Lecturers and organization committee

prof. Ing. Jiří Koziorek, Ph.D.

Head of Department of Cybernetics and Biomedical Engineering. He is working at VSB – Technical University of Ostrava since 1998, now as associate professor. He is a respected expert on industrial automation, measurement and control. He is working also in the area of measurement and control of geothermal systems.

prof. Ing. Naďa Rapantová, CSc.

Professor at Department of Geotechnics and Underground Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering. Since 1990 she has been teaching courses in hydrogeology, groundwater hydraulics, groundwater modelling and environmental geotechnics. Her research is focused on mining hydrogeology, groundwater modelling applications and heat transport simulation. As a recognized expert, she participated in the modeling of heat dissipation in the rock massif around the future radioactive waste repository for State Office for Nuclear Safety. Within former projects she was dealing with optimisation of borehole thermal energy storage and BHE systems. Involvement in 18 national research projects (GACR, TACR, MPO, CBU), 7 international projects, 9 projects principal investigator. She published more than 100 papers in various journals and conference proceedings. Recently she is a member of Executive Committee of International Mine Water Asssociation.

prof. Ing. Radek Martinek, Ph.D.

Radek Martinek is a research fellow with the VSB—Technical University of Ostrava. In 2017, he became an Associate Professor in technical cybernetics after defending the habilitation. His current research interests include digital signal processing (linear and adaptive filtering, soft computing artificial intelligence and adaptive fuzzy systems, non-adaptive methods, biological signal processing, and digital processing of speech signals); wireless communications (software-defined radio); and power quality improvement. He is editor in chief of IEEE.

M.Sc. Katja Haferburg

Has extensive experience in research facilitation and management in both applied and blue-skies research environments. Katja has expertise in fostering interdisciplinary research collaborations and gets any team to work productively together. After working at the Universities of Leeds and Bath in the UK, co-setting up an Engineering Doctorate Centre in visual effects, graphics and computer vision, animation and computer games research, she has been the European Network Manager at Fraunhofer IWU for 8 years, mainly establishing the Institute in European networks, building links with partners and supporting its scientific and engineering staff in writing proposals for the European Research Framework Programmes such as Horizon Europe and smaller funding programmes such as ERA.Nets.

Dipl.-Ing. Dieter Weise

Studied mechanical engineering and design and drive technology at Chemnitz University of Technology from 2002 - 2007. He then started working as a scientist at Fraunhofer IWU Chemnitz in the Sheet Metal Forming and Basics department from May 2007. His focus is on incremental sheet metal forming and project management as well as international cooperation. He graduated from the Fraunhofer Leadership Academy in 2013 and was certified as a graduate engineer by the President of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Prof.-Dr.-Ing. R. Neugebauer. In 2012 he received the "EFB-Projektpreis 2012" - European award of scientific excellence in the field of sheet metal forming awarded by European Research Association for Sheet Metal Working. His interests are energy efficiency, efficiency in housing/architecture, efficiency improvement in production and forming technologies - esp. prototyping. His research competences are system analysis and multi-parametric evaluation in mechanical engineering, design and manufacturing of prototypes and production planning with different manufacturing technologies.

M.Sc. Sebastian Rink

Sebastian Rink is the Scientific Information Manager at Fraunhofer IWU. Thus, it is his responsibility to ensure the optimal information supply for more than 600 scientists. Furthermore, he is in charge of the publication process from start to finish, i.e. from proposal submission and research to review and archiving. Thus, he receive various questions on a daily basis, for example about the process in general, about various research tools, but also about the selection of suitable journals and the associated (copyright) legal issues. He really enjoy supporting their scientists in their research work. Before joining the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, He worked for one of the leading development service providers in the German automotive industry and can therefore draw on a wide range of experience from research and industry.

M.Sc. J. Birgitta Martinkauppi, D.Sc. (Tech.)

Assistant Professor, School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology, Renewable Energy Group University of Vaasa (UVA). She manages geothermal renewable energy storages, modelling, simulation, analysis and implementation as well as control, monitoring and IoT related issues.