On December 8, 2016 prof. Tadeusz Burczyński, director of IPPT PAN, was awarded the honorary title of doctor honoris causa of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice.

Filippo Pierini from Department of Mechanics and Physics of Fluids (IPPT PAN), became winner of the LIDER competition. Project name: Design, construction and optimization of a combined Atomic Force Microscope and Optical Tweezers instrument for single molecules and nanomaterials characterization.

In November 2016, National Science Centre (NCN) has approved and subsidized seven projects at IPPT PAN.

The opening ceremony of the Academic Year 2016/2017 took place on October 27, 2016 at Biocentrum Ochota (Auditorium & Exhibition hall of the Nałęcz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering PAN).

On September 24-30,2016 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 Patent Office of the Republic of Poland granted a patent for the team of IPPT: prof. Tomasz A. Kowalewski, Diana Lamparska, Krzysztof Zembrzycki and Tomasz Kowalczyk, Ph.D. The invention "Method of producing mats of nanofibers" refers to a new method of forming membranes of electrospun nanofibers used rotating surface of the water as a collector nanofibers.