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Research Group Leader
Researcher ID
Phone: +420 54114 9888, +420 604 229 558
Mobile: +420 604 229 558
Deputy Group Leader
Researcher ID
Phone: +420 54114 6480, +420 54114 6480
E-mail: ,
Address: Technická 12, 616 00 Brno

Research areas

  • Smart sensors and signal processing, sensors design using new materials
  • Advanced control technologies, electrical actuators control
  • Mobile robotic systems, reconnaissance robotics, telepresence
  • Embedded systems and communication technologies

Main objectives

  • Development of novel sensors, control and communication technologies
  • Development of advanced reconnaissance mobile robotic system equipped with novel chemical, biological and nuclear sensors
  • Application of new materials and technologies in sensors, actuators and robotic systems
  • Development of control systems and instrumentation for research and production of new materials

Content of research

Advanced control, sensors and communication technologies are key components of many industrial systems. Current progress in development of these technologies enables new possibilities of practical applications of new results of other research fields including advanced materials.

Research of advanced control technologies is aimed to energy optimal, safe and reliable control of robotics systems and technological processes. Special attention is paid to advanced control of electrical drives with applications in precise servo-drives in robotics, technological processes, actuators and ecological transportation systems. In the sensors field the research deals with the development of special smart sensors and power harvesting devices. The main goal is the application of advanced materials and new methods of signal processing, especially for data fusion, signal processing of sensor arrays, autocalibration and autodiagnostics. Special attention is paid to acoustic and vibration sensors and acoustic emission transducers. Interests in embedded systems include development of communication interfaces for special instrumentation including smart sensors and actuators; the design of new solutions for distributed data acquisition and data fusion; the development of special electronics for technological processes. Reconnaissance mobile robotic systems for special environments are being developed. The systems are to work in hazardous environments, such as areas with chemical, nuclear and biological contamination. Due to the nature of these environmental conditions, the systems use special materials to be able to withstand massive contamination, decontamination processes, and to decrease their detectability. Smart sensors are used on-board the robots to enhance their functionality.


Selected projects of the group:


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Name and position



Mustafa Osman Elrayah Aboelhassan, Ph.D.
Junior Researcher
+420 54114 9824
Prof. Pavel Václavek, Ph.D.
Senior Researcher
+420 54114 9888, +420 604 229 558
Radek Kuchta, Ph.D.
Senior Researcher
+420 54114 6193
Stanislav Klusáček, Ph.D.
Junior Researcher
+420 54114 6433
Lukáš Pohl, Ph.D.
Junior researcher
+420 54114 9823
Lenka Petrová
Administrative Support
+420 54114 6411
Josef Rebenda, Ph.D.
Junior Researcher
+420 54114 3293
Prof. Radimír Vrba
Director of CEITEC BUT
+420 54114 9696
Prof. Petr Vavřín
Senior Researcher
+420 54114 6419, +420 54114 5452
Soběslav Valach
Junior Researcher
+420 54114 6476
Zdeněk Šmarda
Senior Researcher
+420 54114 3217, +420 54114 3219
Luděk Žalud, Ph.D.
Senior Researcher
+420 54114 9820
Libor Veselý, Ph.D.
Junior Researcher
+420 54114 9823
Petr Blaha, Ph.D.
Senior Researcher
+420 54114 9821
Zdeněk Bradáč, Ph.D.
Senior Researcher
+420 54114 9840
František Burian
Junior Researcher
+420 54114 9865, +420 608 236 570
Jakub Dokoupil, Ph.D.
Junior Researcher
+420 54114 9825
Petr Fiedler, Ph.D.
Senior Researcher
+420 54114 6480, +420 54114 6480
Zdeněk Havránek, Ph.D.
Junior Researcher
+420 54114 9839
Tomáš Jílek
Junior researcher
+420 54114 9866
Prof. Pavel Jura
Senior Researcher
+420 54114 6420, +420 54114 6420
Václav Kaczmarczyk, Ph.D.
+420 54114 6395
Jaroslav Kadlec, Ph.D.
Senior Researcher
+420 54114 6173
Lukáš Otava
Support Staff
+420 54114 9847, +420 726 816 454
Milan Papež
Ph.D. student
+420 54114 6466, +420 726 816 466
Martin Tůma
Ph.D. student
+420 54114 6475, +420 726 816 475
Jan Vodička
Support Staff
+420 54114 6468, +420 726 816 468
Jan Čupera
Petra Langerová
Technician in scientific research
Michal Skalský
Radek Vlach, Ph.D.
Senior researcher
Jan Glos
Support Staff
+420 54114 9847
Prof. František Šolc
Senior researcher
Tomáš Macho
Junior researcher
Radomil Matoušek, Ph.D.
Senior researcher
Petr Petyovský
Luděk Buchta
Ph.D. student
+420 54114 9846, +420 54114 1148
Prof. Josef Diblík
Senior Researcher
+420 54114 3340, +420 54114 7618
Jiří Fialka, Ph.D.
junior researcher
+420 54114 6471, +420 54114 1122
Jiří Vítovec, Ph.D.
Junior Researcher
+420 54114 3134
Matúš Kozovský
Technician - specialist for SW development
+420 54114 9845
Tomáš Lázna
Vít Jan, Ph.D.
Senior Researcher
+420 54114 3187
Adam Chromý
Ph.D. student
+420 54114 9841, +420 54114 6479
Lukáš Kopečný, Ph.D.
Junior Researcher
+420 54114 9822
Přemysl Dohnal
Zdeněk Svoboda
Junior researcher
Petra Kalvodová
Junior researcher
Petr Gábrlík
Ph.D. student
+420 54114 9865
Pavel Dobis
Ondřej Bartík
Technician - student
Karel Horák
Junior researcher
Jana Kopecká
Jaromír Baštinec
Senior researcher
Jan Chalupa
technician in research
Miroslav Jirgl
Junior researcher
Zdeňka Kuchtová
technician in research
Petr Pšenčík
Ph.D. student
Olga Vallová
Ph.D. student
Petr Beneš
Senior researcher
Stanislav Pikula
Martin Čala
Technician - application of vibro-diagnostic methods specialist
Martin Doseděl
Technician - development of the vibro-diagnostic system specialist
Jakub Arm
Technician - specialist
Lucie Kuljovská
international projects manager
+420 54114 9879
Martin Bařinka
technician - student
Adam Ligocki
researcher - student Ph.D.



  • DIBLIK, J; KHUSAINOV, DY; BASTINEC, J; SIRENKO, AS, 2016:Exponential stability of linear discrete systems with constant coefficients and single delay. APPLIED MATHEMATICS LETTERS 51 , p. 68 - 73.
  • FIALKA, J; BENES, P; MICHLOVSKA, L; KLUSACEK, S; PIKULA, S; DOHNAL, P; HAVRANEK, Z, 2016:Measurement of thermal depolarization effects in piezoelectric coefficients of soft PZT ceramics via the frequency and direct methods. JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY 36 (11), p. 2727 - 2738.
  • KVAC, M; HAVRDOVA, N; HLASKOVA, L; DANKOVA, T; KANDERA, J; JEZKOVA, J; VITOVEC, J; SAK, B; ORTEGA, Y; XIAO, LH; MODRY, D; CHELLADURAI, JRJJ; PRANTLOVA, V; MCEVOY, J, 2016:Cryptosporidium proliferans n. sp (Apicomplexa: Cryptosporidiidae): Molecular and Biological Evidence of Cryptic Species within Gastric Cryptosporidium of Mammals. PLOS ONE 11 (1)
  • MYNAR, Z; VESELY, L; VACLAVEK, P, 2016:PMSM Model Predictive Control With Field-Weakening Implementation. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS 63 (8), p. 5156 - 5166.


  • DIBLIK, J, 2015:Explicit integral criteria for the existence of positive solutions of the linear delayed equation (x)over dot(t) = -c(t)x(t-tau(t)). ADVANCES IN MATHEMATICS 280 , p. 1 - 20.
  • REBENDA, J; SMARDA, Z, 2015:Convergence analysis of an iterative scheme for solving initial value problem for multidimensional partial differential equations. COMPUTERS & MATHEMATICS WITH APPLICATIONS 70 (8), p. 1772 - 1780.


  • DIBLIK, J; VITOVEC, J, 2014:Asymptotic behavior of solutions of systems of dynamic equations on time scales in a set whose boundary is a combination of strict egress and strict ingress points. APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTATION 238 , p. 289 - 299.
  • VITOVEC, J, 2014:Critical oscillation constant for Euler-type dynamic equations on time scales. APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTATION 243 , p. 838 - 848.


  • DIBLIK, J; REBENDA, J; SMARDA, Z, 2013:Singular Initial Value Problem for Certain Classes of Systems of Ordinary Differential Equations. ABSTRACT AND APPLIED ANALYSIS
  • DIBLIK, J; VITOVEC, J, 2013:Lower and upper estimates of solutions to systems of delay dynamic equations on time scales. BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS , p. 1 - 14.
  • FIALKA, J; BENES, P, 2013:Comparison of Methods for the Measurement of Piezoelectric Coefficients. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT 62 (5), p. 1047 - 1057.
  • REBENDA, J; SMARDA, Z, 2013:Stability and asymptotic properties of a system of functional differential equations with nonconstant delays. APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTATION 219 (12), p. 6622 - 6632.
  • REBENDA, J; SMARDA, Z, 2013:Stability of a Functional Differential System with a Finite Number of Delays. ABSTRACT AND APPLIED ANALYSIS 2013 (Article ID 85313), p. 1 - 11.
  • VACLAVEK, P; BLAHA, P; HERMAN, I, 2013:AC Drive Observability Analysis. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS 60 (8), p. 3047 - 3059.


  • DOSPIVOVA, D; HYNEK, D; KOPEL, P; BEZDEKOVA, A; SOCHOR, J; KRIZKOVA, S; ADAM, V; TRNKOVA, L; HUBALEK, J; BABULA, P; PROVAZNIK, I; VRBA, R; KIZEK, R, 2012:Electrochemical Behaviour of Apoferritin Encapsulating of Silver(I) Ions and Its Application for Treatment of Staphylococcus aureus. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTROCHEMICAL SCIENCE 7 (7), p. 6378 - 6395.
  • HAVRANEK, Z., KLUSACEK, S., 2012:Experimental evaluation of methods for estimation of regularization in acoustic holography with MEMS sensor array. Inter-noise 2012 , p. 1 - 6.
  • HYNEK, D; KREJCOVA, L; SOCHOR, J; CERNEI, N; KYNICKY, J; ADAM, V; TRNKOVA, L; HUBALEK, J; VRBA, R; KIZEK, R, 2012:Study of Interactions between Cysteine and Cadmium(II) Ions using Automatic Pipetting System off-line Coupled with Electrochemical Analyser Dedicated United Nation Environment Program: Lead and Cadmium Initiatives. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTROCHEMICAL SCIENCE 7 (3), p. 1802 - 1819.
  • KREMPLOVA, M; KREJCOVA, L; HYNEK, D; BARATH, P; MAJZLIK, P; HORAK, V; ADAM, V; SOCHOR, J; CERNEI, N; HUBALEK, J; VRBA, R; KIZEK, R, 2012:Automated Electrochemical Detection of Iron Ions in Erythrocytes from MeLiM Minipigs Suffering from Melanoma. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTROCHEMICAL SCIENCE 7 (7), p. 5893 - 5909.


  • Optimised and Systematic Energy Management in Electric Vehicles (653514), H2020 - Societal challenges - Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy, 2015 - 2016
  • Integrated Components for Complexity Control in affordable electrified cars (662192), H2020 - Industrial leadership - ECSEL Joint Undertaking, 2015 - 2018
  • Capacitive pressure sensors using both ceramic and metal-ceramic (TH01011212), EPSILON, 2015 - 2018
  • A system for automatic / automated detection / radiation monitoring and location of hot zones, based on intelligent multifunctional detector head applicable to stationary and mobile platforms incl. unattended. (TH01020862), EPSILON, 2015 - 2017
  • Building up cooperation in R&D with the Research and Industrial Partners (Research4Industry) (CZ.1.07/2.4.00/17.0006), MEYS - OP Education for Competiteveness, 2011 - 2014
  • Nanoelectronics for electric vehicle intelligent failsafe power train (270693), FP7 - Joint Technology Initiative, 2011 - 2014
  • Cabin noise reduction by experimental and numerical design optimization (30814), FP6, 2006 - 2009
  • ARTEMIS IOE – Internet of energy for electric mobility (269374), FP7 - Joint Technology Initiative, 2011 - 2014
  • Process oriented electrical control units for electrical vehicles developed on a multi-system real-time embedded platform (7H10005), FP7 - Joint Technology Initiative, 2010 - 2013


The Electrical Drives Laboratory is equipped with a 5kVA 3-ph arbitrary waveform programmable power supply; DC to 3GHz spectrum analyser; 6-channel wattmeter; 1 GHz Mixed Signal Oscilloscope Tektronix MSO4104B – design and performance assessment of advanced control algorithms and systems for small AC drives; software for the simulation of dynamic and discrete event systems, design and validation of advanced control algorithms.

The Laboratory of Sensors and Measurement is equipped with a microphone array and a set of acoustic sensors for acoustic holography for noise source identification; PXI multichannel measuring equipment for signal processing and data acquisition; and a Precision laser vibrometer and climatic test chamber for sensor calibration and testing.

The Laboratory of Telepresence and Mobile Robotics is equipped to be able to develop small and mid-sized mobile robot prototypes, as well as do research in reconnaissance robotics, mapping and navigation, telepresence, and special sensor applications. The key equipment includes various 2D and 3D optical scanners: Velodyne HDL-64E, Velodyne HDL-32E, Swissranger SR4000, SICK 2D lidars; an iMAR iTraceRT-F400-E high performance INS/GNSS with FOG and RTK; 3x Trimble BX982 RTK GNSS – 1x Base station, 2x rover; Thermal imagers, CCD cameras; and an EPSON C3 industrial manipulator.

The Laboratory of Special Electronics and Commuications is equipped with a Digital Signal Analyzer – 8 GHz, 40 GSa/s, 4 Ch, 50M memory; an Infiniium MSO – 1 GHz, 10/20 GSa/s, 4+16 Ch; a Probe Amplifier – InfiniiMax II, 10 GHz; a 2-Channel 30 MHz Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generator; an MXA Signal Analyzer; a PXA Signal Analyzer; an ENA Series Network analyzer; and a 3.35 GHz 1-channel Pulse-/ Pattern Generator.


Electrical drive laboratory equipped with a 5kVA 3-ph arbitrary waveform programmable power supply, DC to 3GHz spectrum analyser, 6-channel wattmeter – design and performance assessment of advanced control algorithms and systems for small AC drives; software for the simulation of dynamical and discrete event systems, design and validation of advanced control algorithms.

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