Polymer Institute of the Slovak
Graduated with an honour Master of Chemical Engineering from the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava. PhD Thesis at Polymer Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava and Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences in Prague. DSc Thesis (allowed to submit only after political change in 1989) at Slovak Academy of Sciences and Slovak Technical University Bratislava. Employed at Polymer Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences (PI SAS) in Bratislava since 1960. 1992-1995 elected member of the Presidium of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. Served as President of the Slovak Chemical Society, Chairman of the Czecho-Slovak and Slovak National Committee of Chemistry for the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry and as Member of the Board of the Federation of European Chemical Societies. Corresponding member of the Central European Academy of Sciences, Bucharest, Roumania, and member of the Learned Society of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, Slovakia. Former titular member of IUPAC Polymer division and Chairman of Subcommittee of molecular chararacterization of synthetic polymers. Topics: Thermodynamics and hydrodynamics of multicomponent polymer systems; liquid chromatography of synthetic polymers - author of five original methods for separation of complex polymer systems; preparation and application of microporous carbon fibers. Author or co-author of two monographs on liquid chromatography and 250+ scientific papers in extenso published in refereed periodicals (150+ in the Current Contents covered Journals), and in proceedings and chapters of books, as well as 60+ patents (four of them were licensed) - cited more than 2,000 times in SCI journals and monographs. Presented over one hundred and ten invited plenary, key and main lectures, as well as over 900 lectures short communications and poster contributions during congresses, symposia and conferences and during lecturing tours to over fourty countries. Elected „Slovak scientist of the year 1999“ and „Slovak innovator of the year 2002“.
Interest in molecular characterization of complex synthetic polymers and complex systems of synthetic polymers