Piotr Szymczak was born on July 9, in 1947 in Lodz. In 1965 he started his studies at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Lodz, and he graduated on 26 March 1971 with a title of MSc in power generation machines and installations. On April 1, 1971 he started to work at the Institute of Thermal Heating in Lodz as a research & development staff member. Since 1 October, 1976 he headed the Division of Nuclear Energy Installations. On January 1, 1984 he was nominated Vice-director for Technical Affairs at the Institute of Thermal Heating.
After 20 years at the Institute of Thermal Heating, with the recommendation of Prof. W.R. Gundlach, the President of the Scientific Council at the Institute of Thermal Heating, Piotr Szymczak started to be the Vice-director for Administration on August 1, 1991 at the Institute of Turbomachinery, Technical University of Lodz.
In his research and design work he specialized in the operation of power generation machines for conventional and nuclear power plants and in the employment of detonation energy of explosive materials in the processes of processing, forming and combining materials. He authored or co-authored 18 reports, contributions for scientific conferences, numerous opinions and technical expertise reports.
He has surveyed numerous investment tasks such as modernization and development of the research and technical infrastructure.
He has been awarded several awards and distinctions, including the award for taking a part in the project Development and execution of heat exchangers for the primary and secondary heat cycle in nuclear power plants granted by the Ministry for Science, Higher Education and Technology in 1984. He has been awarded the Golden Cross of Merits and the Silver Reward for Meritorious for Power Generation.
Married since1969. Daughter Marta – married since 1994. One granddaughter Natalia and one grandson Michał.
Hobbies: biographies, architecture and art, theater, sighting in Poland and abroad.