doc. Ing. Šárka Houdková Šimůnková, Ph.D.

Focus

  • Surface engineering
  • Thermal spraying and laser cladding technologies
  • Measurement of mechanical and tribological properties
  • Project leader, data evaluation of data, publication of results

Education

Ph.D. study
2004 - University of West Bohemia, department of Material Science and Technology (Evaluation of mechanical properties of thermally sprayed coatings)
Master study (Ing.)
1999 - University of West Bohemia, department of Material Science and Technology

Employment history

2008 → present
University of West Bohemia, New Technologies Research Centre, department of Laser Technologies, senior researcher
2001 → present
Research and Testing Institute in Plzeň, department of Thermal Spraying, scientist
1999 → 2001
University of West Bohemia, department of Interdisciplinary Studies, scientist

Stays abroad

1998
Silesian University of Technology, Poland

Professional activities

Publications
H-index - 6, times cited - 99
Applied research
Applied research results (prototype, pilot plant, verified technology, function sample, SW product,…) – 20
since 2015
leader of work package WP6 of project TE01020068 Centre of research and experimental development of reliable energy
2015 → 2016
leader of partial project LST for tribological applications TAČR GAMA TG02010011
2012 → 2019
participation on solution of project TE01020068 Centre of research and experimental development of reliable energy
2012 → 2015
participation on solution of project TA 02010486 Research and development of new engineering designs for increasing the efficiency and reliability of the power engineering systems using the thermal spray technology
2012 → 2014
lector in project "Preparation of educational programs and training of lectors for laser technologies" (OP VK reg. č. CZ.1.07/3.2.02/04.0007)
2010 → 2012
participation in project FR-TI2/561 Innovation of Flame Spray Technology
2009 → 2010
leader of project E!4504 EQUIMOTOR PLUS New generation of engines of reduced enviromental impact adapted to work with non conventional fuels and lubricants
2008 → 2010
participation on solution of project FT-TA5/072 Research and development of new applications for increasing of efficiency and reliability of power equipment by technology of thermal spraying
2004 → 2010
participation in project MSM4771868401 Investigation of operational degradation of promising construction materials
2003 → 2007
participation on solution of project OC 532.002 The influence of thermally sprayed coatings microstructure on their tribological characteristics
2003 → 2005
participation in project FF-P2/023 Development of new industrial applications of HVOF spray coatings
1999 → 2004
participation on solution of project MSM 230000009 Research and modeling of macroscophic systems and processes of many-scale character
Since 2015
Member of Scientific Committee of international conference RIPT, Limoges, France
Since 2012
CZ representative in European Thermal Spray Association

Teaching

Advisor of bachelor and master thesis, advisor-specialist of doctoral thesis in the field of surface science.
1998 - 2001
Physical metallurgy and material boundary states
Since 2017
Laser manufacturing technologies