International Journal of Materials and Chemistry

International Journal of Materials and Chemistry is a peer-reviewed international journal that publishes high impact work on the chemistry of novel materials. It covers the chemistry of materials in all forms, particularly materials associated with new technologies. Coverage is broad and includes the design and synthesis of materials, their characterization, processing, modeling, properties and applications.

Ewa Schab-Balcerzak

Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Materials and Chemistry

Associate Professor, Institute of Chemistry, Silesian University & Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials, Polish Academy of Science, Poland

Research Areas

Functional Molecules and Macromolecules for Organic Optoelectronics and Photonics


2010HabilitationWarsaw University of Technology, Warsaw (Poland)
1999Ph.DChemistry, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice (Poland)
1991M.Sc.Chemistry, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice (Poland)


2011-presentProfessor of Silesian University, Katowice (Poland)
2011-presentProfessor of Polish Academy of Sciences in CMPiW PAN, Zabrze (Poland)
2010-presentHead of the Department of Polymer Chemistry (ZChP), Institute of Chemistry (ICh), University of Silesia, Katowice (Poland)
2008-2011Leader of Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials in CMPiW PAN, Zabrze (Poland)
2001-2002Visiting Researcher at the Department of Organic and Polymeric Materials in Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
1999-2010Senior Researcher, Centre of Polymer & Carbon Materials, Polish Academy of Sciences (CMPiW-PAN) Zabrze (Poland)
1991-1999Research Assistant, Centre of Polymer & Carbon Materials, Polish Academy of Sciences (CMPiW-PAN), Zabrze (Poland)

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  E. Schab-Balcerzak, Ł. Grobelny, A. Sobolewska, A. Miniewicz, "Cycloaliphatic-Aromatic Polyimides Based on Diamine with Azobenzene Unit", Eur. Polym. J. 42(10), pp 2859-2871 (2006).
[2]  E. Schab-Balcerzak, A. Sobolewska, A. Miniewicz, J. Jurusik, B. Jarząbek, "Photoinduced Holographic Grating in Functionalized Poly(amideimide)s", Polym. J. 39(7), pp659-669 (2007).
[3]  E. Schab-Balcerzak, A. Sobolewska, A. Miniewicz, "Comparative Studies of Newly Synthesized Azo-Dyes Bearing Poly(esterimide)s with their Poly(etherimide) Analogues. Light-Induced Optical Anisotropy", Opt. Mater. 31(2), pp405-411 (2008).
[4]  E. Schab-Balcerzak, E. Grabiec, M. Kurcok, "Poly(amide)imides and Poly(ether)imides Containing 1, 3, 4-Oxadiazole or Pyridine Rings. Characterizations and Optical Properties", J. Phys. Chem. A 113(8), pp 1481-1488 (2009).
[5]  E. Schab-Balcerzak, M. Siwy, M. Kawalec, A. Sobolewska, A. Chamera, A. Miniewicz, "Synthesis, Characterization and Study of Photoinduced Optical Anisotropy in Polyimides Containing Side Azobenzene Units", J. Phys. Chem. A 113(30), pp 8765-8780 (2009).
[6]  A. Sobolewska, S. Bartkiewicz, A. Miniewicz, E. Schab-Balcerzak, "Polarization dependence of holographic grating recording in azobenzene-functionalized polymers monitored by visible and infrared light", J. Phys. Chem. B 114(30), pp 9751-9760 (2010).
[7]  E. Schab-Balcerzak, M. Wegrzyn, H. Janeczek, B. Jarzabek, P. Rannou, A.Iwan, "Synthesis of novel aromatic-aliphatic five and six-membered thermotropic polyimides. Study of their thermal, optical and electrical properties", Liq. Cryst. 37(11), pp 1347-1359 (2010).
[8]  E. Schab-Balcerzak, A. Iwan, M. Krompiec, M. Siwy, D. Tapa, A. Sikora, M. Palewicz, "New thermotropic azomethine-naphthalene diimides for optoelectronic applications", Synth. Met. 160(19-20), pp 2208-2218 (2010).
[9]  E. Schab-Balcerzak, A. Iwan, M. Grucela-Zajac, M. Krompiec, M. Podgorna, M. Domanski, M. Siwy, H. Janeczek, "Characterization, liquid crystalline behavior, optical, electrochemical and electrical study of new aliphatic-aromatic polyimide with naphthalene and perylene subunits" Synth. Met. 161, pp 1660-1670 (2011).
[10]  A. Iwan, E. Schab-Balcerzak, D. Pociecha, M. Krompiec, M. Grucela, P. Bilski, M. Kłosowski, H. Janeczek, "Liquid Crystalline Behavior, Electrochemical and Optoelectrical Properties of New Poly(azomethine)s and a Poly(imide) with Siloxane Linkages" Opt. Mater.-doi: 10.1016/j.optmat.2011.07.004.