Dr. Jan Szymanski

I obtained a M.Sc. degree in chemistry at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland, followed by a doctorate at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, working on complex reactions in small volumes and their applications for information processing. I then moved to Harvard University to study nonequilibrium formation of polymer self-asssemblies in an origins-of-life context. My other research interests include controlling chemical reactions with external stimuli such as light and oxidation-reduction potential. Outside the lab I enjoy reading history, running, travelling and I am smitten with all things related to geo- and cartography.

My work in the Cronin group involves designing complex reactions in oil droplets, in close collaboration with other members of the Chemobot team and with an outlook to sequence control in macromolecules and evolving the physical behaviour of the droplets.

Group Publications

1. Exploring Strategies To Bias Sequence in Natural and Synthetic Oligomers and Polymers, J. Szymanski, Y. M. Abul-Haija, L. Cronin, Acc. Chem. Res, 2018, 51, 649-658