Andrzej L. Sobolewski, Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Title: Photoinduced water splitting with oxotitanium porphyrins

Andrzej L. Sobolewski received his MSc in Physics from the Warsaw University in 1977 and was employed as assistant in the Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPPAS) where he received his PhD in 1981. He worked for two years as a postdoctoral Humboldt fellow at the Technical University of Munich. Having received the Habilitation degree in 1989 in the IPPAS, he got professor position there. His research interests include, among others, theoretical investigation of elementary photochemical processes in molecular systems, e.g., excited-state proton and electron transfer, and pathways of ultra-fast radiationless energy relaxation. He is a winner of the 2007 prize of the National Foundation for Sciences, Copernicus Award (2008), and Smoluchowski-Warburg Medal (2009).