I am a theoretical physicist turned droplet-microfluidics experimentalist with recent interests in tissue engineering. I am fascinated by all things soft, granular, packed and/or living. My research interests focus on the dynamics of droplet self-assembly into low-dimensional structures such as clusters, chains and arrays, and on exploring possible applications of such structures as 3D cell-culture scaffolds. In the latter case the main objective is the development of lab-on-a-chip tools for precise cell patterning at the biological ‘mesoscale’, that is for engineering of microscopic tissues such as tumors, micro-vasculatures or other types of cell aggregates with distinct functions (e.g., pancreatic islets) with the goal to recapitulate these functions in vitro.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8070-3747
2006 MSc in physics, Warsaw University
2010 PhD in physics, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (formerly Metals Research)
2011-2014 Post-Doc, Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS
2015-2017 Post-Doc, Princeton University
2018- present Group Leader at Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS