Marian Mikolajczyk, Polish chemist, educator. Achievements include 18 patents in field. Recipient award for research in organic chemistry, City of Lodz, 1985, medal, City of Caen, France, 1992, Alexander von Humboldt Research award, 1997, award, Prime Minister of Poland, 2002; fellow, Japan Society Promotion of Science, 1993; H. Dozor fellow, University Beer-Sheva, 1991.
Master of Science in Chemistry, Technology University Lodz, Poland, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, Technology University Lodz, Poland, 1963. Doctor of Science in Chemistry, Technology University Lodz, Poland, 1967.
Doctor (honorary), Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France, 2002. Doctor (honorary), Technology University, Lodz, 2003.
Research assistant Technology University Lodz, 1960—1961, senior research assistant, 1961—1963. Assistant professor organic chemistry Institute Organic Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences, 1963—1967, associate professor organic chemistry, 1967—1972, associate professor organic chemistry Center Molecular and Macromolecular Studies, 1972—1974, head department organic sulfur compounds, 1972—2000, head Laboratory Spectroscopic Techniques, 1973—1987, professor organic chemistry, since 1974, deputy director Center Molecular and Macromolecular Studies, 1984—1990, director Center Molecular and Macromolecular Studies, since 1991, head department heteroorganic chemistry, since 2001. Deputy chairman 3d division mathematics, physics and chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, 1981—1983, president Lodz branch, since 1999.
Member editorial board Phosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon and Related Elements, 1981—2003, Heteroatom Chemistry, since 1988, Topics in Stereochemistry, 1989—1995, Polish Journal Chemistry, since 1990, Journal Polish Academy Scis,., since 1990, Chemistry International, 1991—1996, Central European Journal Chemistry, since 2002, Organic Letters, 2005. Visiting professor University Hamburg, Germany, 1980, University Paris-Sud, Centre D'Orsay, France, 1987, University Utah, Salt Lake City, 1988, Ben-Gurion University of Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel, 1991, Sao Paulo University, 1993, Paul Sabatier University, 1994, Technology University, Braunschweig, Germany, 1995, Braunschweig, 97, Braunschweig, 99. Member numerous symposia and conferences in field.
- Chiral Sulfur Reagents: Applications in Asymmetric and Stereoselective Synthesis (New Directions in Organic & Biological Chemistry)
- Over the last three decades, more than 40 different classes of chiral (mirror-image) sulfur compounds have been described, and a number of useful procedures and applications have been developed for their use.
- Author: Chiral Sulfur Reagents: Applications in Asymmetric and Stereoselective Synthesis, 1997, Arsenic and Old Mustard: Chemical Problems in the Destruction of Old Arsenical and "Mustard" Munitions, 1998, Enzymes in Action: Green Solution for Chemical Problems, 2000. Contributor more than 380 articles to professional publications, reviews, chapters to books.
Member of Polish Academy of Sciences (Maria Sklodowska-Curie award 1978), Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher, German Chemical Society, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Polish Chemical Society (award 1967, Kostanecki medal, memorial lecturer 1981, Sniadecki medal, memorable lecturer 2001).
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