Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Trnava, Slovakia, EU
Prof. Peter Jurči finished his Master study in 1991, PhD. study in 1997. In 2006, he became the degree Associated Professor in the field of Materials Science and Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague. At the same university, he was inaugurated as professor in the field of Materials Science and Engineering in 2010. Since 2011, Prof. Peter Jurči has been working at the Faculty of Materials Science and Technology of the Slovak Technical University in Trnava.
At the METAL'18 conference Prof. Jurči will present the lecture at the Session C: Steel Product - Properties: "Microstructural Development of Ledeburitic Tool Steels during Heat Treatment Procedure".
During his long-term practice he elaborated of about 140 expertises and analyses for industrial enterprises in central European countries, and realized four large industrial projects. He is supervisor of different projects within the schemes of Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, Grant agency of the Czech Republic, VEGA, APVV, and Slovenia grant agency. Moreover, Prof. Jurči has been working as reviewer of scientific papers in different respected journal (indexed in CC, WoS and/or Scopus databases) like Materials Science and Engineering, Surface and Coating Technology, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Thin Solid Films, Manufacturing Technology, Archives of Metallurgy and Materials, Kovove Materialy, Materials and Design, Materials Research, Optical Materials and others.
Recent research activity of Prof. Jurči was oriented to different fields of Materials Science, like rapid solidification processes and techniques, thermochemical treatment of steels, nanostructured thin films and others. Nowadays, he is working in the field of sub-zero treatment of ledeburitic cold work tool steels. In this field, he discovered the main metallurgical background being responsible for ameliorations of the mechanical properties and wear resistance of these materials when sub-zero treated. He successfully solved more than 20 international and national scientific and investment projects.
Prof. Jurči published one monography, one chapter in world-wide known monography, 50 scientific papers in journals indexed in CC, Web of Science and Scopus. He has 107 citations in mentioned databases. Prof. Jurči published more than 110 conference papers at the conferences worldwide, and 90 lectures at national conferences.
Professor Jurči is vice-president of the Association for Heat Treatment of Metals, member of the ČSNMT and EPMA, member of the scientific council of the Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava, member of International Advisory Board of scientific journal Materiali in Tehnologije/Materials and Technology, editor of the journal Materials Engineering, and member of scientific board of many domestic and international conferences.