Principal Investigator


Robert Bogdanowicz (born 1976) received his Ph.D. degree with honours 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 has initiated optical emission imaging of muti-magnetron pulsed plasma and contributed to the development of antibacterial implant coatings deposited by high-power impulse magnetron sputtering. He moved back to the Gdansk University of Technology in 2011, as an assistant professor in the Department of Metrology and Optoelectronics. His current domains of interest include selective CVD diamond growth and nanocrystalline diamond doping for environmental and biochemical nanosensors. He is the head of research group and member of the board operating within Advanced Technologies Centre “Pomerania”, created in the framework of the Operational Programme for the development of innovative companies. Certified manager IPMA (D) and took part in the first edition of the Top 500 Innovators (Stanford University). From 2011, he was the PI of several research projects founded by national agencies (eg. LEADER NCBiR or Sonata NCN) was awarded by scholarship for outstanding young scientist by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Poland, 2011). 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). He has served on several journal editorial boards, and currently serves as an Associate Editor for 2 JCR journals, and reviewer for over 30 journals and granting agencies. His works were recognized and featured on the 2 covers in JCR journals (e.g. Energy Technology in 2018). He obtained 4 patents and his sensing technology based on diamond surface is already developed in industry.


Gdańsk University of Technology
Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics
11/12 Naturowicza St, 80-233 Gdańsk

E-mail address: robbogda[@]


2015 Habilitation – Gdansk University of Technology, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics
2012 Certified scientific project manager – (Certificate of managerial Association IPMA-D) – Project management and commercialization of research results. Postgraduate studies for scientific and employees of organizations dedicated to education.
2011 Certificated course at Stanford University, Personal & Professional Development sponsored by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education in frame of TOP 500 Innovators-Science-Management -Commercialization program

Gdansk University of Technology, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics

PhD (with honours), ”Optoelectronic monitoring of low-temperature plasma excitation during synthesis of thin diamond-like carbon films”

2002 Post-Graduate studies for teachers „Pedagogy and education methods for engineers”

Gdansk University of Technology, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics

MSc, „Thin diamond-like carbon film synthesis for microelectronic applications”

Practices and workshops abroad


A program of the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs – Hybrid Diamond-Graphene Nanostructures for Biosensing Devices   


Stanford University (USA ) ; participant pilot edition of a training program at the Stanford Center for Professional Development in the field of commercialization of research results under the Ministry of Science ” TOP500 Innovators – Science – Management – commercialization”


Ernst- Moritz – Arndt University of Greifswald ( Germany) – 12 month internship post- doctoral research on plasma synthesis of thin layers of metal and dielectric


Erasmus – Teaching Staff Mobility – seminars and student practice „Experimentelle Physik IV: Festkörperphysik, Physikalisches Aufbaupraktikum” oraz „Fortgeschrittenen–Praktikum- Vertiefungsfach Nano– und Grenzflächenphysik”  , Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Universität Greifswald .


Lecturer at International School on Plasma Applications in Material Science, University of Greifswald


Ernst- Moritz – Arndt University of Greifswald ( Germany ) – a series of monthly stays Research in cooperation with the Institute of Physics, 2005-2009. The presentation of the lecture ” Optical monitoring of the composition of low-temperature plasma .” Study the composition of the plasma dusts using the method of laser emission spectroscopy . Measurements of the composition and thickness of thin structures and TiO tinx using spectroscopic ellipsometry (2005-2009)


Institut für Mechanische Verfahrenstechnik und Mechanik , Universität Karlsruhe (Germany) – research internship in the group of prof. Graczyk

Honors and Awards


36 months scholarship for Young Researcher Polish Ministry of Science


Team member of MNiSzW Group for Scientific International Cooperation


An expert in the pilot program NCBiR Bridge – Research Development Innovation (pilot project “Commercialization of research results and development – Testing of new support mechanisms”


Industry expert in the project PO IG FORSURF Foresight “Foresight leading technologies shaping the surface properties of materials and biomedical engineering”


Rector’s Award for Young Researcher – Gdansk University of Technology


Prize of the Gdańsk Scientific Society and the Mayor of the City of Gdańsk for the PhD thesis


First Prize for the best scientific work in the Photonics at IX Scientific Conference Electronic Technology ELTE


Bronze Cross of Merit awarded by The President of the Republic of Poland

2003, 2005, 2007

Team Awards of Rector of Gdansk University of Technology