Pawel Zawadzki

Postdoctoral Researcher

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At NREL Since: 

Dr. Pawel Zawadzki joined the Chemical and Materials Science team at NREL in 2012 as a Postdoctoral Researcher. He is a graduate of Warsaw University of Technology and Jules Verne University. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Technical University of Denmark, where he worked on first-principles photocatalysis.

Research Interests 

  • Amorphous materials
  • Thin-film solar cells
  • Photocatalysis
  • Materials for energy storage and conversion

Selected Publications 

  1. Zawadzki P.; Laursen A. B.; Jacobsen K. W.; Dahl S.; Rossmeisl J. (2012). "Oxidative trends of TiO2 - hole trapping at anatase and rutile surfaces." Energy & Environmental Science (Advance Article:2012); Accessed November 15, 2012:
  2. Zawadzki, P.; Rossmeisl, J. and Jacobsen, K.W. (2011). "Electronic hole transfer in rutile and anatase TiO2 Effect of a delocalization error in the density functional theory on the charge transfer barrier height." Phys. Rev. B (84); Accessed November 14, 2012:
  3. Zawadzki P.; Jacobsen K. W.; Rossmeisl J. (2011). "Electronic hole localization in rutile and anatase TiO2 - Self-interaction correction in Delta--SCF DFT." Chem. Phys. Lett. (506); Accessed November 15, 2012: