Assistant professor


Advances in Material Engineering

Michał Sobaszek (born 1984) received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Materials Engineering at the Gdańsk University of Technology. Next, in 2017 received his Ph.D. in electronics at the Gdańsk University of Technology. During his academic career he was in 3 month internship at Michigan State University at prof. Greg M. Swain groups. In 2018 he obtained a 36 month scholarship for Outstanding Your Researchers. Currently, he is working as assistant professor at the Department of Metrology and Optoelectronics. 

My Work

My research is interdisciplinary in scope. I study the synthesis of carbon semiconductor materials, used for broadly understood sensors and biosensors, also in environmental protection as electrodes for advanced electrochemical oxidation processes of difficult to degradable compounds (landfill leachate, micro-pollutants). The synthesis of optically transparent, electrically conductive diamond electrodes allowed for the construction of a measuring system for in-situ analysis of electrode surface modification by analyzing the change in the refractive index in the Mach-Zehnder interferometer. The produced carbon materials have also been used as an energy store by producing supercapacitors. In addition, research is underway to produce opto-electrochemical fiber optic sensors based on lossy-mode resonance (LMR). Sensors are designed for ultra-sensitive detection of biological substances.

The latest research results focus on the synthesis of diamond layers in a deuterium-rich plasma. Such layers are characterized by enhanced physicochemical parameters, such as electrical conductivity, current-voltage characteristics. Currently, apart from the analysis of diamond layers synthesized in deuterium plasma, research will be carried out to construct a number of devices for ultra-sensitive measurements of electrochemical processes in micro volumes and to develop an intelligent system for removing harmful pollutants in water, such as drugs, antibiotics, hormones or dioxins that are present. in rainwater, domestic sewage.


2017 -

Gdańsk University of Technology

Assistant Professor

2020 -

Gdańsk University of Technology

R&D Co-investigator in „Intelligent remediation system for removal of harmful contaminants in water using modified reticulated vitreous carbon foams” – NCBR – NOR/POLNOR/i-CLARE/0038/2019-0 and „Microfluidic cells for high-throughput multiple response analyses” – NCBR – NOR/POLNOR/UPTURN/0060/2019-00 

2018 - 2021

Gdańsk University of Technology 



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Recent papers

Journal of Hazardous Materials. 403 (2021) 123606

Electrochemical oxidation of PFOA and PFOS in landfill leachates at low and highly boron-doped diamond electrodes. M. Pierpaoli, M. Szopińska, B.K. Wilk, M. Sobaszek, A. Łuczkiewicz, R. Bogdanowicz, S. Fudala-Książek (2021)

Carbon. 174 (2021) 594–604

Enhanced electrochemical kinetics of highly-oriented (111)-textured boron-doped diamond electrodes induced by deuterium plasma chemistry. A. Dettlaff, M. Sobaszek, T. Klimczuk, R. Bogdanowicz (2021)

Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. 323 (2020) 128664

Multisine impedimetric probing of biocatalytic reactions for label-free detection of DEFB1 gene: How to verify that your dog is not human?. P. Niedzialkowski, P. Slepski, J. Wysocka, J. Chamier-Cieminska, L. Burczyk, M. Sobaszek, A. Wcislo, T. Ossowski, R. Bogdanowicz, J. Ryl

Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. 304 (2020) 127315

In-situ monitoring of electropolymerization processes at boron-doped diamond electrodes by Mach-Zehnder interferometer. M. Sobaszek, M. Strąkowski, Ł. Skowroński, K. Siuzdak, M. Sawczak, I. Własny, A. Wysmołek, A. Wieloszyńska, J. Pluciński, R. Bogdanowicz

Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. 306 (2020) 127592

The electrochemical determination of isatin at nanocrystalline boron-doped diamond electrodes: Stress monitoring of animals. M. Sobaszek, K. Siuzdak, J. Ryl, R. Bogdanowicz, G.M. Swain