Dr. Izabela Irena RZEZNICKA is a Professor at the Graduate School of Science and Engineering of Shibaura Institute of Technology. She obtained her MScEng degree in adsorption and catalysis field from Lodz University of Technology in Poland. After a short research exchange study at the University of Louis Pasteur, France and Hokkaido University, Japan, she joined Division of Materials Science, Graduate School of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University where she obtained her Ph.D. in the field of surface science. She continued her research at the University of Pittsburgh in USA, RIKEN and University of Tokyo, Japan before joining the Department of Chemistry, Tohoku University as an Associate Professor in charge of developing and teaching at a new international undergraduate program in chemistry (Advanced Molecular Chemistry). Currently, she serves new Global Course of Engineering and Science at Shibaura Institute of Technology. In the course, she teaches basic chemistry, surface science, spectroscopy and materials characterization methods. Her current academic interests include surface-growth of metal-organic hybrid layers, nanoscale Raman spectroscopy, functional electrodes, catalysts for lithium-air batteries, and lipid-protein interactions.
Putra is a Master’s student of Shibaura Institute of Technology. He got his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia. He is now conducting research on the bifunctional electrocatalysts for rechargeable lithium-air batteries under the supervision of Prof Rzeznicka. At the surface chemistry laboratory, he learns about Tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS) and scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) which are used to characterize materials at the nanoscale.
Achmad Syarif Hidayat
Achmad is a Master’s degree student in the Global Course of Engineering and Science at Shibaura Institute of Technology. He gained his bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia. Under the supervision of Prof. Rzeznicka, he is conducting research on a smartphone-based fluorescence detection system that aims to detect potassium-ion concentration in human blood. The detection is based on two-photon excitation fluorescence spectroscopy which is enhanced by the metal-ion probe. Moreover, at the surface chemistry laboratory, he learns about Tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS), Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS), and scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), which are used to characterize materials at the nanoscale. On the last February 2019, he participated also in Global Project-Based Learning (GPBL), and conducting research at Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany. He examined the Dithiooxamide raman signature on a copper surface in air and alkaline solution. This work is conducted for the study of Dithiooxamide as an active material of Lithium-air batteries in our laboratory.