dr hab. Izabella Brand

Izabella Brand


Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg

Department of Chemistry



Activity at Home University:

Researcher in physical Chemistry with focus on electrochemistry and bioelectrochemistry, Wittstock Group

Research field: physical chemistry, electrochemistry, vibrational spectroscopy, surface science, adsorption of biomolecules at solid surfaces

Research interest and experience: Modification of surfaces by functional, organized supramolecular films (in particular films of biomolecules), Electrochemistry of  redox-active and redox-inactive molecules in thin organized films (e.g. amphiphilic organic molecules, amphiphilic metalosurfactants) and films of macromolecules (e.g. enzymes, polymers) adsorbed on electrode surfaces, Studies of the relationship between functions of molecular assemblies and their structure, Application of in situ structure analyzing techniques such as infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy to the electrochemical interface, Application of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to study surface composition of films adsorbed of solid surfaces

Activity at CNBCh UW:

Lecturing on x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Discussion of results of a cooperation project on electrochemical and structural studies of model lipid bilayers obtained in the groups of Prof. Sek and Dr. Brand, Preparation of a manuscript on electrochemical, spectroscopic and microscopic studies of potential driven changes in models of cell membranes of bacteria.

CNBCh UW Research Group:

Laboratory of Surface Science headed by Prof. Dr. Slawomir Sek.

Date of stay:

1st April – 15 April 2019