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Krystian Wlodarczyk graduated from the Wroclaw University of Technology (Poland) in 2006 with a M.Sc. (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 ( 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 (  In September 2016, Krystian joined the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions (, 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 (  Also he is involved in the research activities within the Applied Optics and Photonics group ( and the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Laser-based Production Processes (

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Research Output 2008 2018

rapid prototyping
microfluidic devices
borosilicate glass
Open Access
Borosilicate glass

Laser spot welding of laser textured steel to aluminium

Pardal, G., Meco, S., Dunn, A., Williams, S., Ganguly, S., Hand, D. P. & Wlodarczyk, K. Mar 2017 In : Journal of Materials Processing Technology. 241, p. 24-35 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Spot welding
Laser beam welding

Activities 2008 2017

  • 12 Oral presentation
  • 2 Participation in conference
  • 1 Invited talk

Anti-counterfeiting security markings for metal goods

Wlodarczyk, K. (Speaker), Marcus Ardron (Contributor), Waddie, A. J. (Contributor), Mohammad Reza Taghizadeh (Contributor), Nicholas J. Weston (Contributor), Hand, D. P. (Contributor)
23 Mar 2017

Activity: Oral presentation

Tamper-proof holographic markings for high-value goods

Wlodarczyk, K. (Speaker), Marcus Ardron (Contributor), Waddie, A. J. (Contributor), Mohammad Reza Taghizadeh (Contributor), Nicholas J. Weston (Contributor), Hand, D. P. (Contributor)
29 Jun 2017

Activity: Oral presentation

Fabrication of three-dimensional micro-structures in glass by picosecond laser micro-machining and welding

Wlodarczyk, K. (Speaker), Carter, R. (Contributor), Jahanbakhsh, A. (Contributor), Hand, D. P. (Contributor), Maier, R. R. J. (Contributor), Maroto-Valer, M. M. (Contributor)
6 Jun 2017

Activity: Oral presentation

Nanosecond pulsed laser generation of holographic structures on metals

Wlodarczyk, K. (Speaker), Marcus Ardron (Contributor), Nicholas J. Weston (Contributor), Hand, D. P. (Contributor)
Feb 2016

Activity: Oral presentation

CO2 laser-based fabrication of diffractive optical elements on glass substrates

Wlodarczyk, K. (Speaker), Nicholas J. Weston (Contributor), Hand, D. P. (Contributor)
27 Apr 2016

Activity: Oral presentation