Wroclaw University of Technology
Artur Podhorodecki, in addition to his post as Associate Professor at the Wroclaw University of Technology (WRUT), since 2012, he is also a member of the Council of National Centre for Research and Development. He got his MSc in Solid State Physics in 2003 and PhD in Physics in 2007, both at WRUT. In the group of Optical Spectroscopy of Nanostructures, he is leading a team working on synthesis, functionalization of various nanomaterials (i.e. quantum dots (CdS-based, PbS-based, ZnS-based), insulating nanocrystals (NaYF4-based) and their advanced spectroscopy, including investigations of nanocrystalline thin films containing silicon nanoclusters and co-doped with the lanthanides. These materials studies are mainly for bio and photonic applications.
Optical investigations (absorption, emission excitation and time decay) of undoped semiconductor nanocrystals in the form of freestanding powders, nanocrystaline films as well clusters undoped, doped or co-doped with the lanthanide ions. His research is focused on the absorption and relaxation processes in these materials and in particulary on the energy transfer processes, where the excitation energy is transferred from the donor (host matrix, nanocrystal, lanthanide ion) to the acceptor (lanthanide ion).