Prof. dr hab. inż. Adam Proń
Adam Pron was born (1951) and educated in Poland. In 1980 he completed his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania under the supervision of Alan G. MacDiarmid, Nobel Prize laureate of 2000. In the same year he returned to his native country (Poland) and started working at the Warsaw University of Technology where he obtained his habilitation in 1988 and became full professor in 1993. In the period of 1989-1996 he shared his time between AGH University of Technology in Krakow and Warsaw University of Technology. In 1991-1993 he served as an advisor in an industrial company “UNIAX” Corporation in Santa Barbara California, where he closely collaborated with Alan J. Heeger, another Nobel Prize laureate. In 1998 he moved to the Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) in Grenoble. In March 2012 he retired from CEA and became full-time professor at the Warsaw University of Technology in Poland. In 2002 professor Proń obtained the Prize of Polish Foundation for Research – the most prestigious scientific award in Poland. In 2011 he got the Zawidzki Medal – the highest distinction in Poland in physical chemistry. In 2019 he was awarded the Śniadecki Medal – the highest distinction given to a Polish chemist by Polish Chemical Society. From 2008 Professor Proń is the editor of Synthetic Metals – an Elsevier journal devoted to organic and carbon electroactive materials. His research interests involve organic electronics and optoelectronics, materials chemistry and physical chemistry and more precisely elaboration of new organic semiconductors and functionalized inorganic semiconductor nanocrystals. Professor Proń published nearly 330 papers which, according to Web of Science, were cited nearly 11 000 times. His h-factor is 51. He is also co-author of several international patents on new functional materials. He succeeded in obtaining several important grants from French and Polish grant agencies as well as purely industrial grants from such companies as Hitachi and Hutchinson. So far he supervised 18 PhD students in Poland and France. Among his former students there are university professors in Poland, France and Brazil, research workers in governmental laboratories and industrial researchers in France and USA.