For the 19th time, The Siemens Czech awarded the best young scientists, students and teachers in the prestigious science competition, Werner von Siemens Prize. At the gala evening at the Bethlehem Chapel on 9 February, Marek Novák from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering received the award in the most significant result of research and innovation category. The student was awarded for the development of miniature meter with accessible operation and connection to the smartphone. Award for the best doctoral dissertation written by a woman was taken by Neda Neykova from the Department of Solid State Engineering at Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, focusing on hydrothermal synthesis of ZnO nanorods and nanoshells for use in photovoltaics.
The first Czech medal at the 28th World Winter Universiade in Almaty, Kazakhstan, was taken by ski jumper Marta Křepelková, student of the cybernetics and robotics course at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering.
Technology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences published an outline of all 169 Czech institutions involved in Horizon 2020 program divided by number and type of projects implemented. CTU occupied the first rank with 28 projects.
Since the beginning of this year, the Department of Computer Science at Faculty of Electrical Engineering has Dr. Bestoun S. Ahmed of Iraqi Kurdistan on board, as he had won an international competition for the position of assistant professor in the field of software engineering. His salary is funded by Red Hat through the Red Hat Chair of Software Engineering partnership project. Relocation of Dr. Bestoun was also supported by the Fund for Internationalization of the Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, prof. Pavel Ripka.
The Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics of CTU was visited by Professor Noh, Sand Do and Shin Yong-Kang, Ph.D., from the Korean Sungkyunkwan University on 23 January. Professor Noh is responsible, among other things, for the newly created Department of Smart Factory Convergence in his home university and is an active figure in the national initiative Korean Industrial Revolution 3.0, the equivalent of Czech Industry 4.0.
From 16 to 27 January, the first edition of Nuclear research reactor practicum course, organized for American students and teachers from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), was conducted at the Department of Nuclear Reactors of the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering . Course participants attended lectures and practical exercises and also received a unique chance to try to start a nuclear reactor.
At the ceremonial session of the Scientific Council of CTU, which took place on 17 January at the Bethlehem Chapel, architect Miroslav Šik received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa from the hands of CTU rector, prof. Petr Konvalinka.
The diagnosis of severe mental and developmental disorders and diseases, as well as an effective means of communication for the disabled. Al this is possible by the device that is able to detect even the smallest eye movements. It was developed by researchers from the Department of Economics, Management and Humanities of Faculty of Electrical Engineering under the direction of Ing. Martin Dobiáš, PhD., within the project "Monitoring eye movements for diagnosis in neuroscience." The research was financially supported by Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR) under the ALFA program, supporting applied research and experimental development.
Tomáš Záruba, student of the Electrical Engineering, Power Engineering and Management study program at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, had founded the Byzance (Byzantium) startup together with his other colleagues. It focuses on the rapidly growing market for Internet of Things (IoT). Members of the team deal with tools for development and long-term management of IoT, including security. To achieve the significant development of this technology that they have planned for upcoming year, they have developed an universal hardware kit, which will help overcome the difficulties between the development of prototype and mass production.
Mrs. Kateřina Valachová, minister of Education, Sports and Youth, appointed 55 new professors at the Carolina Great Hall of Charles University on 19 December 2016. Six new professors of CTU in Prague were among them.