On the cover of the Journal of Applied Physics

The Journal of Applied Physics highly appreciated a research work “DC-driven atmospheric pressure pulsed discharge with volume-distributed filaments in a coaxial electrode system” carried out by employees of the Department of Physics, FEE CTU. The Editorial Office of the Journal of Applied Physics selected the work as the lead cover article in the eighth issue, vol. 126, 2019 of the Journal (https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5113950).

Reproduced from the Journal of Applied Physics 126(8), 28 August 2019, with the permission of AIP Publishing.

VZLUSAT-1 – still in the orbit

The VZLUSAT-1 nanosatellite was developed on the basis of a standardized CubeSat 2U platform (20x10x10cm) in the Czech Aerospace Research Centre (VZLU) in cooperation with Czech companies and universities.

Nanosatellite VZLUSAT-1 in laboratory

Ing. Ladislav Sieger from Department of Physics led the successfully defended master’s thesis of Ing. Veronika Stehlíková, Ing. Martin Urban and Ing. Ondřej Nentvich from the Department of Radio Electronics. They engaged in the development, construction and testing of the satellite together with Ing. Tomáš Báka.

On June 23, 2017, the two-kilogram Czech nanosatellite VZLUSAT-1 was transported to the Earth’s orbit using the PSLV-C38 rocket launched from Indian space spaceport at Sri Charikota Island.

Doctoral student Petra Matunová awarded at the Computational Nanotechnology conference

PhD student Petra Matunová from Institute of Physics CAS and Department of Physics at CTU FEL presented a poster entitled “Computing interfacial properties of polypyrrole on diamond nanoparticles for photovoltaic applications” at the International Workshop on Computational Nanotechnology (IWCN 2017, Windermere, UK). This poster was announced by the organizers as one of the five best student posters of the conference.

Sound waves in metamaterials and porous media


Within COST Action CA15125 DENORMS – Design for noise reducing materials and structures, Training School  “Sound waves in metamaterials and porous media” was held at CTU-FEE from September 26, 2016 to September 30, 2016, co-organized by Department of Physics of CTU-FEE. The following lectures have been delivered during the Training School:

  • Irreducible Brillouin zone/dispersion relationship in periodic structures/Plan Wave Expansion method – Prof. J. Vasseur (Univ. Lille 1, France),
  • Multiple Scattering Theory – D. Torrent (Univ. Bordeaux, France),
  • Theory of homogenization applied to porous materials – Dr. C. Boutin (École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’État, France),
  • Sonic crystals – Dr. V. Romero-García (Laboratoire d’Acoustique de l’Univ. du Maine, France),
  • Metamaterials for sound absorption – Prof. P. Sheng (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China),
  • Acoustic wave propagation in viscothermal fluids and nonlocal homogenization – Dr. D. Lafarge (Laboratoire d’Acoustique de l’Univ. du Maine, France),
  • Homogenization Theory applied on periodic structures – Prof. J. Sánchez Dehesa (Univ. Politècnica València, Spain),
  • Numerical methods for porous media – Prof. P. Göransson (KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden),
  • Examples of industrial use of porous materials: aeronautic industry – M. Rodrigues (Embraer Engineering and Technology Center, Portugal) / automotive industry – Dr. A. Duval (Trèves-group, France) / building  – Dr. P. Leroy (Isover Saint-Gobain CRIR, France),
  • Nonlinear acoustic wave propagation – Dr. F. Coulouvrat (Institut Jean le Rond d’Alembert, France).

Flyer, COST Action CA15125 DENORMS website