about me

Jacek Szczytko

Institute of Experimental Physics,
Faculty of Physics,
University of Warsaw
Ul. Pasteura 5, 02-093 Warszawa, Poland
Room 3.64
tel. +48.22 55.32.764
Jacek.Szczytko ( a t ) fuw.edu.pl

ORCID 0000-0001-5150-2682

Head of the project: UE FET-Open H2020 TopoLight 964770
Representative of the Dean of Nanoengineering
http://nano.fuw.edu.pl/


about my work

2022 First microlaser with two beams emitting orthogonal circular polarizations. EurekAlert!, UW website, FUW, CHIP, Nauka w Polsce PAP, in French, in German, in French (2)

2021 Phys. Rev. Letters - Editor's Suggestion! Realizing Optical Persistent Spin Helix and Stern-Gerlach Deflection in an Anisotropic Liquid Crystal Microcavity. Preess release and popular science: The optical Stern-Gerlach Deflection and Young's experiment in the reciprocal space: EurekAlert!, Nauka w Polsce, University of Warsaw.

2021 MEiN Premia na Horyzoncie! Description (in Polish)

2021 H2020 FET-Open TopoLight! http://topolight.fuw.edu.pl/ I'm the leader of the consortium: University of Warsaw (PL), IBM Zurich (CH), Institut Pascal CNRS (FR), University of Southampton (UK), Military University of Technology (PL).
European Union's Horizon 2020 program, a FET Open research and innovation action under the grant agreement No.964770.

2021 Professor UW! October 2021.

2021 Radio Naukowe Dragon language - Mathematics (in Polish)

2021 Radio Naukowe Teleportation (in Polish)

2021 Neuromorphic Binarized Polariton Networks Nano Letters May 2021 COVER - by Mateusz Król

2021 Observation of second-order meron polarization textures in optical microcavities and here is our COVER (Yes! This is Mateusz Król cover image of OSA Optica February 2021!). Press release (in Polish): University of Warsaw

2020 Bechelor thesis of Sara Piotrowska The tomography of the birefringent liquid crystal microcavity filled with the organic dye won first Prof. Adam Smoliń¶ki's Award in XXIX Competitiion of Polish Optoelectronics Society.

2020 Remote lectures (COVID-19). Some of them have been recorded Jak TO działa? Urz±dzenia kwantowe

2020 MSc thesis of Karolina Łempicka Resonant Faraday effect in dielectric microcavities with organic magneto-optically active layers was awarded in the 4th Competition for thesis with the highest commercialization potential organized by UOTT UW and the AOMB Polska.

2019 Vive la Science! Photonic Engineering of Spin-Orbit Synthetic Hamiltonians in Liquid Crystal Science 08 Nov 2019, DOI: 10.1126/science.aay4182 https://science.sciencemag.org/content/366/6466/727. Here is popular science press release in EurekAlert! (English) and Polish Press Agency (PAP, Polish)

2019 Exciton-Polariton Research group Polariton lab website: http://polariton.fuw.edu.pl

2019 Two more patents!

2018 Tunable optical spin Hall effect in a liquid crystal microcavity and here is our COVER (Yes! This is Mateusz Król image from our tunable microcavity on the Light: Sciene & Applications cover!)

2018 The lecture How does it work? Quantum devices won the Faculty Dean's Prize for the best lecture at the Faculty in 2018! This prize is given thanks to positive feedback from the students. Thank you!

2017 Award (wyróżnienie) of StRuNa (Studencki Ruch Naukowy) for the best tutor 2017 for support of the Student Research Society "Nanotubes" at the University of Warsaw.

2017 May, training on molecular magnetism and AC SQUID measurements in the Christou Research Group at the University of Florida, Gainesville USA.

2017 Award (wyróżnienie) of StRuNa (Studencki Ruch Naukowy) for the best tutor 2016 (MNiSW) for support of the Student Research Society "Nanotubes" at the University of Warsaw.

2016 Thessaloniki, Greece Organic Spintronics lecture during the ISSON - Nanotexnology Internatoional Summer School on Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies, Organic Electronics & Nanomedicine 2-9 July 2016.

2016 Dzien Fizyka, Warsaw Quasiparticles in the Solid State - standard model of quasi-Universe lecture during the Physcis Day of the Faculty of Physics (Dzień Fizyka), invitation.

2016 Sinaia, Romania Organic Spintronics lecture during the International ELBYSIER school.

2015, Radio TokFM 9 wrze¶nia. Audycja Karoliny Głowackiej Radiowa Akademia Nauk Co to jest nanotechnologia i jakie perspektywy nam daje?

2015 - Patent! P402159 "A method of determining the magnetization of the magnetic nanoparticles and apparatus for determining the magnetization of the magnetic nanoparticles" "

2015 - Habilitation: 23.02.2015 habilitation with distinction. Documents FUW, CK , English version

2014 - Patent! P384130 "A method for producing zinc oxide two-dimensional nanostructures"

2014 - I took part in the Google Advisory Council public meeting about the right to be forgotten (Warsaw)

Since 2013 - I organize The School of Nanostructures Engineering at the University of Warsaw

2013 - Polish Physical Society award (diploma) for the popularisation of physics.

2010-2015 - head of European Union Structural Fund POKL Nowe wyzwania - nowe kierunki. Rozwój kierunków interdyscyplinarnych dla potrzeb gospodarki opartej na wiedzy, nr POKL.04.01.02-00-066/10; 2010-1015 (10 048 670,90 zł) http://www.nowekierunki.fuw.edu.pl/

Since 2009 - creator and coordinator of Nanostructure Engineering (Inżynieria nanostruktur) at the University of Warsaw http://nano.fuw.edu.pl

2005 - scientific research: 1996-2001 and from 2005 at the Division of Solid State Physics in the Institute of Experimental Physics, Department of Physics, Warsaw University,

2001-2004 post-doc position at the Institute of Quantum Electronics and Photonics at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in a group of prof. Benoit Deveaud.

2001 PhD with dictinction; 2001: professor Jerzy Pniewski prize awarded for "Outstanding Ph.D. student at Physics Faculty at Warsaw University", 2000: Annual Stipends for Young Scientists awarded by the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP). This fellowship is granted for notable scientific achievements; 1996 MSc with dictinction; 1995 Leonard Sosnowski prize awarded for "Outstanding student in Solid State Physics",

I attended, as a UNESCO expert and trainer, the International LINUX Workshop The Telematics And Networking Workshop, African Advanced Level Telecommunication Institute(AFRALTI) hold in Nairobi, Kenya, 9-20 August 1999. (references: see letter from Wojciech Jasiński, Charge d' Affaires in Polish Embassy in Nairobi )

about the future

Here you have my FUTURE photos: (on the right - if I smoke, even when I don't smoke)
Jacek Szczytko in 2005 (33 years old)
Jacek Szczytko in 2007 (35 years old)
Jacek Szczytko in 2019 (47 years old)
Jacek Szczytko in 2027 (55 years old)
Jacek Szczytko in 2033 (61 years old)
Jacek Szczytko in 2039 (67 years old)
Jacek Szczytko in 2044 (72 years old)
I am glad that I will keep my hairs brown and dense :)

about the past

In addition to my scientific research I was also working on the Internet popularisation program, as a member of the Warsaw University project "Internet dla Szkół" - "Internet for Schools" - IdS (http://www.ids.edu.pl, unfortunetely - does not exist any more) - head by dr Jacek Gajewski. In 1996 I wrote one of the first Internet handbooks published in Poland (see Trumpet Winsock (YES! Windows 3.0) and "Internet dictionary 1996", Eudora 1996 - e-mail client, Netscape Gold 1996 WWW browser, WS_FTP 1996 - FTP-client). These handbooks were distributed free of charge among the schools connected to the Internet by the "Internet for Schools" project.

Here there is a document by Jacek Gajewski about the beginning of the Internet in Poland 10 years of Internet in Poland (2001)

Internet dla Szkół