Keynote Speakers



Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Ing. Zbyšek Pavlík
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Education, pedagogical and scientific degrees:
1994-2000 Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Dipl.-Ing. in Civil Engineering
2000-2003 Department of Structural Mechanics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Ph.D. in Physical and Materials Engineering, thesis: Development of a Semi-Scale Technique for the Assessment of Hygro-Thermal Performance of Multi-Layered Systems of Building Materials
2010 – Habilitation in Theory of Building Structures and Materials, thesis: Identification of Parameters Describing the Coupled Moisture and Salt Transport in Porous Building Materials 
2014 – Professor in Theory of Building Structures and Materials, Lecture theme: Theme: Application of semi-scale experiments for determination of hygrothermal function of building materials and structures
Employment:
2003- 2006 Assistant Professor at Department of Structural Mechanics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague
2007 – 2010 Assistant Professor at Department of Materials Engineering and Chemistry, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague
2010 – Associate Professor at Department of Materials Engineering and Chemistry, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague
2014 – Professor at Department of Materials Engineering and Chemistry, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague

Keynote Speaker II

Prof. Ing. Milan Holický
Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Prof. Dr. Milan Holický got his civil engineering degree at the Czech Technical University in Prague, and doctor degree at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He is involved in the research of structural reliability and risk assessment. Since 1965 he is employed at the Klokner Institute of CTU in Prague and lecturing at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Faculty of Architecture of CTU in Prague.
He is an author or co-author of more than 300 scientific and technical publications including textbooks and five monographs (three in English, published by Elsevier and Thomas Telford Publications). He is actively participating in international research within CIB (Conseil International du Batiment), JCSS (Joint Committee for Structural Safety, particularly in WP 2 Risk Assessment) and in international standardisation within ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation). Since 1991 he has represented the Czech Republic in the European Committee for Standardisation CEN (Comité Européen de Normalisation) in the Technical committee TC 250 "Structural Eurocodes”.
Since 1990 Prof. Holicky closely cooperates with BRE Watford, UK, since 1997 he is BRE Associate. In 2010 he became Extraordinary Professor at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, in 2011 he was awarded degree Honorary Doctor of Science and Engineering of Moscow State University of Civil Engineering. Recently Prof. M. Holický was a coordinator of several research and educational European projects concerning Eurocodes. Presently he is a leader of the project team CEN/TC/250 SC2.PT1 developing Technical specification Assessment of existing structures.