Adam Kiersnowski studied chemical technology at Wroclaw University of Technology from 1995 to 2000. In his diploma thesis carried out under supervision of Dr. I. Gancarz he worked on formation and properties of polymer-layered silicate nanocomposites. After receiving the master’s degree in 2000 he continued research on the polymer nanocomposites under supervision of Prof. J. Piglowski. The PhD studies were focused on crystallization of synthetic polymers in the presence of nanoparticles. In 2005, Adam Kiersnowski obtained doctoral degree in Materials Science from Faculty of Materials Engineering at Warsaw University of Technology. In the same year Dr. Kiersnowski began his academic career at Wroclaw University of Technology. Amongst extensive scientific collaboration network in Poland and Germany established during PhD studies and later, the one with Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz (Germany) emerged as the most important and fruitful. From the very beginning the collaboration was related to X-ray diffraction experiments for unraveling structure-function relationships of interface-dominated polymer materials such as blends and hybrid nanocomposites. The experiments were performed using the experimental facilities available at physics group headed by Prof. H.-J. Butt, and European synchrotrons initially in collaboration with Prof. J. S. Gutmann (currently at the University of Duisburg-Essen) and, more recently, with Prof. M. Mezger affiliated also at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. In 2010 Adam Kiersnowski joined the Butt’s group as a Marie Curie fellow and started new projects related to electroactive and semiconducting heterogeneous polymer systems for applications in, generally, organic electronics. This research has been continued after coming back to Wroclaw University of Technology in 2012 and is now the main subject of two research projects funded by National Science Centre Poland, both related to crystallization of conjugated polymers doped with small molecules.
In recognition of the scientific achievements in 2013 Adam Kiersnowski was distinguished by Polish Academy of Sciences a prestigious Iuvenes Wratislaviae prize.