Monika Michálková, PhD.

Scientific background:

  • transparent ceramic,
  • glass-ceramic,
  • ceramic composites,
  • advanced ceramic materials,
  • corrosion of glass,
  • viscous flow sintering,
  • ceramic-graphene composites

International projects:

  • Sciex NMS   Electrically and thermally conductive Si3N4/CNF ceramic composites. Project leader

National projets:

  • VEGA2/0028/21   Ion exchange strengthened aluminosilicate glass/glass-ceramics with additional functionalities. Researcher
  • VEGA1/0456/20   Development and characterization of spherical microparticles for preparation of advanced 3D glass and glass-ceramic structures. Deputy of the project leader
  • APVV-15-0014   Kompozitné vrstvy pre vysokoteplotnú protikoróznu ochranu kovov. Researcher
  • APVV-17-0049   Nové sklené a sklokeramické fosfory na báze hlinitanov vzácnych zemín pre aplikácie v pevnolátkových energiu šetriacich svetelných zdrojoch vyžarujúcich biele svetlo (pc-WLED diódy). Researcher
  • VEGA 2/0026/17   Transparent polycrystalline ceramics materials with submicron microstructure and with luminescent properties. Researcher
  • VEGA 1/0527/18   Long persistent phosphors based on stoichiometric aluminates and silicates for optical and biomedical applications. Researcher

Publication activity:

  • Publications in scientific journals: 28
  • Contributed lecture at conferences: 1
  • Citations: 332

The most significant publications:


  • Michálková, M., Kraxner, J., Parchovianský, M., Klement, R., Pouchlý, V., Maca, K., Galusek, D. Viscous flow spark plasma sintering of glass microspheres with YAG composition and high tendency to crystallization. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2021, vol. 41, no. 2, p. 1537-1542. (2020: 5.302 – IF, Q1 – JCR, 1.204 – SJR, Q1 – SJR).


  • Michálková, M., Kraxner, J, Michálek, M., Galusek, D. Preparation of translucent YAG glass/ceramic at temperatures below 900 °C. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2020, vol. 40, no. 7, p. 2581-2585. (2019: 4.495 – IF, Q1 – JCR, 1.164 – SJR, Q1 – SJR,


  • Michálková, M., Michálek, M., Blugan, G., Kuebler, J.: The influence of spinel and magnesia powder bed on mechanical properties of alumina sintered under air and nitrogen atmosphere (2018) Advances in Applied Ceramics Structural, Functional and Bioceramics, vol. 117, pp. 485-492.
  • Prnová, A., Plško, A., Valúchová, J., Švančárek, P., Klement, R., Michálková, M., Galusek, D. Crystallization kinetics of yttrium aluminate glasses(2018) Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, pp. 1-10
  • Michálek, M., Michálková, M., Blugan, G., Kuebler, J. Effect of carbon contamination on the sintering of alumina ceramics
    (2018) Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 38 (1), pp. 193-199.
  • Michálek, M., Michálková, M., Blugan, G., Kuebler, J.
    Strength of pure alumina ceramics above 1GPa (2018) Ceramics International 44, pp. 3255–3260


  • Michálková, M., Michálek, M., Galusek, D., Blugan, G., Kuebler, J., Šajgalík, P. Separation of CNF agglomerates from a ceramic suspension by spray drying technique (2016) Ceramics International, 42 (14), pp. 15787-15792.


  • Galusek, D., Sedláček, J., Chovanec, J., Michálková, M., The influence of MgO, Y2O3 and ZrO2 additions on densification and grain growth of submicrometre alumina sintered by SPS and HIP (2015) Ceramics International, 41 (8), art. no. 10445, pp. 9692-9700.
  • Kašiarová, M., Michalková, M., Dusza, J., Šajgalík, P., Scratch resistance of Si3N4-graphene nanoplatelets composites (2015) Key Engineering Materials, 662, pp. 165-168.


  • Michálek, M., Kašiarová, M., Michálková, M., Galusek, D., Mechanical and functional properties of Al2O3-ZrO2-MWCNTs nanocomposites (2014) Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 34 (14), pp. 3329-3337.


Doctoral studies:

Study part: Profile subjects:

Inorganic technologies and materials II


Sintering, Thermal analysis I,

Scientific part:

Supervisor of PhD. students

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


  • 2009 PhD. Slovak University of Technology and Institute of Inorganic Chemistry SAS, Dissertation thesis: Transparent polycrystalline materials based on alumina.
  • 2006 Ing. Faculty of Industrial Technologies in Púchov, Alexander Dubcek University in Trenčín, Diploma thesis: Line corrosion of household glass

Awards, scholarships and research stays:

  • 2021 – award of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic – Science Team of the Year – For scientific achievements of world significance in the field of research and development of ceramic composites with graphene.
  • 2016 – Dec. 2017   EMPA Duebendorf, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, position: Researcher
  • 2012 – Aug. 2012 EMPA Duebendorf, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, position: PostDoc – Project leader, Topic: Electrically and thermally conductive Si3N4/CNF ceramic composites
  • 2011 – Feb. 2012 University of Applied Science, Muenster, Germany, position: PostDoc, Topic: Photochemistry in mini-reactor with UV LED
  • 2009 – Feb. 2011 SAS, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Bratislava, position: researcher
  • 2009 – Jun 2009     Internship EMPA Duebendorf, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, Topic: Alumina/CNF ceramic composites

 Other activities:

  • Slovak Glass Society, secretary
  • Slovak Silicate Society, member
  • Utility model: SK 2848 U – Natural mineral water with curative effect
Ing. Monika Michálková, PhD.
Ing. Monika Michálková, PhD.
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