New ScanBalt Member: Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Poland
The Institute, with its staff of about 149 highly qualified researchers (of whom 29 are full professors, 24 associate professors and 96 senior researchers with the Ph.D. degree), is one of the biggest research institutions within the structure of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS). The main mission of PAS, and this Institute in particular, is to pursue high quality, up-to-date research activities. Over the years, the Institute has established itself as a leading research institution, making significant contributions to many science and engineering areas, promoting successfully novel research directions and enjoying high reputation, both in and out of Poland.
The basic research disciplines at the Institute are theoretical, experimental and computational mechanics of materials, structures and fluids, acoustoelectronics and medical ultrasound, physics of continuous media, polymer physics, electromagnetic phenomena, applied information science, mechatronics and robotics, ecologically oriented structural engineering.
In order to concentrate the Institute’s potential on the most promising and innovative research objectives, an attempt has recently been made to set up certain highly specialized research groups known as Centers of Excellence.
– The Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials and Structures (AMAS)
– The Center of Excellence for Applied Biomedical Modelling and Diagnostics (ABIOMED)
– The Centre of Excellence for Laser Processing and Material Advanced Testing (LAPROMAT)
Moreover the Institute is a coordinator of two international Networks of Excellence:
– The Network of Excellence AMAS-ISN (International Scientific Network for Advanced Materials and Structures)
– The Network of Excellence KMM-NoE (Knowledge-based Multicomponent Materials for Durable and Safe Performance)
Wide experience of the Institute in international cooperation, particularly in the area of international Research and Technology Development projects (RTD) has resulted in establishing in IFTR the National Contact Point, responsible for information and advice concerning participation of Polish researchers and innovates companies in the 5th and presently also the 6th Framework Programme of the European Union.
The long and rich tradition of the Institute, its widely recognized excellence in research as well as the current policy towards transforming it into a truly modern institution combining theoretical and applied engineering research with broad industrial support and substantial teaching involvement, make all of us at the Institute approach the “turn-of-the-century” scientific and technological challenges with self-confidence and excitement.
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Read about ScanBalt membership here.