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.
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: