Adam Cenian, Institute of Fluid Flow Machinery PAS, Poland
Paweł Wierzba, Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland
Rafał Urniaż, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Dr Paweł Wierzba, E.E. graduated from the Faculty of Electronics at the Gdańsk University of Technology in 1994. He has cooperated with universities in Oulu (Finland) and in Karlsruhe (Germany) on a host of topics in optoelectronics, in particular on optical fiber sensors for Weigh in Motion of road vehicles. In 2001 he received a Ph. D. in optoelectronics from the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics at the Gdańsk University of Technology. Following, he was awarded a post-doc scholarship of the Finnish Academy at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (Oulu, Finland), where he worked on optical-fiber hydroacustic sensors.
His research interests cover optical and fiberoptic measurement methods, the technology of selected ceramic and liquid crystalline materials, characterization and application of thermal detectors. At present, the main areas of his research are polarization interferometry and microscopy as well as applications of liquid crystalline materials in these fields.
Dr Paweł Wierzba is an author or co-author of about 50 papers, and a reviewer for peer-reviewed journals such as Sensors, Sensors and Actuators A. In his free time, he enjoys cycling, swimming and reading.
Krzysztof Górecki, Gdynia Maritime University, Poland
Martin Jönsson-Niedziółka, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Poland
Wojciech Gawlik, Jaggiellonian University in Kraków, Poland
Przemek Struk, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Roman Viter, University of Latvia, Latvia
Dawid Jankowski, Baltic Institute of Technology, Poland
Wojciech Gawlik, made his PhD in the Heidelberg University (Germany) and Jagiellonian University in Kraków (Poland). Later he established a research group and worked as a postdoc and visiting the professor in many places cooperating with renowned scientists.
Particularly intense was his cooperation with Prof. Budker form UC Berkeley (USA) which resulted in the creation of the joint Krakow-Berkeley Atomic Physics and Photonics Laboratory in Krakow which for more than 10 years provides a very efficient platform for a bilateral scientific exchange of student and faculty.
His research field encompasses atomic physics, laser spectroscopy, magneto-optics, optical cooling and trapping, cold-atom physics, quantum optics, photonics, and research on novel photonic materials, such as colour centres in diamond.
Prof. Gawlik supervised over 20 PhD theses and more than 50 M.Sc. students.
Przemyslaw Struk received the Engineering degree from Faculty of Mathematics and Physics,
He worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the Institute FEMTO-ST (MOEMS Group) /
His current scientific interest is focused on the development of: photonic structures and integrated optics for sensors applications as well as micro-optics and interferometric circuit based on MOEMS technology for Optical Coherence Tomography for biomedical applications. He provide also numerical analysis of the mentioned above optical circuit with use of Finite Difference Time Domain method (FDTD), Beam Propagation Method (BPM) and by COMSOL software. His scientific interest are also focused on development of optoelectronics sensors in particular gas sensors based on wide band gap oxide semiconductors materials such as: ZnO and TiO2. In addition he provide research of physical properties (surface topography, crystalline structure and chemical composition) of mentioned above semiconductor materials by atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Raman spectrometry and spectrophotometry methods.
Viteszlav Stranak, niversity of South Bohemia, Czech Republik
Michał Wąsowicz, Warsaw University of Life Science, Poland
To study at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Warsaw Agricultural University was for me a matter of course. The first steps in the field of veterinary dentistry yet I put in during the course of study in the Multiwet Clinic volunteering in Warsaw (2001) and in the Department of Veterinary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Warsaw Agricultural University (2003). Then I met wonderful specialists, Dr. Marek Turos DVM and Dr. Katarzyna Jodkowska DVM, thanks to which I gained confidence that animal dentistry is what I want to sacrifice my life for. My scientific mentor became Dr. Jerzy Gawor, DVM, PhD, DAVDC, DEVDC, with whom I had a clinical internship at the Arka Clinic (2005).
After graduating (2006) I received a job offer at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences in Warsaw at the Department of Comparative and Clinical Anatomy (Department of Morphological Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences). I have accepted the proposal in the meantime, working in numerous veterinary clinics and in the Department of Small Animals, SGGW in Warsaw. In 2011, I defended the title of specialist in the field of "Epizootiology and Veterinary Administration", while in 2014 I defended the title of doctor of veterinary science from my doctoral dissertation "Elements of clinical anatomy of the head of domestic short and long-haired cats. I am a member of the European Society of Veterinary Dentistry Society (EVDS) and the European Anatomy Veterinary Association (EAVA).
Veterinary dentistry is my passion, which started 16 years ago and continues to this day!!! As a doctor of veterinary science through prophylaxis, diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases of pets, I am not only improving the smile but most of all the quality of health and life of four-legged friends. Currently, I work with several veterinary clinics in Warsaw and the surrounding area to reach as many people as possible. Scientific work is another passion. As an academic teacher, I transfer knowledge of animal anatomy to SGGW students. I constantly raise my qualifications in the field of veterinary dentistry as a participant in many pieces of training and courses for veterinary doctors and medical practitioners around the world and annual congresses organized by the "European Veterinary Dental Society”. Recently I am also a specialist in the field of veterinary surgery. I represent SGGW at international conferences, presenting the results of scientific research conducted jointly with the Gdańsk University of Technology. My dream is to make all animal owners aware of the importance of oral hygiene prophylaxis for the quality and lifespan of their faithful friends. Both works in veterinary dentistry as well as scientific research, as well as running channels in social media, are used to make this dream come true.
Katarzyna Komar received Master Degree in Technical Physics in 2001 from Faculty of Applied Physics and Mathematics, Gdańsk University of Technology. During 2001-2007 I was a research assistant in Department of Photophysics and Laser Techniques, Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences in Gdańsk and received a PhD degree in 2007. The subject of my doctoral thesis, as a whole research performed during that period, concerned laser-based spectroscopic techniques LIF and LIPS for diagnostics of historical paper objects. My investigations in the field of lasers for cultural heritage have been supported by two grants of State Committee of Scientific Research: for young researchers and for PhD students.
In the period 2007-2011 I had a break in scientific activity associated with the birth and early age of my three great children: Kajetan, Ignacy and Małgosia. During this time we have also moved to my hometown Włocławek. I was a lecturer in College of Informatics Skills from Łódź and trying to find the position more closely related to science in Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń.
In 2011 I became a postdoc in the Optical Biomedical Imaging Group headed by prof. Maciej Wojtkowski at Institute of Physics of Nicolaus Copernicus University. At the time I had begun to develop my knowledge about human eye and skills in the area of building optical systems for biomedical imaging. In 2012 in this group it was observed that short-pulsed infrared laser beams are perceived as visible with a colour corresponding to a half of applied wavelength. Further investigations of that phenomenon, in cooperation with prof. Krzysztof Palczewski from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, USA, and other research groups from Switzerland and Norway, revealed that observed perception of infrared radiation is caused by two-photon absorption occurring in human visual pigments at surprisingly low, allowed by safety standards, laser power. We have published these findings in PNAS journal in 2014 and the paper aroused the great interest – it is still in the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric according to the PNAS website.
The two-photon vision, as we called the phenomenon, became my main field of scientific interest. In the last three years, I made scientific stays and visits in several groups interested in studying of two-photon vision. I have built by myself, and have participated in the construction of five optical set-ups dedicated to the investigation of this new phenomenon. These set-ups are placed in Toruń, in Cleveland (USA) in the laboratory of prof. Palczewski, in Murcia (Spain) in the laboratory of prof. Pablo Artal, in the Department of Ophthalmology of University of Heidelberg (Germany) leaded by Prof. Auffarth, and in Baltic Institute of Technology in Gdynia. My investigations in Toruń are financed now by National Science Centre grant OPUS. I hope that in the coming years, we will characterize this newly discovered way of perceiving electromagnetic radiation by a human eye and also find the useful applications for it in medical diagnostics.
Katarzyna Komar, Nicolaus Copernicus Univeristy, Poland
Krzysztof Górecki received the M.Sc. degree, the Ph.D. degree (with honours) in electronic engineering from the Technical University of Gdańsk, Poland, the DSc degree in electronic engineering from the
Since 1990, he has been with the Department of Marine Electronics in
His research interests are in the areas of modelling, analysis and measurements of semiconductor devices and electronic circuits, particularly including thermal effects. He elaborated compact electrothermal models of power semiconductor devices, magnetic devices and integrated circuits used in switch-mode power supplies, compact electrothermal models of components of solid state lighting sources, new methods of measurements thermal parameters of semiconductor and magnetic devices, as well as the new methods of fast electrothermal analysis of dc-dc converters.
Carlos Lopez-Mariscal, Underwater Photnics, USA
Soumik Siddhanta, Johns Hopkins Univeristy, USA
Norbert Pałka, Military Technical Academy, Poland
Marek Kulka, University of Warsaw, Poland
Department of Metrology and Optoelectronics
Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics
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