Dr. Błażej Tomiczek, Ph.D. and MSc in Engineering, is an assistant professor in the Institute of Engineering Materials and Biomaterials at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Poland. His scientific interests include materials science, metal matrix composites, powder metallurgy, heat treatment, mechanical alloying and pressure infiltration techniques. He is an author and co-author of ca. 40 scientific publications worldwide including two chapters in books and more than 20 papers in the Web of Science database. He won more than 15 national and international awards and honors. He has experience as a manager and contractor of over ten research projects and a co-supervisor of two doctoral theses.