Director of Scientific Research Department
Artur Bednarkiewicz received his Ph.D. and habilitation in physics from the Institute of Low Temperatures and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, in 2003 and 2013 respectively. After a 4-year postdoctoral research in the European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy, he returned to ILT&SR PAS in December 2008 and simultaneously established an interdisciplinary team with Wroclaw Research Centre EIT+, focusing on Nanoparticle Assisted Molecular Imaging and Sensing (NAOMIS). His current interdisciplinary research focuses on optical (bio)spectroscopy, novel designs of lanthanide doped nanoparticles and quantum dot biolabels, optical and spatial light modulation engineering, as well as on pure physics, spectroscopy and chemistry of lanthanide doped materials. Since 2015, he has been an associated professor at the Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, PAS, Poland. He is a co-author of over 90 publications (H-index =22, cited>1300, sum IF>150), he is also an author of 4 patents and 3 patents applications. In the course of his research, he has received numerous prizes (stipends from Ministry of Education, FNP Starting grant, Brussels Eureca). He has a broad experience as a researcher (3 research grants as PI), a reviewer (over 60 reviews of scientific papers, over 30 reviews of national – FNP, NCN- and international – EU FET Open RIA, Australian, Belgian – grants, a reviewer of 2 Ph.D. theses, a scientific supervisor of 6 M.Sc. and 2 PhDs, an entrepreneur (co-owner of Nanovectors Ltd. Company). Since 2014, he has also been a member of Young Academy of Science, where he is engaged in widening European participation of new EU member countries. He is also a Polish representative and an active participant and collaborator of COST CM1403 European Upconversion Network.
Since January 2017, he holds the position of Director of Scientific Research Department in Wroclaw Research Centre EIT+.