Artur Bednarkiewicz received his MSc Eng. in Physics and Biomedical Engineering from the Wroclaw University of Technology in Wroclaw, Poland, in 1993 and a PhD and habilitation in Physics from the Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, in 2003 and 2013 respectively. After 4 year lasting postdoctoral research in the European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy, he returned to ILT&SR PAS in December 2008 and simultaneously established an interdisciplinary team NAOMIS with the Wroclaw Research Centre EIT+ focusing on Nanoparticle Assisted Molecular Imaging and Sensing (NAOMIS). His current interdisciplinary research focuses on optical (bio)spectroscopy, novel designs of lanthanide doped nanoparticles and quantum dot biolabels, optical and spatial light modulation engineering, as well as on pure physics, spectroscopy and chemistry of lanthanide doped materials. Since 2015 he is an associated professor at Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, PAS, Poland. He is a co-author of over 90 publications (h-index >18, cited>1050, sum IF>150), he is an author of 4 patents and 3 patents applications. In the course of his research he has received numerous prizes (stipends from Ministry of Education, FNP Starting grant, Brussels Eureca). He has a broad experience as researcher (3 research grants as PI), reviewer (over 60 reviews of scientific papers, over 30 reviews of national (FNP,NCN) and international (EU FET Open RIA, Australian, Belgian) grants, reviewers of 2 Ph.D. theses, scientific supervisor to 6 M.Sc. and 2 Ph.D. students, entrepreneur (co-owner of Nanovectors Ltd. Company). Since 2014, he is also a member of Young Academy of Science, where he is engaged in widening European participation of new EU member countries. He is also Polish representative and active participant and collaborator of COST CM1403 European Upconversion Network (STSM manager, Web designer).