VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU
Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
Department of Materials Engineering
17. listopadu 15
708 33 Ostrava-Poruba
Czech Republic, EU
She graduated at the Technical University of Ostrava-Faculty of Metallurgy in 1975. Subsequently she entered the Research Institute of NOVA HUT Ostrava. After a short engagement in the metallurgical laboratory, she was working first 18 years in the technological research and then 8 years in the physical laboratory of the present ArcelorMittal Ostrava. In 1981, she has completed an External scientific postgraduate study by a defense at the Technical University of Ostrava in the field of Physical metallurgy and limit stages. In 1986, she has been awarded with ČSAV II. Scientific qualification level. In the years 1988-1994, she has lectured externally at the Department of Materials Engineering. In 2002, she has successfully habilitated at the Technical University of Ostrava in the field of Material Science and Engineering. Since October 2003, she has been a regular employee of the Department of Materials Engineering at the Technical University of Ostrava. Early in 2009, she has been appointed a professor.
More than 28-year-old research and scientific activities have been focused mainly on the heat treatment of steels, including the optimization of microstructure conditions research in terms of mechanically metallurgical properties achieved. In addition to belts and profiles, she has been oriented primarily on the development of oil tubes, including solution the issues related to hydrogen embrittlement. She has reached the very positive results in this area, which resulted in the patent at that time very valuable. She has pursued the hydrogen brittleness so far. Further, she is engaged in the mutual relationship between the metallurgical properties of constructional steels and managed control of the mutual structural parameters. An integral part of her activity is to assess the causes of material defects appearance in the relation to the conditions of exploitation and the type of microstructure. Last years, she has focused on controlled steel transformations, properties of high-manganese steels of TWIP and TRIPLEX type and bimetals welded by explosion. She has published about 160 articles in professional journals and about 200 articles in domestic and foreign proceedings. She is also author of monograph, co-author of book published in Cambridge, of 9 text books and numerous research reports and studies.