Faculty Profiles

Justyna Widera-Kalinowska

Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences

Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Works, Office of the Provost

Science Building 402

General Information



Ph.D., University of Warsaw, Poland (2000)

M.S., University of Lodz, Poland (1995)

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

NY ACS Immediate Past Chair 2020

NY ACS Chair 2019

NY ACS Chair- Elect 2018

NY ACS Councilor 2016-2018 and 2019-2021

Director at Large of the NY ACS 2014-2016

National ACS LSAC member – Local Section Activities Committee 2017 - present

Member of the ACS (2000)

Member of the NY ACS, New York section of the American Chemical Society (2005)


Grant panel reviewer for:

National Science Center (Poland), Foundation for Polish Science (Poland), ACS PRF - American Chemical Society, Petroleum Research Foundation, ACS LSAC - Local Section Activities Committee, NSF- National Science Foundation

Peer review referee of the manuscripts submitted to Electrochimica Acta, Synthetic Metals, Optical Engineering, Chemical Educator, MOJ Solar and Photoenergy Systems (MOJSP)


Organizer of the ACS NY section of the National Chemistry Week event 2006-2010 Co-Chair of NY ACS Undergraduate Research Symposium Committee 2007 - 2014 and member of the NY ACS Student Activities Committee – since 2007-present LISEF judge for high school STEM projects – 2021 Judge in ACS sponsored Chemagination contest for high school students, 2007-present NSF IRES Focus Group - NSF-Sponsored Research on the Future of International Research Experiences for Students – 2021 - present


Personal Statement

Personal Statement

My goal is to keep improving people lives through the transforming power of the education. I try to accomplish this through communicating chemistry value, providing information solutions, supporting excellence in education and empowering students to become leaders in their communities. I am trying to accomplish this through various High impact Practices at different educational levels: undergraduate, high school, graduate and post-graduate. All of my activities are focused on the US workforce development. Additionally, in all of my initiatives, I promote the ideas of diversity, equity and inclusion.

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