntag, Max-Planck-Institute of Radiation Chemistry, Mulheim an der Ruhr, Germany and Institute of Surface Modification, Leipzig, Germany)
  • Sonochemistry of polymers in aqueous solution
  • Mechanism of radical reactions in solution as studied by kinetic methods, product analysis and simulation (in co-operation with prof. Jeremiasz K. Jeszka, Center of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies, Polish Academy of Science)
  • Application of radiation-chemical and sonochemical techniques for regulating the molecular weight of chitosan (with Dr. Anna Wojtasz-Pajak, Sea Fisheries Institute, Gdynia, Poland)
  • Hydrogels for biomedical purposes (in co-operation with the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna)
  • Radiation-based synthesis of thermoresponsive hydrogels based on Pluronic copolymers (in co-operation with prof. Alan T. Hatton and dr Lev Bromberg, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A.)
  • Synthesis and sterilization of new, porous polymeric scaffolds for bone tissue regeneration (in co-operation with prof. Małgorzata Lewandowska-Szumiel, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland)


Podstawy nanotechnologii, Technologia Chemiczna (I st), Chemia (I st), sem 6


  • Member of Polish Radiation Research Society (PTBR)
  • Member of Polish Chitin Society (PTChit)


  • Ph.D. thesis:Radiolysis of Poly(acrylic acid) and Selected Model Compounds in Aqueous Solution

1996, Lodz
Institute of Applied Radiation Chemistry
Lodz University of Technology
supervisor: Prof.Janusz M. Rosiak

  • master thesis: Radiation-induced Transformations of Chitosan

1990, Lodz
Institute of Applied Radiation Chemistry
Lodz University of Technology
supervisor: Prof.Janusz M. Rosiak


  • J.M. Rosiak, P. Ulański
    Synthesis of hydrogels by irradiation of polymers in aqueous solution
    Radiation Physics and Chemistry 55(2) (1999) 139-151; Times cited: 225.
  • R. Czechowska-Biskup, B. Rokita, S. Lotfy, P. Ulański, J.M. Rosiak
    Degradation of chitosan and starch by 360-kHz ultrasound
    Carbohydrate Polymers 60(2) (2005) 175-184; Times cited: 203.
  • J.M. Rosiak, P. Ulański, L.A. Pajewski, F. Yoshii, K. Makuuchi
    Radiation formation of hydrogels for biomedical purposes. Some remarks and comments
    Radiation Physics and Chemistry 46(2) (1995) 161-168; Times cited: 182.
  • P. Stasica, P. Ulański, J.M. Rosiak
    Melatonin as a hydroxyl radical scavenger

    Journal of Pineal Research 25 (1998) 65-66 ; Times cited: 155.
  • P. Ulański, E. Bothe, J. Rosiak, C. von Sonntag
    OH-radical-induced crosslinking and strand breakage of poly(vinyl alcohol) in aqueous solution in the absence and presence of oxygen. A pulse radiolysis and product study
    Macromol. Chem. Phys., 195, (1994) 1443-1461; Times cited: 97.

(According to Web of Science, actualized: 4th May 2020)

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