On Tuesday, December 6, 2022, a guest lecture from industry will take place within the courses "Theory of automatic control" and "Technical means of automation" for students of the cybernetics engineering studies. The lecture will be held at 8:00 a.m. in room NB A601 and the speakers will be Ing. Ladislav Nagy and Ing. Marián Bartal from Yokogawa.
On December 2, the Dean of FCHPT STU in Bratislava, Professor Anton Gatial, awarded outstanding students. Among them, master's and PhD students from IAM: Matej Ružička, Martina Bujdáková, Patrik Valábek, Samuel Záhorčák, Lenka Galčíková, and Michaela Horváthová. Congratulations!
The Rector of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava Professor Oliver Moravčík handed over decrees of appointment to new Associate Professors. Among them, Dr Martin Klaučo is a new Associate Professor at IAM. Congratulation!
On Wednesday, November 23, 2021, a Student Scientific Conference was held at our faculty, while our section - Process Control Supported by Information Technologies - was integral part of the program.
On Monday, November
14, 2022, a guest lecture from industry was held as part of the course
"Modeling in Process Industry" for students in the 1st year of the IAM
engineering study. The guest lecturers were FCHPT graduates, Ing. Réka Lőrincz (Eng. study at CHI) and Ing. Milan Horňák (Eng. studies at IAM) from Slovnaft, a.s. The topic of the lecture was the work at Slovnaft, a.s., examples of digitization, simulation models and examples from practice.
Students presented the current progress of the Project on Process Control at the mid-term project meeting. Each team presented solved tasks and listed the remaining issues to be addressed. Among other goals, the students designed and 3D-modelled an improved irrigation system running on a separate microcontroller. Students also installed new sensors to monitor the environment in the smart greenhouse and reviewed the code of autonomous control to make it even more efficient and modular. The user interface of the remote control was also improved.
The FrontSeat project (Fostering Opportunities Towards Slovak Excellence in Advanced Control for Smart Industries), which received support under the Horizon Europe program, has completed its Kick-off Project Meeting. It is an important milestone within the project, in which STU acts as a coordinator.
Ing. Martin Mojto participated in the conference Advanced Process Modelling Forum (APMF) on October 18-19, 2022, in London. The event was organized by the branch of the SIEMENS company, SIEMENS Process System Engineering (SPSE). Martin successfully presented a poster "Multi-Model Soft-Sensor Design for a Depropanizer Distillation Column", where he summarized the results of his work in cooperation with the company Slovnaft, a.s.
On Tuesday, October 25, 2pm CEST, a scientific seminar will be held in the series "Research Seminar on Smart Cybernetics". Mikael Kurula from Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland will give a talk entitled "Explicit model predictive control for PDEs".
On October 18, we organized a scientific seminar on "Modeling and optimization of low-pressure gas-carburizing furnaces". The scientific seminar was lead led by Fatima Matamoros, a PhD student at the Reactions and Chemical Engineering Laboratory, National Center for Scientific Research / Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France, supervised by Prof. Abderrazak M. Latifi. The scientific seminar was organised in the framework of the FrontSeat project, as part of the seminar series on "Research Seminar on Smart Cybernetics".