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Prof. Ing. Petr Zuna, CSc. D.Eng.h.c. FEng. - Biography
President and Founding Member, Engineering Academy of the Czech Republic, Vice-Dean of the College of Mechanical Engineering, ČVUT in Prague
Professor Petr Zuna graduated from ČVUT's College of Mechanical Engineering in 1963. He habilitated himself in 1989 and was designated as a professor in the field of Materials Science in 1992.
After joining the Department of Materials Science in 1985, he was interning at ČKD Praha. Between 1991?1997 and 2000?2005, he acted as Dean of ČVUT's College of Mechanical Engineering and Rector of ČVUT between 1997?1999. Today, he is Vice-dean of the College and Deputy Head of Department of Materials Engineering. He also acts as Vice-president of Czech Society for New Materials and Technologies.
Professor Zuna is President and founding member of Engineering Academy of the Czech Republic and was elected as President of CAETS (International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences) for 2002. He is a member of Russian and Slovakian Engineerng Academies and participated in creation of Grant Agency of the Czech Republic, where he was acted on board for 8 years. He spent 3 years in European Science Foundation's committee for physical and engineering sciences. Mr. Zuna is a member of the Government Council for R&D and acted on board of AERO Vodochody. He was or is a member or chairman of academic boards of Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Nuclear Research Institute Řež, Brno University of Technology's and Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava's College of Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Plasma Physics and National Technical Museum in Prague. He was a member of Academy of Sciences Assembly and currenly is a member of editorial boards of magazines such as Kovové materiály, Technik and MM. Further, he is a member of Ministry of Defence' Council for R&D and Confederation of Industry's committee for R&D.
He is a co-author of one treatise, author or co-author of 81 articles in national and foreign magazines or symposia, 21 solicited lectures and panel reports, 23 textbooks and 1 invention. He was a co-chief scientist of the National Research Programme project.
Awards: 1st Degree Medal of the Ministry of Education, Felber's Gold Medal, IGIP Gold Medal, Commemorative Medal of the Czechoslovak Union of Freedom Fighters, Honorary Doctoral Degree from University of Glasgow (2003)