Centre of Excellence for Diagnostic Method of Materials
The centre is oriented on analytical methods using the most up-to-date knowledge from the interaction of electron and laser pencil with matter, and the top detection systems with high sensitivity, modern mechanical methods and observing electric and non-electric quantities.
Methods are focused on evaluating specific characteristics of mostly progressive metallic and non-metallic materials.
Assoc. prof. Ing. Ľubomír Čaplovič, PhD.
phone: +421 918 646 043
Centre of Excellence of Five Axis Machining
The centre is oriented on research in forming areas of 5-axis technologies (milling, lathing, ultra-sound processing). By concentrating most modern high-speed, several-axis and multi-energy technologies, the centre gained its unique character in Slovakia.
Prof. Dr. Ing. Jozef Peterka
phone: +421 905 930 245
The Center of Excellence SlovakION aims to become Eastern Europe's leading research centre for ion beam and plasma technologies in materials engineering and nanotechnology. Based on cutting-edge research and closely integrated in an international network of research facilities. SlovakION's holistic approach to innovation transfer and its close interaction with the regional industry will contribute to the economic development of Slovakia. The main focus lies with the automotive and electronics industry as pointed out in Slovakia's Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation. Title of the EU project: Slovak Centre of Excellence in Ion Beam and Plasma Technologies for Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology – SlovakION, Duration: 1. 6. 2015 - 31. 5. 2016
Scientific Research Center of Excellence SlovakION for Materials Science and Interdisciplinary Research
The general goal of the project is to create a sustainable excellent research and development, innovation and institutional management environment for the implementation of activities in the field of materials research, development of new materials, the latest diagnostic methods, simulations and modeling in materials engineering and material properties and also in ICT, where project activities are focused on signal processing and analysis, simulation and modeling, machine learning, control and signal integration. This activity was created thanks to the support of the Operational Program Integrated Infrastructure 2014-2020 co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund.
The strategic goal is to achieve the status of an international scientifically competitive center, especially in the field of materials research using ion beam and plasma technologies, but also in interdisciplinary areas of research and development activities.
Industry needs: The SlovakION Center of Excellence will carry out research in the field of preparation of materials that will find usage in various applications, e.g. automotive industry, optics, electrical engineering, photovoltaics, or specific display technologies, production technologies, information and communication technologies, optics, sensors, etc.
Ion beam techniques can be considered as a “Swiss Knife” of surface technology as – depending on the ion species, energy and dose – nearly all surface properties (tribologic, optical, electronic, magnetic) of materials can be tailored. Material modification on the nanoscale as well as the treatment of large areas is likewise possible as ion beam and plasma methods are scalable with respect to materials dimension. Moreover, various well-developed ion beam analysis methods are able to characterize the elemental composition of materials. This delivers an enormous potential to applica-tions in various industries.
Research is focused on the investigation of the influence of high-energy particles on the mechanisms of degradation in special types of materials (superconducting materials, materials for energy and nuclear reactors with increased resistance to radiation damage) too. It will not be just about innovation of new materials, but the research will also bring automated algorithmic solutions in practice. The results of the project will be applied in economic and social practice by providing solutions that cannot otherwise be verified in economic practice, with an increased ability to solve projects directly for practice. The implementation of projects for practice will create the conditions for a wider involvement of doctoral students as well as students in solving research tasks and thus allow greater use of the scientific potential of young researchers. In terms of material sustainability, the research and development activities of the project will contribute to the development of an excellent workplace and the strengthening of the SlovakION scientific institute. At the same time, the institute is establishing itself in the European Research Area (ERA), which will not only increase the interest of young workers and students to participate in research and development activities, but also it will strengthen the institutes’ position in the ERA. Project implementation: Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava - Faculty of Materials Science and Technology based in Trnava,
Contact: Assoc. Prof. Ing. Robert Riedlmajer, PhD. - responsible project leader (firstname.lastname@example.org), Duration: 2019 - 2023