Prof. Maciej Wojtkowski is a physicist specializing in applied optics, as well as medical and experimental physics.
The main subject of his research is the development of new techniques of in vivo imaging, optical coherence tomography and low coherence interferometry applied to biomedical imaging. He has a significant impact on development of Fourier domain OCT (FdOCT) technique. Prof. Wojtkowski is the inventor of the first prototype clinical SdOCT device for eye imaging, built at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and tested at the New England Eye Center in Boston USA, and the second built at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń and tested at the Jurasz Ophthalmology Clinic in Bydgoszcz. This device is used for non-invasive, non-contact eye examinations in clinics all over the world to monitor the onset, progression, and therapy of eye diseases.
From 2016, prof. Wojtkowski heads the Department of Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, POB Group. He is the Founder of ICTER and its Chair since 2019.