Invited Speakers

Fatima Ezahra Annanouch
Universitat Rovira i Virgili

 ,,2D transition metal dichalcogenides materials for gas sensing application". 

Fatima Ezahra Annanouch recieved her master degree (2010) on electronic of autonomous system, from faculty of science, university Mouly Ismail Meknes, Morocco.  After that, she moved to Spain where she obtained her PhD degree (2015) on the fabrication and characterization of metal oxide nanowires gas sensors, from the department of electrical electronic engineering and automation, Rovira i Virgili university (Tarragona), Spain. On 2016, she started her first postdoctoral position (2 years) at IM2NP, university of Aix-Marseille, France. During this period, she was working on the transdermal detection of alcohol using metal oxides gas sensors. From 2018, she is a postdoc at Minos group, university of Rovira I Virgili. Her research area includes fabrication and characterization of metal oxide nanostructures, material characterization (SEM, TEM, XRD, XPS and RAMAN spectroscopy), nanomaterial synthesis (aerosol assisted CVD, CVD, Sputtering), 1D metal oxide nanostructures (WO3, SnO2, ZnO), 2D transition metals dichalcogenides (WS2 and MoS2).


Kamil Awsiuk 
Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland

,,Surface characterization to improve biomolecules immobilization in the aspect of biosensor applications"

Kamil Awsiuk received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in 2009 and 2013, respectively. Conducted study on model biosensor surfaces initiated in his M.Sc. thesis were expanded during Ph.D. studies. The aim of his Ph.D. studies was micro- and spectro-scopic analysis of the structure and properties of biomolecular nanolayers relevant for biosensor applications. After obtaining the Ph.D. degree (2013), as an assistant (2013 – 2016) and assistant professor (2016 – now) at Jagiellonian University, he has continued the research on surface characterization focusing on organic materials and their interaction with proteins, cells and bacteria for plastic electronic and biomedical applications.


Claire Baraduc
SPINTEC, Université Grenoble Alpes – CEA - CNRS, Grenoble, France

,,Ultra-sensitive magnetometer for space exploration''

Claire Baraduc is a CEA Senior Research Scientist. She joined Spintec in 2002 after 10 years of research on superconductivity. She is heading the Sensors research team, which bridges fundamental research to applications.  Her expertise is electronic transport and noise in multilayer nanostructures. Her current research is devoted to the control of interfacial magnetism with voltage gating and development of magnetic field sensors based on magnetic tunnel junctions. She actively collaborates with a space laboratory (LPC2E, CNRS-Orléans) and with a sensor company (Crocus Technology, Grenoble).



Sylwester Bargiel
Department of Micro Nano Sciences et Systems (MN2S), University Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Institut FEMTO-ST, Besançon, France

,,Micromachined silicon-glass mirau microinterferometers as key components for miniature moems-based optical instruments,,

Dr. Sylwester Bargiel received his PhD in Electronics in 2005 from Wroclaw University of Technology in Poland. In 2007 he joined the MOEMS Group at FEMTO-ST Institute in Besançon (France) in the frame of Marie-Curie scholarship. Dr. Bargiel was involved in many national and EU-funded collaborative research projects, working on the design and technological development of novel MOEMS architectures for sensing and imaging, in particular, on the development of miniature parallel on-chip microscopes and interferometers for confocal microscopy, micro-interferometry and Optical Coherence Tomography methods. Since 2016 he is the Head of Packaging and 3D Vertical Integration Resource at the Technology Centre of FEMTO-ST.



Robert Bogdanowicz
Department of Metrology and Optoelectronics, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland.

,,Functional conductive nanocarbons and diamond thin films for ultra-sensitive biosensing applications"

Robert Bogdanowicz (born 1976) received his Ph.D. degree with honors in Electronics from the Gdansk University of Technology in 2009. He worked as a post-doc researcher in Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald Institut für Physik in 2010 and 2011. He moved back to the Gdansk University of Technology in 2011. His current domains of interest include selective CVD diamond growth and nanocrystalline diamond doping for environmental and biochemical nanosensors. In 2015 he held a scholarship Fulbright Senior Scholar Program at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in the group of prof. William Goddard (Materials and Process Simulation Center) working on hybrid 3D diamond structures. Prof. Bogdanowicz has published more than 100 scientific papers and book chapters, proceedings, and special journal issues (e.g. Diamond and Related Materials). His works were recognized and featured on  2 covers in JCR journals (e.g. Energy Technology in 2018).



Anna Dettlaff

Gdańsk University of Technology

 ,,Voltammetric sensors based on boron-dopeddiamond and boron-dopeddiamond/graphene nanowall electrodes"

Anna Dettlaff PhD, BEng is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Chemistry at the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage at the Gdańsk University of Technology. She received her Master of Science degree in engineering with honors in 2013 at the Gdańsk University of Technology at the Department of Analytical Chemistry. In 2015, she was doing a internship at the Scientific Institute „Next Energy EWE-Forschungszentrum für Energietechnologie e.V." Oldenburg (Germany). She received her PhD degree in 2017 on the topic of carbon composites with conductive polymers used as electrode materials for electrochemical capacitors. Her current interest domain sinclude electrochemistry and materials engineering, particularly carbon materials, electro chemical sensors, and materials for energy storage. Currently, she is the principal investigator of the program Small Grant Scheme in electrochemical sensors for detecting explosive compounds (NorwayGrants).
Wiesław P. Jakubik
Department of Applied Physics, Institute of Physics CSE (Centre of Science and Education), Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland

,,Active sensor structures with surface acoustic waves for chemical warfare agent simulant (dmmp) detection.''

Wiesław P. Jakubik graduated with M.Sc and Ph.D in applied physics (acoustoelectronics) in 1989 and 1998, respectively, from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice (Poland). DSc., Electronics, Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Automation, Electronics an Informatics, Gliwice, Poland 2013;  Since 1998 he is working at the Institute of Physics of the SUT in Gliwice. Above twenty five years experience in research and teaching in the fields of applied physics. Managing of independent research project on bi-layer sensor structures with Surface Acoustic Waves (SAW) for hydrogen sensors. The introduction and application of bi-layer sensor structure in gas sensors with SAW. Author of more than 100 scientific papers, 1 monograph and 3 patents in the field of gas sensors. Reviewer of the many international journals and expert of European Commission projects – Research Executive Agency (REA).

Research interests: Surface acoustic waves (SAW), acoustoelectric interactions in SAW gas sensors, nanostructures in gas sensor applications, active sensor structures, CWA (chemical warfare agents) sensors, photoconductive organic polymers for gas sensors.


Michał Krysztof
Faculty of Microsystem Electronics and Photonics, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Wroclaw

,,Mems Transmission Electron Microscope''

Michał Krysztof received the M.Sc. degree in material science and Ph.D. degree in electronics from the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Wroclaw, Poland, in 2006 and 2010, respectively. He has been an assistant professor with the Faculty of Microsystem Electronics and Photonics, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, since 2010. His current research interests include electron microscopy, MEMS, MOEMS, μTAS microsystems, and vacuum nanoelectronics devices.




Anna Kusior
AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

,,Surface engineering as a powerful tool to improve the mechanism of sensing''

Anna Kusior received her MSc in a field of materials science and a Ph.D. in chemistry from AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków,  Poland in 2015. Since 2015 she has been working as Assistant at Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics at AGH. Her scientific research concern with surface physicochemical properties of nanomaterials for photoelectrochemical and sensing applications.   





Piotr Miluski
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Bialystok University of Technology, Wiejska 45D, 15-351 Bialystok, Poland

,,Functional Optical Materials for applications in new sensors constructions"


Piotr Miluski received his PhD degree (2010) in the field of metrology from Bialystok University of Technology and  DSc from Institute of Optoelectronics, Military University of Technology in Warsaw (2018), since  2019 - associate professor at Bialystok University of Technology.
His research interests are in the field of applications of luminescent and functional materials and focused on the glass and polymeric materials, luminescent optical fibers (fluorophores and rare-earths) and optical sensors.



Svitlana Nahirniak
Institute of Materials Research of the German Aerospace Center (DLR)

"Effect of morphology and doping on the sensing properties of SnO2"


Svitlana Nahirniak received her M.Sc. on Chemical Technology and Engineering and PhD on  specialty Inorganic Substances Technology from the Faculty of Chemical Technology, ​​​​​  National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky KPI” in 2012 and 2018, respectively. In the frame of PhD work she synthesized SnO2 nanostructures by different methods; studied the effect of process parameters on the SnO2 morphology, its physical, chemical, electrical and sensing properties. During PhD study she was selected for the Fulbright Faculty Development Program and was doing nine-month research on the synthesis of SnO2 nanostructures and its  composites for the sensitive layers of semiconductor gas sensors in the USA. After obtaining the PhD degree she worked as an Assistant professor at Igor Sikorsky KPI and now takes Postdoc Position at the Institute of Materials Research of the German Aerospace Center (DLR).  


Tomasz Osuch
Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology, Institute of Electronic Systems, Nowowiejska 15/19 Street, 00-665 Warsaw, Poland

,,Towards Multi-Parameter Sensing by means of Geometrically and Structurally Modified Fiber Bragg Gratings"

Tomasz Osuch received (with honors) his PhD from National Institute of Telecommunications (2010), and DSc from Warsaw University of Technology (2017). He is currently an assistant professor and team leader of Fiber Optic Sensors and Measurement Systems Group at Warsaw University of Technology as well as an associate professor and team leader of Optoelectronics Metrology Group at National Institute of Telecommunications. His current research interests include modeling, technology and applications of fiber optic sensors (especially periodic structures, such as: fiber Bragg gratings) as well as fiber optic metrology and measurement systems. He is an author or co-author of more than 100 journal publications and conference contributions. He paticipated in several research projects in the area of optics and photonics. He is a member of PSP (Photonics Society of Poland) and PTTS (Polish Society of Sensing Technique). Tomasz Osuch is also a member of two working groups for National Smart Specializations: KIS-13 Photonics, KIS-9 Sensors (including biosensors) and smart sensor networks of the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology, as well as a representative member of the Polish Committee for Standardization - Technical Committee No. 282 on Fiber Optics. Since 2019 he is a member of Editorial Board of International Journal of Optics. He is also an active reviewer in more than 20 JCR journals in the area of photonics and metrology.


Agnieszka Podwin
Faculty of Microsystem Electronics and Photonics, WroclawUniversity of Science and Technology, Poland



Agnieszka Podwin has completed the MSc in Mechatronics and PhD in Automation, Electronics 
andElectrical Engineering with honors atWroclaw University of Science and Technology in 2015
and 2019,respectively. Recently, she has been working as an assistant professorat the Faculty of Microsystem Electronics and Photonics, WroclawUniversity of Science and Technology, Poland. Her current research isbasically focused on development of a new family of lab-on-a-chip “intelligent” platforms, being universal tools for culturing andobservations of microbial objects. Special attention is given toinvestigation of behaviorism and biological potential of cancer cells,animal oocytes, freshwater microorganisms and fungi, also cultured in microgravity conditions. She is the leading author of several high-ranked publications in, e.g. Biomedical Microdevices, Micromachines, Applied Sciences.


Szymon Pustelny
Institute of Physics, Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science

,,Application of optical atomic magnetometers in exotic incarnation of nuclear magnetic resonance''

Szymon Pustelny is a leader of the optical atomic magnetometry group at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. For nearly 20 years, he develops schemes for measuring magnetic fields and their applications. With the magnetometers routinely reaching sensitivity at a femtotesla level, he demonstrated application of the devices in areas ranging from biomagnetism, through nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), to searches for physics beyond the Standard Model. Some of the research were grounds for international collaborations searching for topological dark matter (GNOME) or zero-field NMR.



Pavel Ripka
Czech Technical University in Prague

Pavel Ripka was born in Praha, Czech Republic in 1959. He received an Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1984, and CSc. (equivalent to Ph.D.) in 1989.  In 1996 he received docent degree. In 1990 – 94 he was a visiting researcher at the Danish Technical University, in 2001 he was a Marie Curie Advanced Researcher Fellow at University of Galway, Ireland, in 2005/6 he was Visiting scientist at the Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra, Italy. Since 2001 he is full professor at CTU, lecturing in Measurements, Engineering Magnetism and Sensors. 2011-2019 he served as a Dean of Electrical Engineering. His main research interests are Magnetic Measurements and Magnetic Sensors, especially Fluxgate. He is a co-author of 3 books and 150 journal papers. He also participates in industrial research and holds 12 patents.

Pavel Ripka was Associated Editor of IEEE Sensors Journal, and member of the editorial boards of Technisches Messen, Measurement Science and Technology and Journal of Sensors. He has been a member of the Eurosensors Steering Committee and Program committees of IEEE Intermag and IEEE Sensors conferences. He was a member of ERC panel.

Janusz M. Smulko
Gdańsk University of Technology, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics Department of Metrology and Optoelectronics, G. Narutowicza 11/12, 80-233 Gdańsk, Poland

,,UV-Light Modulated Gas Sensing''

Janusz M. Smulko was born in Kolno, Poland. He received his M.Sc., Ph.D., and D.Sc. Degrees in electronics from Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland, in 1989, 1996, and 2007, respectively. Presently, he is a full professor (since 2016), Head of the Metrology and Optoelectronics Department (since 2012), and was Vice-Rector for Research of the Gdańsk University of Technology (2016-2019). He had also conducted scientific research in short-term positions at Texas A&M University (2003), Uppsala University (2006/07), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2011, 2013). As a researcher, he focuses on the applications of 1/f noise for gas sensing and reliability assessment of electronic components and structures, the influence of noise on detection efficiency in Raman spectroscopy systems. He was a member of the Committee on Metrology and Scientific Instrumentation of the Polish Academy of Science (2011-2020), Editor-in-Chief of Metrology and Measurement Systems Journal (2013-2020), and an Editor of Sensor Journal. He published more than 150 papers, promoted seven doctorate thesis, and managed numerous research projects.


Kamil Staszek
Department of Electronics at AGH University of Science and Technology

"Review of six-port reflectometers intended for sensor application"

Kamil Staszek received the M.Sc., Ph.D. and D.Sc. (habilitation) degrees in electronics engineering from the AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland, in 2011, 2015, and 2019, respectively. He is associate professor in the Department of Electronics at AGH University of Science and Technology. He has more than two-years of industrial experience in automotive radars development. He has coauthored over 70 journal and conference scientific papers. His main scientific interests are multiport measurement techniques in sensor applications and design of broadband passive components. He is a member of the Technical Program Committee of the International Conference on Microwaves, Radar, and Wireless Communications (MIKON) and junior vice-chair of the Polish Section of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) - Commission A.



Małgorzata Szczerska
Department of Metrology and Optoelectronics of Gdansk University of Technology

"Nanolayers – new possibilities in fiber-optic sensors"

Małgorzata Szczerska is an Associate Professor in the Department of Metrology and Optoelectronics of Gdansk University of Technology, where she leads the research group in the area of biophotonics and fiber-optic sensors. She received a Ph.D. in 2008 and a D.Sc. in 2016 from Gdansk University of Technology. Her main area of research is biophotonics and she focuses on the use of low-coherence interferometry, fiber-optic technology, and the application of optical measurements in biomedicine. Apart from her main research subject, she also deals with research in the areas of: using low-coherence interferometry in metrology, constructing an electronic system supporting behavioral therapy for children with autism, and investigating the biocompatibility of new optoelectronic materials. She has supervised seven doctoral theses and has published more than 60 research articles and review papers. She has served as a leader of many scientific projects and has been awarded by the first edition of the INTER competition, organized by the Foundation for Polish Science for the implementation of interdisciplinary research (2013–2014). She was the winner of the first edition of the eNgage competition of the Foundation for Polish Science for the implementation of the work of disseminating research results (2014–2015). She is the author and co-author of 5 patents.


Cuma Tyszkiewicz
Department of Optoelectronics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Silesian University of Technology

"Grating couplers as highly sensitive transducers for refractive index measurements"

Cuma Tyszkiewicz received both, the M.S. (2001) and Ph.D. (2006) in physics from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Silesian University of Technology in 2001 and 2006, respectively. After spending 3 years at the Institute of Physics, he joined the Department of Optoelectronics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associated professor in Electrical Engineering in 2019. His present research interest include theoretical and experimental studies of electromagnetic wave propagation in photonic integrated circuits with particular emphasis on devices based on silica-titania waveguide films. Dr hab. inż. C. Tyszkiewicz is a member of IEEE and OSA.s.




Łukasz Walczak
PREVAC sp.z o.o.Currently,  the Business Development Department in the Scientific and Research Division

"Boosted research of nanomaterials by XPS and HPXPS"

Lukasz Walczak, Doctor of Physics, graduate at Condensed Matter Physics Department, Universidad  Autónoma de Madrid in Spain. He has continued research projects in the Department of Physics of Nanostructures and Nanotechnology, Jagiellonian University. He was one of the core staff Polish Synchrotron Radiation Center - SOLARIS during the construction.
Up to now, he has been working at high-tech company PREVAC sp.z o.o.Currently, he is the head of the Business Development Department in the Scientific and Research Division. Since 2015, he a part  of the team in one of the important R&D projects in the company. It also carries out scientific projects.



Harald Wiesbauer 
Regional Sales Manager at EV Group

Company presentation EV Group (EVG)

Harald WIESBAUER is Regional Sales Manager at EV Group and joined the company in 2009. He received his technical background in electronics at the HTL Braunau am Inn and holds a B.Sc. degree in automation engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Wels, Austria with a specialization in sensors and microsystems technology. Before joining the sales team in 2016 he worked as EVG Senior Process Engineer for Wafer Bonding and Coating applications.