Congratulations to Ivo Šulák on the Award of the Czech Academy of Sciences for extraordinary results! He received the award of the Czech Academy of Sciences for research into thermal barrier systems based on zirconium oxide stabilized by yttrium oxide, which are among the most widespread surface treatments used in aircraft engines and land-based energy turbines.
The CAS awards were presented on November 14, 2022, while Ivo Šulák from the IPM received the award in the under 35 category. The award was presented at a ceremony in a building on Národní třída in Prague by Eva Zažímalová, the president of the Czech Academy of Sciences.
Ivo Šulák has been dealing with materials that are used mainly in critical parts of gas turbines for a long time. Thanks to his findings, new coating materials can be modified to be more resistant to thermal and mechanical stress. An increase in operating temperatures will lead to greater efficiency and environmental friendliness of operation.
In his awarded research, Ivo Šulák specialized in thermal barrier systems in aircraft engines and land-based power turbines, where they are damaged by fine particles. The research results received a quick response in practice, for example in the form of new types of heat turbine blades.
Prizes of the Czech Academy of Sciences are awarded annually to scientists whose research contributes to the prestige of Czech science on an international scale. No more than five years must have passed since their first publication.
We wish Ivo Šulák much success in his further scientific work!
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Photo from the award ceremony: Jana Plavec, Division of External Relations CAS.