prof. RNDr.

Karel Maca

Dr.

FME, IMSE DCP – Head of sub-department

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maca@fme.vutbr.cz

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prof. RNDr. Karel Maca, Dr.

Curriculum vitae

Education and academic qualification

  • 1987, RNDr., Faculty of Science MU Brno, speciality Physics of Solid States
  • 1997, Dr., Faculty of Mechanical Engineering BUT Brno, speciality Physical and Material Engineering
  • 2006, Associate Professor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering BUT Brno, speciality Physical and Material Engineering
  • 2011, Professor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering BUT Brno, speciality Physical and Material Engineering

Career overview

  • 1987-1992, PhD student, Department of Foundry Engineering, FME BUT Brno
  • 1992-2006, researcher, Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Ceramics, FME BUT Brno
  • 2006-2011, associate professor, Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Ceramics and Polymers, FME BUT Brno
  • 2010-so far, Head of Department of Ceramics and Polymers, IMSE FME BUT Brno
  • 2011-so far, professor, Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Ceramics and Polymers, FME BUT Brno
  • 2011-so far, senior researcher, CEITEC BUT
  • 2018-so far, Deputy Director of Institute of Materials Science and Engineering FME BUT Brno

Pedagogic activities

  • Basics of chemical thermodynamics and kinetics (BTK), lectures and exercises, magister study of Materials Engineering
  • Non-metallic materials (WNE), lectures and exercises, bachelor study of Materials Engineering
  • Sintering of ceramic materials (9SKE), lectures, PhD. study of Physical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, BUT
  • High-temperature processes in inorganic materials, lectures, PhD. study of Advanced Materials and Nanosciences, CEITEC BUT
  • Study of sintering of nanoceramic materials, tutor-specialist of PhD. thesis (ing. Petr Dobšák, ing. Eva Bartoníčková - both defended in 2010, ing. Jakub Roleček - defended in 2018), tutor of PhD. thesis (ing. Václav Pouchlý - defended in 2012, ing. Martin Kachlík - defended in 2015, ing. Tomáš Spusta - defended in 2020, ing. Vladimir Prajzler, ing. Ilya Sokolov)
  • Leading of bachelors and diploma thesis in the field of advanced ceramics

Scientific activities

  • High-temperature processes in advanced ceramic materials
  • High-temperature interaction between alloys and ceramics
  • Nanoceramics processing
  • Processing and properties of functional ceramics (electrical, magnetical, optical,...)
  • 80 publications within ISI Web of Knowledge, h-index 21

Academic internships abroad

  • 1993 Birmingham University, UK (2 weeks)
  • 1994 Rolls&Royce, Bristol, UK (2 weeks)
  • 1995 Rolls&Royce, Bristol, UK (2 weeks)
  • 1995 Birmingham University, UK (1 week)
  • 1995 NATO ASI Course, Sesimbra, Portugal (2 weeks)
  • 2007 Stockholm University, Sweden (1 week)
  • 2010 University of Novi Sad, Serbien (1 week)
  • 2011 IMSNCSR “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece (1 week)
  • 2012 Stockholm University, Sweden (1 week)

University activities

  • 2011 - 2017, member, Academic Senate of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, BUT Brno
  • 2014 - 2017, member, Scientific Board of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, BUT Brno
  • 2018 - 2020, vice-chair, Council of Ph.D. study Physical and Materials Engineering, FME BUT Brno
  • 2020 - so far, vice-chair, Council of Ph.D. study Physical and Materials Engineering, FME BUT Brno

Non-University activities

  • member of Editorial Board of Journal of Processing and Application of Ceramics
  • member of Editorial Board of Science of Sintering journal
  • member of International Advisory Board of the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • fellow of European Ceramic Society
  • member of Management Committee of COST 539 ACTION
  • member of Management Committee of RP DEMATEN, 7thFP project No. 204953
  • member of Management Committee of COST MP0904 ACTION
  • member of Management Committee of BioScaffolds, 7thFP project No. 604036

Prizing by scientific community

  • Fellow of European Ceramic Society since 2019
  • 4 invited lectures at international conferences
  • TOP 10 Excellence BUT 2007 and 2009 in publication activity

Projects

  • Maca K. et al.: Processing of electroceramics from nanopowders, project MEYS OC 102 (Action COST 539), 2006-9
  • Maca K. et al.: Reinforcement of research potential of the Department of Materials Engineering in the field of processing and characterization of nanostructured materials (RP DEMATEN), project 7th FP EU Nr. 204953, 2008 - 2011
  • Maca K. et al.: Processing of electroceramics from nanopowders - II, project MEYS OC 09015 (Action COST 539), 2009
  • Maca K. et al.: Processing and properties of ferroics and multiferroics, project MEYS LD 11035 (Action COST MP0904), 2011-13
  • Maca K. et al.: Natural inorganic polymers and smart functionalized micro-units applied in customized rapid prototyping of bioactive scaffolds (Bio-Scaffolds), project 7th FP EU Nr. 604036, 2013 - 2016
  • Maca K. et al.: Rozvoj kooperačnej a vzdelávacej platformy pre zvyšovanie cezhraničnej konkurencieschopnosti v oblasti využitia plazmových aplikácii pre sklo - keramické technológie, co-operation project between Slovak and Czech Republic Z 2241032004301, 2014
  • Maca K. et al.: Utilization of theoretical and experimental approaches to sintering for tailoring the microstructure and properties of advanced ceramic materials, Grant agency of the Czech Republic Nr. 15-06390S, 2015-2017
  • Maca K et al.: Physical activation of ceramic particles surface towards improved fine-grained advanced ceramics, Grant agency of the Czech Republic Nr. 17-05620S, 2017-2019
  • Maca K. et al.. Development of functional ceramic and glass ceramic materials in collaboration with the Centre of Excellence FunGlass, project Inter-Excellence, MEYS, Nr. LT13018, 2018-2022
  • Maca K. at al.: Control of microstructure and properties of lead-free piezoceramic materials through advanced ceramic processing, Grant agency of the Czech Republic Nr. 18-20498S, 2018-2020
  • Maca K. et al.: Microstructure and functional properties refinement by dopant distribution in transparent ceramics – combined experimental and theoretical approach, Grant agency of the Czech Republic Nr. 20-14237S, 2020-2022

Sum of citations (without self-citations) indexed within SCOPUS

985

Sum of citations (without self-citations) indexed within ISI Web of Knowledge

913