Pavol Stajanca holds a Master's degree in "Optics, lasers and optical spectroscopy" from Comenius University in Bratislava. Previously he has worked as a researcher at International Laser Centre in Bratislava (2011-2014), where his main research interests were ultrafast nonlinear optics, all-optical signal processing, photonic crystal fibers and fiber‑based laser devices.
In summer 2014 he joined the TRIPOD team as a new PhD at Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM, Germany). In the scope of his work at BAM he will be in charge of POF and POFBG testing, and POFBG-based sensors performance evaluation.