Mieczysław Woch, D. Sc., prof. IMN – Graduated from Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry Department. PhD degree in 1978. Since 1968 employed in Institute of Non-ferrous Metals in Gliwice. His scientific and professional speciality are structural researches and material engineering of metals. He was a member of Testing Methods Division of Committee on Materials Science PAS and a member of the task force of MNiSzWfor evaluation of projects in the frame of POIG. In the years 2001 – 2016 he held a position of Director for Processing and Material Science being responsible for management and development of research in that area in IMN.