Professor Stanislaw Dzwigaj was trained in chemistry in Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Krakow (Poland) where he obtained his PhD in Science in 1982 in the group of Prof. Jerzy Haber. After a postdoctoral stay at the Laboratoire de Réactivité de Surface Université P. et M. Curie, UMR 7609 (Paris, France) in the group of Dr Denis Barthomeuf (1987-1988), where he investigated influence of acido-basic properties of zeolites on their properties in the heterogenous catalysis Stanislaw Dzwigaj was obtained in 1990 a position of contract researcher in the same Laboratory devoted to surface reactivity in relation to catalysis phenomena. Then, in 2008 he obtained permanent position in CNRS as a researcher. On February 19, 2014 for outstanding scientific achievements he received the title of professor.
His scientific interest lies at the frontiers of molecular, material and surface chemistry, with the aims to design functional zeolite materials with applications in catalysis and photocatalysis. The challenge of his research is to prepare redox catalysts with transition metal ions in the framework position as isolated mononuclear metal species and applied them in a particular chemical reaction important from the point of view of industrial and environmental catalysis.
His research is interdisciplinary and therefore required knowledge in the field of materials science, physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, heterogeneous catalysis and photocatalysis. In order to accomplish and achieve the goals of his research Prof. Stanislaw Dzwigaj develop extensive national and international cooperation with many scientific teams from France, USA, Japan, Bulgaria, Italy, Germany, Ukraine and Poland.
He is a member of American Chemical Society, International Zeolite Association, Polish Chemical Society, Polish Society of Zeolite and Groupe Français des Zéolites.
Professor Dzwigaj has served as referee of several journals and published more than 140 papers, most of them are leading international journals. He is author of several invited lectures as a « visiting professor » in Osaka Prefecture University, Humboldt University, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Yale University.