Ing. Jan Gruber, Ph.D.

Position:  Head of laboratory
Department:  Department D 6 - Electrical Engineering and Electrophysics
Phone: (+420) 266053572
Location:  Main Building, Dolejškova 1402/5, Praha
Publications: Search in ASEP Database
WoS Researcher ID: C-8120-2009

Education and work experience

  • Czech Technical University in Prague - Faculty of Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering, specialization: Physical Engineering, 2006-2011 (PhD degree)
  • Czech Technical University in Prague – Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies, specialization: Specialization in Pedagogy - Technical Teacher Education, 2004-2007 (Bachelor's degree)
  • Czech Technical University in Prague - Faculty of Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering, specialization: Information Systems in Physical Engineering , 2000-2006 (Master's degree)
  • Gymnasium in Frenstat pod Radhostem, 1993-2000 (Grammar school)

  • Technical Research Worker; Doctoral Student; Post-doc; Research Scientist and Research worker in Institute of Thermomechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences,  2003-today
  • Lecturer (Speedreading courses) – firm Gruber-TDP, 2010-2017
  • Webpages maintenance for firm Gruber-TDP, 2006-today
  • Prepared daily infotext (announcements, authorities information, civil advertisements, birthdays, etc.) in TV-ART (local television in Frenstat p.R.), 1998-1999.

2020: Pilot project "Nanomaterials for hydrogen storage produced by spark discharge"
2016: Pilot project "Coherent structures in different areas of thermal plasma jet"
2013: Pilot project "Influence of construction parameters of cutting air plasma torch on plasma arc stability"
2012: Pilot project "Evaluation methods for analysis of instabilities in thermal plasma"
2009: Pilot (interinstitutional) project "Development of methods for time-series analysis"

Participation in projects
2022 - 2024: CK03000028: Research and development of a hydrogen bus
2020 - 2022: TM01000018: Development of high-performance catalyst materials and high-durability metallic plates for intelligent automated manufacturing of fuel cell stacks (until 2021)
2020 - 2021: TK02010187: Research on the potential of hydrogen technologies for transformation of energy mix of Moravian-silesian region (MSK), low-carbon energy and development of low-emission mobility
2012 - 2014: M100761202: Experimental and theoretical methods for air plasma temperature measurements
2009 - 2011: GP202/09/P275: 3-D Particle Velocimetry and Accelerometry in Thermal Plasma Jet
2005 - 2007: GA202/05/0728: Development of new methods for diagnostics of dynamics and physical parameters in thermal plasma jets
2004 - 2006: GA202/04/1341: Vorticity generation and distribution in thermal plasma jets

Selected publications

  • T. Němec, J. Šonský, J. Gruber, E de Prado, J. Kupčík, M. Klementová: Platinum and platinum oxide nanoparticles generated by unipolar spark discharge Journal of Aerosol Science, vol. 141 March 2020, 105502, doi: 10.1016/j.jaerosci.2019.105502, ISSN: 0021850
  • J. Šonský, V. Tesař, J. Gruber, A. Maslani: Implosive thermal plasma source for energy conversion, Plasma Physics and Technology, 4, Issue 1 (2017), pp. 87-90, ISSN 2336-2626, doi:10.14311/ppt.2017.1.87
  • J. Hlína, J. Šonský, J. Gruber, Y. Cressault: Fast tomographic measurements of temperature in air plasma cutting torch, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 49, 10, (2016), doi: 10.1088/0022-3727/49/10/105202, ISSN 0022-3727
  • J. Gruber, J. Šonský, J. Hlína: Diagnostics of Cathode Material Loss in Cutting Plasma Torch, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 47, No. 29, (2014), 295201, ISSN 0022-3727, doi:10.1088/0022-3727/47/29/295201
  • J. Hlína, J. Gruber, J. Šonský: Suppression of Instabilities in Thermal Plasma Jet by Additional Arc Current Modulation, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 42, Issue 10, (2014), 6844876, ISSN 0093-3813, doi:10.1109/TPS.2014.2330740
  • J. Gruber, J. Hlína, J. Šonský: Investigations of thermal plasma jet structure by generalized correlation dimension, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 46, 1, (January 2013), Article Number: 015203, ISSN 0022-3727, doi: 10.1088/0022-3727/46/1/015203
  • J. Hlína, J. Gruber, J. Šonský: Asymmetry and Frequency Characteristics of Instabilities in a Thermal Plasma Jet, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 40, Issue 11, Special Issue: SI, (November 2012), pp 2795-2799, ISSN 0093-3813, doi: 10.1109/TPS.2012.2205711
  • J. Gruber: Generalized correlation dimension – way to analyze short time changes in non-linear dynamics of thermal plasma, Acta Technica 56 (2011), No. 2 , pp. 185-205, ISSN 0001-7043
  • J. Gruber, Z. Sekerešová, J. Hlína, J. Šonský: Analysis of Thermal Plasma Dynamics in 3D Using Tomographical Reconstruction and Wavelet Analysis, 6th Triennial Special Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science: IMAGES IN PLASMA SCIENCE (August 2011)
  • J. Gruber, J. Hlína, J Šonský: Mapping of thermal plasma jet non-linear dynamics in reconstructed phase space, 14th ICPP 2008 (International Congress on Plasma Physics) – Fukuoka, Japan, poster, Abstracts p. 254, Published in J. Plasma Fusion Res. SERIES, Vol. 8 (2009), pp. 0900-0905, ISSN 1883-9630
  • J. Hlína, F. Chvála, J. Šonský, J. Gruber: Multi-directional optical diagnostics of thermal plasma jets, Meas. Sci. Technol. 19, 1, (2008), ISSN 0957-0233
  • J. Gruber, J. Hlína, J. Šonský: Wavelet analysis of instabilities in a thermal plasma jet, Journal of High Temperature Material Processes, Volume 12, Issue 3-4, 2008, s. 337-344, ISSN 1093-3611
  • J. Hlína, J. Gruber, J. Šonský: Application of a CCD camera to investigations of oscillations in a thermal plasma jet, Meas. Sci. Technol. 17, 918-922 (2006), ISSN 0957-0233