Marzena Ciszak earned her Master’s degree in physics from the University of Adam Mickiewicz, Poland, in 2001. After graduating, she got a 6-month grant from the European Physical Society at the University of Balearic Island (Spain), where she later obtained the Ph.D. degree in 2006. She worked for several years as a researcher at the National Institute of Optics of the National Research Council in Florence, Italy, with a Marie Curie Intra-European fellowship (FP6), a Marie-Curie European Reintegration grant (FP7) and a fellowship from the Region of Tuscany.
Her scientific competences span over different fields, including soft-matter and interdisciplinary physics, dynamical systems theory (nonlinear dynamics and chaos, pattern formation and symmetry breaking phenomena), analytical and numerical methods (ordinary and partial differential equations, delayed and stochastic differential equations), statistical and time-series analysis. Her research track-record includes more than 40 peer-reviewed publications and a Spanish patent, 20 contributions to international conferences as well as various seminars in Italian and international institutions.
She is currently involved in teaching activities related to math, physics and engineering and in research projects related to nonlinear dynamics in electronic and optical systems.