The opening ceremony of the Academic Year 2017/2018 will take place on October 20, 2017 at Biocentrum Ochota (Auditorium & Exhibition hall of the Nałęcz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering PAN).

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.