prof. Ing.

Miroslav Jícha


FME, EI DTEE – Professor

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prof. Ing. Miroslav Jícha, CSc.

Curriculum vitae

Education and academic qualification

  • 1964, mechanical engineer (MS), Brno University of technology, Faculty of mechanical engineering
  • 1973, PhD, Brno University of technology, Faculty of mechanical engineering
  • 1990, associate professor in thermodynamics
  • 1998, professor in mechanics

Career overview

  • 1962 - 1964 research assistant, Faculty of mechanical engineering, Brno university of technology
  • 1964 - 1967 operational engineer, Power plant Vřesová
  • 1968 - 1969 postgraduate studies, Electricité de France, Chatou, France
  • 1967 - 1990 assistant professor, Faculty of mechanical engineering, Brno university of technology
  • 1990 - 1998 associated professor, Faculty of mechanical engineering, Brno university of technology
  • 1992 - 1993 Fulbright scholarship, University of Minnesota,USA
  • 1998 appointed professor in mechanics
  • 1997 - currently head of department of thermodynamics and environmental engineering, Faculty of mechanical engineering, Brno University of Technology

Pedagogic activities

Subjects taught or supervised:

  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Compact heat exchangers
  • Energy simulations
  • Computational modeling I and II

Continuing education:

  • New trends in cooling, air conditioning and diagnostics of vehicles - Autopal Visteon Nový Jičín, Hluk
  • New trends in development and diagnostics of cooling equipment - Kaltech Kroměříž

Seminars, presentations:

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics for Škoda Auto and for Progressive technologies and systems for power energetics
  • Transport of aerosols in human airways (LRRI Albuqurque, NM, USA)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (Hertofordshire University, UK)
  • Studies of pollutants dispersion in air, Accredited seminar of the Ministry of Interior affairs.

Scientific activities

  • Computational modeling of thermofluid mechanics. Non-fusion energy - energy consumption in buildings, environmental engineering, ventilation, indoor air quality. Computational modeling of pollutants dispersion in urban environment with traffic impact. Liquid atomization and atomizers. Compact heat exchangers - gas turbine recuperators. Flow and aerosol transport in human respiratory tract.

University activities

  • 1997 - currently head of department of thermodyanmics and environmental engineering
  • Member of the scientific board Design and process engineering
  • Member of the scientific board of Environmental Engineering
  • Member of the Scientific Fund of the faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Non-University activities

  • member of the executive committee of the Institute for Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems - Europe, 1996-1998
  • member of the executive committee of ECBCS of the International Energy Agency
  • member of the steering committee of the Air Infiltration and ventilation center of the IEA
  • member of the Czech committee of IUTAM (1993-1998)
  • member of the managment committee of COST Action 615, Action G3,  Action 633, Action P20 and Action 0806
  • member of ASME, member of the Heat Transfer Education Committee
  • member of the editorial board of International Journal of ventilation
  • member of the editorial board of Engineering mechanics Journal


Projects of 5th, 6th and 7th Framework Program of the EU:

  • RESHYVENT, Demand Controlled Residential Hybrid Ventilation, 2001-2003
  • BRITA_in_PuBs, IP Project Ecobuildings, Bringing Retrofit Innovation to Application in Public Buildings, 2004-2007
  • iSPACE (innovative Systems for Personalised Aircraft Cabin Environment), 2009-2012
  • Limousine (Limit cycles of thermo acoustic oscillations in gas turbine combustors), 2008-2012

International Projects:

  • COST Action 0806 Particles in turbulence, Numerical modelling of particles in oscillating turbulent flows 
  • COST Action P20, LES method for internal flow with particle wall deposition
  • COST Action 633. Particulate matter: Particulate matter within urban environment: its transport and deposition in urban areas.
  • COST Action 633. Particulate matter: Transport and deposition of PM in human airways.
  • Eureka Burner, Industrial burners with the use of effervescent atomisation system to reduce emission load.
  • Eureka Hefreca – High Efficiency Recuperator for Gas Turbines.
  • ME09030, Czech American program, Optimization of therapeutic inhaled aerosols from the view of targeted delivery
  • LG14024 Membership in the committee „AIVC - The international Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre“

National Projects:

  • TA04031094, Innovative control of a car cabin HVAC system as a part of an Advanced Driver Assistance System
  • GA 13-27505S, Meshfree technique with Large Eddy Simulation for fluid dynamics and computational aeroacoustics
  • TE01020020, Josef Božek Centre of Competence of automotive industry 
  • GA 101/08/0096, Advanced Large Eddy Simulation modeling of particle-laden turbulent flow and shear driven liquid wall film
  • GA 101/07/0862, Experimental study of fluid dynamics, transport and deposition of aerosol particles in successively bifurcating mini-airways
  • GA 101/06/0750, Two fluid effervescent nozzle with internal mixing
  • LA307, Represernation of the Czech Republic in AIVC - Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre of the IEA

Projects of Ministry of Industry and Trade (Tandem, Impuls, Pokrok)

  • FI-IM5/217 System of Air Conditioning for helicopters and small aircrafts
  • NETZ – Low emission power unit (in cooperation with PBS, Unis, VUES),
  • Investigation of a new line of thermal chambers (in cooperation with BMT Brno),
  • Application of the CFD to flow investigation inside a nuclear reactor (in cooperation with TES Třebíč),
  • Investigation of parallel desulphurisation of flue gases and development of technology for its industrial application (in cooperation with TENZA Brno)

Project of Ministry of Transport

  • Traffic dustiness and its effect on imission load of environment by suspended particles (in cooperation with Transport research centre Brno)

Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation

  • Development of a new product line of flexographic presses (SOMA Lanškroun),

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