About Center

The Materials & Structures Research Center (MSRC) has been founded in the framework of the offset program connected with purchase of American fighter aircraft F-16 for the Polish Air Force. The reason for place so reliable and important tests at the Institute of Aviation was its many years’ experience in this area of activity. The tests of aviation materials and structures have been performed at the Institute of Aviation since the beginning of its activity in 1926.

The MSRC started to work in December 2004. Since this time, it has performed a variety of material and structural tests for the world’s leading manufacturers of aircraft and engines.

 Organizational Structure

Materials and Structures Research Center Director

Antoni Niepokólczycki, Ph.D. Eng.
phone: (+48 22) 846 00 11 ext. 546
fax: (+48 22) 868 56 80
e-mail: antoni.niepokolczycki@ilot.edu.pl

Materials Testing Subdivision Manager

Wojciech Manaj, Ph.D. Eng.
phone: (+48 22) 846 00 11 ext. 285
e-mail: wojciech.manaj@ilot.edu.pl

Structures Testing Subdivision Manager

Michał Szmidt, Ph.D. Eng.
phone: (+48 22) 846 00 11 ext. 554
e-mail: michal.szmidt@ilot.edu.pl

Quality Manager, ACE Coordinator

Marzena Wichniarz, M.Sc.
phone: (+48 22) 846 00 11 ext. 323
e-mail: marzena.wichniarz@ilot.edu.pl

Test Laboratories Manager

Krzysztof Kawalec, Ph.D. Eng.
phone: (+48 22) 846 00 11 ext. 323
e-mail: krzysztof.kawalec@ilot.edu.pl

Structures Testing Laboratory Manager

Janusz Wlazło, M.Sc. Eng.
phone: (+48 22) 846 00 11 ext. 879
e-mail: janusz.wlazlo@ilot.edu.pl

Vibrations Testing Laboratory Manager

Zbigniew Lorenc, M.Sc. Eng.
phone: (+48 22) 846 00 11 ext. 658
e-mail: zbigniew.lorenc@ilot.edu.pl

Non-destructive Testing Laboratory Manager

Józef Krysztofik, M.Sc.
phone: (+48 22) 846 00 11 ext. 319
e-mail: jozef.krysztofik@ilot.edu.pl

Materials Testing Laboratory Manager

Alicja Kaznowska, M.Sc. Eng.
phone: (+48 22) 846 00 11 ext. 526
e-mail: alicja.kaznowska@ilot.edu.pl