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Dr Jakub Wenus

Contact information

E-mail: Jakub dot Wenus at nuim dot ie
Phone: +353 1 708 4534
Fax: +353 1 708 6269
Mail: Hamilton Institute, NUI Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland

About me

I received my MSc degree in Applied Physics (1999) and PhD in Engineering (2003) from the Military University of Technology in Warsaw, Poland. Since receiving my Master's degree I started working full-time at the Institute of Applied Physics, MUT, as Engineer and later as Laboratory Manager. At the same time I was pursuing my doctor's degree which was formally granted in February 2003 for my work on semiconductor heterostructures applied in infrared detection technology.
In August 2003 I started a 3-year contract with the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sheffield, UK as Research Associate. There, as a member of the Electronic and Photonic Molecular Materials Group I was involved in a large collaborative project called "HYTEC - The Physics of Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Heterostructures for Photonics and Telecommunications".
In 2006 I joined a Dublin-based Irish seed investment and commercialization company - Technology from Ideas Ltd. where I worked for nearly 2 years as Technology Development Scientist. The company profile was in sourcing, developing and licensing early stage technologies coming from a broad area of Physical Sciences and Engineering, including renewable energy and telecommunications.
In 2008, following TfI's relocation, I took a position of Research Engineer at the Department of Physiology and Medical Physics, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland , as a member of the National Biophotonics and Imaging Platform Ireland. At RCSI, in collaboration with researchers from the Hamilton Institute I have developed an intelligent automation system - ALISSA for confocal laser-scanning microscopy used in live cell imaging.
Since June 2010 I have moved to the Hamilton Institute, National University of Ireland in Maynooth to continue the development of ALISSA, while keeping close links with RCSI where the system is already used in studies of cancer cells and neurons.

Research interests

My research interests are in broad, interdisciplinary applications of the concepts of physics, optoelectronics, photonics and computational techniques in various areas of engineering, life sciences and telecommunications.


  1. H.J. Huber, H. Duessmann, J. Wenus, S.M. Kilbride and J.H.M. Prehn
    Mathematical modelling of the mitochondrial apoptosis pathway
    Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular Cell Research in press, available online since Oct. 13 (2010)

  2. T. Hurley, P. McEvoy, J. Wenus
    Algebraic constructions of LDPC codes with no short cycles
    International Journal of Information and Coding Theory Vol.1, No.3, 285-297 (2010)

  3. J. Wenus, H. Duessmann, P. Paul, D. Kalamatianos, M. Rehm, P. Wellstaed, J. Prehn and H. Huber
    ALISSA - An Automated Live-Cell Imaging System for Signal-Transduction Analyses
    BioTechniques Vol.47, No.6, 1033-1040 (2009)

  4. H.J. Huber, M. Plchut, P. Weisová, H. Duessmann, J. Wenus, M. Rehm, M.W. Ward, J.H.M. Prehn
    TOXI-SIM-A simulation tool for the analysis of mitochondrial and plasma membrane potentials
    Journal of Neuroscience Methods Vol.176, Issue 2, 270-275, (2009)

  5. S Ceccarelli, J. Wenus, M.S. Skolnick and D.G. Lidzey
    Temperature dependent polariton emission from strongly coupled organic semiconductor microcavities
    Superlattices and Microstructures Vol.41, Issues 5-6, 289-292 (2007)

  6. J. Wenus, S. Ceccarelli and D.G. Lidzey
    Optical strong coupling in microcavities containing J-aggregates absorbing in near-infrared spectral range
    Organic Electronics Vol.8, Issues 2-3, 120-126 (2007)

  7. A. Brehier, R. Parashkov, C.T Nguyen, D. Josse, I. Ledoux, E. Deleporte, J.S. Lauret, J. Wenus, D.G. Lidzey
    Third harmonic generation measurements on organic semiconductor films
    AIP Proceedings Vol. 893, 369-370 (2007)

  8. J. Wenus, R. Parashkov, S. Ceccarelli, A. Brehier, J.S. Lauret, M.S. Skolnick, E. Deleporte, and D.G. Lidzey
    Hybrid organic-inorganic exciton-polaritons in a strongly coupled microcavity
    Physical Review B Vol.74, Issue 23, 235212 (2006)

  9. J. Wenus, L.G. Connolly, D.G. Lidzey
    New organic materials and microcavity structures for strong exciton-photon coupling
    Physica Status Solidi (c) Vol.2, Issue 11, 3899-3902 (2005)

  10. P.G. Lagoudakis, M.M. de Souza, F. Schindler, J.M. Lupton, J. Feldmann, J. Wenus, D.G. Lidzey
    Experimental evidence for exciton scaling effects in self-assembled molecular wires
    Physical Review Letters Vol.93 , 257401 (2004)

  11. J. Wenus, L.G. Connolly, D.M. Whittaker, Maurice S. Skolnick, D.G. Lidzey
    Tuning the exciton-photon coupling in a strongly coupled organic microcavity containing an optical wedge
    Applied Physics Letters Vol.85, Issue 24, 5848-5850 (2004)

  12. D.G. Lidzey, J. Wenus, D.M. Whittaker, G. Itskos, P.N. Stavrinou, D.D.C. Bradley, R. Murray
    Hybrid polaritons in strongly coupled microcavities: experiments and models
    Journal of Luminescence Vol.110, Issue 4, 347-353 (2004)

  13. R. Gehlhaar, R. Schüppel, M. Koschorreck, T. Fritz, H. Fröb, M. Hoffmann, V.G. Lyssenko, K. Leo, L. Connolly, J. Wenus, D.G. Lidzey
    Time-resolved and cw photoluminescence from strongly coupled organic microcavities
    Journal of Luminescence Vol.110, Issue 4, 354-358 (2004)

  14. L. Kubiak, P. Madejczyk, J. Wenus, W. Gawron, K. Jozwikowski, J. Rutkowski, and A. Rogalski
    Status of HgCdTe photodiodes at the Military University of Technology
    Opto-electronics Review Vol.11, No.3, 211-226 (2003)

  15. J. Wenus, J. Rutkowski, A. Rogalski
    Analysis of VLWIR HgCdTe photodiode performance
    Opto-electronics Review Vol.11, No.2, 143-149 (2003)

  16. J. Wenus, J. Rutkowski, A. Rogalski
    Surface leakage current in HgCdTe photodiodes
    Proceedings of SPIE 4650, 250-258 (2002)

  17. J. Wenus, J. Rutkowski
    Influence of valence-band barriers in VLWIR HgCdTe P-on-n heterojunctions on photodiode parameters
    Physica Status Solidi (b) 229, No.2, 1093-1096 (2002)

  18. J. Rutkowski, J. Wenus
    Inherent and additional limitations of HgCdTe heterojunction photodiodes
    Opto-electronics Review Vol.9, No.3, 331-335 (2001)

  19. P. Madejczyk, J. Rutkowski, W. Gawron, L. Kubiak, J. Wenus
    Influence of p-type MCT layer on junction formation during ion etching
    Proceedings of SPIE 4413, 357-362 (2001)

  20. J. Wenus, J. Rutkowski, K. Adamiec, L. Kubiak, P. Madejczyk
    Impact of the LWIR photodiodes geometry on their basic parameters
    Proceedings of SPIE 4413, 363-368 (2001)

  21. L. Kubiak, K. Adamiec, P. Madejczyk, J. Wenus, P. Martyniuk, J. Rutkowski
    LPE growth of Hg(1-x)Cd(x)Te heterostructures from Te-rich solutions
    Proceedings of SPIE 4413, 96-101 (2001)

  22. J. Wenus, J. Rutkowski, A. Rogalski
    Two-dimensional analysis of double-layer heterojunction HgCdTe photodiodes
    IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices Vol.48, No.7, 1326-1332 (2001)

  23. ed. J. Rutkowski, J. Wenus, L. Kubiak
    Epilayers and Heterostructures in Optoelectronics and Semiconductor Technology
    Proc. of SPIE International Conference on Solid State Crystals (2000)

  24. K. Adamiec, J. Rutkowski, A. Rogalski, W. Gawron, J. Wenus, W. Larkowski
    LPE growth of Hg(1-x)Cd(x)Te heterostructures using a novel tipping boat
    Proceedings of SPIE 3948, 382-388 (2000)

  25. J. Wenus, P. Madejczyk, J. Rutkowski
    Comparison of characterization techniques in p-on-n HgCdTe LWIR photodiodes technology
    Journal of Infrared and Milimeter Waves Vol.19, No.2, 81-87 (2000)

  26. J. Rutkowski, J. Wenus, W. Gawron, K. Adamiec
    Gate controlled narrow band gap photodiodes passivated with RF sputtered dielectric
    Opto-electronics Review Vol.7, No.2, 97-101 (1999)

  1. H. Huber, H. Duessmann, P. Paul, J. Wenus, D. Kalamatianos, M. Wuerstle
    Microscopy control system and method
    Irish application no. S2009/0230, filed in Ireland in March 2009 and in the US in March 2010

  2. J. Wenus, T. Hurley, P. McEvoy
    Generation of parity-check matrices
    Patent no. IE20080544 also published as EP2176758, WO2009004601 and US2009019333

  3. P. McEvoy, J. Wenus
    Stirring Device
    Patent no. WO2009016101, also published as IE20070541

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