Dariusz Jarząbek from Department of Mechanics of Materials IPPT PAN, has become a winner of the LIDER competition. Project name: The design of a compact nanotensile tester.

The opening ceremony of the Academic Year 2015/2016 took place on October 26, 2015 at IPPT PAN and on October 17, 2014 at Ochota Biocentre.

Rami Faraj was awarded in the competition for research projects within the program of Ministry of Science and Higher Education "Diamond Grant". Project name: Innovative systems for safe airdrop DROPs.

Dr. Eng. Dorota Kołbuk, Dr. Eng. Paweł Nakielski and Dr. Eng. Agnieszka Pręgowska became winners of the "TOP 500 Innovators-Science, Management, Commercialization" competition organized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. This program focus on innovation, execution and leadership, entrepreneurship, intellectual property and technology transfer.

IPPT PAN offered educational program on SHAPE MEMORY EFFECTS IN ADVANCED MATERIALS. A lot of visitors took part in it. Properties and applications of shape memory polymers were presented by Maria Staszczak, Michał Majewski (PhD students at IPPT) and Ewa Moskała (student at WUT). Properties and applications of shape memory alloys were presented by Dominik Kukla, Jan Kraskowski and Artur Myczka. General coordination - Elżbieta Pieczyska.

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.