In accordance with the Act on Łukasiewicz Research Network of 21 February 2019 (Dziennik Ustaw item 534, as amended), the Research Network institutes are governed by two bodies – the director and the board. The detailed responsibilities and the principles of cooperation between these bodies are set out in Section 3 of the Act.
Łukasiewicz Research Network – the third largest research network in Europe providing key research and research commercialization services was established on 1 April 2019 in accordance with the Act on Łukasiewicz Research Network of 21 February 2019 (Dz. U. item 534, as amended). The introduction of the Act resulted in 38 Polish research institutes, including the Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements PIAP in Warsaw, joining the Łukasiewicz Research Network. As a result, the Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements PIAP became the Network institute under a new name Łukasiewicz Research Network – Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements PIAP, Łukasiewicz – PIAP in short.
The Director of Łukasiewicz – PIAP is appointed by the President of the Łukasiewicz Centre based on the opinion of the Network institute board for a 5-year term. In accordance with Art. 24 of the Act, the Director manages the Network institute research, represents the institute and is responsible for the research and development results and functioning of the institute within the Network structure. In different areas, the Director is supported by the deputy directors (up to 3 deputy directors, including the deputy director of research) appointed by the President of the Łukasiewicz Centre – at the request of the Director of the Network institute – also for a 5-year term.
In accordance with Art. 27 of the Act, the Łukasiewicz – PIAP Board consists of at least 9 and no more than 15 members, whereas up to 40 percent of the Board constitute the institute’s employees. The other members are appointed by the President of the Łukasiewicz Centre, at the request of the Director from the outside based on knowledge and practical achievements related to the areas of the Network institute operation. The Network institute Board is appointed for a 4-year term. In accordance with Art. 26 of the Act on the Łukasiewicz Research Network, the tasks of the Board include: determining the future direction of research and development works of the Network institute, passing the statute of the Network institute, giving opinion on the organizational regulations of the Network institute, giving opinion on the annual Network institute plans, giving opinion on the annual Network institute reports, giving opinion on the proposal of the share of net profits of the Network institute, and giving opinion on the matters concerning the Network institute operation brought forward by the Director or other bodies of the Łukasiewicz Centre.
Piotr Szynkarczyk, BEng, MSc, PhD, DSc, Assoc. Prof.
Doctor of Science (2019), graduate of Polish-American postgraduate studies on Commercialization of Innovative Ventures and New Technologies at the University of Łódź and the University of Texas in Austin, USA (2010), Doctor of Philosophy (2000), Master of Science in robotics (1992).
Expert in the field of unmanned ground vehicles for military applications and mobile robots for civilian use. One of the head designers of the first Polish explosive ordnance disposal robots – Inspector and Expert. Head of many research and development, construction and implementation projects in robotics. Author and co-author of 11 patent applications and 70 scientific and technical articles published in Polish and foreign journals.
Member i.a. of the Committee on Automatic Control and Robotics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, The General Council of Research Institutes and the International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction. Awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of the Restoration of Poland (2015) and the Bronze Cross of Merit (2005).
On 1 August 2015, he was appointed for the position of the Director of the Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements PIAP for the first time. On 1 April 2020, Piotr Dardziński, President of the Łukasiewicz Centre appointed Piotr Szynkarczyk, BEng, PhD for the next 5-year term of the office of the Director of the Łukasiewicz Research Network – Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements PIAP.
Maciej Cader, BEng, PhD
Doctor of Science (2016), graduate of the post-graduate studies on Research and Development (2012), Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Science in robotics (2008).
Expert on technologies of additive manufacturing for demanding industrial applications and mobile robotics for extreme environmentsand hazardous areas, including explosive atmospheres.
Author and co-author of over 140 publications, a single monograph, several patent applications and two Polish and international patents. Speaker at the TED conference (2011) presenting an innovative global vision of the methods for oil spill clean-up at sea using airborne robotic systems.
Since 2008, linked with Łukasiewicz – PIAP. Founder and tutor of the Creative Students Science Club, in which students and doctoral students can conduct research and development works on quick prototyping, numerical calculations and 3D scanning. Head of the Rapid Prototyping and Numerical Calculation Laboratory at the Institute, Coordinator for the Cooperation with the Mining, Power and Oil Industry and the Secretary of the Łukasiewicz – PIAP Board as an area leader. Since 6 April 2020, a Deputy Director of Research at Łukasiewicz – PIAP.
Adam Andrzejuk, BEng, MSc
Graduate of the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology (1992).
Since 1993, an employee of the PIAP. Since 2005, a representative of the Director for Licensed Activities managing the Institute’s operations in the area of manufacturing and trade in explosives, weapons, ammunition as well as devices and technologies designed for the army and the police. Since 2009, a manager of the Mobile Systems Centre.
One of the originators and designers of the first Polish explosive ordnance disposal robot – Inspector. As a project manager, centre manager and a member of the implementation team, participated in development of many mobile robotic devices, including technologically advanced counter-terrorism measures.
Awarded the Silver Medal of Merit for National Defence and the Silver Medal for Long Service.
Andrzej Więch, BEng, MSc
Graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Production Engineering, Management and Production Engineering (2000), graduate of two post-graduation courses at the Warsaw School of Economics in Management and Controlling (2003) and Accounting (2004).
Since 1999, an accountant and section manager at PIAP, and since December 2002, a Head Accountant. Certified auditor since 2015.
Łukasiewicz Research Network – Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements PIAP
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