Radek Łapkiewicz, PhD

photo: Mirosław Kaźmierczak

Radek Lapkiewicz received his M.Sc. degree in physics from the University of Warsaw and Ph. D. degree from the University of Vienna in 2008 and 2012, respectively. After a postdoctoral stay at the University of Vienna he was appointed assistant professor at the University of Warsaw, where since 2015 he heads the Quantum Imaging Lab at the Faculty of Physics. In 2018 he received the First TEAM grant from the Foundation for Polish Science that enabled him to start a research group and establish a close collaboration with the Weizmann Institute of Science.

His current research interests include spatially resolved photon counting techniques and their applications to imaging, in particular, super-resolution fluorescence microscopy and quantitative phase imaging. His goal is to develop fluorescence microscopy techniques that rely on quantum and nonlinear optical effects and apply them to bioimaging.

He co-authored more than 20 papers in peer-reviewed journals (including Science, Nature, Nat. Phot., PNAS, and PRL) cited >2000 times. For his work, he was awarded fellowships by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education and Foundation for Polish Science.