SCIART Chemistry Team Leader
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Marcin Ptaszek is an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He received his PhD in organic chemistry from Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland. Subsequently, Dr. Ptaszek completed his post-doctoral training at the North Carolina State University, working of synthetic chemistry and photochemistry of photosynthetic pigments. Dr. Ptaszek joined UMBC in 2009.
Research in Dr. Ptaszek’s lab is centered on synthesis and characterization of organic photonic materials and their application on biomedical field (particularly as fluorophores for fluorescence guided surgery) and for solar energy conversion. Dr. Ptaszek has been involved in SCIART since 2019, and he is interested in using absorption and fluorescence spectroscopies for identification of dyes and pigments used in art objects.