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FEE CTU joins the chain of lights for rare diseases

Every year on the last day of February, we commemorate the fate of people living with a rare disease all over the world. This day also belongs to all those who help them cope with their illness: their families, carers, friends, doctors, nurses and those who work in patient and other support organisations.

Open Day - photo gallery

Join us for the Open Day of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of CTU, held at the Dejvice and Karlovo náměstí campus on 23 February 2024.

Students as astronauts. Escape game shows in virtual reality what life is like on the space station

A new virtual reality app presents the process of spaceflight, everyday life in orbit, and the dangers and risks astronauts may face. It was developed by researchers from the Department of Computer Graphics and Interaction at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague in cooperation with the consulting and technology company Deloitte. The Planetum - Observatory and Planetarium of the City of Prague is the professional guarantor of the project, which will use the application to popularize scientific topics related to space among students and pupils of secondary and primary schools.

Dozens of female students at the Become a Scientist for a Day event got a glimpse into physics, electrical engineering, mathematics and IT research

Ninety-five female high school students from the Czech Republic and Slovakia took part in the Become a Scientist for a Day event on Friday 9 February. The rich programme prepared by the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the CTU aims to inspire high school girls to study natural and technical sciences. Look at the photo gallery, which captures the atmosphere of the morning programme with lectures and panel discussion of female students and scientists from FEE and FNSPE, as well as the afternoon workshops. In them, the high school students built a solar lamp and a cloud detector, tried programming in Python, and how to program a robot. In other exercises, for example, they got acquainted with a tool for counting with large numbers, made a gel dosimeter that allowed them to see ionizing radiation with their own eyes, or scientists introduced them to work in the optical laboratory. 

Authors of the photos: Jiří Ryszawy/Petr Neugebauer

47th Meeting with Music: Year of Czech music performed by Belfiato Quintet

Please accept our invitation to the 47th Meeting with Music, which takes place on the 19th February 2024 at 18:30. This time, as part of a series of roughly one-hour musical evenings with top performers, the chamber ensemble Belfiato Quintet will perform in the Zenger Auditorium on the CTU campus at Charles Square. Listeners can look forward to compositions by Antonín Rejcha, Pavel Haas and Bedřich Smetana.

How technology saves lives. Interview with Prof. Jan Vrba, who developed a device for treating cancer patients

It was the beginning of the 1980s when a young engineer from the Department of Electromagnetic Fields developed the necessary technical equipment for the treatment of cancer patients using so-called microwave hyperthermia. To date, more than 1500 patients in the Czech Republic have undergone treatment with this method, many of whom have saved their lives and improved their quality of life. Read the interview with Prof. Jan Vrba, who has been working at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University since 1972 and has been devoting most of his professional life to the effects of microwave radiation on the human body. Prof. Vrba's research has been continued by several of his former PhD students and also by his two sons.

New course Elements of Atomistic Simulations at the Department of Control Engineering

Starting from the summer semester of 2024, the Department of Control Engineering is launching an eagerly anticipated course. Associate Professor Antonio Cammarata has responded to many students' requests and will introduce a master's level course (also suitable for interested students of BA programmes) centered on the application of Classical and Quantum Mechanics in designing in-silico experiments within the Materials Science domain.

Game about time travel won the competition of games developed by students from FEE

The game Sweep to the Past, in which the player travels through time and tries to influence the future, won the competition of projects by students of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of CTU. The winning team, consisting of Eliška Rojíčková, Filip Houdek, Milan Němeček, and Matěj Havel, succeeded in the competition of 12 other student groups that took the Computer Games course. The presentation of the projects, which took place in January in the Zenger Auditorium in the FEE building on Charles Square, and the winning trailers can be seen here.

International project explores the use of 6G networks in factories of the future

The aim of the research led by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University (CTU) and in cooperation with the Bosch in České Budějovice - Robert Bosch spol. s. r. o., the French EURECOM University and the University of Oulu in Finland, launched this year, is semantic communication and information processing from industrial machines using machine learning for sixth generation (6G) mobile networks.

Student FEE CTU Ondřej Baštař programmed an algorithm for training pilots in augmented reality. He won 100 thousand CZE in the competition

It started with playing computer games to relax after school and ended with winning 100,000 CZK in a competition and a job offer on the top. That is how one could sum up the journey of Ondřej Baštař, a third-year student of the bachelor's programme in Cybernetics and Robotics (KyR) at FEE CTU, who won the Vrgineers competition. The task was to program an image processing algorithm for a VR headset on a graphics card, which is used to train pilots in augmented reality.

Become a Scientist for a Day event will take high school girls through research in mathematics, robotics, and lasers

Interesting lectures and workshops in particle physics, laser research, mathematics, electrical engineering, IT, and robotics will be presented at this year's Become a Scientist for a Day event. The rich programme is aimed at high school female students interested in science and technology. The event will take place on Friday 9 February 2024 in Prague. The program is organized by the Faculty of Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering of CTU (FJFI) and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of CTU (FEL). Become a Woman Scientist for a Day is held in connection with the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2015. The day falls annually on 11 February and aims to commemorate the vital role of women in the world of science and promote their access to science education. Registration is required for the Become a Woman Scientist Day event - female high school students have until 31 January 2024 to register.

Scientists from FEE CTU and UCT are testing how to make electronics from PET bottles

In 2021, 57.4 million tonnes of e-waste was produced globally, with total production growing at an average of two million tonnes per year. Yet only 17.4 percent of e-waste is collected and properly recycled(1). Preparing an alternative process for the production of electronic components that is more environmentally friendly is the goal of researchers from the Department of Electrotechnology at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at CTU and the Department of Polymers at the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague. Polymers used for 3D printing appear to be a promising material to replace the very difficult to recycle epoxy resins.

Lamp that adapts to daily biorhythms won Lighting Design Award 2023

The project "SUNFLOW biodynamic circadian LED floor lamp" has been announced as one of the winners of the international Lighting Design Award 2023 in the category of table and floor lamps. It was realized by a team led by Dr. Jan Havlik from the Department of Circuit Theory in cooperation with the University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings (UCEEB) of CTU, Spectrasol Ltd. and the National Institute for Mental Health. The principal investigator of the project for the CTU is Ing. arch. Lenka Maierová, Ph.D. from UCEEB CTU, the task of the researchers from the Department of Circuit Theory was to develop the hardware and software of the control unit of the whole lamp.

Researchers from FEE CTU have developed a system that detects both the type of gunfire and the type of weapon with the help of artificial intelligence

The system is not only able to detect the shooting and determine the shooter's position within seconds but also to estimate the calibre and type of weapon used. Artificial intelligence is involved in identifying the type of weapon, making the system from the Department of Measurement at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of CTU superior to existing technologies. The acoustic detector, which can distinguish gunshots from false alarms with a 99 percent success rate, will be useful for both special military and civilian use in buildings such as schools hospitals, and urban areas.

Two PhD students from FEL CTU received the Hlávka Foundation award this year

The Josef, Marie, and Zdeňka Hlávek Endowment Award was awarded this year to two PhD students from the CTU Faculty of Engineering - Ing. Šimon Mandlík and Ing. Tomáš Kouba. At the castle in Lužany near Přeštice, 54 best male and female students and graduates of Prague universities, Brno University of Technology, and young scientists from the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic were awarded.