Marcin Drozd PhD Eng.

Technology Referent


Dr Drozd is a graduate of the Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University of Technology in the scope of Biotechnology. In 2018, he earned his PhD in Chemistry for distinguished dissertation entitled "New strategies for gold surface modification for catalytic and bioanalytical applications". He is currently employed as an R&D technologist (since 2018) and a head of Laboratory of Nanomaterials and Biosensors (since 2021) at CEZAMAT WUT and as assistant professor (since 2019) at the Chair of Medical Biotechnology, Faculty of Chemistry WUT. His research interests cover modern (bio)analytical chemistry. Dr Drozd has several years of experience and practical skills in the field of immunoenzymatic and catalytic reactions, synthesis and (bio)functionalization of nanomaterials as well as characterization of molecular interactions. Co-author of 21 scientific publications, including 16 from JCR list (HI = 6). He participates in several research projects aimed at surface biofunctionalization, designing of biosensor receptor layers, synthesis of functional nanomaterials, development of miniaturized enzyme immunoassays and characterization of receptor-ligand interactions using SPR technique.

Research areas

  • new strategies in designing of miniaturized immunoassays,
  • electrochemical and optical immunosensors based on nanomaterials,
  • synthesis of functional nanoparticles (catalytic, plasmonic and magnetic) and their surface modification with bioreceptors,
  • characterization of nanomaterials (DLS, UV-Vis-NIR spectrophotometry),
  • studies of intermolecular interactions by means of surface plasmon resonance and related techniques

Selected publications

  • Drozd M., Karoń S., Malinowska E., Recent advancements in receptor layer engineering for applications in SPR-based immunodiagnostics, Sensors (Switzerland), 21 (2021), 3781, doi: 10.3390/s21113781
  • Kalinowska D., Grabowska-Jadach I., Liwińska M., Drozd M., Pietrzak M., Dybko A., Brzózka Z., Studies on effectiveness of PTT on 3D tumor model under microfluidic conditions using aptamer-modified nanoshells, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 126 (2019) 214-221: doi: 10.1016/j.bios.2018.10.069
  • Kalinowska D., Drozd M., Grabowska-Jadach I., Pietrzak M., Dybko A., Malinowska, E., Brzózka Z., The influence of selected ω-mercaptocarboxylate ligands on physicochemical properties and biological activity of Cd-free, zinc‑copper‑indium sulfide colloidal nanocrystals, Materials Science and Engineering C, 97 (2019) 583-592, doi: 10.1016/j.msec.2018.12.043
  • Kalinowska D., Drozd M., Grabowska-Jadach I., Pietrzak M., Synthesis, characterization and application of plasmonic hollow gold nanoshells in a photothermal therapy—New particles for theranostics, Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy, 111 (2019) 1147-1155, doi: 10.1016/j.biopha.2019.01.037
  • Drozd M., Pietrzak M., Malinowska E., SPRi-based biosensing platforms for detection of specific DNA sequences using thiolate and dithiocarbamate assemblies, Frontiers in Chemistry, 6 (2018) article no 173, doi: 10.3389/fchem.2018.00173
  • Drozd M., Pietrzak M., Pytlos J., Malinowska E., Revisiting catechol derivatives as robust chromogenic hydrogen donors working in alkaline media for peroxidase mimetics, Analytica Chimica Acta, 948 (2016) 80-89, doi: 10.1016/j.aca.2016.10.027
  • Drozd M., Pietrzak M., Parzuchowski P.G., Malinowska E., Pitfalls and capabilities of various hydrogen donors in evaluation of peroxidase-like activity of gold nanoparticles, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 408 (2016) 8505-8513, doi: 10.1007/s00216-016-9976-z
  • Drozd M., Pietrzak M., Kalinowska D., Grabowska-Jadach I., Malinowska, E., Glucose dithiocarbamate derivatives as capping ligands of water-soluble CdSeS/ZnS quantum dots, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 509 (2016) 656-665, doi: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2016.09.072
  • Drozd M., Pietrzak M., Parzuchowski P., Mazurkiewicz-Pawlicka M., Malinowska E., Peroxidase-like activity of gold nanoparticles stabilized by hyperbranched polyglycidol derivatives over a wide pH range, Nanotechnology, 26 (2015) 495101, doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/26/49/495101
  • Drozd M., Pietrzak M., Malinowska E., Studies on voltammetric determination of cadmium in samples containing native and digested proteins, Analytica Chimica Acta, 819 (2014) 65-70, doi: 10.1016/j.aca.2014.02.001
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