Physicist, Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Jerzy is professor of physics, specialising in physics of defects, junctions and recombination processes in solids, Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Some of his major internationally acclaimed scientific achievements and discoveries include the discovery of bistability of defects in semiconductors and their negative-U character and the co-discovery of a novel mechanism of efficient holographic storage in semiconductors with bistable defects and physics of recombination phenomena in solids, particularly related to localized impurities in semiconductors.
Elected Fellow and former Foreign Secretary of Academia Europaea, Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Founding Member and Honorary Vice President of EUROSCIENCE. Former Deputy Minister of Science and science advisor to the President of Polish Academy of Sciences and President of Wrocław. Was the President of the Wrocław Research Centre EIT+ (now PORT), the largest new research and innovation infrastructure in Poland – co-funded by the cohesion funds.