Curriculum Vitae


1966 – M.Sc. at Department of Chemistry, Warsaw University, specialization in physical chemistry
1964 – 1968   4 years study at Department of  Mathematics
1970 – Ph.D. at Department of Chemistry, Warsaw University. „Semiempirical Calculations of the Spectroscopic Parameters Changes due to Solute-Solvent and Ion-Solvent Interactions”?
1980 – D.Sc. at  Department of Chemistry, Warsaw University (habilitation) „Quantum-Chemical Calculations of the Spectroscopic Effects Due to Intermolecular Interactions”?
1996 – title of full professor


1966 – 1970 – research assistant at Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw
1970 – 1989 – assistant professor at Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw
1989 – 1994 – docent at Faculty of Chemistry,  University of Warsaw
1994 – 1996 – extraordinary professor at Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw
1996 – professor Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw
1999 – Head of Laboratory of Intermolecular Interactions at Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw
2000 – Professor at National Medicines Institute (NIL)

International Experience:

1990 – 3 months, Lund University, Sweden
1991 – 1992 – research scientist, Department of Chemistry, University of Idaho, Moscow, USA
1992 – 1993 – visiting research professor,  Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA.
1994 – 2000 – each year 2-3 months at  Fritz Haber Research Center for Molecular Dynamics, Department of Chemistry, Jerusalem, Israel
2001 – 2007 – each year 2-4 weeks at  Fritz Haber Research Center for Molecular Dynamics, Department of Chemistry, Jerusalem, Israel
1996, 1997 – each year  three months at  Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware, Newark, USA.
2004 Sept. – Pacific Nothwest National Laboratory, Richland, USA.
2005 Sept. – University of Isparta, Turkey
2004-2006 – Member of the Task Group of IUPAC “Hydrogen bonding”?

Teaching Experience:

1966 – 1975 – teaching assistant, demonstrated physical chemistry laboratories, tutorials for thermodynamics, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw
1980 – 1985 – monograph lectures in molecular spectroscopy and molecular structure, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw
1985 – 1987 – general chemistry for physicists, lecturer, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw
1995 – 2008 – molecular spectroscopy  – lecturer, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw
1993 – 2001 – general chemistry – lecturer, College for Science, SNS, Warsaw
2000 – 2010 – applied quantum chemistry – lecturer, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw

PhD students (with PhD diploma):

1990 – Elżbieta Czerwosz „Badanie struktury szkieł forsforanowych metodami spektroskopii oscylacyjnej”?
2003 – Magdalena Pecul „The influence of the intermolecular interaction on the parameters of  NMR spectra”?
2004 – Michał Rode „Struktura i widma w podczerwieni słabo związanych klastrów molekularnych”
2008 – Hubert Cybulski „Właściwości molekularne jako parametr diagnostyczny oddziaływań  międzymolekularnych”
2011 – Janusz Cukras „Noble gas hydrides and their clusters – structure and spectroscopic properties“


1970 – Distinguished Young Scientist National Award
1977, 1984 – Ministry of Education Award
2003 – Professor Piekara Award for the best lecture, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw
2004 -Professor Swiętosławski Award  for  the outstanding scientific achievements at Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw
2010 – Polish Chemical Society (PTCH) Jan Zwidzki Medal for scientific achievements

Publications (more than 140):
5 books and review articles


1993 – 1994 – Cornell Theory Center, Ithaca, USA, 2-years  computer grant
1995 – 1997 – grant KBN
1998 – 2000 – grant KBN
1999 – 2001 – grant  KBN
1999 – 2001 – British-Polish Reserach Collaboration Programme,  with prof. P. W. Fowler (G. Britain) and prof. Z. Kisiel (IF PAN, Warsaw)
1998 – 2001 – Israel -Naturewissensachten Scientific Cooperation Fund, with  prof. V. Buch (Israel)  and U. Buck (Germany).
2000 – 2003 – grant KBN
2001 – 2003 – grant  KBN
2004 – 2006 – grant MNiSW
2007 – 2010 – grant MNiSW
2004 – 2007 – Nanoquant, Understanding Nano-Materials from the Quantum Perspective, Human Resources and Mobility (HRM) Activity, Marie Curie Actions, Network Coordinator: prof. Hans Agren.

1993 – 2001 – member of Scientific Council of the Collage of  Science (SNS), Polish Academy of  Sciences
since 1994 – member of American  Association  for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
since 1994 – member of the Faculty Council in the Department of Chemistry
since 2000 – member of  Scientific Council of Physical Chemistry Institute of the Polish Academy of  Sciences
since 2006 – Polish Chemical Society (PTChem)
since 2011 – IUPAC Follow

Areas of Scientific Activity:

  1. Theoretical calculations for molecules and their interactions. Modeling  of intermolecular interactions  of the molecular complexes.  Special attention is paid to many-body nonadditive forces and the spectroscopic parameters of the interacting systems.
  2. Theoretical study of the water clusters, finding  their structure and understanding their IR and NMR spectra.
  3. Ozon  destruction problem –  Solvatation and Ionization Stages of HCl on Ice Nanoparticels
  4. Intermolecular effects in NMR chemical shifts and  NMR spin-spin coupling constants studied by quantum-chemical calculations. NMR spin-spin coupling constants transmitted through hydrogen bonds.
  5. Dihydrogen bonding – spectroscopic parameters and the nature of interaction
  6. Vibrational circular dichroizm (VCD) spectra of interacting molecules. Transfer of chirality.
  7. Structure, energy and spectroscopy of the noble gas molecular complexes; relativistic effect on NMR parameters.

Selected publications:
Arunan E., Desiraju G. R., Klein R. A., Sadlej J., Scheiner S., ect.
Defining the hydrogen bond: An account (IUPAC Technical Report),
Definition of the hydrogen bond (IUPAC Recommendations 2011),
Pure and Applied Chemistry, 83,(2011), 1619-1636; 1637-1641.

Sadlej J., Dobrowolski J. Cz., Rode J. E.
VCD spectroscopy as a novel probe for chirality transfer in molecular interactions
Chemical Society Reviews39 (2010), 1478-1488

Cybulski H., Sadlej J.
Symmetry-Adapted-Perturbation-Theory interaction energy decomposiation for hydrogen-bonded and stacking structures
J. Chem. Theory and Comp.,  892-897, 4 (2008)

Sadlej J.,  Pecul M.,  charter 2.1
Computational modeling of the solvent-solute effect on NMR molecular parameters by a polarizable continuum model
eds. B. Mennucci, R. Cammi, Continuum solvation models in chemical physics. Theory and applications,  125-144, J. Wiley, (2007)

Pecul M., Sadlej J.
Ab initio calculations of the intermolecular nuclear spin-spin coupling constants
Comput. Chem., Review of Current Trends, vol. 8, 131-160, ed. J. Leszczynski, World Scientific, N.Y. 2003

Cybulski H., Pecul M., Sadlej J.
Characterization of dihydrogen-bonded D-H…H-A complexes on the basis of infrared and magnetic resonance spectroscopic Parameters.
Jo. Chem. Phys., 119, 5094-5104, (2003)

Buch V., Sadlej J., Uras N., Devlin J.P.
Solvation and Ionization Stages of HCl on Ice Nanoparticels
Journal of  Physical  Chemistry A, feature articel, 106 (2002), 9374-9389

Devlin J.P., Uras N., Sadlej J., Buch V.
Discrete stages in the solvation and ionization of hydrogen chloride adsorbed on ice particels
Nature,  417, 269-271, (2002)

Pecul M., Sadlej J., Leszczynski J.
The F-H coupling constants transmitted  through covalent, hydrogen bond, and van der Waals interactions
J. Chem. Phys., 115, 5498 (2001)

Brudermann J., Melzer,  M. Buck U., Kazimirski J.K., Sadlej J., Buch V.
The asymmetric cage structure of (H2O)7 from a combined spectroscopic and computational study
J. Chem. Phys., 110, 10649  (1999)