Research activities :

  • Modeling of multi-physical phenomena in composite materials.
  • Development of advanced computational methods for smart materials.
  • Complex research of silicate composites.
  • Heat and mass transfer in building materials and structures.
  • Modelling of microphysical and optical properties of materials.
  • Methods and theory of electromagnetic diagnostics of disperse systems.

Actual News :

Postdoctoral position on skyglow modeling

The ICA of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia, is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position. The successful candidate will join the theory group at the ICA and will work for the internal research project “Night sky brightness: modeling and characterization“. The project goals are to theoretically, numerically and experimentally analyze artificial light and sky-glow, and also to characterize light emissions from cities/towns.

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International conference: THERMOPHYSICS 2020

We are pleased to announce another meeting of the THERMOPHYSICS conference series.
Conference scope: experimental and theoretical investigation of thermophysical and other related
properties of materials.

Conference dates: 8nd September – 10th September 2020
Place: Smolenice, western Slovakia
Conference website: HERE
More information: HERE

Výberové konanie

Výberové konanie na pracovné miesto: samostantný vedecký pracovník / vedecký pracovník
Kvalifikačné predpoklady: VŠ 3. stupňa v odbore stavebníctvo a stavebné materiály
Vhodné aj pre PhD. študenta pred obhajobou dizeratačnerj práce.
Platové podmienky: podľa platných platových taríf, minimálne 1000 Eur (brutto)

Viac informácii…

Dátum zverejnenia: 1.7.2020

NOVEL LIGHTNING THREAT INDICATOR (European patent No. 3105614 has been filed in 2018)

The patent describes a method for determining if there is an increased chance of lightning. Lightning is a threat especially to aircraft launching and landing as a lightning strike can cause loss of power and instrument failure and result in catastrophe. As a safety precaution, airports close during increased lightning threats. Such closures are expensive. Accurately assessing the threat of lightning can save resources, since airports could remain open when there is no threat.

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Research: Retrieval of angular emission function from whole-city light sources

The research performed by our team promises great progress in light-pollution modeling as this is the first time the indirect remote-sensing method, to retrieve the CEF from sky-brightness measurements, has been developed and successfully applied to experimental data.

Workgroup: Miroslav KOCIFAJ, Ladislav Kómar, Jaromír Petržala, František Kundracik, Ondrej Štefík
Research projects: APVV-14-0017 and VEGA 2/0016/16

More details – here and here (in Slovak language).