Name, title:

Jiří ŠVEJCAR, Prof.


Sci. degree:




Vice-Dean Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (FME)

Brno University of Technology  (BUT)

Vice-Head of the Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, FME-BUT

Head of structural and phase analysis.


Linguistic knowledge:

English, Russian (very good), German (fair)


Field(s) of research acitivity:

- microstructure and mechanical properties of moraging steels, ADI (austempered ductile iron), Al2O3 and ZTA;

- high-strain-rate deformation of Fe-Ni and Cu single crystals and of steel;

- biocompatible materials, FGM and coatings, nanomaterials;

- analytical electron microscopy of above mentioned fields.


Management activities:

- management of research activities and doctoral study on FME-BUT,

- management of department and institute activities,

- preparation and management of 13 national and international projects, such a GAČR, EUREKA, COST, INGO etc.


Membership, functions:

- member of TC MAT COST (Technical Committee for Materials, COST-CZ representative from 1993)

- member of bilaterial (CZ-Austria) committee AKTION

- Head member of Program Committee COST, EUREKA, AKTION (members) and EUPRO (head) – advisory committees established by Czech Ministry of Education and Sport

- Vice-president of Czech Society for New Materials and Technology

- member of ASM, DGM, EMAS and IOM

- Head of Centrum for New Materials and Technologies

- member of GAČR (Grant Agency of Czech Republic), 1996-2002

- member of scientific board (FME-BUT, Czech Techn. Univ. Praha and University of Defense, Brno)


Awards, prizes, grants:

- 2002 Annual award of Czech Society for New Mater. and Technology



Author/co-author/editor of 4 books, 62 papers in domestic and international scientific journals, 148 papers in conference proceedings, etc.



52 in SCI, over 150 of other citations


Teaching activities:

- lectures for students of Materials Engineering (5 subjects) – FME-BUT

- supervisor of diploma (over 20) and Ph.D. students (14) – FME-BUT

- member of committees for Ph.D. study on FME BUT, Masaryk University of Brno and Bata Technical University, Zlín


Long term positions abroad:

- 1989 R.U.C.A University of Antwerpen, Centre of Electron Microscopy



List of selected publications (from over 350)

(1) Švejcar,J.; Dorazil,E.: Electron Microscope Study of the Morphology and Substructure of Bainite, Praktis­che Metallographie 11, 1974, 211-217

(2) Dorazil,E.; Švejcar,J.: Untersuchung des oberen Bainits an Siliciumstahl, Archiv für das Eisenhütten­ wessen, 50, 1979, 293-298

(3) Švejcar,J.; Dorazil,E.: Application of analytical electron microscopy for evalution of inclusions in steels. Proc.of "XI.Conference on electron microscopy and microanalysis", Szeged, MLR srpen-září 1979

(4) Dorazil,E.,Švejcar,J.: Analyse des particules ultramicroscopiques par le microscope elektronique analytique, Mem. et Etudes Scient.Revue de Metallur­gie, Mai 1981, 261-268

(5) Švejcar,J.; Dorazil,E.: On the Analysis of Submi­croscopis Particles with the  Aid of AEM. Proc. of Internat. Conference "Mikrosonde", Leipzig, leden 1981,  59-68

(6) Švejcar,J. et al.: Present possibilities of Analy­zing "In Situ" Carbides, Borides  and Nitrides. Proc.of Inter.Conf. "Carbides-Borides-Nitrides", Kolobrzeg   (PLR), září 1981, 346-356

(7) Švejcar,J. et al.: Redistribution of alloying ele­ments when tempering 13/6 or  13/4 Cr-Ni Steels Pro­ceedings of the 8-th European Congres on El.Micros­copy, Budapest, 1984, 797-798

(8) Švejcar,J. et al.: Austenite stabilization in Cr 13% Ni 4-6% Steels. Steel Research, No 1, 1987 13-18

(9) ŠVEJCAR J.,KREJČÍ J.,BŘEZINA J.:Microstructural Changes caused by Penetration of Schaped Charge Jet and Solide Projectil into Steel Targets,Pro.of the 9th Symp.on Metallography,Tatr.Lomnica,Slovakia,April 1995,205-208

(10) Švejcar,J.: Applying Scanning Tunneling Microscopy to Physical Metallurgy, Proc. of Internat. Conference on Advanced Materials and Technologies, Plzeň  June 1995, Published in Czech Republic by Škoda-Research Plzeň in co- operation with TU of Brno Plzeň, Brno, March 96, ISBN 80-214-0758-1,  Part 2, pp. 56-60,

(11) Švejcar,J., Ptáček,P., Krejčí,J. and Buchar,J. ; Dislocation Substructure Induced by High Strain Rate Deformation in FCC Poly and Single Crystals; Journal of the Mech. Behaviour of Materials, Vol. 9, No 1, 1998 pp. 83-89

(12) Švejcar,J., Krejčí,J., Buchar,J., Březina,J. ; Damage in Metals coused by High-Strain-Rate Loading; Kovové materiály 37, No.5, 1999, pp. 349-356

(13) Švejcar,J. et al.: Fractographic Analysis of Fatigue Fractures of Ductile Cast Irons with Different Matrix Structures; Proc.of symp. Strength of Ductile Cast Iron and other Cast Metals 93, Japan Soc.of Mech. Eng., Kitakuyshu, July 30 - August 1, 1993, 318-323

(14) Švejcar,J., Krejčí,J., Březina,J.: Metallography of Exposively Welded Metals and Alloys, Proc. of Internat. Metalography Conference MC95, Colmar, Francie, 1995, v tisku

(15) ŠVEJCAR,J.: Materials Science Education in Europe, Proc. of Intern. Congress   of Engineering Deans and Industry Leaders, Melbourne, Australia, 3-6 July   1995, 551-555, ISBN 0-7326-0603-9

(16) Krejčí,J.,Švejcar,J.: Channelling Effects and Notes on some Emerging Techniques of Structure Analysis, Materials Structure, 3,No 1, 1996, pp. 79-86

(17) Březina,J., Smutná,J., Krejčí,J. and Švejcar,J. ; Structure Analysis of Explosive Welds, Proc. of 5 th Europ. Conf. EUROMAT´97, (Materials, Functionalitis and Design), Vol. 1, Maastricht, 1997, pp. 1/563-1/566

(18) ŠVEJCAR J.,et al.:Structure Study of Annealed Plasma Deposited Coating Ni and NiCr on Al and Ni –based Superalloys,Proc.of 7th Internat.Symp.METAL 98,Ostrava,Czech Rep.,1998,165-172

(19) ŠVEJCAR J.,et al.:Dislocation Substructure Induced by High-Strain Rate Deformation in FCC Poly and Single Crystals, Journal of the Mech. Behaviour of Mater.Vol.9,No 1,1998,83-89

(20) Švejcar,J., Věchet,S. and Pokluda,J.:Fatigue Behaviour of ADI; Some Specific Features, High Cicle Fatigue of Structural Materials; Publications (Editors W..O.Soboyejo and T.S.Srivatsan); 1998, pp 427-444

(21) ŠVEJCAR,J. KREJČÍ,J., BUCHAR,J., BŘEZINA,J.: Demage in metals cause by high-strrain-rate loading”. Kovové materially. 37, 1999, p.349-356

(22) JOUFFREY,B., ŠVEJCAR,J. (Editors): “Microstructural Investigation and Analysis, Wiley/VCH Verlag, Weinhaim, 2000

(23) ŠVEJCAR, J., KLAKURKOVÁ, L. and KREJČÍ, J. Failure of Al3Ni+Al composites at room and high temperature; In Proc.of MSMF-3, Jule 27-29 Brno, 2001, pp. 649-655

(24) ŠVEJCAR, J., JIŘÍKOVSKÝ, K. and KREJČÍ, J. Development of structure in the surface layer of coated Ni-based superalloys; Acta Metall. Slovaca 7, pp. 438-441, r. 2001

(25) ŠVEJCAR,J., KLAKURKOVÁ,L., KREJČÍ,J.: Failure of Al3Ni+Al composites at room and high temperature”, Proc.of MSMF-3, Jule 27-29 Brno, 2001, pp. 649-655

(26) ŠVEJCAR,J., JIŘÍKOVSKÝ,K. and KREJČÍ,J. Structure in the surface layer of coated Ni-based superalloys during annealing in oxidation environment, Proceedings of Materials for Advanced Power Engineering 2002, Part I., Universite de Liege, October 2002, pp. 569-575.

(27) ŠVEJCAR,J.: Prezent – day Possibilities of Characterizing Nanostructures, In Proceedings of NANO´02, Brno 2002, pp. 86-91

(28) ŠVEJCAR,J., JIŘÍKOVSKÝ,K., KREJČÍ,J.: “Structure in the surface layer of coated Ni-based superalloys during annealing in oxidation environment”, Proceedings of Materials for Advanced Power Engineering 2002, Part 1., Universite de Liege, October 2002, pp. 569-575

(29) ŠVEJCAR,J., KLAKURKOVÁ,L. and KREJČÍ,J. Structure evolution during annealing of complex formal by Ni-Al (NiCr-Al), In Proceedings of CAPE 2003, Cape Town, 30 April – 4 May 2003, pp. 245-259

(30) ŠVEJCAR,J., PTÁČEK,L., KÚDELA,S. jr. and JANOVÁ,D.: Failure in Composite Materials with Matrice Based on Mg-Alloys In Proceedings of Fractography 2003, High Tatras, November 9-12, 2003, pp. 64-58

(31) ŠVEJCAR,J.: Characterization of Nanophase Materials – Methodical Problems, Acta Metall. Slovaca, Vol. 10, No 1, 2004, pp. 578-582.