Dr. Paula Ratajczak is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Chemistry and Technical Electrochemistry at Poznan University of Technology in Poland. She earned her Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences from the Faculty of Chemical Technology at Poznan University of Technology. Her doctoral research focused on the design of high voltage AC/AC electrochemical capacitors in aqueous electrolyte, under the supervision of Professor François Béguin. She received a Master's degree in Chemical Technology with a specialization in Composites and Nanomaterials.
Throughout her career, Dr. Ratajczak has been actively involved in various scientific projects and collaborations. She has received and was a key researcher in Polish and UE funded projects and fellowships from prestigious organizations such as the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) and the National Science Centre (NCN), as well as guided statutory grants from the Polish Ministry of Education and Science. Dr. Ratajczak has authored/co-authored numerous scientific papers published in reputable journals, including Energy Storage Materials, Carbon, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, and Angewandte Chemie International Edition. In addition to her research achievements, Dr. Ratajczak is a member of the Electrochemical Society (ECS) and the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE). She also serves as a member of the Faculty Council at the Faculty of Chemical Technology, Poznan University of Technology.
Dr. Ratajczak has (co-)supervised doctoral and master's theses, mentored international students, and delivered lectures on topics such as Fundamentals of Electrochemical Technology, History of Chemical Sciences and Industry, Characterization Techniques and Selected Aspects of Modern Chemistry. She has been recognized for her teaching skills and dedication by the students of the Faculty of Chemical Technology at Poznan University of Technology as one of the best lecturers at the faculty.
Paula Ratajczak has received several awards and distinctions throughout her career. She was nominated for the Future Scientist Award by the Centre for Intelligent Development in the category of Exact and Technical Sciences for Innovative Future. Furthermore, she has been recognized as an outstanding reviewer for Elsevier journals such as Carbon and Energy Storage Materials and has received a few "Best Presentation" awards at international conferences. She has authored/co-authored ca. 40 oral presentations and contributed to around 30 poster presentations at conferences worldwide. Additionally, Paula Ratajczak actively participated as a member of the organizing team for the 6th international conference on Carbon for Energy Storage/Conversion and Environment Protection (CESEP'15) held in Poznan, Poland in 2015.