Arkadiusz Paweł Matwijczuk

Arkadiusz Paweł Matwijczuk
University of Life Sciences in Lublin · Department of Biophysics

PhD

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Additional affiliations
December 2014 - present
University of Life Sciences in Lublin
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Biophysics, Molecular Spectroscopy, Fluorescence, L-B technique, FTIR, Raman Spectroscopy, Fluorescence Life-Times, High-pressure, 1,3,4-thiadiazoles, Coumarin (complexes), Differential scanning microcalorimetry, BAM (Brewster Angle Microscopy)
April 2013 - November 2014
Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Biophysics, Molecular Spectroscopy, Fluorescence, Fluorescence Life-Times, The method of high-pressure, spectroscopic study of chlorophyll derivatives, model photosynthetic pigments and complexes in photodynamic therapy and solar energy conversion
February 2013 - present
University of Life Sciences in Lublin,
Position
  • Staff Research Associate
Description
  • Biophysics, Molecular Spectroscopy, Fluorescence, L-B technique, FTIR, Raman Spectroscopy, Fluorescence Life-Times, The method of high-pressure, 1,3,4-thiadiazoles, Coumarin (complexes), crystallization, Differential scanning microcalorimetry (DSC)
Education
January 2008 - December 2012
Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin
Field of study
  • Physics
October 2000 - June 2005
Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin
Field of study
  • Physics

Publications

Publications (116)
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The study analyzes the impact of constant and alternating magnetic fields and alternating electric fields on various growth parameters of soy plants: the germination energy and capacity, plants emergence and number, the Yield(II) of the fresh mass of seedlings, protein content, and photosynthetic parameters. Four cultivars were used: MAVKA, MERLIN,...
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The aim of the study was to measure the tensile strength of 4-year-old alfalfa leaves cultivated from seeds exposed to pre-sowing stimulation with He–Ne laser light for 1 or 5 min (designated respectively as F1 and F5) and alternating magnetic field with the exposure time of 1 or 5 min (respectively, L1 and L5). The leaves were measured in terms of...
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In this study, the possibility of using ultrasound technology as an alternative to traditional pasteurization and homogenization in ice cream production was presented. Three types of ice cream with different proportions of oleogel (5, 6, and 7%) prepared using tomato seed oil were studied. The fatty acid contents of the oil were analyzed. Using che...
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The results of this study provide overall information on the verification of the effect of applying two different mulching materials of an organic origin to the soil surface in the area between rows of grape vines in vineyards on selected physical and chemical properties of the soil and, at the same time, on the yield and quality parameters of the...
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The impact of the amount of durum wheat bran additive used on the selected structural, mechanical, and spectroscopic properties of thermoplastic starch moldings was examined in this study. Bran was added to corn starch from 10 to 60% by weight in the blends. Four temperature settings were used for the high-pressure injection: 120, 140, 160, and 180...
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Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) in connection with chemometric analysis were used as a fast and direct approach to classify spray dried honey powder compositions in terms of honey content, the type of diluent (water or skim milk), and carrier (maltodextrin or skim milk powder) used for the preparation of feed solutions before spray d...
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A novel series of coumarin–thiadiazole hybrids, derived from substituted coumarin-3-carboxylic acids was isolated and fully characterized with the use of a number of spectroscopic techniques and XRD crystallography. Several of the novel compounds showed intensive fluorescence in the visible region, comparable to that of known coumarin-based fluores...
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The aim of the study was to compare the effects of ɩ-carrageenan and its hydrolysates on ice recrystallisation inhibition (IRI) in model solutions. Acid hydrolysis of ɩ-carrageenan was carried out using hydrochloric acid (HCl). Enzymatic hydrolysis was conducted using the enzymes β-galactosidase and commercial lactase. Hydrolysates were used as a s...
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Background: This study aimed to determine the effect of poppy seed flour (PF) on the physicochemical and spectroscopic properties of low-carbohydrate, high-protein, and gluten-free bread. Methods: The changes at the molecular level were assessed in bread using attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR). Bread...
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Volatile compounds are very important to the flavour and quality of the wine. The study aimed to determine the effect of grape variety (Rondo and Zweigelt), yeast, malolactic fermentation (MLF) and yeast×MLF interaction on the content of volatile compounds in red wines. The wines were produced by sequential inoculation with five commercial yeast st...
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The article presents the research made on the effects of methods of pressure-thermal agglomeration of corn bran, as well as the influence of processing parameters on selected physicochemical properties and biogas efficiency. Corn bran moistened to four levels of moisture content was used for the tests: 20%, 25%, 30% and 35% of dry matter. The press...
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Addressing the issues arising from the production and trade of low-quality foods necessitates developing new quality control methods. Cooking oils, especially those produced from the grape seeds, are an example of food products that often suffer from questionable quality due to various adulterations and low-quality fruits used for their production....
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This work reports on biophysical insights into the excited state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT) processes taking place in three 1,3,4-thiadiazole derivatives that served as model compounds, on which electronic absorption, fluorescence, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), surface plasmon resonance (SPR) and electrochemical impeda...
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A series of coumarin-thiadiazole hybrids and their corresponding Cu(II) and Zn(II) complexes were synthesized and characterized with the use of spectroscopic techniques. The results obtained indicate that all the coumarin-thiadiazole hybrids act as bidentate chelators of Cu(II) and Zn(II) ions. The complexes isolated differ in their ligand:metal ra...
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Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were synthesized using aqueous honey solutions with a concentration of 2%, 10%, and 20%—AgNPs-H2, AgNPs-H10, and AgNPs-H20. The reaction was conducted at 35 °C and 70 °C. Additionally, nanoparticles obtained with the citrate method (AgNPs-C), while amphotericin B (AmB) and fluconazole were used as controls. The presence...
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Biodegradable materials are used in the manufacture of packaging and compostable films and various types of medical products. They have demonstrated a large number of potential practical applications in medicine and particularly in the treatment of various cardiac, vascular, and orthopedic conditions in adults as well in children. In our research,...
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The aim of this study was to assess the quality and characterise a selection of honey varieties with the use of physicochemical, FTIR, and chemometric analysis. The research material consisted of monofloral nectar honeys of 5 distinct varieties: black locust, raspberry, oilseed rape, linden, and buckwheat. The contents of water, soluble solids, 5-h...
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Food producers are interested in products with “clean” composition and natural origin. Thus, the elimination of the carriers additions perfectly fits this trend. The aim of the work was to spray dry pure kiwiberry pulp at low drying air temperature (100 °C and 120 °C), possible by the application of dehumidified air. An additional goal was to compa...
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The stability of the physico-chemical and sensory characteristics of yoghurts during refrigerated storage is important for industry and the consumer. The aim of the study was to evaluate the nutritional value, microbiological quality, sensory properties, and structure of natural probiotic yoghurts made with the addition of sea buckthorn fruit mouss...
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The paper aimed to compare the quality of rapeseed and honeydew honey powders, obtained by two methods of spray drying—traditional at a high temperature (inlet air 180 °C) and innovative low-temperature spray drying with the use of dehumidified air as a drying medium (inlet air 75 °C). Total polyphenol content, antioxidant activity, and the content...
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Abstract This work aimed at the chemical and structural characterization of powders obtained from chestnut flower honey (HFCh) and honey with Inca berry (HBlu). Honey powders were obtained by spray drying technique at low temperature (80/50 °C) with dehumidified air. Maltodextrin (DE 15) was used as a covering agent. The isolation and evaluation of...
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In our previous work, we discussed the emergence of the dual fluorescence phenomenon in selected compounds from the group of 1,3,4-thiadiazoles. The results obtained in a number of experimental studies, supported by [TD]DFT calculations, clearly indicated that the phenomenon of dual fluorescence stemmed from an overlap of several factors, including...
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Classical synthetic protocols were applied for the isolation of three novel 1,3,4-thiadiazole derivatives which were then complexed with the biologically important Cu(II) and Zn(II) ions. All free ligands and their corresponding complexes were characterized using a number of spectroscopic techniques including Ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis), Fluoresce...
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The aim of the study is to determine the energy consumption of the extrusion-cooking process of corn straw under various conditions (screw speed, moisture content), water absorption measurements and water solubility indices as well as biogas efficiency evaluation. The extrusion-cooking of corn straw was carried out using a single screw extruder wit...
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The primary objective of the research was to compare the viscosity parameters of the same viscosity grade engine oils, as declared by the manufacturers, to the actual laboratory measurements. The secondary objective was to briefly investigate (1) what kind of information oil manufacturers provide in the product data sheets of the studied oils, and...
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There is increased interest in following a healthy lifestyle and consuming a substantial portion of secondary plant metabolites, such as polyphenols, due to their benefits for the human body. Food products enriched with various forms of fruits and vegetables are sources of pro-health components. Nevertheless, in many cases, the level of their activ...
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The anti-hypochlorite activity of açaí (Euterpe oleracea Mart.), goji (Lycium barbarum L.) and schisandra (Schisandra chinensis) fruit extracts were assessed by determining the reactive chlorine species (RCS)-scavenging ability of these three “super-food” berries. In addition, the aqueous extracts obtained were employed as both the media and the ca...
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The paper explores the impact of electromagnetic stimulation of Ulstar alfalfa seeds on fresh mass yield, the quantum efficiency of the plants’ photochemical reactions, and the content of photosynthetic pigments in leaves. Before sowing, seeds were subjected to electromagnetic stimulation in the following configurations: control (C), no stimulation...
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Biodegradable materials are used in the manufacture of packaging and compostable films and various types of medical products. These have demonstrated high potential in medical applications: cardiac, vascular and orthopaedic conditions in adults as well in children. In our research, the extrusion-cooking technique was used to obtain environmentally...
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The paper presents the results of studies conducted with the use of stationary and time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy for the new derivative 2-Hydroxy-N-(2-phenylethyl)benzamide (SAL-3) in aqueous solutions with various concentrations of hydrogen ions as well as in solvent mixtures (i.e. media with changing polarity/polarizability). For the co...
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Prickly pear (Opuntia ficus indica (L.) Mill.) is a rich source of vitamins C, B1, B2, A, and E, minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, and phosphorus, as well as bioactive substances, i.e., carotenoids, betalains, and phenolic compounds. Of these, the phenolic acids, betalains, and flavonoids are notable in that they are largely res...
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The extrusion-cooking technique may be used to convert the common bean into functional food products. There is still insufficient information on the properties of extruded beans. The aim of this work was to investigate the effect of extrusion-cooking conditions on the pasting properties of two cultivars of the common bean (Aura and Toska) available...
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Oils often have similar properties and can be difficult to identify based on color, smell or taste alone. The present paper suggests the use of Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) in combination with chemometric methods to explore similarities and differentiate between samples of Moldavian dragonhead oil subjected to different storage co...
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The below article presents the results of spectroscopic research, theoretical (time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT)), microbiological, and antioxidative calculations for three compounds from the group of 1,3,4-thiadiazoles: 2-amino-5-phenyl-1,3,4-thiadiazole (TB), 2-amino-5-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-1,3,4-thiadiazole (TS), 2-amino-5-(2-hydroxy...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality of virgin oil pressed from spring rape seeds cultivated with the use of colloidal nanosilver and nanocopper solutions for processing seeds and as foliar fertilizer. The results show that the use of nanometals for seed processing and foliar fertilization increased the content of carotenoid pigments i...
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Aiming at the assessment of the pro-health, and especially anti-hypochlorite properties of Moringa oleifera species a representative, commercially available Moringa oleifera dietary supplement was used as a substrate for the preparation of aqueous Moringa extract. The anti-hypochlorite activity of the extract was assessed using the hypochlorite-spe...
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Moldavian dragonhead ( Dracocephalum moldavica L .) is a plant endemic to Asia where it has been used for centuries for the production of essential oils. With the constantly growing demand for vegetable fats it is necessary to find new methods of ensuring their high quality from the moment of production until their eventual purchase by the consumer...
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In the food industry, the pulsed electric field (PEF) technique is used to support the process of extraction of various substances. The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of a number of PEF pulses applied to peppermint and caraway on both the content of essential oils (EO) and their spectroscopic properties. The examined herb species were...
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Chestnut fruit abounds in carbohydrates, proteins, unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, polyphenolic compounds, as well as vitamins and micronutrients, that are behind the health-promoting properties of this plant. The purpose of the discussed research was to obtain innovative gluten-free pasta from rice and field bean flour enriched with a various addi...
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The article presents the results of spectroscopic studies conducted on three compounds from the 1,3,4-thiadiazole group: 2-amino-5-phenyl-1,3,4-thiadiazole (TB), 2-amino-5-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-1,3,4-thiadiazole (TS), 2-amino-5-(2-hydroxy-5-sulfobenzoyl)-1,3,4-thiadiazole (TSF). The fluorescence emission spectra of the previously reported TS analogue r...
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JOINT 12th EBSA congress and 10th ICBP – IUPAP congress [https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00249-019-01373-4] European Biophysics Journal with Biophysics Letters / This work reports on spectroscopic investigation into a selected 1,3,4thadiazole derivative from the series of 2-(4-fluorophenylamino)-5-(2,4dihydroxybenzeno)-1,3,4-thiadiazole...
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The influence of low-temperature spray drying (inlet/outlet air, 75/50 °C) with the use of dehumidified air on rapeseed honey phenolics, antioxidant activity, and aroma compounds was investigated. Maltodextrin and NUTRIOSE® were used as carriers. Additionally, skimmed milk was tested as water substitute for feed solution preparation. Honey powders...
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The aim of the work was to obtain and characterize powdered honey containing substantially higher amount of honey than was reported in literature before. For this purpose, dehumidified air was applied as a drying medium during spray drying at low temperature (inlet/outlet air temperature: 75/50 °C). This method gave the possibility to reduce carrie...
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The paper presents the results of studies related to the impact of functional additives in the form of polylactide (PLA), polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), and keratin hydrolysate (K) on the physical characteristics of biopolymer foils. TPS granulate was obtained using a TS-45 single-screw extruder with L/D = 16. Foil was produced with the use of an L/D = 3...
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A fluorescence quenching-based mechanism for the determination of hypochlorite was proposed based on spectroscopic and chromatographic studies on the hypochlorite-sensing potency of three structurally similar and highly fluorescent coumarins. The mode of action was found to rely upon a chlorination of the coumarin-based probes resulting from their...
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This work discusses the theoretical ([TD]DFT) and spectroscopic investigation into 2-Hydroxy-N-(2-phenylethyl)benzamide (SAL3) and its physiochemical behaviour in the selected organic solvents. The compound demonstrated a dual fluorescence effect in alcoholic solutions (methanol, ethanol, isopropanol), while in acetonitrile (ACN), dimethylsulfoxide...