Prof. Ing. Zdeněk Vostracký, DrSc.
D.Eng. h. c., IEEE Senior Member, FEng.

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Name:
Prof. Ing. Zdeněk Vostracký, DrSc.
D.Eng. h. c., IEEE Senior Member, FEng.

Personal data:
Birth:
May 15, 1941, Pilsen, Czech Republic

Address:
University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
Univerzitni 8
Pilsen 306 14
Tel.:	+420 377 631 005
Fax: 	+420 377 631 002
Mob.:	+420 602 141 661
E-mail:	zdenekv@rek.zcu.cz

EDUCATION: 
1988	Dr.Sc. (Doctor of Science = DSc), Czech Technical University, Prague;Title of thesis: Interrupting Capability
	Characteristics of Circuit Breakers and Their Practical Applications
1984 	1st degree qualifications for scientific research, Czechoslovak Academy of Science
1978	2nd degree qualifications for scientific research, Czechoslovak Academy of Science
1976	CSc. (Candidate of Sciences; = PhD); Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Technology in Pilsen;
	title of thesis: Calculation Methods for High-Voltage Circuit Breakers
1964	Ing. (= MEng), Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Technology in Pilsen

COURSES:
1992	Executive Management Business Administration (EMBA-senior level), Columbia University, New York, USA
1991	Art of Management, Programme Starapple, the Netherlands
1981	Postgraduate course in psychology and pedagogy for engineers, Czechoslovak Society for Science
	and Technology, Prague

LANGUAGES:	
	English, German, Russian

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AWARDS:	

2005	IEEE Senior Member (Institut of Electrical and Electronic Engineers)
2001	D.Eng.h.c. - Doctor of Engineering honoris causa, London – Brunel University
 
ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT:

2004 – now	Vice rector of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
2000 – now	Director of Department in the R&D Centre of New Technology
1998 – 2004	Rector of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
1993 – 2002	Director of the Department of Innovation and Projects, Faculty of Economics,
		University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
1990 – now	Professor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen (full-time);
		part-time member of staff since 1968; appointed Professor 1990

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS:

1990 – 1992	Chairman of the Board of Directors, Škoda Concern, Pilsen (37,000 employees)
1992		Director of the Corporate Research Institute (350 employees), Škoda Concern, Pilsen 
1990		Chairman of the Advisory Committee, Škoda Concern, Pilsen
1989 – 1991	Head of the R & D Department of High-Voltage Equipment for Substations and Electric Locomotives
		and Troleybuses, Škoda Concern, Pilsen
1976 – 1989	Head of the R & D Department of High-Voltage Equipment for Substations and Electric Locomotives
		and Troleybuses
1969 – 1976	Head of the Department of Design and Calculation, High-Voltage and Equipment
		for Electric Locomotives and Troleybuses, Škoda Concern, Pilsen
1964 – 1969	Designer, Department of High-Voltage and Medium-Voltage Equipment, Škoda Concern, Pilsen 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

1999 – now	IEC: member of the International Electrotechnical Commission for Standardization in
		Electrical Engineering
1995 – now	Engineering Academy of the Czech Republic (founding member)
1993 – now	IEEE: member of the following sections: Power Engineering, Engineering Management,
		Technology and Society
1990 – now	Inventa, Prague: Strategy and Innovation Management
1986 – now	CIGRE: member and member of the following committees:
		SC 13 High-Voltage Equipment (since 1990)
		WG 13.01 Practical Application of Arc Physics in Circuit Breakers (since 1986-2000)
		WG 13.11 Application Guide for the Internatinal Electrical Commision
		Harmonization of Standardization (since 1999)

FELLOWSHIPS AND ELECTED POSITIONS:

2002 – now	Member of the Scientific Board of the Medical Faculty of the Charles University, Pilsen
2001 – now	Member of the Scientific Board of the Czech Technical Univ., Prague
1996 – now	Founding Member of the Engineering Academy ofthe Czech Rep.(FEng) 
1994 – now	Member of the National Board for DrSc. Degree Awards
1993 – now	Member of the Scientific Board of the Technical University, Brno
1992 – now	Member of the Scientific Boards of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and
		the Faculty of Economics, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
1991 – now	Member of the Board of the Centre for Theoretical Study, Charles University, Prague
1990 – now	Member of the Faculty Board for Ph.D. Awards in Electrical Engineering
1972 – now	Member of the CIGRE National Committee Board
1998 – 2004 	Member of the Government Committee of the Czech Republic for Research and Development
2000		Member of the Presidium of the Czech Conference of Rectors
1993 – 1996	Member of the Board of Directors, West Bohemian Electricity Transmission 
		and Distribution Company (ZCE)
1992 – 2000	Member of the “Foundation 700th Anniversary of the City of Pilsen”
1992 – 1998	Member of the Board of the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic
1991 – 1998	Member of the Editorial Board, Journal Elektro
1991 – 1993 	Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors, Electrical Testing Institute, Prague

AWARDS:

2000		Medal of the Technical University VSB Ostrava
1999		Prize for research on „The theoretical model of high-voltage circuit breakers
		and their application in a network“; Siemens Company and the Forum of Institutions
		of Higher Education and Industry
1987,1989		Czechoslovak Inventor Award
1986		Recognition of contribution to progress in science and technology;
		Central Committee of the Czechoslovak Society for Science and Technology
1986,1984,1983	Medals for outstanding inventions (exhibitions INVEX Brno – 1984, 1986); ZENIT 1983
1983		Outstanding monography „Spínací přístroje VVN“ (HV Circuit Breakers);
		Editorial Board of SNTL (publishers of technical literature) and the Ministry of Education
		of the Czechoslovak Republic as the University Coursebook Award
1979		Inventor Award, Škoda Concern
1970 		Medal for outstanding research results, Škoda Concern
1964		Medal for outstanding student
1964		Awarded engineering degree with distinction

PUBLICATIONS:

Altogether 184 publications including:
5 books (1 author, 4 co-author)
2 book reviews
5 softback university course books on electrical engineering and plasma physics, project and innovation management
74 research papers and books in prestigious journals and proceedings
33 articles on management
67 reports

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:

23 research projects (all implemented)
47 inventions – patents (15 of these recognized abroad – in 5 EU countries, USA, Japan)
12 keynote speeches at international conferences
20 invited lectures in 13 countries (Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, Brazil)