Biography

Professor Latos-Grażyński was born in 1951. He grew up and received his early education in Żagań. In 1969 he began to study chemistry at the University of Wrocław and received his M.Sc. degree in 1974. His Ph.D. thesis, presented in 1978, was entitled Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in the Investigations of Systems Containing a Metal Ion [Co(II), Hg(II), Ni(II)] and Polyaminoacetic Acids (mentor: prof. B. Jeżowska-Trzebiatowska). From 1979 to 1981 he worked as a post-doc with professors Gerd N. La Mar and Alan L. Balch at the University of California, Davis. His collaboration with prof. Balch still continues.

On his return to Poland prof. Latos-Grażyński resumed his work at the University of Wrocław, frequently revisiting Davis during summers. Further steps in his scientific career were the D.Sc. degree (1986) and professorship (since 1992). He became full professor in 1998. In 2004 prof. Latos-Grażyński was elected a corresponding member of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) and in 2016 became an ordinary member.

Professor Latos-Grażyński received the prestigious award of the Foundation for the Polish Science (1998), the M. Skłodowska-Curie award of the Polish Academy of Sciences (2000), the Humboldt Research Award (2005), the Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship for Research (2010), award of Polish Prime Minister for Scientific Achievements (2010) or Jędrzej Śniadecki Medal of Polish Chemical Society (2014). He is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, Macroheterocycles, ChemPlusChem and ChemistryOpen.

Professor Latos-Grażyński has authored or co-authored over 250 scientific publications, which have been cited more than 9500 times (H-index - 51).