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Katarzyna Komolibus

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Awards & Distinctions

Kasia Komolibus is a senior researcher and sub-team leader in the Biophotonics team at Tyndall National Institute in Cork, Ireland. Kasia received her MSc degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from the Faculty of Microsystem Electronics and Photonics at Wroclaw University of Technology in 2011. Subsequently, she joined the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis at Cork Institute of Technology to pursue a PhD in Applied Physics. Her postgraduate work focused on the characterisation of ultrafast carrier dynamics in novel III-V nanostructures for applications in next generation photonic devices. During her PhD, she developed a significant interest in applying photonic technologies to medical devices and as a result after completing her degree, she joined the newly established Biophotonics@Tyndall team of Prof. Stefan Andersson-Engels as a postdoctoral researcher. Her research portfolio ranged from fundamental studies on properties and applications of nanoparticles in deep tissue imaging and immunohistochemistry to applied biophotonics at the intersection of academia and industry aimed at designing novel optics-based tools for surgical guidance with leading medical device companies. In 2021, she joined Rockley Photonics as a senior R&D biophotonics engineer to work on the development of wearable sensors for continuous health monitoring based on a silicon photonics platform. She re-joined the Biophotonics@Tyndall team in 2023. Her current work focuses on advancing close collaborations with clinical and industrial partners to develop multimodal spectroscopy tools for various diagnostic and surgical guidance applications. As part of her commitment to promoting science to the general public she is hugely involved in numerous scientific outreach activities. Since the beginning of 2023, she also has served as the chair of the Optica’s Tissue Imaging and Spectroscopy Technical Group.

Document Created: 4 Dec 2023
Last Updated: 4 Dec 2023

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