Elzbieta Frackowiak Ph.D.

Position Department / Business Unit
Professor Institute of Chemistry and Technical Electrochemistry
Institution Disciplines
Poznan University of Technology Chemistry
City State / Provence
Poznan FGN
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Elzbieta Frackowiak: professor in the Poznan University of Technology

Elzbieta FRACKOWIAK is a professor in the Poznan University of Technology, Poland. She received a master’s degree in Electrochemistry from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (1972) and a PhD thesis in Chemistry at Poznan University of Technology (1988). She is an electrochemist and her research interest is focused on energy storage. Her main scientific topics are:

• electrode materials for primary and secondary cells,
• production of carbon nanotubes by catalytic and template methods,
• intercalation/insertion processes in lithium-ion batteries,
• hydrogen storage in activated and template carbon materials
• oxidation of methanol in acidic medium using nanotubular supports for catalyst particles,
• application of different activated carbon materials and N-riched carbons for supercapacitors,
• use of nanotubes/conducting polymers composite electrodes for supercapacitors,
• application of nanotubes/transition metal oxides composites for supercapacitors,
• application of ionic liquids as new “green” electrolytes.


Member of the Advisory Board of the International Conferences on Intercalation Compounds (1996-2006)
Member of International Society of Electrochemistry (1998 -2006)
Coordinator of NATO Science for Peace Programme (SfP 973849) from Polish side (2000-2004)
Organizer of International Symposium of Intercalation Compounds (ISIC12) -Poznan in 2003

Important Articles

List of recent selected publications

1. E. Frackowiak, S. Gautier, H. Gaucher, S. Bonnamy and F. Béguin
„Electrochemical storage of lithium in multiwalled carbon nanotubes”
Carbon, 37 (1999) 61-69.

2. F. Leroux, K. Méténier, S. Gautier, E. Frąckowiak, S. Bonnamy and F. Béguin
„Electrochemical insertion of lithium in multiwalled carbon nanotubes”
Journal of Power Sources, 81-82 (1999) 317-322.

3. L. Duclaux, E. Frąckowiak and F. Béguin
„Novel carbons from nanocomposites for high lithium storage”
Journal of Power Sources, 81-82 (1999) 323-327.

4. E. Frąckowiak, K. Metenier, V. Bertagna and F. Beguin
„Supercapacitor electrodes from multiwalled carbon nanotubes”
Applied Physics Letters, 77 (2000) 2421-2423.

5. E. Frackowiak, F. Béguin
“Carbon materials for the electrochemical storage of energy in capacitors”
Carbon 39 (2001) 937-950.

6. E. Frackowiak, F. Béguin
„Electrochemical storage of energy in carbon nanotubes and nanostructured carbons”
Carbon 40 (2002) 1775-1787.

7. S. Delpeux, K. Szostak, E. Frackowiak, S. Bonnamy, F. Béguin
„High yield of pure multiwalled carbon nanotubes from the catalytic decomposition of acetylene on in situ formed cobalt particles”
Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2 (2002) 1-4

8. K. Jurewicz, E. Frackowiak, F. Béguin
„Electrochemical storage of hydrogen in activated carbons”
Fuel Processing Technology 77-78 (2002) 415-421.

9. E. Frackowiak, K. Jurewicz, K. Szostak, S. Delpeux, F. Béguin
“Nanotubular materials as electrodes for supercapacitors”
Fuel Processing Technology 77-78 (2002) 213-219.

10. A. Alfarra, E. Frackowiak, F. Béguin
“Mechanism of lithium electrosorpion by activated carbons”
Electrochimica Acta 47 (2002) 1545-1553.

11. E. Raymundo-Pinero, D. Cazorla-Amoros, A. Linares, S. Delpeux,
E. Frackowiak, K. Szostak, F. Béguin
“High surface area carbon nanotubes prepared by chemical activation”
Carbon 40 (2002) 1614-1617.

12. K. Jurewicz, E. Frackowiak, F. Béguin
„Storage of hydrogen in nanostructured carbon through water electrolysis”
Karbo 2 (2002) 57-59.

13. E. Frackowiak, S. Delpeux, K. Jurewicz, K. Szostak, D. Cazorla-Amoros, F. Béguin
„Enhanced capacitance of carbon nanotubes through chemical activation”
Chemical Physics Letters 361 (2002) 35-41.

14. F. Béguin, K. Metenier, F. Chevallier, P. Azais, R. Pellenq, S. Bonnamy, L. Duclaux,
J-N. Rouzaud, E. Frackowiak
„Designing nanostructured carbons for the negative electrode of lithium batteries
Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals 386 (2002) 151-157

15. E. Frackowiak, K. Jurewicz, S. Delpeux, V. Bertagna, S. Bonnamy, F. Béguin
“Synergy effect between conducting polymers and carbon nanotubes”
Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals 387 (2002) 73-78

16. M. Letellier, F. Chevallier, C. Clinard, E. Frackowiak, J-N. Rouzaud, F. Béguin
“The first in situ 7Li nuclear magnetic resonance study of lithium insertion in hard-carbon anode materials for Li-ion batteries”
Journal of Chemical Physics 118 (2003) 6038-6045.

17. F. Chevallier, M. Letellier, M. Morcrette, J-M. Tarascon, E. Frackowiak, J-N. Rouzaud, F. Béguin
„In situ 7Li nuclear magnetic resonance observation of reversible lithium insertion into disordered carbon”
Electrochemical Solid State Letters 6 (2003) A225-A228.

18. K. Kierzek, E. Frackowiak, G. Lota, G. Gryglewicz, J. Machnikowski
„Electrochemical capacitors based on highly porous carbons prepared by KOH activation”
Electrochimica Acta 49 (2004) 515-523

19. J. Machnikowski, B. Grzyb, J. V. Weber, E. Frackowiak, J. N. Rouzaud, F. Béguin.
”Structural and electrochemical characterisation of nitrogen enriched carbons produced
by the co-pyrolysis of coal-tar pitch with polyacrylonitrile “
Electrochimica Acta 49 (2004) 423-432

20. A. Alfarra, E. Frackowiak, F. Béguin
”The HSAB concept as a means to interpret the adsorption of metal ions onto activated carbons”
Applied Surface Science 228 (2004) 84-92

21. C. Vix-Guterl, S.Saadallah, K. Jurewicz, E. Frackowiak, M. Reda, J. Parmentier, J. Patarin, F. Béguin
”Supercapacitor electrodes from new ordered porous carbon materials obtained by a templating procedure”
Materials Science and Engineering B 108 (2004) 148-155.

22. F. Béguin, F. Chevallier, C. Vix, S. Saadallah, J.N. Rouzaud, E. Frackowiak
“A better understanding of the irreversible lithium insertion mechanisms in disordered carbons”
Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 65 (2004). 211-217

23. K. Lota, V. Khomenko, E. Frackowiak
”Capacitance properties of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)/carbon nanotubes composites”
Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 65 (2-3) 295-301 (2004).

24. J. Machnikowski, E. Frackowiak, K. Kierzek, D. Waszak, R. Benoit, F. Béguin
”Lithium insertion into boron containing carbons prepared by co-pyrolysis of
coal–tar pitch and borane–pyridine complex”
Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 65 (2-3) 153-158 (2004).

25. K. Jurewicz, E. Frackowiak, F. Béguin
”Towards the mechanism of electrochemical hydrogen storage in nanostructured carbon materials”
Applied Physics A 78 (7) 981-987 (2004).

26. M. Letellier, F. Chevallier, F.Beguin, E. Frackowiak, J. N. Rouzaud
”The first in situ 7Li NMR study of the reversible lithium insertion mechanism in disorganised carbons”
Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 65 (2-3) 245-251 (2004).

27. K. Jurewicz, C. Vix-Guterl, E. Frackowiak, S. Saadallah, M. Reda, J. Parmentier, J. Patarin, F. Béguin
”Capacitance properties of ordered porous carbon materials prepared by a templating procedure”
Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 65 (2004) 287-293.

28. E. Frackowiak, K. Jurewicz, F. Béguin
”Development of new supercapacitor electrodes based on carbon nanotubes”
Polish Journal of Chemistry 78 (2004) 1345-1356

29. E. Frackowiak
“Carbon nanotubes for storage of energy: Super capacitors
Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Marcel Dekker, New York, 537-546 (2004).

30. A.B. Fuertes, G. Lota, T.A. Centeno, E. Frackowiak
“Templated mesoporous carbons for supercapacitor application”
Electrochimica Acta 50 (2005) 2799-2805.

31. C. Vix-Guterl, E. Frackowiak, K. Jurewicz, M. Friebe, J. Parmantier, J. Patarin, F. Béguin
„Electrochemical energy storage in ordered porous carbon materials”
Carbon 43 (2005) 1293-1302

32. G. Lota, B. Grzyb, H. Machnikowska, J. Machnikowski, E. Frackowiak
“Effect of nitrogen in carbon electrode on the supercapacitor performance”
Chemical Physics Letters 404 (2005) 53-58

33. E. Frackowiak, G. Lota, J. Pernak
„Room-temperature phosphonium ionic liquids for supercapacitor application”
Applied Physics Letters 86 (2005) 164104 1-3

34. V. Khomenko, E. Frackowiak, F. Béguin
„Determination of the specific capacitance of conducting polymer/nanotubes
composite electrodes using different cell configurations”
Electrochimica Acta 50 (2005) 2499-2506.

35. F. Béguin, F. Chevallier, C. Vix-Guterl, S. Saadallah, V.Bertagna, J-N. Rouzaud,
E. Frackowiak
„Correlation of the irreversible lithium insertion with the active surface area of modified
disordered carbons”
Carbon 43 (2005) 2160-2167.

36. G. Gryglewicz, J. Machnikowski, E. Lorenc-Grabowska, G. Lota, E. Frackowiak
“Effect of pore size distribution of coal-based activated carbons on double layer capacitance”
Electrochimica Acta 50 (2005) 1197-1206.

37. S. Delpeux, K. Szostak, E. Frackowiak, F. Béguin
“An efficient two-step process for producing opened multiwalled carbon nanotubes of high purity”
Chemical Physics Letters 404 (2005) 374-378

38. E. Raymundo-Pinero, V. Khomenko, E. Frackowiak, F.Béguin
„Performance of manganese oxide/CNTs composites as electrode materials for
electrochemical capacitors”
Journal of the Electrochemical Society 152 (2005) A229-A235.

39. F. Béguin, K. Szostak, G. Lota, E. Frackowiak
“A self-supporting electrode for supercapacitors prepared by one-step
pyrolysis of carbon nanotubes/polyacrylonitrile blends”
Advanced Materials 17 (2005)2380-2384.

40. D. Waszak, E. Frackowiak „Effect of the reactive milling of graphite with boron nitride,
tin and antimony on the lithium insertion”,
Materials Science 23 (2005) 814-820.

41. F. Béguin, K. Jurewicz, M. Friebe, E. Frackowiak
“Advantages of electrochemical hydrogen storage over gas adsorption in nanoporous carbons”
Annales de Chimie-Science des Materiaux 30 (2005) 531-539.

42. S. Delpeux-Ouldriane, K. Szostak, E. Frackowiak, F. Beguin
“Aneealing of template nanotubes to well-graphitized multi-walled carbon nanotubes”
Carbon 44 (2006) 814-818.

43. J. Chlopek, B. Czajkowska, B. Szaraniec, E. Frackowiak, K. Szostak, F. Béguin
“In vitro studies of carbon nanotubes biocompatibility”
Carbon 44 (2006) 1106-1111.

44. E. Frackowiak, V. Khomenko, K. Jurewicz, K. Lota, F. Béguin
“Supercapacitors based on conducting polymers/nanotubes composites”
Journal of Power Sources 153 (2006) 413-418.

45. E. Frackowiak, G. Lota, J. Machnikowski, C. Vix-Guterl, F. Béguin
„Optimisation of supercapacitors using carbons with controlled nanotexture and nitrogen content”
Electrochimica Acta 51 (2006) 2209-2214.

46. E. Frackowiak, G. Lota, T. Cacciaguerra, F. Beguin
“Carbon nanotubes with Pt-Ru catalyst for methanol fuel cell”
Electrochemistry Communications 8 (2006) 129-132.

47. F. Béguin, E. Frackowiak
”Nanotextured carbons for electrochemical energy storage”
Handbook of nanomaterials, ed. Y. Gogotsi, CRC Press, chapter no. 26 (2006) 713-737.

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