Commemorative medals for leading personalities of CEPLANT
The Dean of the Faculty of Science Tomáš Kašparovský honoured 36 personalities who had made a significant contribution to the development of the Faculty, and its departments and institutes, over the last few decades. The ceremony took place on November 19, 2021, in the refectory of the Mendel Museum, in the spirit of the anniversary of the Day of the Struggle for Freedom and Democracy and the International Student Day. The ceremony was initially planned to mark the 100th anniversary of teaching at the Faculty (October 19, 1920), but it had to be unfortunately postponed due to pandemic measures. A total of eight personalities were awarded in the fields of physics and mathematics, three of whom work in CEPLANT.
Assoc. Prof. Mgr. Pavel Dvořák, Ph.D.
A graduate of physics at the Faculty of Science and a specialist in plasma diagnostics and modeling. His research focuses on laser and probe plasma diagnostics. Since 2006, Assoc. Prof. Mgr. Pavel Dvořák, Ph.D. has worked at the Department of Physical Electronics as an assistant professor, and since 2018 he has become an associate professor there. For the last ten years, he has also been the pedagogical deputy director of the Department of Physical Electronics. Assoc. Prof. Mgr. Pavel Dvorak, Ph.D. is the author of the teaching concept at our Department and co-author of all accreditations. His participation in projects is also a huge benefit, while he was the leader and co-leader of several important R&D projects.
Assoc. Prof. Mgr. Tomas Hoder, Ph.D.
He deals with the physics and chemistry of low-temperature plasma and sub-nanosecond diagnostics of electric discharges. From 2008 to 2013, he was a researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology in Greifswald, Germany. In 2013, he received a grant from the European Science Foundation, which was realized within the Institute of Plasma Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Prague in cooperation with the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia in Granada, Spain. Since 2014, Assoc. Prof. Mgr. Tomáš Hoder, Ph.D. has been active at the Department of Physical Electronics, where he habilitated in 2020. He is the leader of the Diagnostics and Plasma Modeling Research Group. Assoc. Prof. Mgr. Tomáš Hoder, Ph.D. is the leader of basic and applied research projects, implemented in cooperation with industry.
Assoc. Prof. Mgr. Dušan Kováčik, Ph.D.
Since 2011 he has been working at the Department of Physical Electronics. He is engaged in R&D activities of atmospheric sources of low-temperature plasma based on dielectric barrier discharges and their potential industrial application. Within the CEPLANT center, Assoc. Prof. Mgr. Dušan kováčik, Ph.D. is also responsible for cooperation with industrial partners and research institutions to transfer advanced plasma technologies into practice. In 2016–2019, he coordinated the research activities of two major international projects under the EUREKA / EUROSTARS2 programme and the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation for Competitiveness. In 2018, he received his habilitation at our Department. Assoc. Prof. Mgr. Dušan Kováčik, Ph.D. is the head of the Plasma Nanotechnology and Bioapplications Research Group and the deputy director of the Large Research Infrastructure CEPLANT responsible for applied research.