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Institute

The Scientific Council of the Strata Mechanics Research Institute of the Polish Academy — term 2023-2026

SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL PRESIDIUM:

  • Prof. D.Sc. Eng. Józef Dubiński – Chairperson
  • Prof. D.Sc. Eng. Paweł Ligęza – Vice Chairperson
  • Prof. D.Sc. Eng. Wacław Dziurzyński – Vice Chairperson
  • Prof. D.Sc. Eng. Stanisław Nagy – Member of the Presidium


MEMBERS OF THE SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL:

  • D. Sc. Eng. Izabela Bryt-Nitarska
  • Prof. D.Sc. Eng. Tadeusz Chmielniak
  • Prof. D.Sc. Eng. Stanisław Drobniak
  • D. Sc. Eng. Lucyna Florkowska
  • D. Sc. Eng. Elżbieta Fornalik-Wajs,
  • Ph.D. Eng. Paweł Jamróz
  • Prof. D.Sc. Eng. Leszek R. Jaroszewicz
  • Prof. D.Sc. Eng. Eugeniusz Krause
  • D. Sc. Eng. Jerzy Krawczyk
  • D. Sc. Eng. Alicja Krzemień, prof. GIG
  • D. Sc. Eng. Mateusz Kudasik,
  • Ph.D. Eng. Rafał Misa
  • Prof. D.Sc. Eng. Eugeniusz Mokrzycki
  • Ph.D. Eng. Piotr Ostrogórski
  • D. Sc. Eng. Anna Pajdak
  • Prof. D.Sc. Eng. Czesława Rosik-Dulewska
  • Prof. D.Sc. Eng. Jakub Siemek
  • D. Sc. Eng. Przemysław Skotniczny
  • Ph.D. Jacek Sobczyk
  • Prof. D.Sc. Eng. Antoni Sroka
  • Prof. D.Sc. Eng. Leszek Szojda
  • Prof. D.Sc. Eng. Antoni Tajduś
  • Prof. D.Sc. Eng. Wacław Trutwin
  • Prof. D.Sc. Eng. Artur Tyliszczak
  • Prof. D.Sc. Eng. Jan Walaszczyk
  • Prof. D.Sc. Eng. Paweł Zięba

Administration

M.Sc. Wioletta Dragan
Public Procurement Specialist

email: wioletta.dragan@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (57)

M.Sc. Agnieszka Lenart
Human Resources and Payroll Specialist

email: agnieszka.lenart@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (62)

M.Sc. Karolina Rzemińska
Administrative and Scientific Specialist

email: rzeminska@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (33)

M.Sc. Aneta Żuchowicz
Director’s Assistant

email: biuro12@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (36)

Accounting

M.Sc. Anna  Kaczor
Chief Accountant

email: anna.kaczor@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (77)

M.Sc. Marta Fryc
Deputy Chief Accountant

email: marta.fryc@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (78)

M.Sc. Anna  Rojek
Accountant

email: anna.gasawska@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (76)

Library

M.Sc. Katarzyna Długosz
Librarian-Archivist

email: dlugosz@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (35)

Editorial

M.Sc. Marta Bitner
Secretary of the Editorial Board of the Journal “Archives od Miniing Sciences”

email: ams@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (58)

M.Sc. Eng. Alicja Ziemba
Independent Clerk

email: ziemba@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (86)

Flow Metrology Division

Prof. D.Sc. Eng. Paweł Ligęza
Head of the Flow Metrology Division
Professor

email: ligeza@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (25)

Ph.D. Eng. Paweł Jamróz
Deputy Director for Scientific Affairs
Head of the Laboratory for Calibration of the Ventilation Measuring Devices
Assistant Professor

email: jamroz@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (30)

Ph.D. Jacek Sobczyk
Assistant Professor

email: sobczyk@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (42)

Ph.D. Eng.Katarzyna Socha
Assistant Professor

email: socha@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (40)

M.Sc. Eng. Tymoteusz Piga
Assistant

email: tymoteusz.piga@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (26)

Ph.D. Eng. Andrzej Rachalski
Research-Technical Specialist

email: rachalski@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (72)

Eng. Dominik Buksa
Engineering-Technical Staff

email: dominik.buksa@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (26)

Eng. Hubert Jabłoński
Engineering-Technical Staff

email: hubert.jablonski@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (21)

Ba. Jan Palacz
Technician

email: palacz@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (32)

Micromeritics Division

D. Sc. Eng.  Anna  Pajdak, Associate Professor
Head of the Micromeritics Division
Professor

email: pajdak@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (31)

D. Sc. Eng.  Mateusz Kudasik, Associate Professor
Professor

email: kudasik@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (54)

Ph.D. Eng. Katarzyna Kozieł
Assistant Professor

email: koziel@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (13)

Ph.D. Eng. Marta Skiba
Assistant Professor

email: skiba@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (13)

M.Sc. Eng. Łukasz Anioł
Assistant

email: lukasz.aniol@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (81)

M.Sc. Eng. Aleksandra Gajda
Assistant

email: aleksandra.gajda@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (85)

Eng. Kacper Kryczka
Engineering-Technical Staff

email: kacper.kryczka@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00

Rock Deformation Division

Ph.D. Eng. Andrzej Nowakowski
Head of the Rock Deformation Division
Head of the Laboratory for Rock Strength Properties Testing
Assistant Professor

email: andrzej.nowakowski@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (56)
12 637-62-00 (61)

Prof. D.Sc. Eng. Anton Sroka
Professor

email: sroka@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (55)

Prof. D.Sc. Eng. Krzysztof Tajduś
Professor

email: tajdus@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (55)

D. Sc. Eng. Lucyna Florkowska, Associate Professor
Professor

email: florkowska@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (38)

D. Sc. Eng. Izabela Bryt-Nitarska
Assistant Professor

email: nitarska@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (41)

Ph.D. Eng. Barbara Dutka
Assistant Professor

email: dutka@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (50)

Ph.D. Eng. Katarzyna Godyń
Assistant Professor

email: godyn@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (50)

Ph.D. Eng. Rafał Misa
Assistant Professor

email: misa@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (16)

M.Sc. Eng. Elżbieta Włosińska
Assistant

email: wlosinska@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (95)

Ph.D. Eng. Agnieszka Maj
Research-Technical Specialist

email: agnieszka.maj@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (39)

M.Sc. Eng. Dawid Mrocheń
Engineering-Technical Staff

email: dawid.mrochen@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (89)

M.Sc. Eng. Katarzyna Tokarczyk
Engineering-Technical Staff

email: katarzyna.tokarczyk@imgpan.pl 

phone: 12 637-62-00 (95)

M.Sc. Eng. Maciej Tram
Engineering-Technical Staff

email: maciej.tram@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (80)

Mine Ventilation Division

Prof. D.Sc. Eng. Wacław  Dziurzyński
Head of the Mine Ventilation Division
Professor

email: wdziurzyn@gmail.com 

phone: 12 637-62-00 (82)

D. Sc. Eng. Jerzy Krawczyk, Associate Professor
Professor

email: krawczyk@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (29)

D. Sc. Eng. Przemysław Skotniczny, Associate Professor
Director of the Institute
Professor

email: skotniczny@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (36)

Ph.D. Eng. Jakub Janus
Assistant Professor

email: janus@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (83)
12 637-62-00 (92)

Ph.D. Eng. Piotr  Ostrogórski
Assistant

email: ostrogorski@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (87)

M.Sc. Eng. Mateusz Wieliński 
Assistant

email: mateusz.wielinski@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (23)

Ph.D. Eng. Janusz Kruczkowski
Head of the Measurement Systems Laboratory
Research-Technical Specialist

email: kruczkowski@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (24)

Tadeusz Bacia
Technician

email: bacia@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (22)

Robert  Nowak
Building Technical Manager

email: nowak@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (34)

D. Sc. Eng. Przemysław Skotniczny, Associate Professor
Director of the Institute

email: skotniczny@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (36)


Ph.D. Eng. Paweł Jamróz
Deputy Director for Scientific Affairs

email: jamroz@imgpan.pl

phone: 12 637-62-00 (30)

The Strata Mechanics Research Institute

On July 1, 1954, the Polish Academy of Sciences established the independent Department of Rock Mechanics (ZMG PAN) located in Building A1 of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. The first head of ZMG was Professor Witold Budryk, a distinguished scholar and respected authority in the field of mining. In 1959, the department was taken over by Professor Jerzy Litwiniszyn. During this period, there was an intensive development of scientific staff and research. The scientific scope was expanded to include rock mechanics, flow metrology, the dynamics of unsteady air and gas flows in mine ventilation networks, micromeritics, mining damages, flows in porous media, and gas dynamics.

Thanks to the efforts of Professor Litwiniszyn and his deputy, Professor Stanisław Knothe, the construction of a new building for the department at 27 Reymonta Street was financed between 1964-1968, and it has been the current headquarters since 1968. In 1977, ZMG PAN became the Strata Mechanics Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IMG PAN), receiving a new statute and the right to confer doctorates. In 1987, Prof. D.Sc. Eng.Wacław Trutwin was appointed as director, followed by Prof. D.Sc. Eng. Wacław Dziurzyński in 2003. Since 2019, the position has been held by D. Sc. Eng. Przemysław Skotniczny.

Scientific and research activities are conducted in two departments: the Department of Flow Physics (with Division of Flow Metrology and the Division of Mine Ventilation ) and the Department of Rock Mechanics (with Division of Micromeritics and Division Rock Deformation ). All research teams at the institute are interdisciplinary to some extent, facilitating collaboration with other research centers and domestic and foreign enterprises.

Since its inception, the research has had cognitive, application, construction, and implementation character. The topics have always included current scientific issues related to mining, especially in the field of underground work safety engineering and its environmental impact. The institute conducts research on issues that have not yet found satisfactory solutions. Examples include methods for controlling rock and gas outbursts, forecasting ventilation processes in complex network structures and porous media, and studying the physical properties of rocks with fluids in the pores. Labor-intensive experiments are conducted to verify the developed theories and methods of the analyzed phenomena and physical processes. The institute continuously develops measurement methods and, thanks to unique equipment, conducts experimental research in laboratories and real objects, as well as numerical experiments. The institute has many laboratories, including the accredited Laboratory for Calibration of the Ventilation Measuring Devices (no. AP 118).

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