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Dr Zbig Sobiesierski



Contact Information



Cardiff University,
Continuing & Professional Education
21-23 Senghennydd Road
CF24 4AG
United Kingdom

Career Profile

BSc Physics (Hons), MSc Communicating Science, PhD, MInstP, CPhys

Zbig Sobiesierski was born and brought up in Swansea, but left his home town to obtain both his degree and doctorate in physics from the University of Exeter. On returning to Wales in 1986 he carried out research in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Cardiff University leaving, in 1992, to become the first Hitachi Associate Professor in Quantum Materials Electronics at the Research Centre for Interface Quantum Electronics, University of Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan.

Since returning to the UK, Zbig has held a lectureship in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Cardiff (1993-1996), studied for an MSc in Communicating Science at Techniquest, and lectured on the BA in Science, Society and Media at the University of the West of England.  He joined the Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning in 1999, and has given physics demonstration lectures and workshops on science communication in the UK, Ireland and South Africa.  Zbig remains a firm believer in taking science to ‘where the people are’.


Roles and expertise

School and University Roles


Professional expertise

External Examining



Science Communication

Topics have included:

Physics demonstration lectures, workshops, academic presentations on science communication and consultancy, with the highlights being: 

More locally, Zbig has devised and delivered a variety of science outreach events geared to specific audiences, which have included:

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