Invited Speakers


Michał Borysiewicz

Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Electron Technology

"Microelectronic Processing in Oxide-Based Sensors for Biomedical and Gas Sensing Applications"

Michał A. Borysiewicz, Ph.D. (’13), D.Sc. (’18) is physicist and electronic engineer an assistant professor at Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Electron Technology. He concluded scientific research during stays at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Dept. of Chemistry (’18-’19) and at the Centre Inter-universitaire de Recherche et d'Ingénierie des Matériaux of the CNRS in Toulouse (’19). His research interests focus on magnetron sputtering deposition and processing of functional materials in particular on porous materials for sensing and energy storage as well as on novel electrodes for electronic devices and interdisciplinary combining of microelectronic processing with chemical and biochemical approaches and applications.


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).


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.


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"



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.


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.


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.


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).

Hubert Brueckl

Department for Integrated Sensor Systems, Danube University Krems, Viktor-Kaplan-Strasse 2E, 2700 Wiener Neustadt, Austria

“Magnetic vortex state in XMR sensors for automotive application”

Hubert Brückl graduated in Physics and received his PhD in 1992 from the University of Regensburg. He joined as postdoc the Technical University of Darmstadt until 1994. He then worked as senior scientist and group leader at the Institute of Solid State and Material Research (IFW) in Dresden. In 1998, he took up a position as research associate in the Department of Thin Films and Nanostructures at the University of Bielefeld. After a research sabbatical at Siemens AG and habilitation in 2004, he got an assistant professorship in Bielefeld. From 2005 until 2012, he was head of the business unit “Nano Systems” with more than 40 employees in the Health & Environment Department at the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology in Vienna. Now, he is head of the Department for Integrated Sensor Systems at the Danube University Krems. His scientific interests cover thin films, magnetism, sensors, micro- and nanotechnology and biomolecular diagnostics. He got more than 150 publications in international peer-reviewed journals and more than 350 contributions and invited lectures on various conferences, seminars, etc. He was organizer of scientific conferences in Germany, Austria and US, got several awards, holds several patents, and is evaluator for European and Asian funding agencies.

Wolfgang Raberg

Infineon Technologies AG, ATV SC D TD BMT, Am Campeon 1-15, 85579 Neubiberg, Germany

,,Magnetoresistive sensors for automotive applications: challenges and solutions"

Dr. Wolfgang RABERG (M) is a Senior Staff Engineer in the Technology Development department of the Business Unit Sense & Control within the Automotive Division of Infineon Technologies. Based in Neubiberg he is responsible for new sensor technology concepts based on magnetoresistive effects since 2006. From 2003 to 2006 he was located at Altis Semiconductor (Corbeil Essonnes, France) leading the material development for MRAM and CBRAM memory applications as an assigned engineer for Infineon Technologies and later on Qimonda. From 2000 to 2003 he was member of the MRAM development alliance between Infineon and IBM and responsible for the stack development at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights (USA). From 1998 to 2000 he was working on the GMR head process at IBM in Mainz, Germany. He earned a PhD in Physical Chemistry in 1998 and a diploma degree in Physics in 1994 from the University of Bonn.

Pavel Ripka

Czech Technical University in Prague

,,Electric current transducers based on magnetic sensors"

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


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).


Piotr Kmon

Department of Measurement and Electronics, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland

,,Ultrtra fast digital detection systems based on application specific integrated circuits of pixel architecture"

Piotr Kmon received his M.Sc. in electronics in 2007, Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 2012, and a D.Sc. degree in electronics in 2017 from AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland. Currently he is working at the Department of Measurement and Electronics at AGH UST, Cracow. His main research area are low-noise multichannel ASICs for biology, physics, and medical applications. 


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.


Jarogniew Rykowski

Department of Information Technology, Poznan University of Economics and Business, Poland

,,RESTful services for BLE Mesh''

Jarogniew Rykowski received the M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Poznan, Poland in 1986 and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Gdansk, Poland in 1995. In 2008 he received habilitation degree from the Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy od Science (Warsaw, Poland).

From 1986 to 1992 he was with the Institute of Computing Science at the Technical University of Poznan. From 1992 to 1995 he worked as an Assistant in the Franco-Polish School of New Information and Communication Technologies in Poznan. In 1995 he became an Associate Professor in the School. Since 1996 he has been with the Poznan University of Economics, working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Technology. He participated in several industrial projects concerning operating systems, networks, programming language compilers (assemblers, LISP), multimedia databases and distributed systems for e-commerce. His research interests include software agents, with special emphasis put on personalized access to WWW servers by means of mobile devices and telecommunication networks. His recent interests have gone towards applications of Internet of Things and calm-computing devices, including "intelligent buildings and workplaces", semantic support for IoT systems, telematics, ad-hoc and multi-hop networking, and similar systems. He is the author and co-author of 3 books, over 45 papers in journals and conference proceedings and 2 patents.