CV


 
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Multidisciplinary Theoretical Research within X-ray Science; Science with Free-Electron Lasers;
High Energy Physics; Scientific Computing.

CURRENT POSITIONS
2020 - Leader of the Joint Research Group of DESY and the Institute of Nuclear Physics in Krakow on ''X-ray irradiated materials: Theory and Computation''

2020 - Professor at the Institute of Nuclear Physics in Krakow, Poland

EDUCATION
2012 Received professor designation (Professor of Physics) from the President of Poland

2004 Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland Doctor Habilitatus of Physics. Habilitation thesis with award

1997 Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland: Doctor of Physics.

1993 Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland: Master of Science in Physics with award

1992 - 1993 Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland: completed two years of undergraduate studies in computer science

PREVIOUS POSITIONS
2010 - 2020 Leader of the Topical Subgroup “Modeling of Complex Systems'' within CFEL-DESY Theory Group at DESY, Hamburg, Germany

2012 - 2020 Professor of the Institute of Nuclear Physics in Krakow, Poland

2009 - 2010 CFEL, DESY, Hamburg, Germany: Continuation of the project on the interaction of free-electron-laser radiation with matter with the focus on the implications for coherent diffractive imaging within the CFEL-Coherent Imaging Group

2006 - 2009 HASYLAB, DESY, Hamburg, Germany: Leader of the project on theoretical modeling of the interaction of free-electron-laser radiation with matter within the DESY X-ray Crystallography Group

2004 - 2006 HASYLAB, DESY, Hamburg: Research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

2004 - 2012 Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland: Associate Professor.

2002 - 2003 Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland: Habilitation Scholarship.

2000 - 2002 Biomedical Center, University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden: Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Prof. J. Hajdu.

2000 Institute of Physics, University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden: Guest Researcher in High Energy Physics group of Prof. G. Ingelman (8 months)

1998 - 2003 Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland: Senior Research Associate

SELECTED FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
2018 - Participant of the COST Action 17126 'Towards understanding and modelling intense electronic excitation' (TUMIEE)

2012 - 2018 Member of the Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging funded within the excellence initiative by the German federal and state governments at the University of Hamburg

2004 - 2006 Research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at DESY, Hamburg.

2004 Habilitation Thesis with Award.

2003 Henryk Niewodniczanski Prize in Physics granted by Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland

2002 Distinguished Research Award granted by the Swedish Wenner-Grenska Samfundet for outstanding scientific achievements from a postdoctoral fellow supported by the Foundation

2000 Research Scholarship of the Polish Stefan Batory Foundation (6 months)

1997 Research Award of the Foundation for the Polish Science (12 months)

1994 - 1996 Nine-month-research scholarship of Heinrich-Hertz Foundation at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

1992 - 1993 Two Awards of the Polish Ministry of Education 1991 Golden Award of the Polish Foundation "Primus Inter Pares"

INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
2021 - Member of the DESY Photon Science Scientific Board

2012 - Faculty member of the International Max Planck Research School for Ultrafast Imaging & Structural Dynamics (IMPRS-UFAST)

2012 - Faculty member of the Wolfgang Pauli Centre (WPC) of Hamburg University and DESY.

REVIEWING ACTIVITIES
2018 - Member of the Proposal Review Panel for Small Quantum Systems of the European XFEL

2017 - Editorial Board Member of Nature's Scientific Reports journal, Section: Condensed Matter Physics

MEMBERSHIPS OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES
2015 - Member of Polish Physical Society (PTF)

2015 - Member of German Physical Society (DPG)

2006 - Member of Societas Humboldtiana Polonorum

SELECTED ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
2019 Chairman of the Organization Committee & Member of the Programme Committee for the 10th International Workshop „Warm Dense Matter 2019 in Travemuende, organized jointly with the European XFEL

Apr. 2019 Member of the Program Committee of the SPIE Meeting in Prague on "XDam7" 2019 devoted to the XUV/X-ray processing of materials.

2018 Chairman of the Organization Committee & Member of the Programme Committee for the International Workshop on Radiative Properties of Hot Dense Matter organized at DESY, Hamburg, jointly with the European XFEL

Apr. 2017 Member of the Program Committee of the SPIE Meeting in Prague on "Radiation damage in optical materials" XDam6, 2017

2016-2019 Chairman of the Organization Committee & Member of the Programme Committee, of four Satellite Meetings to DESY Photon Science Users' Meetings on "Light-Matter Interaction: Recent Advances in Theory"

Apr. 2015 Member of the Program Committee of the SPIE Meeting in Prague on "Radiation damage in optical materials" 2015

Mar. 2013 Member of the Organization Committee and of the Programme Committee for the XII. DESY Research Course on X-ray Science: ''Theoretical Foundations of Research with X-ray FEL and Synchrotron Radiation Sources'', DESY Hamburg

Jun. 2010 Member of the Local Organization Committee of the Conference "Coherence 2010" in Rostock-Warnemünde

Jun. 2009 Member of the Organization Committee and of the Programme Committee for the Brainstorming Meeting on "Perspectives for time resolved studies and imaging with laser based and FEL photon sources". The meeting was a part of the celebrations on the ' occasion of the 50th anniversary of DESY

CO-AUTHORSHIP & CONTRIBUTIONS TO DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENTIFIC SOFTWARE: 7
Boltzmann solver: solves classical kinetic equations for X-ray irradiated finite-size and bulk systems

XCASCADE: follows temporal evolution of electron cascades in solids triggerred by low-intensity X-ray pulse

XCASCADE 3D: follows spatio-temporal evolution of electron cascades in solids triggerred by low-intensity X-ray pulse

XTANT: hybrid code to describe non-equilibrium evolution of electronic and atomic subsystems in X-ray irradiated bulk solids

XMDYN : classical molecular dynamics code to describe evolution of X-ray irradiated molecular assemblies (see XRAYPAC: http://www.desy.de/~xraypac/)

XHYDRO: solves fluid equations for electron and ion plasma. In particular, it can serve as a long-timescale extension of the XMDYN code

XSPIN: hybrid simulation tool to study X-ray induced magnetic transitions in solids