Optical and thermally activated spectroscopy of point defects, transition metal and rare earth ions in complex oxide crystals with garnet, perovskite and other types of structure. Energy and charge transfer processes between point defects and activator ions in the crystals. Photochromic properties of the crystals. Optical and luminescent properties of new solid-state laser, scintillator and phosphor materials. Thermally and optically stimulated luminescence for radiation dosimetry.
Current Research Activities
Research project of the European Regional Development Fund (POIG 01.01.02-00-108/09), 2009-2014, Topic: Novel Materials and Innovative Methods for Transformation and Monitoring of Energy (MIME), Principal Investigator.
NATO multi-year Science for Peace Project NUKR.SFPP 984649, 2015-2017, Topic: New Dosimetry for the Triage of People Exposed to Ionizing Radiation.
Project of the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science (No. 0117U004443, Acronym: Reader), 2017-2018, Topic: Development of a reader for individual passive OSL dosimetry of ionizing radiation based on YAP:Mn2+ crystals, Project Leader.
Project of the Polish National Science Centre 2015/17/B/ST5/01658, 2016-2019, Topic: Solar spectrum modification via down-conversion based on the ytterbium-doped oxides for photovoltaic applications, Principal Investigator.
Project of the Polish National Science Centre 2016/21/B/ST8/03200, 2017-2019, Topic: New scintillating screens based on single crystalline films of mixed oxides.
Project of the Polish National Science Centre 2017/25/B/ST8/02932, 2018-2020, Topic: Novel converting phosphors based on ceramics, films and epitaxial structures of mixed garnets for high-power white LEDs.
Education and Employment
1992-1998: Higher education in Lviv Polytechnic National University. Specialty: Physics and technology of electronic materials.
M.Sc. degree in Electronic Techniques, 1998. Thesis topic: Investigation of point defects in perovskite-type crystals of LaAlO3 and YAlO3.
1998-2001: Ph.D. studies in Lviv Polytechnic National University.
Research stay in Division of Solid State Spectroscopy, Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland (November, 2001 – April, 2002).
Research stay in Department of Structural Studies, Darmstadt Technical University, Darmstadt, Germany (May – June, 2002).
Ph.D. degree in Physics of Semiconductors and Dielectrics, 2003. Thesis topic: Optical properties of radiation and thermally induced defects in YAlO3 and LiNbO3 crystals.
2001-2003: Junior Research Fellow position in R&D Center of Solid State Electronics and Sensors, Lviv Polytechnic National University.
Research stay in the Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland (November, 2003 – June, 2004) in the framework of NATO Advanced (Postdoctoral) Fellowship Program.
2004-2012: Research Fellow position in R&D Center of Solid State Electronics and Sensors, Lviv Polytechnic National University.
2010-2017: Adjunct position in the Institute of Physics PAS, Warsaw, Poland.
2013-2015: Habilitation Fellowship in Lviv Polytechnic National University.
D.Sc. degree in Solid-State Physics, 2016, Lviv Polytechnic National University (Lviv, Ukraine). Thesis topic: Physical properties of the manganese-doped yttrium orthoaluminate for luminescent dosimetry of ionizing radiation.
Nostrification of D.Sc. degree (dr hab.) in Poland, Institute of Electronic Technology, Warsaw, 2017.
2018: Chief Scientist position in Lviv Polytechnic National University.
2018: Professor position in the Institute of Physics PAS.
Personal 6-month scholarship of the Polish Ministry of Education (2001‑2002).
9-month scholarship (Leonhard – Euler program) funded by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (2002).
NATO Advanced Fellowship for 8-month research stay in the Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland (2003–2004).
Personal 2-year scholarship for young scientists from the Government of Ukraine (2007-2009).
Winner of the annual competition “Best young scientist of Lviv Polytechnic National University” in 2009.
Scientific Secretary of the International Conference on Oxide Materials for Electronic Engineering (OMEE-2009, OMEE-2012, OMEE-2014).
Guest Editor of selected volumes of Acta Physica Polonica A and Solid State Phenomena (2010-2018).
Invited lectures at conferences: IWASOM-2006 (11-14 June, 2006, Gdańsk, Poland); E-MRS 2011 Fall Meeting – Symposium H (Sept. 19-23, 2011, Warsaw, Poland); ICFM-2013 (Sept. 29 - Oct. 5, 2013 Haspra, Crimea, Ukraine); IWASOM-2013 (Gdansk, Poland, 14-19 July, 2013), ICSTAR-2018 (Sept. 23-25, 2018, Tirupati, India).