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Biography

Krystian Wlodarczyk graduated from the Wroclaw University of Technology (Poland) in 2006 with a MScEng (mgr inż.) degree in Electronics and Telecommunication and from Heriot-Watt University in 2011 with a PhD degree in Physics.

Following his PhD study, he joined the High Power Laser Applications group (http://www.aop.hw.ac.uk/) at Heriot-Watt University as a Postdoc Research Associate.  In September 2013, he became a member of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Laser-based Production Processes (http://www.cim-laser.ac.uk).  In September 2016, Krystian joined the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions (https://rccs.hw.ac.uk), where his work is focused on the laser-based manufacture of three dimensional replicas of porous structures for the validation of simulations of the flow and reactive transport processes occurring in porous media.

Research interests

Krystian's research is focused on the investigation and development of laser-based processes for precision manufacturing. This includes CO2 laser polishing and ultrashort-pulsed laser micromachining of glass substrates, laser cutting and drilling of thin flex glass, laser joining of transparent materials, as well as laser texturing and marking of metal substrates. His research interest also includes the use of adaptive optics (e.g. deformable mirrors, spatial light modulators) for laser machining applications.

Krystian has collaborated with a large number of external partners, including Renishaw, M-Solv, PowerPhotonic, SPI Lasers, MAN Diesel, SISMA, Atlas Elektronik, University of the West of Scotland (UWS), United Kingdom Astronomy Technology Centre (UK ATC) and Cranfield University.

Research Group Contact Details

Krystian works as a Post-doc Research Associate within the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions (https://rccs.hw.ac.uk).  Also he is involved in the research activities within the Applied Optics and Photonics group (http://www.aop.hw.ac.uk) and the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Laser-based Production Processes (http://www.cim-laser.ac.uk).

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Research Output

A Pore-Scale Investigation of Fluid Displacement and Residual Trapping Under Intermediate-Wet Conditions

Nhunduru, R., Jahanbakhsh, A., Shahrokhi, O., Wlodarczyk, K., Hand, D., MacPherson, W., Garcia, S. & Maroto-Valer, M., 5 May 2020, EGU General Assembly 2020: Sharing Geoscience Online.

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  • Investigation of an interlaced laser beam scanning method for ultrashort pulse laser micromachining applications

    Wlodarczyk, K. L., Schille, J., Naumann, L., Lopes, A., Bitharas, I., Bidare, P., Dondieu, S., Blair, P., Loeschner, U., Moore, A. J., Maroto-Valer, M. M. & Hand, D. P., 18 Jun 2020, In : Journal of Materials Processing Technology. 285, 12 p., 116807.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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    Polylactic is a Sustainable, Low Absorption, Low Autofluorescence Alternative to Other Plastics for Microfluidic and Organ-on-Chip Applications

    Ongaro, A. E., Di Giuseppe, D., Kermanizadeh, A., Miguelez Crespo, A., Mencattini, A., Ghibelli, L., Mancini, V., Wlodarczyk, K. L., Hand, D. P., Martinelli, E., Stone, V., Howarth, N., La Carrubba, V., Pensabene, V. & Kersaudy-Kerhoas, M., 5 May 2020, In : Analytical Chemistry. 92, 9, p. 6693-6701 9 p.

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  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
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    Application of numerical modelling and flow experiments to optimize the design of microfluidic devices representing porous media

    Jahanbakhsh, A., Shahrokhi, O., Nhunduru, R., Wlodarczyk, K. L., Hand, D. P. & Maroto-Valer, M. M., 10 May 2019, InterPore2019 Valencia Book of Abstracts.

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    Activities

    • 20 Oral presentation
    • 3 Invited talk
    • 2 Participation in conference

    Direct laser-writing of holographic markings for protecting luxury products against counterfeiting

    Krystian Wlodarczyk (Speaker), Marcus Ardron (Contributor), Simone Mazzucato (Contributor), Luca Valisari (Contributor), Federico Iacovella (Contributor), Nicholas J. Weston (Contributor) & Duncan Paul Hand (Contributor)

    27 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Ultrafast laser manufacturing of glass microfluidic devices

    Krystian Wlodarczyk (Speaker), Richard Carter (Contributor), Omid Shahrokhi (Contributor), Rumbidzai Nhunduru (Contributor), Amir Jahanbakhsh (Contributor), Duncan Paul Hand (Contributor) & M. Mercedes Maroto-Valer (Contributor)

    26 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Direct laser writing of anti-counterfeiting holographic structures on metal products

    Krystian Wlodarczyk (Speaker), Marcus Ardron (Contributor), Nicholas J. Weston (Contributor) & Duncan Paul Hand (Contributor)

    20 Mar 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation