Laboratory for Environmental and Life Sciences
Interests and Projects
- Development of laser-based spectroscopic methods for identification and determination of toxic and bioactive compounds in environment (pesticides, heavy metals, toxins), food (allergens, biogenic amines, antioxidants), and various processes
- Highly sensitive novel analytical methods, such as thermal lens spectrometry (TLS), are coupled to bioanalytical techniques (acetylcholinesterase – AChE, transglutamninaze, and ELISA bioassays), flow injection analysis (FIA) and liquid chromatography.
- Microscopic TLS (TLM) is applied as detection technique for lab-on-chip chemistry and study of processes on microspace and in microfluidic systems
- Photothermal beam deflection spectrometry is applied to study thermal and optical properties of thin nanofilms of photocatalysts and organic semiconductors for photovoltaic cells as well as carbon nanomaterials