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I am a lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Manchester. I received my MSc degree in biophysics of Light Harvesting Complexes of higher green plants from the University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska (Lublin, Poland). After that, I was drafted to the army to finish the compulsory training for army officers. In May 2002, I joined the Photonics Group in the Department of Physics at the University of Sheffield to start my PhD studies under supervision of Dr Martin Grell. In April 2005, I obtained my PhD degree working on the development of alternative dielectrics for low-voltage organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) (e.g. high-k/low-k dielectric systems, self-assembled monolayers, ferroelectric-like polymeric insulators and organic/inorganic nanocomposites). In May 2005, I joined the M&N Group in the School of EEE, the University of Manchester, as a Research Associate to study alternative device concepts for high switching speed planar organic rectifiers and transistors. In March 2007, I was awarded RCUK Fellowship "Technology at the extreme" to be held in the same school. After successful completion of my fellowship, in January 2012 I was promoted to lecturer.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies


CPhys, MSc, PhD

My group

Research interests

My research interests are in the physics and engineering of organic/inorganic/hybrid electronic materials and devices.

Particularly, I am interested in:

  • introduction of alternative materials to electronic devices;
  • novel fabrication techniques for semiconductor devices and integrated circuits;
  • characterisation, evaluation and optimisation of new electronic materials.


Current teaching

1. Microelectronic Components (Year 2)

2. Current Trends in Optical Devices (Year 3)

Units taught

2011-2019 Foundation Year EEE Project - Academic lead/Project supervisor

Other teaching information

2020-present 1st Year Tutor

2023-present 2nd Year WIE Tutor


Currently, I supervise PhD students who work on a wide range of research projects, namely development of high-k dielectric materials, solution-deposited transparent electronic materials, solution-processed electronic devices and circuits for healthcare applications and organic/inorganic semiconductor sensors. If you are interested to obtain a PhD degree working with me, please contact me by e-mail.


In order to learn about funding opportunities and find out how to fund your studies, check the links below:


EPSRC CDT in Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing:

The University of Manchester:

Further information

News and events

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering - News and events.


IoP PGS Printing for the Future (TBA, London, United Kingdom)

International Conference on Flexible and Printable Sensors and Systems

(30 June-3 July 2024, Tampere, Finland)


LOPEC - International Exhibition and Conference for Printed Electronics

(25-27 February 2025, Munich, Germany)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, "Alternative Gate Insulators for Organic Field-Effect Transistors", The University of Sheffield,


Award Date: 22 Jul 2005

External positions

Member, Management Board - EPSRC CDT in Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing

2024 → …

Research Topic Editor - Semiconducting Materials and Devices, "Frontiers in Materials"


Associate Editor, "Frontiers in Materials" and "Frontiers in Electronic Materials"

2022 → …

Member, Education Board - EPSRC CDT in Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing


Convenor, IEC TC 119 WG5 - Quality Assessment of Printed Electronics

2020 → …

Chair, AMT/9 - Printed Electronics, British Standards Institution

2020 → …

Head of UK delegation, IEC TC 119 & TC 124 - IEC General and TC Meetings

2020 → …

Head of UK delegation, IEC TC 119 & TC 124 - 83rd IEC General Meeting, Shanghai, China


Head of UK delegation, IEC TC 119 - 82nd IEC General Meeting, Busan, Korea


Expert, IEC TC 124 - Wearable electronic devices and technologies

2018 → …

Expert, IEC TC 119 - Printed Electronics

2017 → …

Treasurer, IoP PGS Group


Areas of expertise

  • Q Science (General)
  • QC Physics

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Advanced materials
  • Advanced Materials in Medicine
  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute
  • National Graphene Institute


  • (bio)organic electronic materials
  • organic transistors (OFETs/OTFTs) and sensors
  • inorganic thin-film transistors (TFTs) and sensors
  • organic/inorganic/nanocomposite electronic materials
  • printed/flexible electronics
  • wearable electronics and technologies


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