Maciej Nowakowski started his adventure in physics at the Faculty of Fundamental Problems of Technology, Wroclaw University of Technology (Poland) in 1997. After gaining an engineering diploma in 2001, he joined the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Wroclaw (Poland), where he obtained a master's diploma in solid state physics in 2005. In 2006, he started PhD project in the Applied Optics Group at the School of Physics of National University of Ireland (NUIG), Galway, Republic of Ireland. After obtaining a doctorate diploma in 2011 (ocular wavefront distortion field), dr Nowakowski took part in a four-month project on a prototype ophthalmic instrument evaluation (NUIG, Galway, Ireland).
Patrycjusz Stremplewski received his Ph.D. degree in 2015 at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. He has educational background is in the laser physics of materials, especially active optical fibers and multiphoton processes in such materials. Since 2011 Patrycjusz Stremplewski was a member of the Optical Biological Imaging Group at Nicolaus Copernicus University, where he worked on development of optical methods for imaging of biological structures. Methods developed during this work were based on fluorescence, optical coherence tomography, photothermal effect and nonlinear optics.
Dawid Borycki obtained PhD (with honors) in theoretical physics from the Nicolaus Copernicus University (NCU) in 2011. On his PhD he was also working as the software engineer in the Optopol Technology (Canon group) on the novel instrument for noninvasive eye imaging using the optical coherence tomography.
2011-2013, dr Borycki was working at the NCU on the optical coherence and statistical optics, after that (2014-2016) he was a post-doc fellow at the University of California (Davis), where he developed an innovative interferometry-based near-infrared spectroscopy for sensing optical and dynamical properties of the brain tissue and neurovascular coupling.