The DTEEE has focused on three main directions, specified as follows:
- Basic and applied research in numerical methods and applied mathematics (Prof Libor Dědek , Prof Jarmila Dědková , Assoc Prof Jiří Sedláček , Assoc Prof Pavel Fiala , and Tibor Bachorec, Ph.D. )
- Basic and applied research in metrology and measurement methods (Prof Karel Bartušek , Prof Eva Gescheidtová , Assoc Prof Miloslav Steinbauer , Assoc Prof Pavel Fiala , Assoc Prof Jan Mikulka , and Petr Marcoň, Ph.D.)
- Experimental and applied electrical engineering and electronics (Assoc Prof Pavel Fiala , Assoc Prof Miloslav Steinbauer , Zoltán Szabó, Ph.D. , Tomáš Kříž, Ph.D. , and Martin Friedl, Ph.D. )
All these tracks or activities are being further developed and extended, with an emphasis on the basic research in numerical methods and experimental investigation of special devices, measuring methods, and in-house designed apparatuses.
The applied research at the DTEEE is performed in collaboration with industry-based companies and institutes at the national and international levels. In conjunction with Airbus Group SE (formerly EADS), specialists of the department have solved an underlying project to register a patent on a vibration microgenerator to feed remote sensor systems in aircraft and helicopters. Another research programme in this context concentrates on nanoresonators operating within the infrared spectrum of an electromagnetic wave. The DTEEE, Tesla Vršovice Electronics (Prague), Military Technical Institute of Ground Forces (Vyškov), and Institute of Plasma Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences have jointly executed a project concerning a microwave pulse generator developed for strategic defense applications. The long-term cooperation between the DTEEE and Prototypa Engineering (Brno) has brought multiple results, including a power pulse generator with the output power of up to 20 GW and coupled measuring methods for the diagnostics of electromagnetic processes and quantities characterized by high levels and very short duration. Together with the Institute of Scientific Instruments (Brno), the department has conducted intensive research of the sensing, processing, and interpretation of biomedical signals acquired from NMR-based tomographic systems; in this field, we are also collaborating on a long-term basis with University Hospital Brno to ensure further interdisciplinary consultations. One of the department’s major partners within applied research is TES Engineering (Třebíč), a supplier of operational diagnostics for power station transformers and manufacturer of electric machines. The partnership with TES and the Research Institute of Energetics (EGU, Brno) has yielded a unique system to detect and localize partial discharges in oil cooled power transformers. This system received the Award of Excellence at the Amper International Trade Fair of 2015 and has been regularly used for the operational diagnostics of generator transformers in the Dukovany nuclear power station. The fields or problems currently pursued and examined at the DTEEE also include, for example, the analysis of nanostructures, graphene components, resonators, periodic resonant structures, and modeling of nonlinear acoustic media.
The strong position of the DTEEE within the research into the applicability of numerical methods and the development of special measuring systems enabled the department to successfully participate in DeNeCor, a project of a European-based consortium led by Philips Healthcare (the Netherlands). In this context, we collaborated with the Institute of Microelectronic Applications (Praha, Pardubice) and MR:comp (Germany) on the design of a system to test the coexistence and compatibility of biomedical implants via MRI tomography.
The department shares in the organization and teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses. The subjects are structured to fully exploit the students‘ knowledge of mathematics and physics, employing relevant mathematical and physical principles in state-of-the-art electrical engineering and electronics. The general aim is to provide instruction in theoretical and practical electrical engineering, electrical safety, and programming; in addition to these, the DTEEE offers courses centered on the applied measurement of electrical and non-electrical quantities, the modeling of electromagnetic fields, and the design of electrical installations. The actual teaching activities are closely related to the supervision of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral theses, which discuss and propose solutions to both contemporary and traditional research problems. Importantly, the department pursues long-term cooperation with universities in Poland, France, Germany, and Austria, thus completing the comprehensive set of aspects that enable it to raise well-trained specialists.