Krzysztof Sztwiertnia is a professor at the Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Polish Academy of Sciences (IMMS PAS). He graduated at the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy in Krakow, Poland. After graduation, he worked successively in the IMMS PAS, the Institut für Werkstoffe der Technischen Universität Braunschweig, in Germany, and again in the IMMS PAS. His research interests span various areas of crystallographic orientation-related investigations. In particular, he is interested in deformation and recrystallization processes in metals, as well as methods of measurement, description and analysis of texture, and microstructure of polycrystalline materials. Professor K. Sztwiertnia is an author and co-author of over 100 research papers and two monographs.