Head of the Space Technologies Department at the Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation, Adam Okniński, Ph.D., has been elected a correspondent member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) based in Paris. This is a prestigious distinction for a representative of the Łukasiewicz Research Network and a chance for the Institute to participate in the work for the development of the space sector in the world.

The IAA brings together the world’s foremost eminent experts in astronautics to address the latest issues in space exploration, including non-military uses of space and ongoing exploration of the solar system.

Members of the organization shall attend open committee meetings and program committees of IAA conferences. They are also concentrated in about 40 study groups involved in the preparation and review of cosmic studies of the Academy. They conduct their scientific activities through thirty IAA symposia and by publishing articles in one of the world’s most renowned journals in astronautics: Acta Astronautica.

Adam Okniński, Ph.D., will participate within IAA in Section Two ‘Engineering Sciences’.
Also since 1996, Professor Piotr Wolański from our Institute, is member of the Section One “Basic Sciences” of the  IAA.

The representatives of Poland in the IAA are also: professor Zbigniew Kłos and professor Janusz Zieliński from Space Research Centre – Polish Academy of Sciences.

About the International Astronautical Academy

The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) was founded in Stockholm on August 16, 1960. The organization’s first president was Dr. Theodore von Karman, a world-renowned expert in rocket technology.

The IAA is an independent non-governmental organization recognized by the United Nations in 1996. IAA members are from all over the world, i.e., from 88 countries.

The Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation is one of the most modern research facilities in Europe, with traditions dating back to 1926. The Institute closely cooperates with global tycoons of the aviation industry, such as: GE, Airbus, Pratt & Whitney, and institutions from the space industry, including the European Space Agency. Strategic research areas of the Institute are aviation, space and unmanned technologies. It also provides research and services for domestic and foreign industries in the field of materials, composite, additive, remote sensing, energy and mining technologies.

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