Col. Krzysztof KOPCZYŃSKI, Ph.D. Eng.

Col. Krzysztof Kopczyński, D.Sc. has completed his studies at the Military University of Technology. He was graduated in 1985 as a master of science of technical physics in solid body physics and quantum electronics at the Chemistry and Technical Physics Department. After graduation and commandant internship at Tatra Unit he started to work at the Institute of Quantum Electronics. In 2000, he received doctor degree in optoelectronics. Since then he has worked as a deputy director of the Institute of Optoelectronics MUT (IOE MUT). From 2005 to 2008 he was deputy commandant of Military Technology Department and since 2010 he has worked as a director of the Institute of Optoelectronics. Besides IOE management he is involved in research and students teaching. He was a chairman of many domestic and international projects from the Scientific Research Committee, National Centre for Research and Development, EU, and European Defence Agency. At the beginning, these projects were authorial ones concerning microlasers, new active media for laser heads, passive quality modulators, and diode pumped lasers. At present, he carries out investigations on optoelectronic systems for safety and defence. He was a leader of the European projects „Fluorescence Applied for Biological Agents Detection” FABIOLA, „Air Defence High Energy Laser Weapon” AD HELW, and „Advanced Helmet and Devices for Individual Protection” AHEAD. He has got many gold medals and distinctions at the International Exhibitions in Moscow, Geneva, as well as at the Brussels Exhibitions EUREKA, he received also the cups and diplomas of the Science and Higher Education Ministry. He was honoured with Officer Cross of „Merite de L’Invention” from the Belgian Royal Committee. Now, he is a leader of the established at IOE the Centre of Excellence “Optoelectronic Systems of Security Monitoring “OptoSec”. He is co-worker of the lidar systems, developed within the range of, managed by him, the Ordered Research Project “Remote detection and identification of biological contaminants by using advanced optoelectronic methods”. Lidar systems were used, among others, for protection of Euro 2012 organization and due to it he was awarded with distinction by the Defence Minister. Many times he has got national and departmental prizes in reward for the work for our country. Since many years he has represented Poland in NATO panels. He is an author of over 100 papers in Polish and international scientific journals. He is a fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), Optical Society of America (OSA), and European Optical Society (EOS). He has been a member of MUT Senate for several tenures, the second tenure he is a leader of the Property and Finance Committee of the MUT Senate.