Dr. Katarzyna Anna Mituła was born in 1992 in Poznan, Poland. She studied Chemistry at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan receiving her BSc in 2014 and MSc in 2016. The same year she started her PhD studies in the research group of prof. Bogdan Marciniec and prof. Beata Dudziec at the Centre for Advanced Technologies (CZT) in Poznan (www.dudziecgroup.org). She was a Principal Investigator of two research grants for young scientists: PRELUDIUM 14 (2018) and ETIUDA 8 (2020) funded by the National Science Centre in Poland (NCN). The projects was in line with her PhD thesis and concerns synthesis of specific organosilicon compounds, i.e. polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes (POSS®) and their further exploitation in modification of organosilicon polymers – polysiloxanes. She defended her PhD Thesis entitled “Polysiloxanes modified with functionalized silsesquioxanes – synthesis and characterization” in June 2022.
In 2019/2020 she participated in 3-months internship in prof. Carmela Aprile research group at University of Namur (Belgium) and in 2022 4-months internship in prof. Richard Laine research group, at the University of Michigan (USA).
Now, she joined the prof. Esteruelas group and her main interest is based on the synthesis of osmium complexes.