Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship for our researcher
Dr inż. Grzegorz Kowzan from the NCU Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics was awarded the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship-Global Fellowship. Thanks to the grant, worth over 190,000 euro, he will develop new methods of multidimensional ultrafast spectroscopy of gaseous samples
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie individual fellowship is an extremely prestigious distinction for researchers awarded by the European Commission and funded under the Horizon 2020 Program. Dr Kowzan's research focuses on increasing the sensitivity of measurement methods by 4 orders of magnitude, which will allow, among others, to study multi-body effects in water clusters and to detect trace amounts of volatile organic compounds. The project includes a year and a half stay at the Stony Brook University in New York under the supervision of Prof. Thomas Allison and a year-long return phase carried out at the Institute of Physics at the Nicolaus Copernicus University under the supervision of Prof. Piotr Masłowski.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowships (IF) support outstanding young doctoral researchers from Europe and other countries through international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral mobility and are an important part of the European Research Area. With fellowships worth a total of €328 million, the EU will support 1630 experienced researchers with doctorates working in top universities and leading research organisations in Europe and worldwide, as well as in the private sector and SMEs
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Dr inż. Grzegorz Kowzan is an assistant professor at the Institute of Physics, UMK. In 2014 he completed his Master's degree at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in technical physics. During his doctoral studies, he carried out the NCN Prelude project and was the winner of the NCN Etude PhD fellowship, within which he worked on broadband spectroscopy using optical frequency comb and the influence of collisions on molecular absorption line shapes. He had a 3-month internship at IMRA America manufacturing femtosecond lasers, a 6-month internship in Prof. Thomas Allison's group at the Stony Brook University and research stays at the Rostock Medical University, Umea University, University of Rennes, Institute of Physics in Zagreb and Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology in Greifswald. He also participated in the calibration project of the HIRES high resolution spectrograph. In 2020 he defended with distinction his doctoral thesis written under the supervision of Prof. Piotr Masłowski. Since June 2020 he has been working in Prof. Thomas Allison's group on multidimensional ultrafast spectroscopy of gaseous samples, and since January 2021 he has been on a postdoctoral fellowship there.