Prof. dr hab. Wojciech Knap obtained his master and PhD degrees from Faculty of Physics – University of Warsaw Poland. His PhD concerned the Terahertz (Far infrared) properties of narrow gap semiconductors HgTe and InSb. After his PhD degree (1985) he obtained the position of permanent assistant professor at the University of Warsaw in the Department of Solid State Physics. In 1987 he moved to France to work as the assistant professor at the University of Montpellier, Grenoble High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Toulouse Pulsed High Magnetic Field Laboratory. In 1992 he obtained a permanent position at French National Centre for Scientific Research – CNRS – Montpellier. He worked as a visiting researcher at joined USA–Japan Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY and Tohoku University Sendai Japan.
His main scientific interests and activities are concentrated around far-infrared (Terahertz) properties of semiconductors and, in particular, around basic physics and applications of Terahertz plasma excitations in nanostructures.
He is currently the Leader of the International Research Project CENTERA and together with Prof. T. Skotnicki he is leading THz research and development activities within the project.