On 12 February 2009 there was a ceremony of awarding prizes and certificates to the main winners and authors of distinguished theses in the 8th edition of All-Poland SIMP Contest for the best mechanical oriented thesis in the academic year 2006/2007.


During the ceremony the ITT student Łukasz Matysiak received a certificate and cup for winning ex aequo the 1st Prize for the thesis titled Numerical and Experimental Analysis of the Vacuum Paper Drying Process. Prof. Andrzej J. Nowak was the supervisor of the thesis.