Sławomir Łotysz is a professor of history of technology at the Institute for the Historyof Science, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. He is secretary general of the International Committee for the History of Technology (ICOHTEC) in 2013-17. Currently Slawomir is Andrew W. Mellon fellow at Netherland Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Wassenaar. He worked as an editor for Inventing Europe: European Digital Museum for Science & Technology. He has written a book on contribution of Polish-American inventors and a number of articles on postindustrial heritage. His newest article on the history of Zeglen’s silk bullet-proof vest will appear soon in Arms & Armour journal. His current interests include the development of pharmaceutical industry in Eastern Europe after WWII, West-East technology transfer during Cold War, health issues in international mobility, visual documentary of industrial culture in COMECON countries, railway history.