Michał Hamkało was born in Stargard (a small city near Szczecin), then moved to Szczecin where he graduated all levels of Polish school systems with top scores. He obtained B.Sc. degree in Physics from the University of Warsaw in 2014. For his 3-years research on Phase Transfer Catalysis by Second Harmonic Generation, Michał was awarded with Gold Medal of Chemistry 2014 - a prestigious prize given by the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences for best diploma thesis (in chemistry, physics and biology) in Poland. He continued his scientific career in Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen/Nurnberg, from where he received his M.Sc. degree in Material Physics in 2016. In October 2016 Michał joined the Department of Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems at IPC led by prof. Wojtkowski, where he is working on implementing Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) for heart imaging as well as on the novel techniques of nanoscale bioimaging with use of ultrafast lasers.
Michał's main scientific interests have always been connected with ultrafast lasers and light-matter interaction. He started working in Ultrafast Phenomena Laboratory (Institute of Experimental Physics in Warsaw) first as an internship student when he was still in a final class of a secondary school, continuing till graduation. In the mean time he has completed multiple internships in the Nencki Institute (on neuroscience) or the Institute of Organic Chemistry PAS. In summer 2013 he completed a summer internship in Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Munich in a division of prof. Haensch (Nobel Prize winner). In Erlangen he was working on laser induced electron emission from nanotips and strong field physics phenomena in Laser Physics department (also afiliated with Max Planck Instute for the Science of Light).
Michał Hamkało obtained many scholarships for his results, such as scholarship of Szczecin City President, scholarship of the Ministry of Education, scholarship of the Prime Minister in Poland, also Scholarship of State of Bavaria for International Master degree students.
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