2004 Professor Stefan Pienkowski Award

He deals with the applications of optics in medicine. The main topic of scientific research conducted by Dr Wojtkowski is optical tomography using the partially coherent light (Optical Coherence Tomography, OCT). Dr Wojtkowski has made a significant contribution to the development of the spectroscopic optical tomography (OCT) method (SOCT) with his work. Together with his colleagues from the Medical Physics Complex of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, he constructed the world’s first device for visual imaging of human retina with the help of SOCT. The use of this technique enabled the achievement of the shortest exposure times in the world and at the same time allowed to prove the superiority of the OCT spectral technique over the standard – OCT optical tomography.

The pioneering work of Dr Wojtkowski enabled the construction of a clinical device for retinal and anterior human eye measurements, the prototype of which is used in the ophthalmology clinic of Collegium Medicum UMK in Bydgoszcz under the supervision of prof. Józef Kałużny.