Prof. Maciej Wojtkowski is a renowned scientist active in the field of biomedical imaging. He has a pioneering contribution to design and development of ultra-high speed Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), which is commonly used in ophthalmic and cardiologic diagnosis. Multiple OCT prototypes developed by Prof. Wojtkowski served as the basis for many instruments in ophthalmology clinics across the world.
Maciej Wojtkowski authored more than 160 publications, including 90 full papers in peer reviewed journals. During his academic career, he gained international experience while working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (USA) and New England Eye Center, Boston, MA (USA). Currently, he is the Head of the Department of Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He won the competition for the ERA Chair holder in the CREATE project ( H2020).
Dr. Alejandra Consejo Postdoctoral Researcher
Alejandra Consejo graduated her Masters in Physics at the University of Zaragoza (Spain). She received her PhD in Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering from Wroclaw University of Science and Technology in 2017. Her doctoral studies focused on modeling the anterior eye morphometry. She received the EYRA 2017 (European Young Researchers Award) as best PhD graduate in Europe. In 2018 she graduated her second master, Master in Business and Administration, with honors. After working one year and a half as postdoc researcher in the Department of Ophthalmology in the Antwerp University Hospital, in Belgium, she joined the Physical Optics & Biophotonics Group to develop a tool based on innovative photonic methods and modeling, which will contribute to a more effective, individualized treatment of eye diseases.
Dr. Karol Karnowski Senior Researcher
Karol Karnowski is a Senior Researcher at Physical Optics and Biophotonics (POB) Group. In 2013 he completed his PhD at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, where he has conducted pioneering works on ultrafast, fiber based, wavelength tunable lasers and their application in optical coherence tomography (OCT). Prior to joining POB he held an Assistant Professor position at the Optical Biomedical Imaging Group (Nicolaus Copernicus University) and Research Fellow position at the Optical+Biomedical Engineering Laboratory (University of Western Australia). His recent works were focused on improving contrast of OCT imaging via spackle averaging, polarization or mechanical contrast.
Dr. Jędrzej Solarski Postdoctoral Researcher
Jędrzej Solarski received his Ph.D. degree in 2016 at Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS in Warsaw. He’s work mainly concern processes of bimolecular energy transfer. After obtaining PhD he joined prof Waluk group of Photophysics and spectroscopy of photoactive systems where he worked on development of upconverting systems for solar cells. In 2018 he finished studies on Warsaw University of Technology with specialization in computer sciences. Now, he has joined Physical Optics and Biophotonics group at Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS to work within IMCUSTOMEYE project.