NETME Centre

New Technologies for Mechanical Engineering

PhD student at FME has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship

22. February 2012

On 13 February, 2012 Jakub Broukal, a PhD student at the Institute of Process and Environmental Engineering, was awarded Fulbright Scholarship for a research stay in USA. He met all requirements of the application process and succeeded in competition with a large number of students from Czech Republic. Fulbright Committee appraised Mr Broukal’s delivered project focusing on experimental measurements of two-phase sprays and also accounted his out-of-school activities. Our PhD student will research and study for his PhD thesis for a year under the tutorial of Paul E. Sojka, Professor in the United States. Mr Broukal’s host institution is Purdue University in Indiana where Prof. Sojka is a head of Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories specializing in multi-phase flow and combustion. Prof. Sojka is a world distinguished researcher in the field of experimental research of two-phase flow.

Fulbright Scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarships which support student and academic mobility between USA and other countries. More than 40 Nobel Prize winners and 75 Pulitzer Prize winners were awarded Fulbright scholarship.

NETME Centre was built with the financial support from the Operational Programme Research and Development for Innovations within the project NETME Centre
(New Technologies for Mechanical Engineering), Reg. No. CZ.1.05/2.1.00/01.0002 and, in the follow-up sustainability stage, supported through NETME Centre PLUS (LO1202)
by financial means from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports under the „National Sustainability Programme I

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