Lukasz Sterczewski was born in 1990 in Wroclaw. He received B.Sc. in Control Engineering and Robotics from Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland in 2013. In 2014 he joined the Wroclaw Terahertz Team, where his research work is focused on terahertz time-domain spectroscopy and imaging, spectral similarities measures, data clustering, and statistical signal processing. He graduated M.Sc. with distinction, specialization - Advanced Applied Electronics at WUT in July 2014. IEEE and MTT student member since 2014, OSA and SPIE member since 2016. Currently he is a PhD student at WUT in Telecommunications. In September 2015 he joined PULSE (Princeton University Laser Sensing Laboratory) as a Visiting Student Research Collaborator, Princeton NJ, USA, where since September 2016 he continues his research as a Visiting Graduate Student on optical frequency combs produced by quantum cascade (QCL) and interband cascade lasers (ICL), and their use to perform spectroscopy in the mid-infrared and terahertz. In June 2017 he started an internship at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, where he is working on the development of interband cascade optical frequency combs.
An enthusiast of high-voltage techniques, a constructor of the musical dual-resonant solid state tesla coils (DRSSTC). For more please see here: http://sterczewski.com.
Distinctions and awards:
Fellowship: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Graduate Fellowship Program for research on interband cascade laser frequency combs, April 2017.
Award: The Kosciuszko Foundation Grant for the academic year 2017/18 for research in the United States on the use of dual-comb spectroscopy in pharmaceutical applications, May 2017.
Award: scholarship for best PhD students financed by the funds of Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, March & November 2016.
Award: "Best Student Paper" presented at SPIE Photonics West - Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications IX, San Francisco, USA, 2016.
Award: "Best MSc Presentation" in the nationwide Jan Wojcik contest for the best diploma thesis in the field of photonics, organized by the Polish Foundation of Photonics and Optic Fibers, Warsaw, Poland, 2015.
Award: 3rd place winner in best speech contest: "Terahertz lollipops", International SPIE Student Chapter Meeting 2015 conference, 10th Anniversary, Wroclaw, 2015.
Award: Distinction in the nationwide Professor Adam Smolinski contest for the best diploma thesis in the field of optoelectronics, organized by the Polish Optoelectronics Committee of the Association of Polish Electrical Engineers SEP, 2014.
Award: 4th place in TOP10 contest (for 10 best graduates) of the Wroclaw University of Technology, Department of Electronics, 2014.
Award: Distinctive research presented during the 12th Students' Science Conference, Poland, 2014.