Prof. Dr. Ing. Bohuslav MASEK

University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic, EU

Date of birth:        29th December 1960

1975 - 1979         Grammar school, Pilsen

1979 - 1983         Institute of Technology (VŠSE), Pilsen, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering; Field: Forming

1983 - 1986         Západočeské keramické závody Horní Bříza (West Bohemia Ceramic Company) - project engineer - engineering designer

1986 - 1991         Institute of Technology (VŠSE), Pilsen - lecturer

1986 - 1991         Doctoral thesis: Influence of Inclusion Content on Hot Formability of FeNi 42 Alloy

1993                    Dr.-Ing. Degree at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen

1991 - 2002         University of West Bohemia in Pilsen (UWB), senior lecturer

1996 - 2000         Head of a research plan at UWB Pilsen: Simulation of Open-Die Forging of Shafts (FEM - Materials Simulation)

1998                    Habilitation in Engineering Metallurgy at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen

2005                    Appointed as Professor at the University of West Bohemia

2009                    TU Dresden - Ruf an Professur Konstruktionswerkstoffe, Germany

2009                    4th – 9th place in Steel Innovation Award 2009 with credit for „Exemplary high innovative potential with diverse usability of steel materials” (644 submitted projects) Düsseldorf Germany

2009                    Award of the Minister of Education, Youth and Sports for Exceptional Results in Research, Experimental Development and Innovations in 2009

2011                    Aurel Stodola Silver Medal, TU Bratislava, Slovakia

2011                    1st Degree Medal of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports for excellent pedagogical activities

Foreign Experiences and Long Term Fellowships:
Germany, Auerhammer Aue: problems of Ni-alloy forming (1988)
Austria, Voest Alpine Stahl Linz: forming of thin and surface finish sheets (1991)
Germany, TU Chemnitz, scientific fellowship in SFB 283, material formability problems for production process „Rotary Spin Extrusion“ (1996 – 1999, 4 months per year).
Germany, TU Stuttgart, project Erasmus (1999)
Germany, ICTP 1999 JSTP (Japan) nomination for International Prize for Research and Development in Precision Forging (1999)
Sweden, lecture tour, Simulation of technological processes (2000)
Egypt, Ain Shams University Cairo, lecture stay (2002)
Germany, TU Chemnitz, part-time employment in research (1999 - 2012)

Foundation of New Original Research Topics:
Modelling of complex, praxis relevant processes with high strain rate and quick precise control changes of temperature gradients
Treatment of materials in semi-solid state (SSS) in small volumes - Minithixoforming in combination with rapid solidification and rapid cooling

Construction of Laboratories:
Laboratory of plastometry and material-technological modelling - 3 plastometers and original equipment for modelling of material processes
Laboratory of model forming processes - 7 presses, furnaces and ancillary equipments
Laboratory of 3D Microscopy
Laboratory of FEM Simulations

Significant Projects and Other Experience:

1999 - 2004        Projekt der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft, Sonderforschungsbereich 283 der TU Chemnitz, Germany

2004 - 2007        Czech Scientific Foundation project: 106/04/0601, Transformation Induced Plasticity Used in Forming of Steel

2004 - 2007        Projekt Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Transfer Bereich - Prozessstabilisierung beim Bohrungsdrücken durch thermisch aktivierte Verformungsmechanismen.

2006 - 2011         FORTECH 1M06032 - Investigator of the Research Centre of Forming Technology, University of West Bohemia, Research Centres (Program 1M)

2008                    Project UWB in Pilsen, Optimization of Components and Controls for Highly Productive Methods of Flexible Forming

2008 - 2011        Projekt der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft - ME 1457/18 – 1, Einsatz von TRIP-Stählen für die Herstellung von Quasi-Massiven Bauteilen

2009 - 2011         Czech Science Foundation project: 106/08/1757, Development of New Grades of High-Strength Low-Alloyed Steels with Improved Elongation Values

2010 - 2012        Czech Science Foundation project: P107/10/2272, Accelerated Carbide Spheroidization and Grain Refinement in Steels

2010 - 2013        Project FR-TI2/082 - Industrial research and development of cold rolled foils of the thickness less than 0,2 mm made from Ni and Cu alloys

2011 - 2013        Project Czech Science Foundation / Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft: bilateral P107/11/J083, The influence of input microstructure on final properties of material processed by mini-thixoforming

2012 - 2014        Czech Science Foundation project: P107/12/2600, Effect of Forming in Semi-Solid State on Evolution of Microstructure of Powder Metallurgy Steels

2012 - 2015        Technology Agency project TAČR TA02010390, Innovation and Development of New Thermo-mechanical and Heat Treatment Processes of Die Forgings by the Transfer of Findings Obtained from Material-technological Modelling

Other Significant Activities

Author and co-author of more than 220 papers, many improvement proposals, 4 patents and a lot of technological processes applied in production, inventor of many unconventional equipments and devices, organiser of several conferences and seminars with international participation, member of the Forming Society of the Czech Republic, the Czech Society for New Materials and Technologies, the Institute for Metal Science, the German Iron and Steel Institute and the Club of improvers and inventors of the Czech Republic.