Michał Grzegorz Zubel received his Bachelor of Engineering degree from Faculty of Microsystem Electronics and Photonics, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland. His studies were focused on electronic, photonic and microsystem technologies. Then he joined Erasmus Mundus Master of Excellence “MoNaBiPhot” (“Molecular Nano- and BioPhotonics”) Programme. Studies at École Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, and Wrocław University of Technology, Poland, provided him with a wide overview of use of photonics in nanotechnology. His master thesis research, conducted under supervision of prof. Jacqui Cole at University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, was concentrated on new classes of dyes for dye-sensitised solar cells (dye solar cells). 

Michał is a PhD student at Aston University, United Kingdom, working under supervision of Dr. Kate Sugden and Prof. Dave Webb. His focus within TRIPOD consortium is on: POFBG-based devices design, modelling, fabrication and testing; cheap and compact POFBGs interrogation devices; and POFBG technology commercialisation.

Michał’s interests outside academia encompass choral singing, foreign languages and cultures, politics and contemporary history.