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Katarzyna Komolibus received an integrated MSc in Electronics and Telecommunication with specialisation in Optoelectronics and Optical Fibre Technology from Wroclaw University of Technology in 2011. In 2016 she received a PhD in Applied Physics from Cork Institute of Technology. Her PhD work was carried out in the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis and focused on ultrafast carrier dynamics in novel III-V semiconductor nanostructures. During her graduate studies she worked with various advanced experimental techniques such as ultra-fast pump-probe spectroscopy, time-resolved photoluminescence and spectral interferometry. She worked on a number of international academic collaborations including a US-Ireland R&D partnership programme ‘Femtojoule-per-bit Communications with Nanopillar Lasers on Si’. Following her PhD, Katarzyna joined the Biophotonics@Tyndall research group of Prof. Stefan Andersson-Engels as a post-doctoral researcher.

Katarzyna’s current work is carried out at the intersection of academia and industry and focuses mainly on the optical design of novel biophotonic devices for surgical guidance. Her research interests include the application of upconverting nanoparticles to deep tissue imaging, optogenetics and multimodal spectroscopy for diagnostic applications.