Centre of Competence for Advanced Polymeric Materials of Industrial Importance
The status of the Centre
The POLMATIN Centre achieved the status of the Centre of Excellence according to State Committee for Scientific Research Statement No. 47/2004 (16.09.2004) Reg. No. 65.
The strategic aim of the Centre
The strategic aim of the Centre activities is to constitute an interface between basic research and applied industrial research oriented to high-tech application what will facilitate integration with European Research Area. The formation of the bridge between science and industry will be achieved through the development of applied research programmes in collaboration with industry, universities and R&D centres dealing with advanced polymeric materials in Poland and abroad.
To strengthen the impact of the Centre on the technological growth and improve the capability of the Centre to join the European Research Area it is necessary to intensify its industry/users-oriented activities, including:
development of the cooperation with the industry, especially with SMEs through the promotion of the transfer of polymeric materials technologies to the industry,
creation of working contacts between SMEs in Poland and EU,
development of high-tech application markets through training courses organised for end-users of RTD results,
exchange of the information and experiences between scientists working in the field of polymeric materials in Poland and EU as well as EU candidate countries,
dissemination of the information to the society on the role of polymeric materials in the sustainable technological development,
organisation of training programmes for young scientists,
consolidation of the existing networks between R&D centres and formation of new links in order to better integrate Polish science and technology in the field of new polymeric materials with the European Research Area (specifically through study visits and training).
Organization structure of the Centre
International Advisory Board
Dr. B. Ameduri, Director for Research at CNRS, Laboratory of Macromolecular Chemistry, Ecole Nationale Sueriure de Chimie, Montpellier, France.
Prof. A. K. Błędzki, Institut fur Werkstofftechnik, Universitat-Gesamthoch-schule Kassel, Kassel, Germany.
Prof. O. Chiantore, Universita degli Studi di Torino, Dipartimento di Chimica IFM, Torino, Italy.
Prof. A. Curtis, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Prof. Z. Florjańczyk, Warsaw University of Technology, Warszawa, Poland.
Prof. P. Kubisa, Deputy Director-Research, Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Łódź, Poland.
Prof. L. A. Linden – Karolinska Institutet, Royal Academy of Medicine, Huddinge (Stockholm), Sweden.
Prof. F. P. La Mantia, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica dei Processi e dei Materiali, Universita di Palermo, Palermo, Italy.
Prof. J. F. Rabek, Polymer Research Group, Karolinska Institutet, Royal Academy of Medicine, Huddinge (Stockholm), Sweden
Dr. B. G. Willoughby, Research Manager, RAPRA Technology Limited, Shawbury, United Kingdom.
Prof. A. Kettrup und Gesundheit GmbH, Neuherberg, Germany. Institute of Ecological Chemistry, GSF-Forschungszentrum für Umwelt.
Steering Committee (Industrial Chemistry Research Institute)
- Józef Menes, M. Sc., Chem.Eng., Head of Industrial Chemistry Research Institute
- Prof. Jacek Cybulski, D. Sc., Deputy Director for Research
- Dr. Zbigniew Bończa-Tomaszewski, Department of Polyesters Epoxide Resins and Polyurethanes
- Dr. Przemysław Łoś, prof. of ICRI, Department of Analysis and Characterization of Materials
- Dr. Regina Jeziórska, prof. of ICRI, Department of Engineering Plastics and Specialty Polymers
- Dr. Janusz Kozakiewicz, prof. of ICRI, Department of Polyesters Epoxide Resins and Polyurethanes
- Dr. Elżbieta Wardzińska, Department of Polyesters Epoxide Resins and Polyurethanes
- Dr. Zbigniew Wielgosz, Department of Engineering Plastics and Speciality Polymers
- Barbara Witowska-Mocek, M. Sc., Department of Scientific Information
- Dr. Maria Zielecka, prof. of ICRI, Department of Technology Development
Participation in European Projects and Networks of Excellence 5 Framework Programme EU
1. „Development of new antigraffiti coatings with improved properties AG-COAT” project No. CRAF-1999-70888 contract No. G5ST-CT-2002-50192 (CRAFT) – project ended in 2004.
2. „New approaches to low-temperature curable coatings for powder and decorative applications LOTEC” project No. GRD3-2001-6003, contract No. G5RD-CT-2000-00350 (GROWTH) – project ended in 2004.
3. „Re-use of glassfibre reinforced plastics by selective shredding and reactivating the recyclate REACT” project No. CRAF 1999-7-1934 – end of the project 31.05.2005.
4. „Centre of Competence for Advanced Polymeric Materials of Industrial Importance POLMATIN” project No. GMA1-2002-72029, contract No. G5MA-CT-2002-04052 – end of the project 31.12.2005.
5. „Nanocomposites of polymers of increased resistance against microorganisms” project No. UDA-POIG.01.03.01-00-073/08-00 realized within The Operational Programme Innovative Economy, financial perspective between 2007-2013.
Priority axis 1. Research and development of modern technologies, Measure 1.3 Support for R&D projects for enterpreneurs carried out by scientific entities, Sub-Measure 1.3.1 Development projects. The project is realized by Consortium: Industrial Chemistry Research Institute, Warsaw – Coordinator, University of Technology and Life Sciences, Bydgoszcz, Opole University, Technical University of Lodz, Chemical Works "Silikony Polskie" Ltd., Nowa Sarzyna. Project Manager: Prof. of ICRI Regina Jeziórska, realization term 04.2009 – 04. 2012.
6. „Complex Technology for Production of Engineering Polymers Based on Poly(phenylene oxide)" project No. UDA-POIG.01.03.01-14-058/09-00 realized within The Operational Programme Innovative Economy, financial perspective between 2007-2013. Priority axis 1. Research and development of modern technologies, Measure 1.3 Support for R&D projects for enterpreneurs carried out by scientific entities, Sub-Measure 1.3.1 Development projects. The project is realized by the following Research Departments of Industrial Chemistry Research Institute, Warsaw: Polymer Technology And Processing Department, Organic Technology Department, Separation And Purification Of Chemical Compounds Department, Proecological Modernization of Technology Department, Analysis And Chracterisation of Materials Department, Experimental Productions Department; Project Manager: Dr. Zbigniew Wielgosz, Chem. Eng.; realization term 10. 2009 – 03.2013.
7. „New generation of energy-saving electric drives for pumps and cooling fans in mining industry” realized within The Operational Programme Innovative Economy, financial perspective between 2007-2013, Priority axis 1. Research and development of modern technologies, Measure 1.1 Support for R&D projects for enterpreneurs carried out by scientific entities, Sub-Measure 1.1.2. Research and development strategic projects.
The project is realized by Consortium: Poznan University of Technology, Poznań (COORDINATOR), Wrocław University of Technology, Wrocław, Tele And Radio Research Institute, Warsaw, Industrial Chemistry Research Institute, Warsaw. Manager of Task 5 realized in ICRI Dr. Maria Zielecka, realization term 01. 2010 – 03.2013
Networks of Excellence and Platforms
Research groups from the Centre take part in the following Networks and Platforms:
Network of Excellence: New Materials, Nanomaterials for Medical Applications, Prof.K.Kurzydłowski, Technical University, Warsaw Research groups from the Centre are taking part in working groups: polymers (prof.dr hab.inż. L.Ślusarski), biomaterials (prof.J.Chłopek), characterization of materials (prof.J.Cwajna),
Network for Environmental Technologies ENVITECH-NET co-ordinated by Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas, Katowice, Poland; Prof. of ICRI Regina Jeziórska is the member of Steering Committee of this Network,
- Network: "Advanced Methods and Tools for Handling and Assembly in Microtechnology – ASSEMIC” euro pean project MRTN-CT-2003-50482. Cooperation with the Group of Prof. Zygmunt Rymuza Warsaw University of Technology, in the area of modern silicone coating materials,
- Polish Technology Platform for Advanced Materials Coordinator: Institute of High Pressure Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences – Prof. W. Łojkowski, participation in preparation of report: "Scenarios of the advanced metallic, ceramic and composite materials development " as the results of project FOREMAT,
- Polish Platform for Nanotechnology PPNANO, Coordinator: Institute of High Pressure Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences – Prof. W. Łojkowski, (http://www.ppnano.nanonet.pl),
Eurpean Platform of women Scientists.
Dr. Maria Zielecka, D. Sc., professor of ICRI
phone +48 (22) 568 28 40