Dr. Marek Swoboda is the genius behind Amphi, the world’s first powered, bionic monofin. Marek is a perpetual inventor and a life-long enthusiast of underwater technology. He holds his Masters of Science in Physics and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. His behind-the-iron-curtain upbringing gave him a unique perspective on underwater technology. Due to the lack of SCUBA equipment in communist Poland, he was forced to improvise and learn on his own. As a teenager, together with his father, he built a series of Buoyancy Control Devices (BCDs), tested his father’s regulators and depth gauges. However, his professional career brought him in a different direction, namely the Artificial Heart and blood pumps, where he had the opportunity to flirt with his lifelong love - hydrodynamics.