Krzysztof Biernacki is currently a Junior Researcher at Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM,  under the Project “HyGreen&LowEmissions  Tackling Climate Change Impacts: the role of Green Hydrogen production, storage and use, together with low emissions energy systems.

Krzysztof Biernacki completed the Master in Chemistry, in 1996, at University of Podlasie, Siedlce, Poland. On the same University he completed his Ph.D. studies in the field of Inorganic Chemistry  in 2004, with the highest academic distinction awarded by University of Podlasie, Siedlce, Poland. In the same year he was promoted to a position of professor assistant since 2004 to 2008 at the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Podlasie, Siedlce, Poland. During this time he got the post-doc grant (from 2004 to 2005 and from 2006 to 2007) at Faculty of Science, University of Porto, Portugal. His research studies were focused on DFT studies of transitions metal complexes as a catalysts inside nanopore structures. These studies were extended on molecular dynamics simulations of gases diffusion inside nanopores/nanotubes, during the post-doc grant (2008-2018, 2019-2021) at Faculty of Science, University of Porto under Prof. Alexandre Magalhães supervision.

His main outputs include the participation in a relevant number of national and international conferences (>20), and the co-authorship of 21 research papers in international peer reviewed ISI indexed journals.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Theoretical and computational chemistry
Coordination chemistry
Heterogeneous catalysis
Rheology, synthesis of deep eutectic solvents (DES)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

D. Grala, K. Biernacki, C. Freire, I. Kuzniarska-Biernacka, H.K.S. Souza, M.P. Gonçalves. Effect of natural deep eutectic solvent and chitosan nanoparticles on physicochemical properties of locust bean gum films. Food Hydrocolloids, 126, 107460-107460, 2022 K. Biernacki, H.K.S. Souza, C.M.R. Almeida, A.L. Magalhães, M.P. Goncąlves. Physicochemical Properties of Choline Chloride-Based Deep Eutectic Solvents with Polyols: An Experimental and Theoretical Investigation. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 8, 18712-18728, 2020 K. Biernacki, S.F. Sousa, L. Gales, M.J. Ramos, A.L. Magalhães. Transport Properties of Gases Inside Nanopores of L-Leucyl-L-Serine crystals: a Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study. Chemistry Select, 3, 5517-5525, 2018 I. Kuzniarska-Biernacka, M.M.M. Raposo, R. Batista, P. Parpot, K. Biernacki, A.L. Magalhães, A.M. Fonseca, I.C. Neves. Highly Efficient Heterogeneous Catalysts for Phenol Oxidation: Binuclear Pyrrolyl-azine Metal Complexes Encapsulated in NaY Zeolite. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 22, 272-280, 2016 M. Linhares, S. L. H. Rebelo, K. Biernacki, A. L. Magalhães, C. Freire. Biomimetic One-Pot Route to Acridine Epoxides. The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 80, 281-289, 2015

SELECTED PROJECTS

HyGreen&LowEmissions - Tackling Climate Change Impacts: the role of Green Hydrogen production, storage and use, together with low emissions energy systems. Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000077. Funded by: CCDR-N - Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte, P2020|Norte2020 - Projetos Integrados ICDT. Starting Date: 2021/04/01. Duration: 24 months.
Krzysztof Biernacki
Investigador Doutotrado
kbiernacki@fe.up.pt