Polish Vacuum Society General office: Industrial Institute of Electronics - (Przemysłowy
Instytut Elektroniki - PIE),
ul. Ratuszowa 11,
Short history of Society:
On initiative of Prof. Janusz Groszkowski [professor of Technical University of Warsaw and president of Polish Academy of Sciences (1961 – 1972)] The Polish National Committee for Vacuum Technique was founded in 1964, which assembled scientists and engineers, working with vacuum, from universities, scientific and research institutes. This Committee has been a member of IUVSTA since 1965. In 1981 this Committee was incorporated into the Society of Polish Electricians as a section with the name Polish National Committee for Vacuum Technique and Technology. The first president of the Polish National Committee for Vacuum Technique and Technology was Prof. B. Paszkowski and Honorary President - Prof. J. Groszkowski. In 1992 Polish National Committee for Vacuum Technique and Technology separated from the Society of Polish Electricians and started its independent activity as the Polish Vacuum Society. The first president for the years 1992-1995 was Prof. Andrzej Hałas.
The next presidents of the Polish Vacuum Society for the 3 years term were elected:
1995-1998 - Prof. Marek Szymonski
1998-2001 - Prof. Marian Herman
2001-2004 - Prof. Antoni Ciszewski
2004-2007 - Prof. Marek Szymoński
2007-2010 - Prof. Leszek Michalak (1956-2008)
2008-2010 - Prof. Stanisław Hałas
2008-2010 - Prof. Jacek Szuber
The present president (2013-2016) is Leszek Markowski, DSc. and president-elect is Prof. Marek Godlewski.
The PVS edits the Bulletin - Vacuum Technique and Vacuum Technologies twice a year and organizers a permanet competition for the Groszkowski's Award for the best diploma and PhD thesis on vacuum technique, technology and applications.
Polish Vacuum Society organizes the following regular seminars:
Seminar of Surface and Thin Film Structures
Summer School of Modern Plasma Surface Technology
Workshop on MBE Growth Physics
The PVS has about 154 members, 3 honorable members and 13 collective members.
President -- dr Leszek Markowski, DSc.
Institute of Experimental Physics, University of Wrocław, plac Maksa Borna 9 50-204 Wrocław, Poland
Tel: +48 71 375 93 07
Scientific Secretary -- Prof. Marek Tłaczała, DSc.
Faculty of Microsystem Electronics and Photonics. Wroclaw University of Technology ul. Janiszewskiego 12-17 50-372 Wroclaw
tel: +48 71 320 25 65, fax: +48 71 359 30 19,
Secretary -- Dr Katarzyna Olszewska-Czopik
Tele & Radio Research Institute
ul. Ratuszowa 11
tel. +48 22 619 22 41 internal 144, fax. +48 22 619 29 47,