Beata Grobelna works at the Faculty of Chemistry of University of Gdańsk. Currently she is a Head of the Cosmetics Chemistry and Analytics Laboratory. Her main research interests are in the field of materials engineering and chemical nanotechnology. The issues concern the preparation of new inorganic and organic-inorganic hybrid materials in solid form as well as nanolayers doped with lanthanide ions or compounds of biological importance. She is also involved in the preparation of nanoparticles of precious metals (silver, gold, copper) and their use in both material engineering and spectroscopy, as well as in cosmetic formulations.