For the third time, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering scored at the International Fair of Electrical Engineering, Power Engineering, Automation, Communication, Lighting, and Security Amper, held in Brno. From the 28th edition of the fair, a team of scientists from the RICE research centre brought home the Golden Amper award for the most beneficial exhibit - a device for compensating ground faults.
Ph. D. student Martin Vítek won the Josef Hlávka Prize. He is engaged in researching and developing miniature robots controlled by a magnetic field. The Hlávka Foundation awards the prize annually to talented students who have demonstrated exceptional ability and creative thinking in their field of study.
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering has obtained a new patent in contactless power transmission. The innovative solution has its main application in rotating electrical machines, providing contactless power to sensors for measuring electrical and non-electrical quantities directly in the rotor. FEL/RICE researchers Tomáš Kavalír, Vladimír Kindl, Pavel Turjanica and Lukáš Pušman collaborated on the patent.
Vladimír Kindl and Martin Zavřel, researchers of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, succeeded in the international competition at the online conference ELEKTRO 2020. Whereas Václav Kotlan and Ivo Doležel from the Department of Theoretical Electrical Engineering also brought back the "Best Paper Award" on the topic "Indirect Induction Hardening of Thin Electrically Non-Conductive Layers." The researchers presented a model of indirect induction heating of very thin layers made of electrically non-conductive materials.
Localization of mini-robots won the competition for the best user project at the Technical Computing Camp 2019. FEL/RICE researcher Martin Juřík came in second place with his paper Localization of mini-robots. Václav Šmídl and František Mach also contributed to the paper.
Several exceptional students and Ph.D. students of FEE have won awards not only in scientific competitions. The first and third place for the best user project at the fifth annual Technical Computing Camp was a great success. The most significant success and the first place went to the team led by František Mach with the project Magnetically controlled robotic system for micromanipulation (Martin Juřík, Jiří Kuthan, Martin Vítek, Jessica Fenclová, František Mach). This project focuses on researching and developing a robotic system that enables non-contact control of miniature robots using magnetic fields.
The FEE - RICE research team, which participated in the international project RiMaCon (Risk Management Software System for SMEs in the Construction Industry), won one of the West Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards 2017. The results of the international EU 7.FP European project, carried out within the Marie Curie activity, were awarded. The University of West Bohemia was a member of the consortium of this project. Other members of the consortium were Vettorazzo Costruzioni s.r.l. (IT), Computors Ltd (UK), University of Wolverhampton (UK) - the main coordinator of the project. The FEE - RICE team from UWB was involved in the project, consisting of Assoc. Prof. Jiří Tupa (main solver of the project for UWB), Assoc. Prof. František Steiner, Ing. Martin Hirman, Ing. Jan Šimota.
Awards Gold Amper obtained the smart suit for firefighters smartPRO at 25th international trade fair AMPER in Brno yesterday. After the December victory in the international pre-commercial tender of the project Smart@Fire is this prize next award of the Czech consortium bringing together a research team from the Regional Innovation Center of Electrical Engineering (RICE) of Faculty of Electrical Engineering of University of West Bohemia in Pilsen and companies VOCHOC, Holik International, Elitronic and Applycon. Faculty of Electrical Engineering was awarded with the modular control system REMCS for the first time in 2013.
The awards “Best session presentation” were granted to following researchers: Jan Michalik, Martin Bruha and Humphrey Mokom Njawah Achiri. The IECON 2016 conference belongs to the world biggest and most prestigious conferences in the field of power electronics and motion control. This 42nd year was held at the end of October in Italian Florence with a number of 2000 participants.
Awarded student by the Rector's special scholarship was a researcher from RICE, Ph. D. student Tomáš Bystřický. The University of West Bohemia annually awards the Rector's special scholarship to students who represent the university in international scientific, cultural, and sports competitions and achieve excellent study results. He also gets the scholarship of the Pilsen region.
The Regional Innovation Centre of Electrical Engineering of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen is one of the three winners of the Regional Chamber of Commerce Pilsen award for a significant investment achievement this year. The awards were presented during the gala evening of the FINPEX 2016 Real Estate, Construction and Investment Opportunities Forum, which took place on Tuesday, 4 October, at the Měšt'anská beseda in Pilsen.
Our researcher Mr. Jan Řeboun was awarded for the paper Bending Endurance of Printed Conductive Patterns on Flexible Substrates presented in the 39th International Spring Seminar on Electronics Technology by Best Poster Award for Young Scientists in May 2016.
The team (led by Prof. Zdenek Peroutka) attended the international conference IECON 2014 in Dallas - 40th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. Colleagues Frantisek Mach, Tomas Komrska and Radim Dudek awarded BEST PRESENTATION RECOGNITION. Frantisek Mach received even very significant recognition. His article was on the fourth place of all student presentations from around the world!
The Golden AMPER competition – The RICE research team led by Ing. Pavel Turjanica, Ph.D. won one of the five chief prizes in the competition for the most useful exhibit at the AMPER Trade Fair held at the exhibition ground in Brno. The exhibit awarded by the expert committee was the modular control system REMCS, which is an outcome of RICE research and development lasting two years. The system is intended for partners from the industry sector operating in the field of transportation or power engineering, mainly for those who cannot afford to carry out the demanding and expensive development of a system exploiting cutting-edge technologies. RICE succeeded in the competition with 33 other exhibits by 30 exhibiting companies.