Honorary chairs

Committee honorary chairs Alicja Bachmatiuk ATAM&MASCA 2024


Director of the Institute, Łukasiewicz – PORT

She defended her master’s thesis in chemical technology at the Szczecin University of Technology in 2005, in 2009 she obtained her Ph.D. degree at the same university. She obtained a postdoctoral degree in chemical sciences at the Warsaw University of Technology in 2017. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at IFW Dresden, Germany, as a scholarship holder of RTN Marie Curie and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2009-2012).

She worked as a Research Professor (2013-2015) at Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, South Korea. Since 2013 she has been conducting research on the production and characterization of two-dimensional materials, including graphene in cooperation with Polish and foreign research units. From 2015 she is a visiting professor at Soochow University, Suzhou, China. Winner of the Ministry of Education’s scholarship for outstanding young scientists (2016), implemented 4 research grants (Alexander von Humboldt, FNP Homing Plus, FNP TEAM-NET, NCN Sonata).

Currently, the manager of two research grants from the National Science Center and National Center for Research and Development.


  • two-dimensional materials chemistry & technology
  • graphene
  • carbon nanotubes
  • chalcogenides
  • catalysis
  • photonic systems
  • ceramic and polymer materials
Committee honorary chairs Joanna Cybińska ATAM&MASCA 2024


Director of Materials Science & Engineering Center, Łukasiewicz – PORT; University of Wrocław

Joanna Cybińska, DSc is the Leader Advanced Materials Synthesis Group (AdMat Group) in Łukasiewicz Research Network – PORT Polish Center for Technology Development. Graduated from the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Wroclaw, her reseach activitiy is mainly concentrated on the on synthesis and optical investigations of inorganic luminophors, including crystals, but also nanomaterials, doped with lanthanide ions as luminescent centers.

She has been one of the Handling Editors of Optical Materials (Elsevier). She was secretary of many International conferences including: Excited States of Transition Elements and Workshop on Luminescence (ESTE2010 and ESTE2016), International Conference on Luminescence and Optical Spectroscopy of Solids (ICL14), International Conference on Rare Earth Materials (REMAT) Advances in Synthesis, Studies and Applications, REMAT2013 and IS-OM8th.


  • lanthanide complexes
  • ionic liquids
  • synthesis of nanomaterials
  • luminescent materials
  • optical materials
  • functional materials
Committee honorary chairs Jarosław Myśliwiec ATAM&MASCA 2024


Chairman of Materials Engineering Committee at the Wrocław branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences; Wrocław University of Science and Technology

PhD in Chemistry, Full Professor in Materials Science, employed at the Wroclaw Universityof Science and Technology. Head of the Soft Matter Optics Group. Chairman of Materials engineering committee at the Wrocław branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

His research activity is focused on micro- and nano photonics, non-linear optical effects in push-pull type of molecules, photochromic polymers and biopolymers, liquid crystal line systems and on the investigation of the light amplification properties (amplified spontaneous emission, lasing and random lasing) of organic systems.


  • disordered photonics
  • nonlinear optics
  • light amplification
  • liquid crystals
  • polymers an biopolymers
  • luminescent dyes
  • photochromic molecules

Scientific Secretaries

Committee scientific secretaries Maciej Czajkowski ATAM&MASCA 2024


Senior Research Engineer, Łukasiewicz – PORT

He completed master’s studies (2009) in Chemistry and doctoral studies (2014) at the Faculty of Chemistry of the Wrocław University of Science and Technology. He participated in 9 research projects financed by the National Science Center, NCBR, FNP and POIG, including managing a project under the NCN SONATA 11 competition entitled “Production and characterization of new liquid crystal materials containing chiral ionic compounds for use in light modulators“.

Currently manages a project as part of the NCBiR LIDER XII competition entitled “Application of photonic crystals in originality security“.


  • photonic crystals
  • liquid crystal materials
  • luminescent dyes
  • polymers
  • ionic liquids
  • holographic and thermochromic materials
Committee scientific secretaries Agnieszka Baszczuk ATAM&MASCA 2024

Agnieszka BASZCZUK

Research Associate Professor, Wrocław University of Science and Technology

Agnieszka Baszczuk is a researcher (associate professor) in the Department of Mechanics, Materials, and Biomedical Engineering, Wrocław University of Science and Technology. Her current scientific activity concerns the production of oxide materials using the sol-gel method, their morphological modification and chemical functionalization.


  • sol-gel materials
  • surface functionalization
  • photocatalytic materials
  • photocatalytic coatings deposition
  • structural and chemical characterization of inorganic materials (Raman spectroscopy, XRD)

Young Scientists Section

Committee young scientifists section Franz Steppeller ATAM&MASCA 2024


Research Engineer, Łukasiewicz – PORT

Franz completed his bachelor studies in Chemistry in 2016 at the Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, followed by his master’s (2018) and doctoral studies (2023) at the Wrocław University of Science and Technology. His interests lay in the production of chiral compounds by multi-step synthesis and the use of complementary analytical methods to identify and characterize them, alongside with optimization of the steps. His other scientific focus is the production and utilization of chiral materials for various applications.


  • synthetic chemistry
  • chirality
  • application, development and improvement of synthetic and productional protocols 
Committee young scientifists section Weronika Zając ATAM&MASCA 2024

Weronika ZAJĄC

Scientific and Technical Assistant, Łukasiewicz – PORT

Graduate of master’s studies in the field of Instrumental Analysis at the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Wrocław. She is a PhD candidate in the field of natural sciences in the discipline of chemical sciences at the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Wroclaw, as part of the Implementation Doctorate Program. She participated in the 3 research projects financed by the National Science Center, National Center for Research and Development.

Since 2021, she has been working at the Łukasiewicz Research Network – PORT Polish Center for Technology Development. Her main research interests are photonic crystals that change their properties under the influence of a specific analyte and photonic crystals doped with luminescent dyes.


  • photonic crystals 
  • luminescent dyes
  • synthetic chemistry
  • polymers

Local Scientific Committee

Artur BEDNARKIEWICZInstitute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences
Andrzej BIAŁOWIEC Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences
Jacek ĆWIKInstitute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences
Małgorzata GUZIKUniversity of Wrocław; Łukasiewicz Research Network – PORT Polish Center for Technology Development
Mariusz HASIAKWrocław University of Science and Technology
Dariusz HRENIAK Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences
Irena JACUKOWICZ-SOBALAWroclaw University of Economics and Business
Marek JASIORSKIWrocław University of Science and Technology
Robert KUDRAWIEC Wrocław University of Science and Technology
Anna ŁUKOWIAK  Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences
Katarzyna MATCZYSZYNWrocław University of Science and Technology
Marcin NYKWrocław University of Science and Technology
Joanna OLESIAK-BAŃSKAWrocław University of Science and Technology
Paweł SCHAROCHWrocław University of Science and Technology
Jarosław SERAFIŃCZUKWrocław University of Science and Technology
Wiesław STRĘKInstitute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences
Lech SZNITKOWrocław University of Science and Technology
Dominika WAWRZYŃCZYKWrocław University of Science and Technology
Eugeniusz ZYCHUniversity of Wrocław
Andrzej ŻAKWrocław University of Science and Technology

National Scientific Committee

Bartłomiej CICHYInstitute of Low Temperature and Structure Research (INTiBS), Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław
Dominik DOROSZAGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków
Przemysław KULAMilitary University of Technology (WAT), Warsaw
Antoni MORAWSKIWest Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin
Wiktor PIECEKMilitary University of Technology (WAT), Warsaw
Urszula STACHEWICZAGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków
Konrad ŚWIERCZEKAGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków
Krzysztof WOJCIECHOWSKIAGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków

International Scientific Committee

Committee international scientific committee Wilfried Blanc ATAM&MASCA 2024

Wilfried BLANC

French National Centre for Scientific Research − CNRS, France
University Côte d’Azur, France

Doctor of physics, CNRS Research Director working at Fibre Optics and Applications Team of Institut of Physiquein Nice, France. He received the PhD degree at University Claude Bernard in Lyon. His main interests are the design and analysis of rare-earth-doped silica optical fibers for applications as transmission fibers and amplifying fibers for telecommunications, high-power fiber lasers, silica-based fibers containing nanoparticles of composition adapted to the intended application.

In 2019 he was one of  Co-chair of 8th International Workshop on Photoluminescence in Rare Earths: Photonic Materials and Devices (PRE) organized in Nice.

Committee international scientific committee Georges Boulon ATAM&MASCA 2024

Georges BOULON

Claude Bernard University Lyon1, France

Emeritus professor at Claude Bernard/Lyon1 (UCBLyon1) University, Institut Lumière Matière (ILM), UMR5306 UCBLyon-CNRS in France. Doctor honoris causa of the Autonomous University of Madrid and University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona in Spain as well as University of Wrocław, Poland. A member of the Academy of Sciences, Belles Lettres et Arts de Lyon. A visiting Professor at Tohoku University in Sendai in Japan and Distinguished Professor at Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (SIOM), CAS, China.

He is physicist specializing in atomic and molecular spectroscopy of luminescent materials. His main interests are focused on structural and spectroscopic studies of d-and f-elements-doped inorganic optical materials in the form of single crystals, polycrystalline transparent ceramics and glasses with potential applications for lasers, phosphors, scintillators.

Committee international scientific committee Luis Carlos ATAM&MASCA 2024


University of Aveiro, Portugal 

Professor at the Department of Physics, University of Aveiro and correspondent member of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences (Physics) and Brazilian Academy of Sciences (Chemistry). Since 2009 he has been the vice-director of CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials at Aveiro, Portugal.

His scientific work is focused on inorganic hybrids, silicates, nanocrystals and metal organic frameworks; applications of organic–inorganic hybrids in solid-state lighting and integrated optics, and nanoparticles as new probes for multimodal imaging.

Committee international scientific committee Agata Kamińska ATAM&MASCA 2024


Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, College of Science, Poland
Polish Academy of Science, Poland 

Associate Professor at Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences and at Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, College of Science, where since 2017 she is the Head of Physics Department. She is involved in a spectroscopic study of semiconductors (especially nitride and oxide layers or heterostructures), and rare earth ions doped materials (both dielectrics and semiconductors).

As a main research tool she use high-pressure technique, i.e. high-pressure spectroscopy in diamond anvil cell.

Committee international scientific committee Gerd Meyer ATAM&MASCA 2024


Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Aarhus Universitet, Denmark
Universität zu Köln, Germany

Professor at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Most of his life he spent as a Chair of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Cologne. He has been a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry since 2009 and a member of the American and German Chemical Societies.

His scientific achievements are rich in transition and rare earth metals halide coordination chemistry. The interests of Prof. Meyer include evaluation of properties of solids, their optical and magnetic properties as well as structure determination.

Anja-Verena MUDRING

Aarhus University, Denmark

Professor at Aarhus University, Denmark.Her main scientific interests focus on green chemistry and rear earth metals research. The thorough development of new environment friendly synthesis and luminescence materials stays in great agreement with her research motto.

She strongly believes that fusing theory with practice truly allows to understand the fundamental structure-property relationships with the aim to design new materials for energy related applications.

prof. Mark RÜMMELI

Soochow Univeristy, USA
Wuhan University, China
Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland 

Professor of chemistry, he spent several years working in the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Science, Dresden, in Germany, where he was responsible for founding the Molecular Nanostructures Group. Currently he works as a full professor at the College of Energy & at the Soochow Institute for Energy & Materials Innovations (SIEMIS), at Soochow University, in China. Professor Mark H. Rümmeli has published many papers appearing in leading journals such as Science and Nature Nanotechnology. His areas of interest are the synthesis of nano-materials and electron beam materials science.

Huy Q. TA

Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW-Dresden), Germany

Postodoctoral research fellow under the Alexander von Humboldt fellowship at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW-Dresden), Germany. He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland in 2017. His research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of 2D materials as well as their in-situ interaction with electron beams at the atomic level in the high resolution electron microscopes.


PSL Research University,
Chimie ParisTech − CNRS, France

Doctor of Materials Science, CNRS Research Director, currently a Senior Scientist in the Material Sciences Department (IRCP Laboratory) and Associate Professor at Chimie-ParisTech – PSL in Paris, France. Visiting professor at Kyoto University and the South China University of Technology. He specializes in materials for laser, scintillation and bioimaging using persistent luminescence nanomaterials.

Author of several scientific papers as well as book chapters on materials for photonic. Since 2014 he is responsible of the renowned CNRS research network CMDO+. He organized and co-chaired many international conferences like ICOM devoted to physics of optical materials and devices, or other workshops and symposia.