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Dr Andrzej Wróbel has retired

On December 19, 2023, the farewell to Dr. Andrzej Wróbel, a long-time employee of the Institute of Physics of the Jagiellonian University, took place. Dr. Wróbel retired after 40 years of work. The farewell took place in the seminar room of the Department of Medical Physics, and was attended by the Directors of the Institute of Physics, prof. Zbigniew Postawa and prof. Jakub Rysz, employees, PhD students and former employees of ZFM, guests, including Dr. Hab. Grzegorz Tatoń, prof. Jagiellonian University, head of the Department of Biophysics, Department of Physiology, Jagiellonian University.

Dr. Wróbel was born in 1959 in Kraków. He graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Jagiellonian University in 1982. He completed his master's thesis titled "Element Distribution Models" under the supervision of prof. Adam Strzałkowski.

From 1983 he was employed at the Institute of Physics of the Jagiellonian University. Initially, he worked as an "independent physicist" in the Department of Nuclear Physics. At that time, he was involved in the use of the Proton Fluorescence Analysis of X-Rays (PIXE) and the Rutherford Backscattering Method (RBS) to determine the elemental composition of biomedical materials and dust suspended in the air.

In 1997, he defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Research on the communication component of dust pollution by proton fluorescence analysis of X-rays".

From 2000 to 2009, he was mainly involved in the application of the X-ray fluorescence method (X-ray Spectrometry) in biomedical research. In the years 2001 - 2002, he implemented (as the grant manager) KBN grant No. 7T11E04620 entitled "Adaptation of the X-ray fluorescence method for biomedical research". At the same time, he participated in research on organic materials using infrared spectroscopy and Raman spectrometry. Since 2002, i.e. from the very beginning of the Department of Medical Physics, he has been its employee.

In 2010, as part of the ATOMIN program, when a SkyScan 1172 microtomography scanner was purchased for our facility, he took part in organizing the Computed Microtomography Laboratory. Since then, he has been involved in the use of microtomography in medical, anthropological and materials engineering research. He also continues work related to the use of molecular, vibrational spectroscopy for research related to cell biology, especially in the study of extracellular microvesicles.

Dr. Wróbel was the author or co-author of over 100 scientific publications that were published in renowned international journals. He also actively cooperated with the Department's teams and helped with the research of up to 10 doctoral theses: Grzegorz Tatoń, Małgorzata Korbas, Karolina Wójcik-Piotrowicz, Sylwia Orzechowska, Bartosz Leszczyński, Agnieszka Kamińska, Anna Drożdż, Martyna Durak-Kozica, Hanieh Karimi and Agata Bogdał.

We encourage you to view the photo gallery from this event.