Three new professors of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering received their appointment decrees

University Science Employees

Minister of education Petr Gazdík handed over the appointment decrees to the new professors on 29 March in Karolinum. The President of the Republic had already appointed them on 15 December, but the handover took place only now due to the epidemiological situation.

The University of West Bohemia was represented by three professors from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering.

prof. Ing. Aleš Hamáček, Ph.D.
He was appointed professor at the proposal of the UWB Scientific Board for the field of electronics.

Aleš Hamáček graduated in 1989 from the University of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in Pilsen, majoring in technical cybernetics. He completed his doctoral studies in 2000 in the field of electronics. In 2008, he was appointed associate professor in the field of electronics at UWB.

Since 2010 he has been the head of the Materials Research team at the RICE research center, and since the same year, he has been a member of the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of UWB. He is currently the head of the FEE Department of Materials and Technologies.


In the pedagogical field, Aleš Hamáček is the guarantor of twelve bachelor's and master's courses. His research focuses on materials research, specializing in new materials and technologies, printed and flexible electronics, smart textiles, and sensors.

In the field of printed and flexible electronics, he is primarily engaged in research into new material and functional structures for electronic components and electronic functional units. CPV considers the solar receiver for concentrated photovoltaic systems, developed within the international project Euripides ASES, to be the most important industrial implementation in this area. In the field of smart textiles, his team achieved success with a smart firefighting suit and a smart firefighting glove. Both products have been successfully launched in Europe, Asia, the USA, and the Middle East. In addition, the glove has won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award and is protected by a European patent.

Aleš Hamáček is the author and co-author of more than 100 professional papers published in scientific journals and conference proceedings registered under the Web of Science. The total number of citations exceeds 300, and the current citation h-index is 10 (WOS), 12 (Scopus). He is a co-author of three international and fifteen national patents. He has been the researcher or co-researcher of three international and more than thirty national research projects.


prof. Ing. Radek Škoda, MSc., Ph.D.
He was appointed professor on the proposal of the UWB Scientific Board for the field of Electrical Power Engineering.

Radek Škoda has been working at UWB since 2010. His teaching and research activities are connected with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, where he leads a team focusing on nuclear energy. He is also involved in research activities at the CIIRC CTU, in the Energy 4.0 group, cooperating closely with UWB.  

Radek Škoda started his career in London banks and returned to academia fully after ten years. Since then, he has focused on new nuclear fuels, research nuclear reactors, energy storage, thermal power generation, and effective international cooperation in nuclear power.

Radek Škoda represents UWB on the steering committee of the European Nuclear Education Network, regularly cooperates as an expert with the International Atomic Energy Agency, and co-founded the Intercontinental Nuclear Institute. He has taught or spent long periods at universities in Texas, Massachusetts, South Africa, and St. Petersburg.

Radek Škoda is the author of more than 40 scientific papers published in scientific journals, books, and conference proceedings. He has received over 300 citations, and his current citation h-index is 8. He is co-author of many utility models and patents, one European and one American.


prof. Ing. Pavel Trnka, Ph.D.
He was appointed professor on the proposal of the UWB Scientific Board for the field of Electrical Engineering.

Pavel Trnka graduated in Industrial Electronics at UWB, where he also received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2005, where he participated in research on the durability of electrical insulation systems. During his studies, he completed an internship at Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen in Regensburg, then worked as a postdoctoral fellow and manager of the High Voltage Laboratory at the Electrical and Computer Engineering at Mississippi State University in the USA. In 2008 he received his Ph.D. degree in Heavy Current Electrical Engineering from the University of Žilina.

He has been working at UWB since 2005 - first as a researcher and later as an associate professor, vice-dean for pedagogical activities, member of the departmental council, member of the scientific boards of the Institute of Language Training and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and the Council of Lifelong Learning.

His research focused on the problems of electrical insulation systems used in high-voltage technology. He is mainly engaged in the study of their properties for the purposes of their design, analysis, determination of basic parameters, and dependencies with application overlap to the diagnostics of electrical equipment and production technology. He successfully cooperates with operators and manufacturers of high-voltage machines such as VEM, SGB-SMIT, ČEZ, ČEPS, ŠKODA ELECTRIC, ETD TRANSFORMERS or TRAFO CZ, as well as with manufacturers of electrical insulation systems and specialized diagnostics.

He has spent time at a number of foreign workplaces in the USA, Germany, Austria, and China. He has managed and has been a team member of a number of national and international research projects. He is the author of more than 200 publications, including several books, utility and industrial designs, patents, journal articles, and conference proceedings. He is a member of the editorial boards of several journals and a guest editor of Polymers. Since 2016, he has been chairing the biennial International Conference on Diagnostics in Electrical Engineering (Diagnostics).


prof. Ing. Aleš Hamáček, Ph.D.

prof. Ing. Radek Škoda, MSc., Ph.D.

prof. Ing. Radek Škoda, MSc., Ph.D.

prof. Ing. Pavel Trnka, Ph.D.

prof. Ing. Pavel Trnka, Ph.D.

Faculty of Electrical Engineering


01. 04. 2022