Dr. Dorota Koziej, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, has been awarded the EurJIC–Wöhler Young Investigator Prize by the Wöhler Association for Inorganic Chemistry of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCH, German Chemical Society) and the European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry.
The award recognizes an outstanding publication in the field of inorganic chemistry by a young scientist of any nationality who has completed a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in chemistry. It was presented at the GDCh Wissenschaftsforum 2015 in Dresden, Germany, on September 1, 2015.
Dr. Koziej is honored for her article “Puzzling Mechanism behind a Simple Synthesis of Cobalt and Cobalt Oxide Nanoparticles: In Situ Synchrotron X-ray Absorption and Diffraction Studies“, published in Chemistry of Materials. Her research deals with the development of materials for energy-related applications, using in situ spectroscopic synchrotron methods and developing platforms for on-chip monitoring of nanoparticle crystallization.
Dorota Koziej received her Ph.D. from the University of Tübingen, Germany, and from the Silesian University of Technology, Poland. After post-doctoral research with Markus Niederberger at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, she received a Swiss National Foundation Fellowship to work in the group of David Weitz at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA.
In her lecture at the Anorganischen Chemie Session of the Wissenschaftsforum 2015, Dorota first described the in situ synchrotron-based X-ray absorption and diffraction techniques that she had developed in the prize-winning paper to elucidate the mechanism of the formation of nanoparticles. She then selected three very different examples to demonstrate the power of the in situ tools she had pioneered.
- Mechanistic Studies as a Tool for the Design of Copper-Based Heterostructures,
Niklaus Kränzlin, Wouter van Beek, Markus Niederberger, Dorota Koziej,
Adv. Mater. Interfaces 2015.
- When Nanoparticles Meet Poly(Ionic Liquid)s: Chemoresistive CO2 Sensing at Room Temperature,
Christoph Willa, Jiayin Yuan, Markus Niederberger, Dorota Koziej,
Adv. Funct. Mater. 2015, 25, 2537–2542.
- Large-Area Alignment of Tungsten Oxide Nanowires over Flat and Patterned Substrates for Room-Temperature Gas Sensing,
Wei Cheng, Yanrui Ju, Payam Payamyar, Darinka Primc, Jingyi Rao, Christoph Willa, Dorota Koziej, Markus Niederberger,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 340–344.
- Puzzling Mechanism behind a Simple Synthesis of Cobalt and Cobalt Oxide Nanoparticles: In Situ Synchrotron X-ray Absorption and Diffraction Studies,
Malwina Staniuk, Ofer Hirsch, Niklaus Kränzlin, Rahel Böhlen, Wouter van Beek, Paula M. Abdala, Dorota Koziej,
Chem. Mater. 2014, 26, 2086–2094.
- Interplay Between Size and Crystal Structure of Molybdenum Dioxide Nanoparticles-Synthesis, Growth Mechanism, and Electrochemical Performance,
Dorota Koziej, Marta D. Rossell, Bettina Ludi, Andreas Hintennach, Petr Novák, Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt, Markus Niederberger,
Small 2011, 7, 377–387.
- The Structure and Behavior of Platinum in SnO2-Based Sensors under Working Conditions,
Michael Hübner, Dorota Koziej, Matthias Bauer, Nicolae Barsan, Kristina Kvashnina, Marta D. Rossell, Udo Weimar, Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 2841–2844.
- Nonaqueous TiO2 Nanoparticle Synthesis: a Versatile Basis for the Fabrication of Self-Supporting, Transparent, and UV-Absorbing Composite Films,
Dorota Koziej, Fabian Fischer, Niklaus Kränzlin, Walter R. Caseri, Markus Niederberger,
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2009, 1, 1097–1104.
- Neodymium Dioxide Carbonate as a Sensing Layer for Chemoresistive CO2 Sensing,
Igor Djerdj, Alexander Haensch, Dorota Koziej, Suman Pokhrel, Nicolae Barsan, Udo Weimar, Markus Niederberger,
Chem. Mater. 2009, 21, 5375–5381.