Professor Marek Samoc

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Professor Marek  Samoc
Visiting Fellow
Laser Physics Centre
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Appointments:Director and Professor of Materials Science, Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland (since 2008)

Visiting Fellow at Laser Physics Centre, RSPE, ANU

Research Professor at Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics, SUNY at Buffalo, NY

Qualifications: PhD. - Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland, 1977; Habilitation (D.Sc.) - Technical University of Wroclaw, 1985; Titular Professor of Chemical Sciences - awarded by the President of the Republic of Poland, 2007  

Employment History: 1992 - 2009 – Fellow, Senior Fellow  and Professor at Laser Physics Centre, Australian National University, Canberra; since 2003 - Research Professor, Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics, SUNY at Buffalo, NY; May 1977 to September 1991: Lecturer at Inst. of Org. and Phys. Chemistry, TU of Wroclaw; March 1988 to August 1989 and May 1990 to September 1990: Visiting Scientist at Department of Chemistry, State University of New York at Buffalo, NY; February 1987 to March 1988: Senior Research Associate at Department of Chemistry, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire; October 1979 to October 1980: Research Associate at Division of Chemistry, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa. 

Current Projects: Laureate of the Foundation for Polish Science "WELCOME" programme. Project : "Organometallics in nanophotonics"

Track record: 230 papers, appr. 4000 citations, h-index=35

Research interests


Nonlinear optical materials and effects: Second-order nonlinear optical effects and materials; Third-order nonlinear optical effects and materials; Higher-order nonlinearitiesNonlinear chirooptic effectsNanophotonics: Nanoconfined structures and metamaterials; Negative index materials. Electrical and related properties of organic solids: Photoconduction, photovoltaics and charge carrier mobility; Photorefractive effectDNA photonics and biotronics: NLO effects in DNA-based systems 

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