Professor Sergej Hloch was born on 20th August 1975 in Vyškov na Moravě, and completed university education at the Department of Management and Environmental Science of the Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies in Prešov, of Technical University in Košice. In 2004 he defended the doctoral thesis in the branch of machinery technology and materials. In 2008 he was appointed a senior lecturer in the branch of manufacturing technologies. He is an author of more than 300 publications published in 21 countries of the world. He gives regular lectures at the Institute of Geonics of Academy of Sciences in Ostrava, Institute of Physics of VŠB TU in Ostrava, in TFH in Wildau (Germany) at the Mechanical Engineering Faculty in Slavonski Brod (Croatia) and at Marmara University in Istanbul (Turkey), Koszalin University of Technology.
He attended professional and research residencies in companies engaged in development, operation of technological systems by abrasive water jet cutting at the Institute of Geonics of Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Ostrava. He is a co-author of three patents and industrial designs.
In 2008 he won a competition “Werner von Siemens Excellence Award 2008” for the best research work “Theoretical Processing and Basic Project of Operational Application of Automated Control of Abrasive Water Jet Cutting of Technical Materials”. He received award from the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak Union of Scientific Associations, Club of Science Journalists, Slovak Syndicate of Journalist as “The Scientist of the Year 2008” in the category of young scientist and within the competition Innovative Design of the Year 2009 for the work “Quality Management of Surfaces Formed by Abrasive Water Jet Cutting by Means of Vibrations and Sound”. In 2010 the Scientific Grant Agency VEGA granted him a certificate for the most significant outcomes achieved in solution of projects completed in 2009. In 2011 the paper “Concept of abrasive water jet technology using at orthopaedic surgery during total hip replacement” was awarded at conference Waterjet 2011 as a best paper and best presentation. In 2012 he was awarded for the best presentation at international conference TEAM in Slavonski Brod. In 2013 he was awarded Fellowship of J. E. Purkyně by Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
He is a member of editorial boards of international magazines Journal of Naval Science and Engineering in Turkey, The Open Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Journal in the United Arab Emirates, and Journal of Engineering and Technology for Young Scientists. He is a member of the Convocation of the Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies in Prešov of Technical University in Košice. (Hirsh index = 10, under WoK).
Thomson Reuters Researcher ID: G-7727-2012
Scopus Author ID: 16238442800
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