Professor Aleksander Nawrat appointed NCBR Deputy Director
As of 26 August 2016, Professor Aleksander M. Nawrat has been appointed Deputy Director of the NCBR. He is a Professor of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice and an expert in R&D for science, defence industry and government agencies.
An expert in the field of R&D for science, defence industry and government agencies, Professor Nawrat is the author or co-author of several patent applications, industrial designs, more than 170 science works and publications as well as a reviewer in a number of renowned foreign journals. He has received many state distinctions and won numerous national and international awards.
In addition to his academic career at universities in Poland and abroad, he was also a member of management boards of both private and state-owned companies. Professor Nawrat actively participated in business activities, dealing with research commercialisation and supporting the development of start-ups. He focused mainly on the development of new technologies for state defence and security as well as for the civil sector.
He was a member of the Board of the National Centre for Research and Development and member of the Strategic Programmes Committee. He was many times the head of EU-funded strategic projects undertaken for private and state-owned companies. He currently chairs one of the largest NCBR strategic programmes.