History of the Center

The Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies of Polish Academy of Sciences was created in 1972 on the basis of two research groups headed by the members of the Polish Academy of Sciences: Professor Jan Michalski (heteroorganic chemistry) and Professor Marian Kryszewski (polymer science).

Professor Jan Michalski, until his retirement in 1991, was the Director of the Centre. He was succeeded by the Professor Marian Mikołajczyk, who headed the Centre till the end of 2007. In the years 2008-2015 Centre was headed by Professor Stanisław Słomkowski. Currently, the chair of Director of the Centre holds Professor Marek Potrzebowski.

Within more than 45 years of its existence, the Centre has developed from a relatively small laboratory into a fully grown research institute, employing about 180 people, of which over 140 are directly involved in research. The Centre belongs to the network of Polish Academy of Sciences research institutes.

According to the Statute, the Centre is managed by the Board of Directors and the Scientific Council. During years of existence, the following have been Chairmen of the Scientific Council: Prof. Maciej Wiewiórowski (1972-74, 1982-84), Prof. Jerzy Wróbel (1975-1981), Prof. Jerzy Ruciński (1981-83), Prof. Zygmunt Lasocki (1984-93), Mieczysław Mąkosza (1994-2010). Currently, the Chairman of the Scientific Council is  Prof. Henryk Kozłowski.


In 2012, the Center celebrated its 40th anniversary. Celebrations were broadcast by local television.This movie was  prepared by TVP Łódź on 40th anniversary of the CMMS:

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