On September 25-29, 2017, Science Festival took place at IPPT PAN. In the annual event we presented the series of lectures and laboratory presentations for audience of all ages. The objective of the IPPT PAN educational program was to teach young people basic knowledge about the fundamental technological research.

On 13-14 September 2017, our Institute has been visited by Hélène Chraye, Head of the Unit Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation. The aim of this visit was participation in the National Information Day NMBP.

We are pleased to announce a monograph "DISCRETE ELEMENT MODELING OF POWDER METALLURGY PROCESSES", by Szymon Nosewicz (IPPT Reports 5/2016). The doctoral dissertation presents a numerical and experimental analysis of manufacturing of new materials by powder metallurgy techniques.

On 31st of July 2017, the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland granted a patent for a team from IPPT PAN, IMDiK PAN and WUM: Jarosław Andrychowski, Ph.D., Dr. Habil. , Prof. Małgorzata Frontczak-Baniewicz, Prof. Zbigniew Czernicki, Dorota Gołąbek-Sulejczak, Ph.D., Dr. Habil., Tomasz Kowalczyk, Ph.D., and Prof. Tomasz A. Kowalewski. The invention title: "Use of polymer insulation mesh made from polymer nanofibers to prevent scarring after neurosurgery."

In July 2017, Fundation for Polish Science (FNP) has approved and subsidized three projects at IPPT PAN (the FIRST TEAM and HOMING programmes). Grants winners are young talented researchers at IPPT PAN: Piotr Korczyk Ph.D., Dr Habil., Michał Komorowski Ph.D. and Izabela K. Piechocka Ph.D.

Karol Golasiński has been awarded a scholarship by the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - German Academic Exchange Service) for presentation entitled ,,Unique mechanical performance of an innovative Ti-based superalloy Gum Metal under compression".