Michal Szot holds a position of PhD with advance research and development experience in the Weyl Group led by professor Marcin Matusiak at the International Research Centre MagTop (at the Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland). He obtained his Master degree in 2001 and PhD degree in 2006, both at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Warsaw. His PhD thesis concerned the study by far-infrared photoconductivity (using laser light sources) of semiconductor quantum structures made on the basis of CdTe. During PhD studies, he completed several research internships in the National Laboratory for Intense Magnetic Fields in Grenoble, France. After obtaining PhD, his research concentrated mainly on the optical and thermoelectric properties of quantum structures produced on the basis of materials from the lead and cadmium chalcogenide family, such as PbTe/CdTe and PbSe/CdSe quantum wells and dots. In recent years, M. Szot focused on photonic and topological effects in quantum structures to apply these effects in next-generation optical semiconductor devices. In particular, during the last year he led a project aimed at optimizing the photonic properties of the infrared detector structure based on PbTe/CdTe quantum multiwells.
Michał Szot is a co-author of 45 papers in journals from the Web of Science Master Journal List (among them in Nature Materials journal), 1 EU patent, 1 RP patent and two European patent proposals. Two of his publications were honored with the Director of Institute of Physics PAS Annual Best Paper Published Award (2013 and 2017). M. Szot presented 2 invited lectures and of about 40 conference presentations (including about 10 oral presentations). According to WoS his articles were cited more than 830 times (h-index 8). Recently (2022), his invention concerning photonic optimization of infrared detector operating at room temperature was awarded during 15th International Invention and Innovation Show INTARG in Katowice, Poland.