|Prof. Ing. Zdeněk Vostracký, DrSc.
D.Eng. h. c., IEEE Senior Member, FEng.
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: email@example.com 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)