Education - M.S., Department of Physics, University of Warsaw, 1973; Ph. D., Department of Physics, University of Pittsburgh, 1977; D.Sc., Department of Physics, University of Warsaw, 1984. Professorial title, 1994.
Fields of interest – condensed matter theory (spin waves, spin glasses, porous media, growth processes, atomic friction, river networks, nanofluidics, self-organized nanostructures) and biological physics (large conformational changes of biomolecules within coarse-grained models, especially as induced by stretching, proteins with knots and slipknots, protein folding, dynamics of virus capsids and other multi-proteinic structures such as a cellulosome, interaction of proteins with solids, proteins at air-water interface, modeling of proteasomes, inference of genetic networks from the microarray data).
Textbook “Theory of Quanta” with I. Białynicki-Birula and Jerzy Kamiński (Polish Scientific Company -1991, 2001; Oxford University Press -1992). Co-editor of EPL . On the advisory board of Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. Fellow of the American Physical Society (1998) and its Outstanding Referee (2008). Summer lectures at Rutgers University 1991-2000 and at Johns Hopkins University, since 2001. Many Polish grants; in several European projects (such as NaPa, Funmol, CellulosomePlus,MisingLink). 235 papers, Hirsch factor 37.