Every year, the team of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering presents its student formula in an improved version. A strict committee of experts evaluates many technical and economic aspects and there is a strong international competition. The competition culminates with races on the circuit. Despite being the thirteenth in the series, this year's student formula has brought great luck to the team of engineers . Over the weekend at the Formula Student races in the Autodrom Most area, they won first place in the autocross and endurance disciplines. This helped them the most to the first place in the overall ranking in the category of combustion formulas. The competition was also spectated by Professor Michael Valášek, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Docent Jan Řezníček, Vice Dean for Teaching and both congratulated their students among the first.
The French Ambassador Alexis Dutertre together with Nuclear Advisor Thierry Salmon visited the Faculty of Nuclear and Physical Engineering of the CTU in Prague (FNSPE) on Tuesday 27 July. Among other things, the Ambassador experienced how to achieve and maintain the so-called critical state on a model of the school's nuclear reactor and toured the Golem tokamak and the newly built PlasmaLab.
Prof. RNDr. Pavel Exner, DrSc., is an internationally recognized theoretician and specialist in the field of mathematical physics. He is currently working at the Department of Physics at the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering. For his contribution to the development of mathematical methods used in quantum physics, he was appointed a foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in July 2021.
Three giant historic hydrogen compressors from 1911 and one smaller machine from 1957 were used to compress hydrogen for the solidification of vegetable oils into margarine in the former Schicht's plants, today's Setuga in Ústí nad Labem. This week, the Ústí museum staff began to move these unique European monuments to their depository in the Klíše district and in the future the public will be able to see them as well. Experts from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering are also involved in the rescue of the historical technology.
The building of the CTU University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings (UCEEB) was presented in the eighth annual Green Roof of the Year competition, in which it won an honorable mention for research for Metrostav.
Krkonoše mountains have a new information booth. The building, whose organic shape resembles a popular confectionery treat “Piškot”, was designed and built by students of the Faculty of Architecture. The booth is mobile, and the Krkonoše National Park Administration (KRNAP) will store it in the valley during winter and will install it back in summer according to current needs. Since the beginning of the summer holidays it has been standing on the Zlatě návrší hill.
The Faculty of Biomedical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague (FBMI), in cooperation with the Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion (IHKT), will actively participate in the production of immunotherapeutic pharmaceuticals in its super-clean premises and in the training of future FBMI students with knowledge of demanding pharmaceutical production processes.
Teams from the Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU), University Hospital Hradec Kralove (FN HK), Palacky University Olomouc (UPOL) and University of Defence (UNOB) are collaborating on a unique project called TERESA (TEleREhabilitation Self-training Assistant), which will enable the rehabilitation of patients with persistent effects of COVID-19 in the home environment. At the same time, patients will be able to share data on their physical activity with their doctors through personal wearable devices. Patients with other respiratory diseases could also use the system in the future.
A student team working at the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC) under the leadership of Jan Šedivý has advanced to the finals of the Alexa Prize Social Bot Grand Challenge, announced for the fourth time by Amazon. It will become clear during August whether the team will finally manage to win gold and beat the international competition. Team Alquist was awarded silver twice in previous editions and bronze in 2020.
Professor Miloš Nesládek and Dr. Michal Gulka from the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering of the Czech Technical University are the main authors of the paper "Room-temperature control and electrical readout of individual nitrogen-vacancy nuclear spins", published on 20 July, 2021 by the prestigious British scientific journal Nature Communications. The paper follows the previous work of the Czech-Belgian team published in 2019 in the American journal Science.