Petr Šittner from the Institute of Physics has become one of the laureates of this year’s Academy Premium awarded by the Czech Academy of Sciences. The president of the Academy of Sciences only announced the four winners for the first time in the fourteen-year history of the prominent science award, in a departure from the traditional prize-giving ceremony.
Department of Functional Materials
The diamond is not only the hardest material but it has unique optical properties making it an ideal material for industrial purposes, such as lasers, quantum technologies or applications for biological detection.
The nomination for the annual Otto Wichterle Premium is intended for outstanding young scientists up to the age of thirty-five employed at the Academy of Sciences who achieved top results in their fields.
Superelastic and shape memory functional properties of NiTi shape memory alloys are already utilized in medical devices, automotive and space industries, robotics and civil engineering applications.
Prestigious high-impact journal publishes a fundamental Czech study on grain boundary chemistry and material embrittlement
The value of this success is enhanced by the fact that the team succeeded in doing that without any external reputable scientist from a prestigious western institution “opening the door” into such a journal: the published paper originates exclusively from Czech authors.
How and why the localized deformation happens has always attracted the attention of mechanical engineers as well as theoreticians involved in modelling of material deformation.
Mrs. Vladimíra Petráková, has been awarded the Young Investigator Prize for the Best Oral Presentation in Symposium A, Diamond Electronics and Bioelectronics: From Fundamental to Applications IV, Material Research Society (MRS) Fall 2010 meeting in Boston, U.S.A.