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Andrzej Plonka

physical chemistry educator

Andrzej Plonka, Polish physical chemistry educator. Achievements include research on Electron spin resonance studies on structure and reactivity of radiation and photo-produced intermediates in condensed media; development of dispersive kinetics. Member International Association for Radiation Research (councillor 1983-1987), Miller Trust for Radiation Chemistry (committee member since 1993).

Background

Plonka, Andrzej was born on November 3, 1936 in Lodz, Poland. Son of Stanislaw and Eugenia Plonka.

Education

Master of Science in Diploma Engineering, Technology University, Lodz, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, Technology University, Lodz, 1964. Doctor of Science, Technology University, Lodz, 1969.

Career

Head radioisotope laboratory Military Academy of Medicine, Lodz, 1960-1964. Head of esr laboratory Technology University of Lodz, from 1970, professor chemistry, from 1983. Research scientist Wayne State University, Detroit, 1975-1976.

Research scientist for strahlenchemie Max-Planck-Institute, Mülheim, Germany, 1980. Visiting professor University Houston, 1983-1984. National representative Commission on Radiochemistry and Nuclear Techniques, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, since 1991.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research on Electron spin resonance studies on structure and reactivity of radiation and photo-produced intermediates in condensed media. Development of dispersive kinetics.

Works

  • Contributor 180 articles to professional journals. Author 5 scientific monographs.

Membership

Member International Association for Radiation Research (councillor 1983-1987), Miller Trust for Radiation Chemistry (committee member since 1993).

Connections

Married Ewa Krystyna Wilczynska, May 30, 1970. 1 child, Wojciech.

father:
Stanislaw Plonka

mother:
Eugenia Plonka

spouse:
Ewa Krystyna Wilczynska

child:
Wojciech Plonka