The Foundation for Polish Science has announced the winners of the 23rd edition of the START competition and awarded stipends for young, talented researchers, at the outset of their career, who have already achieved some success in their field.

Committee of Mechanics of PAN awarded the prof. Michał Życzkowski Scientific Prizes for the year 2014. Dr Bartłomiej Dyniewicz received the prize of the first degree and Dr Paweł Nakielski was awarded the third degree prize.

During the recent XXXVI Convention in Sarbinowo 21-22 March 2015, prof. Zbigniew Kowalewski has been elected Chairman of Polish Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (PTMTS) for the new XXXVII cadence. Moreover prof. Zbigniew Kowalewski and Assoc. Prof. Elżbieta Pieczyska have been awarded the Gold Medals for Merit to PTMTS.

We are pleased to announce three new monographs: "Adaptive Feedback Control System for Reduction of Vibroacoustic Emission" (Ł. Nowak, IPPT Reports 2/2014), "Vibration Control with Smart Materials" (Cz. Bajer, B. Dyniewicz, D. Pisarski, J. M. Bajkowski, series: Biblioteka Mechaniki Stosowanej) and "Systemy uwalniania leków oparte na nanowłóknach" (P. Nakielski, IPPT Reports 1/2015.

On February 17, 2015, the professor’s nomination was granted to Jerzy Litniewski by Mr Bronisław Komorowski, the President of Poland. The nominee is an associate professor at Department of Ultrasound.

The Foundation for Polish Science has announced the winners of the third edition of the IMPULS competition.