Jerzy Jozef Zajac


  • Responsable de l'équipe AIME
  • Membre du comité de direction de l'Institut Charles Gerhardt

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Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier

Jerzy Zajac
Permanent - Pr, Equipe D3
ICGM - UMR 5253
Place Eugène Bataillon
Bât. 15 - 1er étage
34095 Montpellier cedex 5

04 67 14 32 55

Jerzy Zajac is currently responsible for the development, realisation and teachings of the first year of a master program in the field of Materials Chemistry at the University of Montpellier 2. He also leads a research group “Interfacial properties: Mechanisms, Interactions”, dealing with interfacial phenomena at Solid-Liquid and Solid-Gas interfaces, as a member of Charles Gerhardt Institute of Montpellier.
He received a degree of Engineer from the University of Mining and Metallurgy in Krakow, Poland, a Ph.D. (in 1988) in Chemistry from the University of Lublin, Poland, and a Sc. D. (in 1999) from the University of Montpellier, France. He started his research and teaching career as a Lecturer at the University of Mining and Metallurgy in Krakow, Poland, before undertaking, in 1991, a Visiting Assistant Professor position at the CNRS in Montpellier, France. He was appointed Lecturer at the University of Montpellier 2 in 2001 and became Full Professor here in 2005.

He has published about 100 papers and review articles in refereed journals and books. He is regularly invited to review articles for numerous international journals in the field of Materials, Surface and Colloidal Sciences, he acts as a reviewer in some national and international research funding programs, and he is also an Associate Editor for Springer’s Chemical Papers.

  • Fundamentals of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry - First and Second Semesters of the First Year Undergraduate Program)
  • Interfacial phenomona - Second Year Master Program
  • Non-specific surface modification and surface derivatisation of solid materials for applications in heterogeneous catalysis and fluid mixture separation - Second Year Master Program
  • Calorimetry at Solid – Liquid interface – a series of invited courses in the International CNRS School on Calorimetry and thermal methods in catalysis (in June, each year from 2007)

Thème de Recherche

Thermodynamics and modeling of interfacial phenomena at Solid-Gas, Solid-Liquid and Liquid-Liquid interfaces: adsorption, wetting, immersion, formation of Ionic Double Layer and the kindred phenomena
  • Applications of Calorimetry and Thermal analysis.
  • Characterisation of solid surface properties (surface energy, surface area and porosity, hydrophilic/hydrophobic character, surface charge density, surface acidity and basicity)
  • Physical Chemistry of surfactants in solutions and at interfaces
  • Fluid mixture separation based on interfacial phenomena
  • Conception and preparation of porous multifunctional materials for high-added-value applications

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  • Marta Kargol, Jurek Zajac, Deborah Jones, Jacques Roziere, T A. Steriotis, Antonio Jiménez-Lopez and Enrique Rodriguez-Castellon
    Copper- and Silver-Containing Monolithic Silica-Supported Preparations for Selective Propeneâ^'Propane Adsorption from the Gas Phase,
    Chem. Mater. 2005, 17, 6117-6127
  • M. Kargol, J. Zajac, D J. Jones and J. Rozière
    Selectivity of gas phase adsorption of propene and propane onto mesoporous silica materials derivatised with Ag(I) and Cu(II) at low surface coverages, comparison between equilibrium adsorption and flow microcalorimetry studies,
    Thermochim. Acta 2005, 128, 234-256
  • M. Brandhorst, J. Zajac, D J. Jones, J. Rozière, M. Womes, A. Jimenez-Lopez and E. Rodriguez-Castellon
    Cobalt-, copper- and iron-containing monolithic aluminosilicate-supported preparations for selective catalytic reduction of NO with NH3 at low temperatures,
    Appl. Catal. B-Environ. 2005, 55, 267-276
  • M. Kargol, J. Zajac, D J. Jones, Th. Steriotis, J. Rozière and P. Vitse
    Porous silica materials derivatized with Cu and Ag cations for selective propene-propane adsorption from the gas phase, Aluminosilicate ion-exchanged monoliths,
    Chem. Mater. 2004, 16, 3911-3918
  • H. Benalla and J. Zajac
    Effect of alcohol addition to the aqueous phase on the thermal effects of micellization of cationic benzyldimethyldodecylammonium bromide and its adsorption onto porous and nonporous silicas,
    J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2004, 272, 253-261
  • H. Benalla, M J. Meziani and J. Zajac
    Application of ordered mesoporous silica in adsolubilisation of alcohols by conventional and gemini cationic surfactants,
    Colloids Surf., A 2004, 238, 99-108
  • V. Abu, H. Benalla, M J. Meziani and J. Zajac
    The effect of phenol on the CMC and the enthalpy of micellisation of cationic dimeric surfactants in aqueous solutions,
    Progr. Colloid Polym. Sci. 2004, 126, 30-34
  • M J. Meziani, H. Benalla, J. Zajac, S. Partyka and D J. Jones
    Adsorption of a cationic gemini surfactant from aqueous solution onto aluminosilicate powders of the MCM-41 type, effect of pore size and co-adsorption of phenol,
    J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2003, 262, 362-371

Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier - Direction

  • Université de Montpellier
  • Place Eugène Bataillon
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