According to the Act of 30th April 2010 on Research Institutes (Journal of Laws 2010/96/618), the research institutes have two managing bodies. They are the Director and the Scientific Council. The detailed division of competences and the principles of cooperation between these bodies are set out in Chapter 5 of the aforementioned Act.
PIAP’s Director is appointed by the supervising minister (currently the Minister of Development) for a four-year term. The Director manages the overall work of the Institute. In various areas of activity, the deputies appointed by him assist in management tasks.
The Scientific Council, in accordance with Article 29 of the Act on Research Institutes, is the body to govern, initialise, assess and advise to the Institute on its statutory activities and on the selection of the scientific and R&D staff. The Scientific Council approves the Institute’s material and financial plans and activity reports. The task of the Scientific Council is also to evaluate candidates for employment in scientific and research positions. In addition, the Scientific Council can advise on all matters related to the functioning of the Institute.
prof. nzw. dr inż. Piotr Szynkarczyk, (PhD. Eng.)
Associate Professor (2012), Ph.D. in technical sciences (2000), graduate of Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering (1992), graduate of Faculty of Management of University of Łódź – Polish-American studies in the field of commercialisation of innovative undertakings and new technologies (on the licence of the Institute of the University of Texas at Austin, USA, 2010).
Since 2009 Deputy Director for Intelligent Security Systems in PIAP. One of the constructors of the Inspector and Expert robots, head of many research, design and implementation projects on robotics. Author and co-author of 12 patent applications and more than 60 scientific and technical papers and articles in Polish and foreign publications.
Awarded with the Bronze Cross of Merit (2005) and Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta (2015). As a result of the competition held on August 1, 2015, he was appointed the Director of the Institute.
prof. nzw. dr inż. Stanisław Kaczanowski, (PhD. Eng.)
graduate of the Department of Precision Mechanics of Warsaw University of Technology in 1963. He received his PhD in technical sciences in 1969, position of a docent in 1973, and position of an associate professor in 2010.
PIAP’s employee since 1971, successively in the positions of head of unit, team leader, scientific secretary, director of the Institute (1990-2005) and now the Deputy Director.
Author and co-author of numerous publications, including monographs and several patents.
Since 1984 member of the Automation and Robotics Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Awarded with the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.
Adam Andrzejuk, MSc. Eng.
graduate of the Faculty of Power Engineering and Aviation of Warsaw University of Technology (1992).
Employed in PIAP since 1993. Since 2005, the Director’s Plenipotentiary for the Licenced Activity, who manages the Institute’s activities in the field of manufacturing and trading explosives, weapons, ammunition as well as products and technologies for military and police applications. Since 2009, Head of the Mobile Systems Division.
One of the originators and constructors of the first Polish pyrotechnical robot Inspector. As a project manager, head of the division or as a member of a team of engineers, he was involved in the development of many robotic mobile devices, including the modern technical means to combat terrorism.
Awarded with a Silver Medal of Merit for National Defence and a Silver Medal for Long Service.
prof. nzw. dr hab. inż. Roman Szewczyk, (PhD. Eng.)
graduate of the Faculty of Mechatronics at the Warsaw University of Technology in 2000. He graduated with a Ph.D. in technical sciences in 2003 and habilitated in 2009.
PIAP’s employee since 2000, successively in the positions of a technician, assistant, adjunct and assistant professor, and since 2010 as an associated professor. He holds the position of the Scientific Secretary in PIAP since 2009.
Author and co-author of more than 40 publications in journals from the so-called Philadelphia List, two patents and a patent application. Coordinator of two foresight projects. Since 2008 he has served as the Deputy Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Automation, Mobile Robotics & Intelligent Systems JAMRIS.
Jacek Frontczak, PhD. Eng.
graduate of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Warsaw University of Technology with a degree in Automation. He received his PhD in the same faculty in 1985.
From the beginning of his professional career he has been associated with the Industrial Research Intitute for Automation and Measurements PIAP. Since 1992 the Deputy Director responsible for promotional activities and technical and administrative functioning of the Institute.
He is responsible for the development and implementation of the automated quality control systems and testing devices assisting the production processes. Co-creator of the operator’s software for microprocessor controllers.
Since 1995, the Commissioner of the International Trade Fair for Automation and Measurements AUTOMATICON. Decorated with the Silver Cross of Merit (2005).
Kazimierz Kunicki, MSc. Eng.
graduate of the Faculty of Mechanics and Technology of the Warsaw University of Technology (1978).
Since 1979, employee of the Research and Development Centre of Drives Control Devices in Toruń, successively as senior technician, independent technician, technologist, constructor designer, senior assistant, head of design and construction department (1992-2000), head of sales department (2000–2009), director (2009-2010).
After the merger with PIAP, as of January 1, 2011 the Deputy Director of OBRUSN. Author and co-author of numerous publications and 9 patents.
Andrzej Więch, MSc. Eng.
graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Production Engineering in Management and Marketing (2000), graduate of two postgraduate studies at the Warsaw School of Economics in Management Accounting and Controling (2003) and Accounting (2004).
PIAP employee since 1999, successively in the position of accountant, section manager and the Chief Accountant since December 2002. Since 2015 he holds the statutory auditor status.
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