About Prof. Stanislav Pospíšil
Prof. Pospíšil is the Director of the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Czech Academy of Sciences, graduated from the Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Civil Engineering in 1990. He has been working since 1995 in the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanical of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic. Since 2008 he is working as a Chief Research Fellow. Since 2017 he is the Director of the Institute.
Research activities: Structural dynamics, theory of structures, wind effects on structures, earthquake engineering, building aero-elasticity, random imperfections, stochastic processes and their analysis, experimental work, signal analysis. He was the principal investigator of 9 and participation in other 18 Czech or international projects. Prof. Pospíšil is co-author of five book chapters and co-author of one book. He is also co-author of 34 articles in the international journal with an impact factor and 26 papers in international or local journals. Author, co-author of 52 peer-reviewed articles in conference proceedings and 25 articles in local proceedings. Author or co-author of 45 research reports for industrial use, and three working experimental setups in the field of structural aero-elasticity and damping modelling.
Prof. Pospíšil is a member of Czech Society for Mechanics and Czech Engineering Academy; International Association of Wind Engineering; Member of the International Association for Space Structures – Working Group Masts and Towers; Member of several conference scientific councils and two international journals editorial boards. His teaching experience includes CTU in Prague, Technical University in Ostrava, SAHC master courses, and the European University Centre for Cultural Heritage in Ravello (Italy).
About Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Czech Republic
The Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i. has been supported since 2000 as a European Centre of Excellence ARCCHIP (Advanced Research Centre for Cultural Heritage Interdisciplinary Projects) under 5th EC FP. It originated in 1921 as a research institute for testing building materials and structures, continued from 1953-2006 as a governmental research institute and since January 2007 it exists as a public research institute (v.v.i.).
ITAM has about 40 research workers and 30 technicians that are engaged in problems relating mostly to scientific research in the field of solid phase mechanics, oriented particularly on micromechanics, biomechanics of solids, statistical dynamics of systems and media, nonlinear mechanics of systems, processes of failure of materials, mechanics of multifunctional materials, mechanics of particulate media, and computer and numerical mechanics. The research is also concerned with the economic assessment of structures, buildings, etc. including proposals for new methodologies for special-purpose buildings and structures and the assessment of environmental and territorial effects, particularly in the safeguarding and evaluation of historical buildings and settlements. Appropriately equipped laboratories and test sites are available together with a developed database system on historic materials, structures and their damage. This research is supported by on average 25 national and international research grants per year.
ITAM was a partner in numerous international projects focused on cultural heritage. The Institute is located in Prague and has detached laboratories in Telc – a World Heritage City. ITAM also provides post-graduate studies and doctoral study programmes and educates prospective scientists. In the framework of the objective of its activities it develops international co-operation, it helps to create international consortia and networks, organises workshops, etc. It performs its tasks independently and also in co-operation with universities and other institutions.