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prof. Ing. Petr Sáha, CSc.

prof. Ing. Petr Sáha, CSc.

University Institute
E-mail: saha@utb.cz

Research activities carried out by Prof. Sáha are focusing on the area of polymers, on polymer recycling, electromagnetic properties of composites and physical aging of polymers in particular. Furthermore, on polymer processes per se, rheology and electrorheology as well as on polymers for medical and food applications.

Professor Sáha is the author of 325 papers with 4,243 citations (self-citations not counted) included in the Web of Science database (as of August 2018). His H-index = 40. He is the author and co-author of many patents. He has been largely instrumental in the establishment of Tomas Bata University Zlín and in the development thereof up to its current shape. Moreover, he is also the founder of the Centre of Polymer Systems.


Curriculum vitae

Education

  • 2000: Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Chemistry, Material Engineering, Professor
  • 1993: Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Technology in Zlín, Plastics and Rubber Technology, Associate Professor (doc.)
  • 1981-1984: Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Technology in Gottwaldov, Study of Non-Metallic and Building Materials, CSc.
  • 1967-1971: Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Technology in Gottwaldov, Master's degree (Ing.)

Process of employment

  • 2018-present: Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Vice-Rector for Research, Development and Creative Activities
  • 2010-present: Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Director of the University Institute
  • 2010-2018: Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Rector
  • 2008-2009: Tomas Bata University in Zlín, University Institute, Head of the Department of Applied Research
  • 2007-2010: Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Vice-Rector for Strategic Development
  • 2007-2009: Polymer Processing Society, New York, USA, President
  • 2001-2007:Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Rector
  • 2001-present: Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Faculty of Technology, Head of the Polymer Centre
  • 1997-2000: Brno University of Technology, Vice-Rector for Development
  • 1991-1997: Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Technology in Zlín, Dean
  • 1980-1991: Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, researcher
  • 1977-1991: Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Technology in Gottwaldov, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor
  • 1972-1977: Plastika Kroměříž, assistant for technological development

Membership of expert organizations

  • The Polymer Processing Society - Past President
  • Society of Plastics Engineers - Member
  • American Institute of Physics - Member
  • The Society of Rheology - Member
  • The Nordic Rheology Society - Member
  • Business-Higher Education Forum - Member

Membership of bodies

  • Member of the Scientific Board of Tomas Bata University in Zlín, since 2001
  • Member of the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Management and Economics, TBU in Zlín, since 1996
  • Member of the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Technology, TBU in Zlín, since 1991
  • Member of the Scientific Board of the Brno University of Technology, since 1994
  • Member of the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Textile, Technical University of Liberec, 1994 - 2010
  • Member of the Scientific Board of the Technical University of Liberec, since 2010
  • Member of the Scientific Board of Alexander Dubček University in Trenčín, Slovak Republic, 2001-2007
  • Member of the Scientific Board of the University of Pardubice, since 2002
  • Member of the Doctoral Programme Board of the Faculty of Chemistry, Brno University of Technology, doctoral course in Macromolecular Chemistry, since 1997
  • Member of the Doctoral Programme Board of the Faculty of Textile Engineering, Technical University of Liberec, doctoral course in Textile Technology, since 1997
  • Member of the Doctoral Programme Board of the Faculty of Technology, TBU in Zlín, doctoral course in Chemistry and Materials Technology and in Material Chemistry, since 2005
  • Member of the Doctoral Programme Commission of the Doctoral Programme Board for the doctoral programme in Chemistry taught at the Faculty of Science at Masaryk University in Brno, doctoral course in Macromolecular Chemistry, since 2001
  • Member of the Doctoral Programme Commission of the Doctoral Programme Board for the doctoral programme in Chemistry taught at the Faculty of Science of Masaryk University in Brno, doctoral course in Chemistry of Macromolecular Compounds, since 2007
  • Research, Development and Innovation Council of the Czech Republic - member 2006-2007, guest member 2007-2010
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials, since 2008
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Management in Education, since 2005

Expertise

  • Polymer processes
  • Rheology and electrorheology
  • Polymers in medicine and in food-processing industry
  • Physical aging of polymers
  • Polymer recycling, electromagnetic properties of composites

Honours and awards

  • Clemson University, USA - Adjunct Professor (since 2016)
  • East China University of Science and Technology - Guest Professor
  • Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam - Honorary degree of Doctor (2015)
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