Łukasz Wolański


My name is Łukasz Wolański. I am a chemist interested in modern methods of computational chemistry and their applications in investigating photochemistry of bio-chromophores and chemical compounds with ultra-high oxidation states.

I am passionate of teaching.

ORCID   Nauka Polska lukasz.wolanski.85 {[at]} gmail.com


Scientific Qualifications and Experience


Scientific Positions


  1. M. Domański, Ł. Wolański, P. Szarek, W. Grochala, The high covalence of metal-ligand bonds as stability limiting factor: the case of Rh(IX)O4+ and Rh(IX)NO3, J. Mol. Model. 2020, 26, 52. DOI [invited paper, special issue, dedicated to 70th birth anniversary of prof. Z. Latajka]
  2. Ł. Wolański, M. Domański, W. Grochala, P. Szarek, Beyond Oxides: Nitride as a Ligand in a Neutral IrIXNO3 Molecule Bearing a Transition Metal at High Oxidation State Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 10290-10293.  DOI [Cover, Hot Paper, commemorating 150th anniversary of the Mendeleyev’s Periodic Table]
  3. Ł. Wolański, D. Grabarek, T. Andruniów, Is the choice of a standard zeroth‐order hamiltonian in CASPT2 ansatz optimal in calculations of excitation energies in protonated and unprotonated schiff bases of retinal?, J. Comput. Chem. 2018, 39 1470–1480. DOI
  4. D. Tuna, D. Lefrancois, Ł. Wolański, S. Gozem, I. Schapiro, T. Andruniów, A. Dreuw, M. Olivucci, Assessment of Approximate Coupled-Cluster and Algebraic-Diagrammatic-Construction Methods for Ground- and Excited-State Reaction Paths and the Conical-Intersection Seam of a Retinal-Chromophore Model, Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation 2015, 11, 5758–5781. DOI


  1. [talk] 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Polish Chemical Society, Warsaw, PL, 2-6 IX 2019
  2. [talk] 19th European Symposium on Fluorine Chemistry, Warsaw, PL, 25-31 VIII 2019
  3. [poster] 8th conf. on Modeling and Design of Molecular Materials, Polanica-Zdrój, PL, 24-28 VI 2018
  4. [poster] 7th conf. on Modeling and Design of Molecular Materials, Trzebnica, PL, 26-30 VI 2016
  5. [poster] 6th conf. on Modeling and Design of Molecular Materials, Kudowa-Zdrój, PL, 29 VI – 3 VII 2014
  6. [poster] 56th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Polish Chemical Society, Siedlce, PL, 16-20 IX 2013
  7. [poster] 5th conf. on Modeling and Design of Molecular Materials, Wrocław, PL, 10-14 IX 2012
  8. [talk] 9th Students Science Conference, Będlewo, PL, 7-9 X 2011
  9. [talk] 8th Students Science Conference, Szklarska Poręba, PL, 23-25 VIII 2010
  10. [poster] EURASNET Interdisciplinary Focus Meeting “Frontiers in Structural Biology of RNAs and RNPs”, Poznań, PL, 16-18 VIII 2010 
  11. [poster] 4th conf. on Modeling and Design of Molecular Materials, Wrocław, PL, 4-8 VII 2010
  12. [poster] 4th conf. on Modeling Interaction in Biomolecules IV, Hruba Skala, CZ, 14-19 IX 2009
  13. [talk] 7th Students Science Conference, Wrocław, PL, 18-20 V 2009


Teaching Qualifications and Experience


  • 2016-2018 – Non-degree Postgraduate Qualification Studies: Teaching of Mathematics at Schools of All Types, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Wrocław
  • 2014 – Teacher’s professional degree “Nauczyciel kontraktowy”.
  • 2012-2014 – Non-degree Postgraduate Qualification Studies: Pedagogics for Teachers (Teaching qualifications for all non-academic schools: primary, middle and secondary/high schools), University School of Physical Education in Wrocław
  • 2011-2012 – Qualification Course: University Didactics (Teaching qualifications for higher education/universities), Wrocław University of Technology
  • 2006-2012 – Master of Science (MSc), Eng in chemistry (analytical and bioinorganic chemistry), Faculty of Chemistry, Wrocław University of Technology

Teaching Positions

  • 10.2015-08.2017 – Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics Teacher, H. Steinhaus Middle School No. 1 in Wrocław [Gimnazjum nr 1 we Wrocławiu im. H. Steinhausa]
  • 10.2015-05.2017 – Chemistry and Physics Teacher (Preparing students for Matura exam (extended level), `Symposio` Educational Centre [Centrum Edukacyjne “Symposio”], Wrocław
  • 09.2014-08.2015 – Chemistry Teacher, Academic Secondary/High School of Wrocław University of Technology [Akademickie Liceum Ogólnokształcące Politechniki Wrocławskiej]
  • 02.2012-01.2013 – Chemistry Teacher, `Polishing diamonds – innovative programs to support gifted students` Project, Foundation for International Education [Fundacja Edukacji Międzynarodowej]
  • 11.2010-09.2015 – Research and Teaching Assistant (Conducting courses: Physics I – classes, Physics II classes, Physical Chemistry – classes & laboratory, Principles of Bioinformatics – computer laboratory, Data Processing and Visualisation – computer laboratory), Wrocław University of Technology
  • 09.2009-02.2011 – Chemistry Teacher, `Innovative education – remedial classes and extracurricular activities for students of Secondary School (Lyceum) No. VII in Wroclaw (WND-POKL.09.01.02-02-282/08)` Project, Secondary School No. VII in Wrocław [VII Liceum Ogólnokształcące we Wrocławiu]

Other activities


Other Professional Activities

  • 11.2010-09.2015 – Advisor of Vice-Rector for Education, Wrocław University of Technology (WUT)
  • 09.2012-08.2014 – Member WUT Academic Senate,
  • 11.2011-11.2012 – Vice-President, WUT Graduate Student Government
  • 04.2011-12.2011 – Vice-President, `Manus` Foundation
  • 10.2008-09.2010 – Vice-President for Teaching and Material Assistance (Student representative and spokesman; management and co-organization of events including mass events; teamwork and human resources management; financial aid advisor for students), WUT Student Government
  • 09.2006-08.2010 – Member of WUT Faulty of Chemistry Council
  • 09.2008-08.2010 – President of WUT Faculty of Chemistry Students Government
  • 10.2008-09.2010 – Member of the supervisory board of `Manus` Foundation
  • 2010-2016 – Organizing Committee Member of `Modeling and Design of Molecular Materials` Scientific Conferences.