Martin Michálek, PhD.

Scientific background: 

  • Ceramic, ceramic composites, advanced ceramic materials, bioactive glasses

International projects:

  • SAS-MOST 2019-2021 Scaffolds and biocomposites for tissue regeneration, researcher.

National projects:

  • VEGA 1/0098/19 Viacvrstvové štruktúry biologických skiel pre regeneratívnu medicínu pripravené odlievaním a laminovaním pások, vedúci projektu.
  • APVV – 20/0322 Nanostructured, functionally graded and bioinspired 3D Ti-based implants. Project together with Slovak Academy of Science, Institute of inorganic chemistry (project coordinator) and Biomedical engineering s.r.o. company.
  • APVV – SK-CN-21-0022 Multifunctional bioactive coatings for Ti- and Zr- based dental implants, coordinator of the project.

Publication activity:  

  • Publications in scientific journals: 28
  • Contributed lecture at conferences: 1
  • Citations: 300

The most significant publications:


  • Michálek, M.; Michálková, M.; Blugan, G.; Kuebler, J., Strength of pure alumina ceramics above 1GPa. Ceram Int 2018, 44 (3), 3255-3260Michalek, M.;
  • Michalkova, M.; Blugan, G.; Kuebler, J., Effect of carbon contamination on the sintering of alumina ceramics. Journal of the European Ceramic Society 2018, 38 (1), 193-199.


  • Michalkova, M. Michalek, D. Galusek, G. Blugan, J. Kuebler, P. Sajgalik, Separation of CNF agglomerates from a ceramic suspension by spray drying technique, Ceram Int 42 (14) (2016) 15787-15792.
  • Michalek, A. Tewari, G. Blugan, P. Bowen, H. Hofmann, T. Graule, J. Kuebler, New approach to low thermal conductivity of thermal barrier protection with improved mechanical integrity, Ceram Int 42 (6) (2016) 6817-6824.


  • Michalek, M., et al., Comparison of aqueous and non-aqueous tape casting of fully stabilized ZrO2 suspensions. Powder Technology, 2015. 274(0): p. 276-283.


  • Michalek, M., et al., Mechanical and functional properties of Al2O3-ZrO2-MWCNTs nanocomposites. Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2014. 34(14): p. 3329-3337.


  • Michalek, K. Bodišová, M. Michálková, J. Sedláček, D. Galusek, Alumina/MWCNTs composites by aqueous slip casting and pressureless sintering, Ceramics International 39 (6) (2013) 6543-6550.
  • Michálková, Z. Lenčéš, M. Michalek, P. Kocher, J. Kuebler, P. Šajgalík, Improvement of electrical conductivity of silicon nitride/carbon nano-fibers composite using magnesium silicon nitride and ytterbium oxide as sintering additives, J Eur Ceram Soc 33 (13–14) (2013) 2429-2434.
  • Michalek, J. Sedláček, M. Parchoviansky, M. Michálková, D. Galusek, Mechanical properties and electrical conductivity of Alumina/ MWCNT and Alumina/Zirconia/MWCNT composites, Ceramics International (2013), 10.1016/j.ceramint.2013.07.008.
  • Milan Parchovianský, D. Galusek, Michalek, P. Švančárek, M. Kašiarová, J. Dusza, M. Hnatko, Effect of the volume fraction of SiC on the microstructure and creep behavior of hot pressed Al2O3/SiC composites, Ceramics International, (2013), 10.1016/j.ceramint.2013.07.081.

Doctoral studies:

Study part: Profile subjects:

Inorganic technologies and materials I


Biomaterials: Introduction, Biomaterials: Preparation, characterization and use,

Scientific part:

Supervisor of PhD. students

Experimental work I-IX, Publication activity I and II, Active participation in a conference I and II


  • 2013: PhD: Slovak Technical University, Bratislava, Slovakia, Faculty of Chemical Technology, Department of Ceramics. PhD Thesis:: „Functional and mechanical properties of alumina based ceramics composites“. Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dúbravská cesta 9, 84536 Bratislava
  • 2007: Ing. (rough equivalent of MSc.) in „Material engineering“. Faculty of Industrial Technologies in Púchov, Alexander Dubcek University in Trenčín.
  • 2001: „Technical and information analyst“ Secondary technical school, Púchov.

Awards, scholarships and research stays:

  • January 2016 – December 2017 Empa, Swiss federal laboratories, Switzerland, position: Researcher.
  • September 2013 – December 2015: Empa, Swiss federal laboratories, Switzerland, position: postdoc.
  • February 2011 – August 2012: The university of Applied Science, Muenster, Germany, position: Internship.

Other activities:

  • Membership in professional organizations, societies, organization committees


Ing. Martin Michálek, PhD.
Ing. Martin Michálek, PhD.
Head of Department of Biomaterials

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