Faculty of Fundamental Problems of Technology










For information, please contact: Head of the Department

Prof. Dr. Halina Podbielska PhD MD Eng. halina.podbielska@pwr.edu.pl

The Department of Biomedical Engineering belongs to the Faculty of Fundamental Problems of Technology. The Department, funded in November 2014, is the successor of the former Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Instrumentation, which was created in July 2007 from the join initiative of the Dean of the Faculty of Fundamental Problems of Technology, Rector of the Wroclaw University of Technology (WrUT) and the scientists working in the fields related to Biomedical Engineering.

The first Director was Dr. hab. Wojciech Kordecki, Assoc. Prof. at WrUT (2007–2008). The Director in years 2008–2014 was Prof. Dr. Halina Podbielska PhD MD Eng. Ordinary (Full) Professor at WrUT. Currently she is the Head of the Department. 33 scientists are working at the Department of Biomedical Engineering. 20 PhD students are performing their research under the guidance of our scientists. Dozens of students study the Biomedical Engineering at our Faculty (more than 300 at the 1. and 2. year).

The research in fields related to Biomedical Engineering concerns various aspects of Biophysics, Biomedical Electronics, Biomedical Optics, Biomaterials, Computer Simulations and Signals Processing.


Research group

Main scientific interest

Bio-Optics Group

Group leader:

Prof. Dr. Halina Podbielska

Biofunctionalized cardiovascular implants. Optical systems and methods for quick bacteria characterization by optical methods. Antibacterial materials. Photosensitive nanomaterials. Nanoscale measurements (AFM). Computer aided analysis of medical images. Sol-gel based nanomaterials. Thermal imaging. Pattern recognition.

Laboratory of Biophysics of Macromolecular Aggregates

Group leader:

Prof. Dr. Marek Langner


Procedures to evaluate sample stability using calorimetric methods. Procedures to evaluate chemical composition of complex solid materials using LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy). Size and zeta-potential determination using DLS (Dynamic Light Scattering) method. Study of supramolecular aggregate formation and stability for targeted drug delivery systems

Group of Bioinformatics and Biophysics of Nanopores

Group leader:

Dr. hab. Małgorzata Kotulska,

Assoc. Prof.


Research concerning biological nanopores, such as electropores and protein ionic channels. Conductivity characteristics, structure-function relations, and medical applications. Experimental study on electro-nanopores in planar lipid membranes. Electrochemiotherapy of cancer cells in vitro. Computer modelling of conductivity of various nanopores. Bioinformatical methods for modelling structure of membrane channel proteins.

Biomedical Signal Processing Laboratory

Group leader:

Dr. hab. Robert D. Iskander,

Assoc. Prof.

Monitoring, modelling and analysis of intracranial pressure, arterial blood pressure and cerebral blood flow velocity in patients with hydrocephalus. Modelling and clinical applications of the eye pupil reactivity. Modelling and study of correlation between intraocular pressure (IOP) measurements and geometry and biomechanical properties of the human eyeball. Bioelectronics. Biomedical measurements and instrumentation. Modelling of biomedical structures and systems. Medical electronics.

Group of Biospectroscopy

Group leader:

Prof. Dr. Małgorzata Komorowska

Studies of the influence of near infrared radiation on tissue, proteins, nucleotides, and aminoacids by means of different spectroscopic methods. Red blood cells protection by IR irradiation. Spin labels ESR spectroscopy. ATR-FTIR and Raman vibrational spectroscopy, UV-Vis and fluorescence spectroscopy.

Group of Computer Simulations of Biomedical Systems

Group leader:

Dr hab. Krystian Kubica,

Assoc. Prof.

Membrane properties modelling by computer simulation technique . Study the interaction between biologically active compounds and membranes.




Some current projects (international)

Prof. R. Iskander Group

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014 EDEN – European Dry Eye Network, ID 642760, European Commission, 01-10-2014

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN AGEYE – Aging Eye, ID MC608049, European Commission, 01-10-2013

Innovation Project ESP, ID 630807, Eaglet Eye, Netherlands, 01-01-2012


Prof. H. Podbielska Group

FP7- PEOPLE-2012-IAPP EU Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) EPICSTENT Antibody-functionalised cardiovascular stents for improved biocompatibility and reduced restenosis, 01-05-2013




Modelling corneal elevation


Tear film study





Nowy obraz

Cardiovascular stent promoting endothelium growth, AFM studies

Optical identification of bacteria




See what we do!