Research in the materials and biomaterials department is supervised by prof. dr hab. Rafał Wiglusz, a professor at the Institute of Low Temperature and Structural Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Wrocław. In 1999, he graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry at the University of Wrocław (specialization in Environmental Chemistry). He defended his doctoral dissertation on the synthesis and spectroscopy of lanthanide compounds in 2004. In 2005–2006 he was on an internship at the University of Cologne. Currently, he is conducting research in the field of spectroscopy of nanocrystals doped with lanthanide ions – for applications in bioimaging.